Both of my sisters are getting married this summer. One is going to have a fairly informal affair followed by a lunch with about 50 relatives and in the evening a party for younger friends only. My other sister is going to have a “shotgun wedding” at the town hall in July and a more formal ceremony in the fall. So among the two of them they are forcing me to have four different outfits…I think mix and match pieces are the key to making all these events work without going completely broke. These combinations are a little extreme, but you get the idea:
I am 30 years-old, petite (5’2), I have blue eyes, fair skin, long light brown hair and I wear a size 4. Blue in all its shades is my favorite color.
I will see people I haven’t seen in ages and I’d love to look chic. I don’t want to spend a lot of money but I realize I will probably need to spend between $700 and a $1,000.
1. Informal Wedding Outfit
Sweater - A delicate ivory layering piece for $88.
Top - A bright colored knit for $19.
Skirt - I saw someone in my office building wearing almost this exact outfit and she looked fantastic. Also $88.
Shoes - Chrissy already has these shoes.
2. Evening Party Outfit
Top - Same bright knit top from the day.
Jacket - Cropped French Connection jacket for $168.
Pants - Seersucker trousers for $110.
Shoes - I have a feeling that shoe-loving Chrissy will love these retro LAMB pumps for $274.
3. Courthouse Wedding Outfit
Jacket - You just have to do the whole "1940's" courthouse wedding look for this event. It is just too perfect.
Dress - Grey (not white!) twill sheath dress for $188.
Shoes - The vintage style is a perfect compliment.
4. Fall Wedding Outfit
Dress - Same dress but now standing on its own.
Shoes - The party sandals reappear.
Necklace - A bold turquoise piece for $149. Really play up the accessories with this outfit.
Grand total: $996! Of course, Chrissy can adapt these outfits and bargain hunt a bit to bring the price down and the variety up. Whew!