The spirit of giving is addicting. When I was in high school, my friends and I exchanged gifts the old fashioned way. We were gifting novices that didn't know about Secret Santas or gift exchanges so everyone bought gifts for everyone. I would be camped out at Sanrio for weeks debating whether Amy would like the Keroppi notebook or the Pekkle stationery. Or trying to recall if Jenn had outgrown Hello Kitty and graduated to Badtz Maru. Major decisions.
The day before Christmas break, I'd show up at school with twenty five packages and spend the whole day tracking down my friends. We'd lock eyes across the quad, run over to each other, hug, exchange gifts, and go on to find the next friend. Although it was a tedious process that was far from being efficient, I loved it as I got to share a special moment with each of them. I don't remember the presents I got but I will never forget the feeling of joy when I found each friend. To this day, my high school friends and I still exchange gifts during the holidays. It's one of those traditions that make this time of the year feel warm and fuzzy.
Yes, the holidays are fabulous but they can definitely be filled with budget constraints and dilemmas. You want to give as much as you can by lavishing friends and family with fabulous gifts, throwing legendary holiday parties, and giving back to the community and to your favorite charities. Before you know it, what you've gained in holiday weight has been lost in money in your wallet. You're depleted and you haven't even shopped for yourself yet. And yes, every girl deserves a fabulous holiday dress! So, I've looked far and near (okay mainly just near since Target is two blocks from my house) to find versatile, elegant, and fabulous party dresses that will fit any budget.
flared leather dress $27.99 | leather sleeve shift dress $17.99
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