It’s been a really really long time since I’ve had a real event to attend. I mean, I wear dresses to weddings and I’ve dressed nicer than jeans many times, but it’s been about 5 years since I had to put on something that would qualify as semi-formal. (The event we are attending is the 105th anniversary of Beer Geek’s fraternity. People will fall mostly into three categories: active brothers and their dates (I’m old enough to be their mom), recent alums (most of whom I don’t know and won’t see again), and people I’ve known for 20+ years. So, I’m not concerned enough to actually go out and buy a new dress.
Here’s what I have in the closet:
Note the cute detailing at the waist and neckline. Also, it’s cold here, so my shawl will likely be worn. Yes, it is a bright orange. (I also have black and sea foam if you think that one of those would be better.)
I love the gathering at the waist. I would likely wear either a bold necklace or diamonds… Please ignore the awful lighting and the “just got out of the shower” hair.
OK, this one isn’t really a choice. This is a brag. I wore this dress to my 10 year high school reunion, which was nearly 15 years (and two kids) ago. It’s shorter than I want to wear and a bit snug through the thighs (thank you, running, for my ginormous thighs), but I was pleased I could still get it on fairly comfortably.
So, Dress 1 or 2?
Do people even wear pantyhose anymore? If yes, black or “nude”? I assume sheers not tights. Gah, I’ve totally lost touch!
Also, I’m assuming cute shoes with spikey heels, right?
In running related news, I was super tired all day after my run. Seriously, when did 7 miles become so hard? I’m a tad sore today, but I’ll work that out with a 4 mile run in a bit.
Ooh, found one last option…
Not the best picture of it and I’d wear opaque tights. If yes on this dress, boots or dressy shoes?
I’m so useless when it comes to clothes besides running outfits…