Dressing Up (and down)
Today I attended a friend's baby shower. It has been raining off and on, but I feel springtime around the corner, and decided to go with a yellow dress for a pop of color. I usually take a cue from the venue to determine whether to go casual or dressy, but the shower was at someone's home, and it could go either way. So I threw on a denim jacket to add a casual element.
So was my outfit choice appropriate?
Well... when I arrived at the party, about half of the women were in dresses and the other half in jeans and cute tops. I fell squarely in the middle with a dress AND denim. Short of polling the guests, which I could have done if I had thought ahead, the next best thing is often to layer dressy and casual pieces.
The entire outfit: Reiss dress that I bought for my honeymoon in 2009; J.Crew denim jacket; Prada pumps