It has just occurred to me that while I have no fashion sense (seriously – I would be a good candidate for “What Not to Wear”) I bet some of you out there have LOTS. I know Mat. Emily does. She’s always putting up these lovely outfits on her blog.
Anyway, here’s the problem: My youngest brother is getting married in January just after Theophany. The wedding will be in the evening. It will also be in Dallas so I won’t need fur-lined boots. This is probably the most formal occasion I will have been to in quite a number of years. (Actually, my sister Rebecca was married in the evening too, but I was in a bridesmaid’s dress for that occasion.) Needless to say, between years of having babies (no high heels), working in hospitals (living in scrubs), and not having babysitters (no evenings out), my wardrobe is not exactly fitted for such things as formal evening weddings. In addition, since I’ve not had to even look for formal dresses, I don’t even know where to begin.
So this is my plea for help. Does anyone have any idea what would be appropriate? Keep in mind that I will still have five children with me (but I’ll have Father’s help for once) and I will need to be able to move my arms. The wedding and reception are in one venue so once I get there I won’t be going back outside until we leave. And since my youngest will probably want to be held at least once and doesn’t understand the need for keeping Mommy dressed, it can’t be, um, precariously balanced on top. If you catch my drift. (Also, I’m not comfortable in anything above the knees or frankly within several inches of them. Not to be picky.)
Fashion divas out there – help!