My delightful nephew is marrying his gorgeous fiancee in a few weeks (on my own wedding anniversary, it so happens!). The wedding will be in the late afternoon at his parents’ waterfront home. So priorities: love, marriage, celebration, family . . . and how to dress the middle-aged auntie.
Ah, my husband has no challenge. His handsome dark gray suit, white shirt, and a colorful silk tie. Black shoes, black socks, done.
I’m more complicated. So, I bought this dress. Love it. It’s a Calvin Klein, medium gray, fits like a dream, simple and elegant.
|It’s hard to see the ruffle detail in this pic, but it’s very flattering.
The necklace here is an old prop from my eBay selling days.
I have a colorful, large silk scarf that I am going to use as a shawl, in case it gets chilly. But I am pondering the rest of the accessories. Shall I go with classic black patent pumps or something more “wedding-y” like these:
|Caparros Satin Pumps, Zappos|
I think the neckline of the dress is enough of a statement, so I’ll skip a necklace and probably wear vintage rhinestone earrings like these:
|I have a pair similar to these.|
And maybe a simple cuff:
|A classic Tiffany. Always good on a wedding day.|
But I am open to all suggestions. I am not a dressy woman, as you’ve probably noticed via Visible Monday. “Dressed up” is an uncommon event in our social life, although I am still awaiting an invitation to the Inaugural Ball in Washington : > I appreciate your feedback, and have a happy Tuesday!