My sweet 41 year old SIL--Rob's sister--is getting married the week before Thanksgiving. Rob and I are both attendants.
SIL wanted her attendants to wear clothing they would want to wear again, but she also wanted floor length, round or scoop neck (very modest--which I am anyway), and 3/4 or long sleeves.
I found a floor length stretchy velvet skirt at Stein Mart for $25.
Close up of chiffon panels on the back bottom of the skirt
Front of the skirt
The skirt looks fabulous on me--almost straight down until it sweeps out a bit at the bottom in more of a tulip shape instead of an a line.
SIL doesn't want sparkly, beady stuff, and that's not my style either.
I want this cashmere twinset from J Crew. It's a bit pricey, but I'll wear it forever.
J Crew has this cute shell piece that is more of a tee. I love it.
I love the thick ribbing on the neckline and wrists on this cardigan.
I'm sure a beaded cardigan would make my outfit more dressy, but I like the juxtaposition between fabrics. I am thinking about monogramming my cardigan in black. SIL hasn't told me what she was thinking about for jewelry... I have a nice pearl strand, pearl earrings, and would like to have black pearl earrings (not that expensive at TJ Maxx.) Rob bought me a www.trollbeads.com bracelet and a few beads to dress up my medic alert tag I wear on my right arm, so I will be wearing that.
I just want the fashion mavens to say that they think my outfit looks ok or point out any issues.
I'm also worried about shoes. I'm trying to find a pair of open toed black leather patent shoes. I fell in love with a pair from Cole Haan, but I can't afford the store price AND the sweater set, too. I know I'll get years of use from the sweater set, so that's a no brainer for me.
I've seen the shoes on Ebay, but I'm afraid of getting burnt. Rob and I are going to go down to Schaumburg soon and look around. The Off Saks has Manolos... There's also an enormous DSW.
I've also been thinking that maybe the black patent pumps would be wiser with winter coming up... warmer toes, dryer feet.
My issue with the shoes is that I can't find many that fit very well or are comfortable--at all. In my thinking, I'd rather pay $50 more for a pair of shoes I'd wear all the time than scrimp and never wear the shoes because they hurt so bad.
Rob's tux is taken care of already. SIL got a deal, and rental is only $60.
All suggestions are welcome.