Sunday, April 02, 2006

Fashion Advice

Are any of my readers fashion experts? I need help. I am fashion-impaired. I will wear the wrong thing to the wrong event in the wrong season, because I don't know any better. I have ZERO fashion sense. If I could wear jeans and a t-shirt to everything, I totally would. However, there are times when that's not possible (and actually I get a kick out of dressing up, as long as I get it right, which is rare!).

So.. I'm going to a wedding in early May. It's indoors, late afternoon/evening. Are there certain colors I should avoid? (obviously I'm not going to wear white, I do have enough sense not to do that, plus it makes me look like a beluga whale anyhow). Is it okay to wear dark colors to a wedding? Like black for example? (not ALL black, but for example a black/red floral print?). Or do I need to go with a more spring-like theme? I may actually need to go shopping, which is dreadful, I get a headache when I go to the mall, and haven't been to the mall for about two years now (guys, it's a MYTH that all women like to shop).

Oh, and here's a question for the ladies who routinely do the dressup thing-- what do you do with your wallet and keys? You take a purse, right? Should it be a cute little purse, or the usual big clunker? What do you do with a purse while you are walking around chatting, or if by some remote miracle you end up dancing? (*gasp*) Do you carry it with you the whole time? Or do you leave it at your table? I'm totally serious, I never really know what to do, I'm the type to wear something with a pocket and stick my drivers license and car key in my pocket and not worry about it, but let's say I have a pocket-less outfit, since I most likely will...

6 comments:

FarmgirlCyn said...

Katherine,
Came across your blog today and checked out your chicken art on tiles...very cool!
As far as the wedding attire goes: yes, you could wear black floral...actually, I have seen all black at weddings and it was quite lovely. Almost anything goes nowadays. I would get a small clutch bag...try Goodwill or your local thrift store...they sometimes have really nice ones. I, personally, wouldn't carry my big purse...too clunky for dress-up. If asked to dance, I would likely leave my clutch on the table. If walking around, I would carry it. They are small enough to walk around with, and still carry a drink or hor'doerves in the other hand.
Make sure your shoes aren't the clunky type if you are wearing a pretty floral dress. You want a sling-back style, or a strappy low-heeled sandal.
Hope that helps!
Cindy

Katherine said...

Thanks Cindy! That helps a lot! :-)

Anonymous said...

Can't you just borrow your mom's fanny pack? That leaves your hands totally free. JJ, always on top of the latest ag fashion.

Katherine said...

Ooooh, yeah, thanks JJ, I forgot all about that! That enormous electric blue fanny pack WOULD look really sexy....

Dan said...

ok, so were you really asking me or your siblings advice?

LOL sorry..... If i cant wear flannel and jeans, I just dont go! Maybe I should have been a lesbian :-)

Listen to the ladies out there I think they have it pretty well pegged. Black is elegant, death, marriage (same thing) or just a plain cocktail party it works! as does navy..

My guess is they invited you, they know you, dont pretend! not to mention all the attention will be on them, how else could i have attnended so many straight weddings and no one notice my date was a man? LOL

Katherine said...

Well, looks like I'll have go shopping. No navy for me, that means I'd have to buy shoes to go with it, and THAT is an ordeal I don't do any more than absolutely necessary!