The Crazy Suburban Mom: Wardrobe Improvements!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wardrobe Improvements!

I've finally pulled a wardrobe together for my trip next week.  Mostly. 

Thanks guys for hanging in with me and thank you,  Chris Oh.  I met Chris on Twitter and she's been helping me.   I had no idea Chris did brand/style consulting for individuals and corporate clients and had a company COH Styled  I mean, I pretty much just knew she rocked the fashion thing.    I emailed her one day and said something like,  you think Unilever would notice that a fuzzy pink bathrobe isn't a Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress?

  And I've been running all my choices through the ChrisOh-Filter ever since. 

Everything goes together in a matchy-matchy way (I'm so sorry Chris - I know this is a HUGE no-no) ; more then I matchy-matchy in real life but follow me - On night number one I'll be at a cocktail party - and how weird was that to write?.  To continue - everyone will be taking the occasional hors d'ouerve and conflabbing about branding and the next big thing in blogging.

Me? I have pulled a chair up to the buffet and am double-fisting my way though the cold seafood platter. Things  go well till some other blogger goes for the last shrimp, and oh no she doesn't.

A fracas.

Shrimp shells everywhere.

In the end she gets the shrimp;  I get a lap full of cocktail sauce.

Now back to my wardrobe..... The cocktail-sauce-free part of my clothes all match.  See?

Outfit 1 is for travel day



and something that goes with the shoes.

** A few things are subject to change that I am crossing my fingers about because I ordered them.  Like those shoes. (FYI most of the clothes and the jewelry are from Lane Bryant)**

Outfit 2 is for the cocktail party and dinner out....

(My travel dress has cap sleeves...)

I will definitely wear something over it (arm flappage)  Probably the cardigan in this pattern.


Outfit 3 is for a FULL day with several activities where I need to be comfy but still need to look good.


I feel like Wilma Flintstone in that necklace



This bracelet...




Chris said I needed a bag that POPS and not to use a black one, and how did she know I was using the black one anyway?  I'm bringing my Vera Bradley Tote in Totally Turquoise as an extra carry piece - and it will go so I'll use it for a purse with this.  This is the pattern.

Doesn't it POP?

Outfit 4 is for dinner and a Play...


I love, love this jacket/sweater/cardigan....


The tank is sparkly in the front t-shirt in the back. Comfy.

(That's actually nine bangles)

black skirt

Very comfy pencil skirt...

There is a 'going home' day.  Another travel day that needs something for a two hour car ride.  But I'm not that concerned about that day, beyond breakfast , where I do have to look good.  As long as I don't have an excess of spillage. Or an excess of sweating.  Or an excess of dropping my mascara wand down my front I'll be fine.

Um. Okay on second thought I need another shirt.


I might go with this.

And there you have it.  I'd love to hear what everyone thinks!

**FYI - About Chris helping me. She wasn't helping me for advertising and  a review. She didn't even know I was going to write  about her until I told her yesterday.  She was just being very sweet and helping someone who considers a bathrobe appropriate daytime attire.


Jodi 9/10/10, 9:23 AM  

LOVE the sparkly tank! Where is it from?? (looks like my size too) ;0)
I think the outfits are great, btw.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 9/10/10, 9:50 AM  

Jodi, The sparkly tank is from lane bryant - if you go to the website there are pics online. Actually most of that stuff - not the travel dress... but maybe all the rest - is from there...It also comes in gray and magenta which I have too. They also now have a T-shirt just like it. Front sparkles, back no sparkles! Love that! And thanks :)

Christy 9/10/10, 10:22 AM  

I can see the Wilma feeling, but I really love the turquoise color!

Babes Mami 9/10/10, 11:12 AM  

I love the turquoise! I love the pencil skirts, the black and white cardi and the salmon/peachy long sleeve at the bottom!


Maureen 9/10/10, 1:32 PM  

Can't wait to hear about your adventure! You will look smashing!

Lin 9/10/10, 10:48 PM  

Where are you going?? Are you coming to visit me???

J Sedai 9/11/10, 4:44 AM  

you'll look GREAT!! and really, any solid color will "go" with those shoes and skirt, just don't pair it with another print and you'll be safe. I wish I could wear a pencil skirt, they always look nice on everyone! (I'm too short, and hippy, so no dice here) also, I wish I could go on a trip all by myself! HA!

take pics of you wearing your new fab wardrobe!

Clarissa 9/13/10, 3:05 AM  

Love the cocktail party dress--I bet it looks perfect on you^_^

Gabriele Agustini 9/13/10, 12:05 PM  

I love that black dress!! Just my style!!
And the skirt pictured on top. NICE!!
Thanks for taking the time to show us all the cool stuff! I hate shopping for clothes, so I'm living vicariously through you!! :)

C&C 9/13/10, 2:23 PM  

thanks for the follow, I love your blog.

dddiva 9/14/10, 1:31 PM  

Nice choices- you will wow them with the sparkles and no one will notice the spillage. ;) Have an awesome time.

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