Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time Flies

Is it just me or is there something about this time of year that makes time speed up?

You hop from one Christmas party to another, a birthday bash in between, visit a friend or two (or five), allow yourself to cry a little (or a lot) when you know your friends are going through things you can do absolutely nothing to help with, decorate your home to infuse some cheer - including some adhesive "wall art", which once you've slapped on seems slightly very likely to take paint with it when you plan to peel it off in 4 weeks time, make some meals and drop them off for people who've been sick, buy Christmas cards (which you don't actually sign or mail), manage to hit the dry cleaners but fail to pick up your go-to winter coat in time for the first five snow falls, stay away from TV and Blogger for 5 days so you can do all the things you "need to" and still you're barely left with just enough time to have a semi-decent shower. But definitely not enough time to deal with your sasquatch slightly fuzzy legs. Sigh. Sigh. And then some.


 Dress-BCBG, Patterned Tights-???, Earrings-Vintage
Pretty sure K is over 6' tall when she's in heels. I'm such a hobbit next to her.

I've been meaning to tell y'all about S' company holiday party but in the interest of saving time, I'll just list some highlights:

1. Telling S, for future reference, that being 2 hours late is NOT fashionably late. He told me 7:00 when it really started at 5:30. We got there at 7:30. Granted cocktails were ending at 7, just before dinner but nothing like getting to a sit-down dinner after the orders have been taken.
2. I learned that sitting while wearing a dress somewhat covered in sequins is not at all comfy. It's like sitting on eggshells. Oh and it made my butt sound slightly like a popcorn maker. At least while seated.
3. Dessert looked amazing. Like take a bite out of heaven amazing. But tasted, imagine if you will, like plastic shalaqued play-doh.
4. It's always fun to call the President of the company your spouse works for on a comment he made to your spouse about "buying" him a "new wife". A comment made in response to S turning down some pretty crazy perks and incentives to lure him into accepting a 4 month assignment in a far away land, after he said "my wife will never go for it." 4 months got turned to 3-4 weeks, sans a new wife, but S still turned it down.
5. Watching said President turn a shade of pink and later have him call S a "big mouth".
6. Being told by S' co-worker that I looked "just like Thandie Newton". BAHAHAHAHAHA Ms. Newton is drop dead gorgeous! I could only wish. I would more than love to accept the compliment but I'm Asian not delusional.
7. It finally hit me who my gorgeous friend K(my I have a LOT of friends named K) reminds me of...

Coco Rocha! Do you agree or is it just me?

Either way this gorgeous girl makes me wish I could be a redhead. Even for a night.

How are YOU all doing, loves??? PLEASE, fill me in on all I've missed!
Can't wait to catch up on your blogs!
xx Ela
p.s. Special THANK YOU to Jaime for posting my Christmas Wish List
And thank you for the sweeties that left me well wishes, with YOU rooting for me, 
I feel like it'll happen. Sooner than later.

51 comments:

  1. You DO look like Thandie Newton and your friend DOES look like Coco Rocha! Despite the business, you are glowing in that first picture. Very beautiful, and the many textures of black are ultra chic.

    xx
    Julia

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  2. I agree with Julia, you are indeed glowing Ela. Nevermind the sequins that felt like popcorn and eggshells, you look fab.

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  3. "Being told by S' co-worker that I looked "just like Thandie Newton". BAHAHAHAHAHA"

    I LOVE THIS! Your comment after is hilarious but I'd honestly take that compliment. You are as stunning and as elegant as Ms Newton. I agree with Julia above you are glowing! Great post and beautiful pictures of you and your friend Ela xx

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  4. Gorgeous dress Ela!! You look fabulous, as always...

    Abyan
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  5. You looked lovely Ela. And your friends hair is gorgeous. I so wish I could carry off red like that! I hope Santa has what your wishing for in the works for next year!

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  6. U looked stunning! I have a redhead tooo. Hihi! :-Ö


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  7. You DO look like Thandie Newton and K totally looks like Coco Rocha. Awesome.

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  8. So true re: sequins... but still, so worth it!!! :-)

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  9. oh i agree your friend looks a lot like her! shes gorgeous! as are you my dear:) i cannot wait for josh's work parties...cough cough... but looks like ill have some fun stories to tell from them;) sending you a huge hug lady!

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  10. Omg, you totally look like Thandie Newton, I'm looking at you in a whole different light now!! Sequins can be painful, yes haha:P I felt like there were needle poking all over my skin when I wore my sequin dress!

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  11. Oh how I miss you Miss Ela! You look absolutely stunning! And you are far more beautiful than Ms. Newton. Granted, she's stunning, but she has nothing on you!

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  12. I love the celebrity photos. Oh wait, that was YOU and your friend?! (Okay sorry, I'm a dork). But honestly, I think you are both WAY prettier than those celebs. :)
    I love your black dress! It is so glamorous and chic and just beautiful. I'm sorry it made you sound like a popcorn maker though. Haha.
    You and S are always having such a great time, no matter what shenanigans you kids get in to. Lol. I love it all. I'm sorry dessert tasted so gross though. I hate it when food looks delicious but then tastes disgusting. It upsets me so much, I think it should be against the law.
    (If you agree, let me know and we can work on getting this done in both the US and Canada).
    I hope you are having a lovely week! Don't feel too stressed! xoxo!!

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  13. I can see a bit of resemblance with you and Thandie Newton...I guess you're the Asian version :) I've been compared to a whole laundry list of people ranging from Neve Campbell (yuck) to Olivia Wilde (don't see it but she's Gorg). It's funny how people see you.

    You are so teeny I love it. We totally need to hang out together so that we'll both look taller. haha.

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  14. A popcorn maker butt... ahhh bawhahwhahahahahaha! Thanks for getting my morning started on the right note. I am off to the library to study ALL day (ugh), but when it's super quiet in there, I will probably remember your butt making popcorn popping noises and laugh out loud... and then get evil glares from the scary librarian.
    And you looked gorgeous... Thandie Newton? Well... kind of, except that you're much prettier :)

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  15. you look beautiful! and i too hate it when dessert doesn't taste nearly as awesome as it looks--so disappointing. sometimes the messiest desserts are the best!

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  16. You look stunning in those photos!!! Beautiful dress!!! But, yes, maybe more of a standing outfit than sitting. haha. I hate when my clothes make noise!

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  17. You're "barely 5'4"?? Oh how I wish. I'm barely pushing 5'1!!! See now you really need to hang out with me, you'll feel super tall!! haha

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  18. Ooh Ela, I bet you and I would stand eye to eye! It's warmer down here *I always tell myself*

    You missed cocktails?! I can understand your fury.

    xoxo

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  19. Adore your dress- that's so funny...."popcorn maker". Also, sad to hear about the yummy looking but not yummy tasting desserts...that's a bummer!

    You look gorgeous though and yes, K does resemble her :)

    PS: Thank you for your participation in the stocking series!

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  20. You are just so beautiful in every way. WOW and K's red locks are to die for. Maybe I can give you a niece or nephew with some? Maybe not...

    I have missed you so much!

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  21. You weren't looking like a hobbit, Ela. You were classy and elegant as always!

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  22. ELA!!! totally feel ya on the sasquatch legs. hahhahaha (its my winter look)! ;P So S runs on filipino time huh?! So glad he turned down that offer >:( where was this faraway land going to be? Nunavut? P.E.I? haha! ;P and oh my ela, you are just stunning! and your smile? it could light up a room! :)

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  23. You are so darling Ela! I love Christmas parties, and that sounds like a typical male, wanting to be late :) It sounds like you have a great husband who doesn't want to be apart from you.
    And you are gorgeous as always.

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  24. ok, i don't even know where to start! you look gorgeous! sequins feeling like eggshells? your butt making popcorn sounds?!??! ahahhaha!

    well, let's get to the good stuff! you are PRETTIER than thandie newton! for reals! and your red headed friend is also gorgeous! sheesh. you two should be in magazines!

    p.s. your man's boss is a RETARD. i would like to poke him in the eye for his stupid "buy a new wife" comment. grrrrrrr.

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  25. you look beautiful as always Ela!! and your friends hair is so pretty!! ....um and your husband's boss' comment really is unacceptable!

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  26. I couldn't agree more, I have been off blogging for ages, time just flies by. You look gorgeous as per usual, I love that dress!

    xx

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  27. haha I picked up my winter coat the other day and today there's already 15 cm of snow :S and wow talk about being fashionably late LOL that totally sucks! and food that looks good but taste awful is just... that's prob the worst thing ever lol. Your friend does look like Coco for sure, I can see the resemblance!

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  28. you look beautiful little ela, so classy!
    your friend looks pretty as well!
    your man's boss, his comment was so wrong to say.
    i hope all has been well sweet girl!! XO

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  29. That is such an amazing dress. I love the sleeves!

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  30. I think I agree, you do somtimes look like thandie! and you're both beautiful!

    I look like a hobbit next to anyone, so I feel you!

    loves

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  31. You look so pretty and I miss you too! Ha ha, that is quite the compliment that you look like thandie, I think I have to agree! :) Glad S didn't take the assignment, that was sweet of him and would have been a long time away!

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  32. Coco Rocha is just gorgeous! and so are you Ela! :)
    lol at number 2.
    i was eyeing a full sequins skirt for a party that's coming up, now i'm gonna think twice ^^

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  33. thandie newton, huh? hmmm...i can see it. kinda. but hey she is hot! so take it!

    i once was told i looked like a latin kristin cavaleri, not once but TWICE! and oh boy did it make my day. yes i know i don't look like her but still it's a nice compliment.

    i've also been told i look like all the famous latin chicks...eva mendez, eva longoria, jennifer lopez, etc. i hate that.

    anyway, glad you're back. stick around...promise you won't regret it :)

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  34. Redheads are awesome. ;) JK, she does look a lot like her. I love this post--particularly the beginning... Christmas is the time of the year I love and anticipate and then it seems it is over in a flash.

    And even still, knowing this, I am just as excited every year.

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  35. YAYYYYY you're back!! I missed your pretty face and haute outfits! And love! And stories! And fun! And all that is Elly Welly!!!

    OH GIRL! You would be fun to go to a cocktail party with bwahahahahaa...even just drinking water. Whatever. You'd be fun to do anything with!

    STAY HERE! WE MISS YOU!

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  36. You looked fabulous! I have to say I laughed out loud when you talked about the popcorn butt. I wore a sequins dress once and that's exactly what happened!

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  37. I think you DO look like Thandie Newton! Now you've mentioned it.. I don't know why I didn't see that before.

    So busy yet you still manage to look gorgeous as always x

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  38. Great photos. You look amazing. Time does fly. This month always goes by so fast. My birthday is on the 4th. Before I know it, it's Christmas.

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  39. It sounded like you were quite the belle of that ball! Thandie is one of my very very favorite actresses! Also, I am sorry about the eggshell situation BUT from the photos you looked so stunning so it doesn't matter :) p.s. i love red hair too! It is sooo pretty

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  40. Ela! I've missed you in the blogging world. Glad to hear you're doing okay! The holiday season is almost over... Hang tight! lol


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  41. Your friend is absolutely gorgeous!
    and I love the outfits you two have!

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  42. Glad you are back darlin'...looking all glamorous & all! That comment from him should be added with salt in his mouth! hee*
    xo~

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  43. "I learned that sitting while wearing a dress somewhat covered in sequins is not at all comfy. It's like sitting on eggshells. Oh and it made my butt sound slightly like a popcorn maker. At least while seated." Oh, I just learned this myself! I have sequin shorts that literally make popcorn maker sounds whenever you walk - too bad they're cute, I'm going to keep wearing them!

    So glad you had an amazing time - and K is totally reminiscent of Coco! :)

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  44. Ela ~ there definitely is a striking resemblance to Thandie Newton! You look absolutely stunning... even your friend looks live the lovely Coco Rocha! :)

    I've recently tried sequin leggings and although I love them so, they're not right for me :( I'm too short and my thighs touch.. :)

    Have a lovely day Ela!

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  45. she DOES look like coca! and you sorta look like thandi, if she was asian. hahah i love that. its like saying me and beyonce were seperated at birth.definately take the compliment!

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  46. My dearest Ela... I've missed you so! You look fabulous in that outfit and to be honest, I do see a Thandie Newton resemblance. Yeah, I know she's a different race, but it's the bone structure, the smile... there's just a similarity, so accept the compliment and flaunt it!

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  47. I've gotten that Thandie Newton comment many times in my life. Esp after Mission Impossible 2 came out. WTH? I look nothing like her.

    Of course, this comment always comes from White People...

    I don't get it!

    PS. I have missed you a bunch... I'm just catching up on my favourite blogs now, and later on I will get to those other blogs I subscribe to but usually wait until there are loads of posts to scroll through without making a comment. LOL. Yours is one of the first! I hope that says something to you! xo

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xx Ela