Monday, September 28, 2009

Fashion Emergency

Help! I need some serious help on the fashion front. My 10 year high school reunion has somehow crept up on me and is this coming weekend! Am I that old?? High school seems like more than a lifetime ago. Unfortunately a lot of my girlfriends from high school won't be able to make it. But we'll have a great time anyway.

Here's the issue... I just realized on Sunday that I have not even thought about what I am wearing to the festivities!! How did that happen? We will be going to a football game on Friday night, so I need a casual chic outfit for the game. Any cheap suggestions? I feel like the only things in my closet are jeans and knit v-necked shirts! Boring! Then on Saturday we will be going to Zia's, which is a nice Italian restaurant on the Maumee River. I'm thinking I could get away with dark trouser jeans and a dressy shirt? That's what I'm leaning towards, but i have no clue what kind of dressy shirt. This is such a weird time of year. It's hard to know if it will be chilly (we will be in the north) or if it would be ok to wear one of those little dressy tanks to dinner.

My next fashion emergency is that Jonathan's 10 year reunion is next weekend! He went to a private all boys school and his reunion is at a country club! I'm assuming that I need to wear a dress to this. I don't want to be over or under-dressed! I will not know another soul in the place other than Jonathan, so there's no way to call a girlfriend to see what she's wearing! What do I do? If you remember back in May when I talked about how hard it is for me to find dresses, you know what a stress this is to me! Last week when I was looking for an interview outfit at Loft, I tried this dress on and it fit (except it was past my knees so I might try to see if it comes in petite even though I'm not really that short.)

Anyway, do you think this is appropriate? Can I dress it up with some red ultra high heels and big chunky jewelry? Or is it too plain jane/casual? I just don't want to be up-staged by some prissy rich girls. LOL! Is that wrong to say? :)

So can I get some advice??? I want to look good after not seeing most of these people for 10 years!! :)

3 comments:

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

I LOVE the dress - and yes, you can totally dress it up with fun heels and jewelry. Also, I love Banana dresses on sale - and if you buy one online, in the next 4 days, you can take an extra 10% off the sale price. You are going to look awesome - let me know what you decide!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love that dress! The great basic "little black dress" always classy. Better under dressed than over if there is ever a doubt.

Sue said...

I agree with the other posters Abby... that dress is an adorable, very functional "little black dress" that you can dress up with accessories. For your evening out at your reunion, I would think that one of your cute little sleeveless blouses you had for your friend's wedding with a sweater would do. For the football game... not sure... I usually go for practicality on those things... I'm a jeans and white t-shirt girl so I'm not help there - lol

Pictures though... whatever you decide I want to see pictures!!

(oooh... and the mere mention of a 10 year high school reunion takes me to the movies - Gross Pointe Blank (with yummy John Cusack) and Romy & Michele's High School Reunion! hee hee Hopefully your reunion will be "less eventful" than either of these ;-)