Thursday, December 13, 2007

What to Wear: Sunday Outfit for Mom

Karly wrote in a few weeks ago with the following request:
I was wondering if I could get some help. My mom wants to buy a new Sunday outfit, but she always buys pencil skirts and blazers and I want to get her away from that. She is pretty frugal, so the pieces would have to be something she could wear with other things and have to be on the moderate side as far as price. She has a good figure, so I wanted to show that off. She is fifty-something, though, so it would also have to be age appropriate. Do you have any suggestions?
Why not treat Mom to the new outfit as a Christmas present. Here's my suggestion:

Dress - UK company Boden makes quality, fun clothes for women. This wrap dress in Slate Leaf Collage is on sale for $64. The color pallate is flexible enough to be worn all year round. Brighten it up with a yellow cardigan in spring. Pair with dark blue or brown in winter.
Cardigan - Adds a little extra warmth.
Earrings - Simple pearl studs from Anthropologie for $22.
Shoes - Mid-heel pumps with a little buckle flair in front.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

fabulous.

Kathryn said...

would love to add you to my blog roll if that's okay with you!? Enjoy your thoughts, everything form fashion tips to mulling spices.

love.boxes said...

I think this is just elegant. I would wear this in a second.

MissEm said...

Of course! Add away :)

marian said...

Boden is awesome. Good picks Emily!