What to Wear:

What to Wear:

Lisa has a big event coming up! It’s a chance for the mom of three to get a killer dress, buy some basics and reconnect with the fashion world:

I’ve been invited to a wedding in Chicago in mid-November where I’ll see old high school friends that I haven’t seen in many years. I live in Utah and have three little kids. Although I used to have a good dressy wardrobe, once my daughter was born and I chose to stay at home, my wardrobe has been creeping more and more to the “jeans, cute and simple tops, and cute, casual shoes”. I have nothing to wear to this wedding! It’s a big, Catholic wedding in the mid-afternoon and then a reception that evening.

I’m 5’4ish and wear a size 4 or 6. I would love your advice on a new outfit for the wedding that wouldn’t break the bank but would look good for other occasions as well. I need sleeves – short or long (it doesn’t matter). My husband will wear a really nice solid black or black pin-striped suit. I could really use a “nice event” outfit and mix and match pieces for everyday wear.

A couple “keeper” pieces are the foundation for this simple but stylish wardrobe for Lisa:

Dress – So perfect for this event. This dress easily transitions between the day ceremony and the evening reception. Super flattering and in a great fashiony print.
Trench – A wool and cashmere lined trench on sale for $129. This is the kind of coat that will instantly glam up anything you wear with it.
Jeans – Not your typical “mom” jeans.
Sweater – Kind of expensive for an Old Navy sweater, but undeniably nice.
Shoes – Basic black pumps from a good brand with a low price.
Earrings – Basic studs from Forever21.
Clutch – Also from Forever21.

Have fun in Chicago, Lisa!

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  1. love.boxes at 10:42 pm

    Those are all so lovely, but the dress is my favorite, the sleeves are so pretty and feminine.

  2. suburban prep at 7:39 pm

    It has been rather nice here in the Chicago area of late.
    I got married in mid November and it was 60 degrees that year. Overlooked Lake Michigan for the reception.
    Hope they enjoy.
    I think the outfits you picked are great for the time of year.

  3. Katie at 4:52 pm

    Beautiful dress Em! Good choice! Perfect for unpredictable fall weather.