I was wondering if you could help me with an event I have to go to the first weekend of November in NYC. A co-worker of my husband's is having a "downtown" party celebrating after his wedding at town hall with cocktails and another ceremony. It will probably be chilly at that time in NYC. I want something put together under $150.What a fun challenge! My mental image for this event is a combination of the wedding scene from Love Actually and a Sex in the City episode. I envision great food and a crowd that keeps an eye on fashion. Here's my pick for Andrea:
I am a mom of 4, and it's rare I get to go out and do these kind of things. I'd kind of like to "wow" my husband with something I wouldn't normally wear. What I "normally wear" is black, but if you find something in black-ISH with a cool accessory or something?
I have olive skin and blue eyes and dark brown hair. So...I don't really know what my "colors" are, but maybe my coloring will help. I am also thin with no boobs so no busty stuff. *grin*
Dress - This little purple jersey number isn't much to write home about on it's own. It's simple enough to wear with a turtleneck underneath to work. But with a few right accessories, it shines beyond it's $44 price tag.
Jacket - Herringbone is chic as a cover up for this winter event. And only $24 from Forever21. Alternatively, a basic black trench would be great.
Tights - Black opaque tights make this outfit a bit trendier and perfect for winter. Also a great combination with a teal or dark blue dress.
Clutch - You can find versions of this season's hottest clutch for upward of $300. Fortunately, this version is only $60 and no one will know the difference.
Shoes - Grey suede pumps with a convertible mary jane strap are just killer with tights for winter.
Bracelets - Some simple angular bangles.
Earrings - These pyramid studs are another hot trend and they are just right with this outfit.
Enjoy the event Andrea! Each of these pieces would be a great addition to your wardrobe for the next couple months.