We are quickly becoming ladies of a certain age where our friends and close relatives are starting to get married. Kati was just the maid of honor for her sister a few weeks ago, and Karen and I are going to a wedding picnic/dinner next Saturday for one of our high school friends.
The couple has requested that we don't dress up, but what can I say -- we still want to look nice! And so the debate of "what are you wearing? what should I wear?" has been zipping through IM and email and iPhone-d photos ("tell me what you think!"). Part of the issue for me is that the event is a picnic during the day, then a big banquet dinner at a Chinese restaurant, which includes the couples' families. What flies at a park might not go over so well at a fancier dinner with parents and relatives.
I've put together a close approximation of three of the outfits I could wear next Saturday, using Polyvore to try and find close enough matches:
1. I have a turquoise spaghetti-strap dress with white embroidery that is super-cute, and when I wear it, I tend to pair it with brown sandals. I have a pair of strappy studded flat sandals that I'd wear with them to make it a little more casual and sundress-y. I'd also bring a white cardigan (although I think the only white cardigan I have has silver sequins -- I will have to think this over, and maybe have to purchase a non-sequined one from Old Navy or something) to cover up for the dinner or in case the picnic is chilly.
2. I have a very cute red spaghetti-strap top with a ribbon under the bust, and I would pair it with either dark denim jeans or denim shorts (but I don't really want to be known as "the girl who wore shorts to S.'s wedding dinner", so the shorts are likely out). I could go with a pair of red wedges I got in Paris, or I could wear the pink wedges I bought from Laia. I'd bring the white and silver-sequin cardigan for dinner/chilliness. (In this case, the sequins are okay.)
3. I do have the Stormy Weather Dress from ModCloth, and I have shiny gold flats (but not these ones). I would also bring a deep blue (but not navy) cardigan.
For all three, jewelry would be at a minimum -- stud earrings (sparkly silver stars, silver plumeria, ivory cabochon flowers) and my typical silver necklaces.
I'd love to hear your thoughts! What do you think I should pick -- 1, 2, or 3?
image from polyvore.com