Super Outfit! Volume 1

A new feature! Although I just got a new camera, and let me just say it’s a pain in the ass for taking self-photos, so it may be a short-lived feature if the pics continue to turn out as crappy as some of these did!

But…on to the feature!

I’m pretty fashion-dumb. Whether it’s choosing what goes with what or what’s appropriate to wear in a certain season or to a certain function, I’m pretty clueless. That’s where you come in! From time to time, I have occasions come up where I need fashion advice. I’ve noticed the Internets seem to be kind to other bloggers, so I’ve decided to join the ranks of self-photo takers across the land. I’ll present several options, please tell me your favorite in the comments! This is also an excellent opportunity for all you lurkers out there to come out of hiding and help me look semi-fashionable.

For Volume 1, I have a dinner event to attend. DD is being promoted, and there’s a dinner for all the promotees at the TPC Michigan (that’s Tournament Players Club where the pro golf tours go, for all you non-golfers like myself). So, think country club chic. It’s on a Tuesday night, after work. It’s the end of September, in that tricky space between summer and fall. People attending will be a lot of accountants, including firm partners, managers, and their guests. 

I’ve devised several wardrobe options. I don’t just want to go with an ordinary pants suit that I’d wear any old Tuesday…but then again, is a dress too much for a dinner on Tuesday night? Plus, I’m not much of a country clubber, so I really have no idea what’s appropriate.

Let’s look at dresses first, shall we?

Option 1:

Business attire with a touch of sweet

Business attire with a touch of sweet

This dress is actually made of a suit material, making it appropriate for work when worn with a cardy. I like pairing it with this champagne cardy and champagney-pink heels for a touch of sweetness. But is it too sweet? And too summery for late Sept.?
Option 2:
Flowers abound

Flowers abound

I love this dress and luckily it’s strechy because I’ve had it for many years. First bought for a wedding (Hi TrendyCamper!), it’s a great summer dress that DD hasn’t seen yet. I would probably accessorize it with red shoes and a red wrap. Is it perfect for a dinner on the links? Or still too summery?
Option 3:
Unwrap this number

Unwrap this number

I heart this wrap dress. The long sleeves make it appropriate for the season, and I tend to pair it with red peep-toe pumps, which sasses it up a bit. Can also be casual or dressy, which is appropriate for an event at a vague locale like a golf course. But, it’s so versatile I wear it all the time and I feel like DD might like a change of pace.
And now, on to the skirts.
Option 4:
Pink power

Pink power

This pencil skirt is my fave. You know how you have certain clothes that make you walk a certain way? This skirt does that. And I like the hot pink and brown. Another love are the boots, which are the shoe version of clothes that make you walk a certain way. They put that extra sass in my step (when I’m not tripping over the heel). But, do the short sleeves make it too summery? Are those boots too sassy for those conservative accountants?
Option 5:
Cardies are always appropo

Cardies are always appropo

Same skirt, same boots, new cardy. Appropriate for fall, and the cardy is quite bright and flattering to the figure. I’m kind of leaning toward this, but is it too boring? Do I need to be more dressy and less business-ey?
Option 6:
Flowers and cleavage

Flowers and cleavage

This is the newest outfit of the bunch, and hasn’t been worn yet. It was a gift and when I first tried it on, it felt a bit unflattering. Upon re-evaluation, it’s gaining on Option 5 in my book. I would obviously wear a cardy with it, and I like the cleavage it provides, but is it too much? And is it still to business-ey with a run-of-the-mill black skirt?
So? What do you think?


Filed under DD (aka My Man), decisions, Detroit, Super Outfit!

13 responses to “Super Outfit! Volume 1

  1. i like option 1 or 3 🙂 I’m fashion dumb when it comes to dressing myself (so does my opinion count lol)

  2. number 3! professional, yet sassy.

  3. I vote wrap dress, followed by option 1.

  4. This is just me…and it’s possible that it’s my epilepsy acting up…but option 3 makes me dizzy.

    I’m sure DD will be happy to see you in any outfit! You go girl!

  5. I like #2 — it’s summery, but the colors are fit for fall, too. (if it’s chilly, maybe you could wear the cardy from option#1?)

    My #2 is #1 (haha). My hubby is an accountant and you’d be surprised — not all the ladies are super conservative!

    Whatever you choose, make sure it’s you and it’s comfortable. Sass it up!

  6. trendycamper

    Number 2 still looks good, even after five years. Sadly, I think “end of September” will be a bit too late for that one.

    In my opinion, the boots are a bit much for a business shindig, assuming higher-ups will be there. Your clothes will reflect a bit on DD, don’t forget.

    Option 5 isn’t bad – I think the skirt looks great, plus you obviously enjoy wearing it. It is a bit staid, though.

    I think I’m leaning toward option 6, but I reserve the right to change my mind.

  7. I prefer Option 1 or Option 2 with a cute cardigan or jacket. Option 3 is nice but I don’t like the print on that dress. That’s just me though.

  8. I like the firs option but I think it would look a lot better with a dark cardi, preferably black.

  9. I loved #4 but I agree with above, the boots might be not-quite-right for a business thinger. So I vote for #2 and I will steal your boots.

  10. Cog

    #2. Even greater now.

    Trendy’s full of it, Septemper isn’t that late in the season!

  11. Court

    I like #2… maybe use a black cardigan instead of red?

  12. I think number 5 then number 3. They are both classy but sassy. 5 is business with a splash of sex appeal. Perfect for an evening dinner event.

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