Sunday, October 14, 2007

Magic Closet to the Rescue

I loved all your dress advice – thank you! The idea of accessorizing an outfit differently is something that never occurred to me for my social life, even though I do that for my suits at work all the time. I'll get around to photographing more of my closet, and you'll understand why.

While I love the idea of the LBD (little black dress), I don't really have one. The dresses from my former life were all selected or designed to be, well, relentlessly memorable. They leave no room for accessories. They'd either detract from the outfit, get in the way, or be so negligible that no one would notice.

In my new life, I'm starting to acquire some simpler things that will benefit from accessories indeed, and I'm looking forward to trying out more scarves, necklaces, and such. I'll expect you'll be able to give me more good advice!

Here's the dress I was considering wearing.

Neckline detail.

I love this outfit, but I'm glad I found something simpler, since most people were more casually dressed. The magic closet came to the rescue again, and there I found a forgotten frock in eggplant purple, with slight 1950's styling (a great era for busty, petite gals).

Here's snap of SwingDaddy and me with our dance mentor at the reunion, someone who coached us from the beginning to become choreographers, instructors, and directors. Incidentally, he also performed our wedding ceremony!


Kimberly said...

The eggplant dress looks gorgeous! I am so jealous of your closet. I love 50s styling--you've met me; I'm sure you understand why. The 40s line skirts can work too, and the shoes are divine.

And hey, I'm impressed that you're still managing to read! You don't need to apologize about comments. I figure you'll pop up when you pop out of the bathroom.

Mamacita Tina said...

Both dresses are gorgeous! Accessorizing, my worst nightmare. I'm totally clueless when it comes to fashion. Fortunately, I rarely go to events that require dressing up (I'm a very casually dressed kind of gal).

mayberry said...

They're both beautiful! but the one you wore does look like it would be more comfortable on the Swimmy-belly.

ewe are here said...

Ooooh, I like both dresses!

K goose blog said...

very cute! dress considerations while pregnant is tough.

Karianna said...

I love eggplant! Looks fantastic.

kittenpie said...

Now you see, that dress is perfect for accessorizing! Simple, yet a nice colour. Terrific. (And yes, I think much easier to wear than the other, gorgy though it is.)