What do I wear?...the sequel

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PRlady, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. PrincessLeppard

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    Mary Janes look super cute with tights. Or if you are wearing them with pants, go with a nude sock or black sock depending on pant color.

    Okay, the grey dress. I got it at a vintage store; it's allegedly from the 70s and has no tags indicating material.

    This is the color - my dress is more of a slip dress and has spaghetti straps, and I have a little black shrug to put over it.

    http://www.polyvore.com/grey_strapless_satin_sash_tea-length/thing?id=46462099
  2. cruisin

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    Is it silky? And is the bottom embroidery or lace? It sounds pretty. Just be careful that it is not too lingerie looking (the fabric too thin) for a wedding. Hard to know without seeing it.
  3. PrincessLeppard

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    It's not very silky. More chiffon. And mine has embroidery around the bottom.

    My back up dress is black and white polka dot with a red tulle underskirt. It's a bit short, though, I think. (the bottom of the tulle hits right above the knee)
  4. cruisin

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    That doesn't sound too short, to me :). I think either dress would be fine. I'm feeling a retro look with the polka dot one - if dressy enough, that would be very cool!
  5. PrincessLeppard

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    I'll take both. And decide Saturday at around 4. :p
  6. cruisin

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    Have a great time. I'm sure you will look fabulous in either dress.
  7. skatesindreams

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    When you're there you'll know the best look for the occasion.
    Enjoy!
  8. jlai

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    Thx for the tip on shoes, gals
  9. cruisin

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    You could also try patterned tights - polka dots, stripes, etc. they would be funky with maryjanes.
  10. my little pony

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    there are SOOOO many cute tights right now, it is impossible to not buy a ton of them

    and if you had your heart set on socks for warmth, they have the knit ones and also ones that are lined.
  11. KCC

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    I'm looking for advice on what to wear on "formal nights" on a cruise. My sister, some friends, and I booked a trip on Royal Caribbean (through the Caribbean) in March and have 2 formal nights, where the dress code says "cocktail dress". Do people really bring two cocktail dresses, with jewelry and heels, on a mid-priced cruise? I have two dresses that I wore recently to weddings that could pass (and I can wear the same shoes), but I really don't want to take two dresses when they each will be worn just at dinner. From what I hear, closet/room space is at a premium anyway.

    Would it be a mistake to forgo one or both of the formal dinners? Are these dinners really that much better than the food/atmosphere we could get at the more casual dining options? Since this is my first time, other tips for cruising are also welcome.
  12. attyfan

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    Unless you feel odd wearing the same dress twice, I can't see why you would need two. I've never cruised the Caribbean, but when cruising Alaska (on Holland America), I just wore the same skirt and fancy blouse for the formal nights ... and it was fun just dressing up for a change. However, I understand from a few friends who are travel agents that Alaska is the most informal of the cruise locations.

    You may want to find out more about the casual dining options on board your ship. On my cruise (which was over ten years ago), it was the formal dining room or the buffet ... and I wanted to avoid the buffet, to make portion control easier.
  13. Impromptu

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    I've been on the RC cruise through the Caribbean (plus two longer Princess cruises through Europe) and while some people do really really dress up on formal nights, you can totally get away with wearing a nicer skirt and blouse (bring one skirt, two matching blouses - few will even notice, because you'll be sitting down) on formal nights. I've seen people wear nice jeans on formal nights. They won't throw you out of the restaurant (it goes against their best interests, because they hope you will purchase drinks with dinner).
  14. PRlady

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    I've never been on a cruise but I've been to "fancy" restaurants in the Caribbean many times. And one thing is consistent -- no matter what I wore, I was overdressed. :p Meaning that I brought real dresses or fancy tops to wear with white slacks and hardly anyone else dressed up that much. It's a vacation, wear something nice that you're comfortable in and maybe a sparkly necklace to make it look "formal" and call it a day.

    And I have a LOT of Mary-Janes because I can't wear pumps with my foot problems. I wear them barelegged in summer and with tights or trouser socks in the winter and they look good, I think.
  15. cruisin

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    You could bring one "nice" dress and a maxi tee shirt type of dress. The maxi would work for sightseeing as well. Just change the shoes/jewelry.
  16. Southpaw

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    I have a pair of red Mary Janes and I wear them with black tights when it's too cold for nekkidness. I was in a fabric store the other day and a little girl saw my shoes and said "I like her shoes!" and I thought to myself excellent, I must be starting to skulk into "age inappropriate" territory if little girls are coveting my footwear. :hat1:
  17. PRlady

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    Nope. Red Mary Janes (and now I want a pair too!) say sexy-and-funky to grownups and fairy-tale-shoes to little girls. You're good. ;)
  18. Southpaw

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    Rats.

    My red Mary Janes are Naots. I blame you entirely. :D
  19. jlai

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    I have been craving for a pair of Naot Nina in red. But it is a freaking 180 dollars

    http://m.zappos.com/naot-footwear-nina

    I really like Naot's selection of colors. Naot lyric in bronze is also purdy
  20. Southpaw

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    Yes. However, I gave up on Made in China shoes because none of them ever last longer than 6 months. The Naots, on the other foot, keep going and going and going so really in the long run they end up being the more cost effective choice.
  21. jlai

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    Shoes that last forever? There goes my excuse to shop for more shoes next season! :drama:

    Seriously, the Naot Nina comes with a pretty black with a silver trim too. Man, I lurve to have one
  22. Southpaw

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    Well, yeah, that's the downside. :lol:
  23. Zemgirl

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    Buy them. I finally caved and bought Teva-Naot sandals this summer (they're not cheap in Israel, either), and they're super comfy and really last.

    I wonder how much the Ninas would cost here? I have my eye on a few other pairs, too. :shuffle:
  24. PRlady

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    I usually buy my Naots in Israel because they're about $100 vs $150 or so here.

    But in Charleston over the weekend, my favorite pair of Naot cork-soled sandals finally gave up the ghost. (After four years!) And to my shock, right there on King Street was a store that sold them. And I spent $145 to buy these: http://www.zappos.com/naot-footwear-paris-black-madras-leather in a slightly lighter black with bronzing (very pretty) and I know I will wear the crap out of them for four years.

    OMG are they comfortable, especially if you have narrow feet. Totally worth the money.
  25. PrincessLeppard

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    When my hair is pink, I am a huge hit with with 5-9 crowd. :glamor:

    But women of all ages covet my Hello Kitty pirate purse.
  26. Zemgirl

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    I would really like to see a picture of that purse. Please? ;)
  27. Impromptu

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  28. jlai

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    I've learned the hard way sandals aren't for me. Little pebbies and sand get in the shoes; once a sharp prickly thing fell off a plant and got in the shoe, and then I stepped real hard on it. :yikes:

    (That finally killed my desire to buy those $200 Think! sandals that I was craving for all summer)


    Once I wear out my sandals, I'll be sticking to Mary Janes in the summer. Closed toes shoes are the way to go.
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  29. PrincessLeppard

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    There are no pictures of it anywhere online! How weird! I will get a picture this weekend. :)
  30. IceAlisa

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  31. mkats

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    I like it! :)
  32. IceAlisa

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    Thank you! :) I found it thanks to you guys. :respec:
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    And on sale, too. :cool:
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    I like that very much!
    IceAlisa and (deleted member) like this.
  36. PRlady

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    I want a commission from Ann Taylor! ;)

    Funny how the chain stores go in and out of having good stuff. A few years back AT had the dowdiest, baggiest clothes imaginable.

    Yesterday I wore my new black AT sheath dress: http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/produc...tPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=6600 for public speaking. I got compliments on how I looked from everyone in the office and everyone at the event who knew me well enough to say so.
  37. skatesindreams

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    PRlady, isn't it amazing how attire that gives you confidence in how you look can affect how an audience responds to you?
  38. IceAlisa

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    That's an awesome dress. Very chic and classy. And yes, you deserve a commission.
  39. Southpaw

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    :lol: Her big mouth could wear a Hefty bag and still get a response.
  40. mkats

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    I had a gift card that was near its expiration date, so I made a detour to the mall today and picked up this pretty blue BCBG cocktail dress for $15 (it's going on ebay for $69!) and a brown and white summer dress by Connected (can't find a picture of it online) for $9. The lady running the fitting room laughed when she saw the summer dress and said that she'd been eyeing it for awhile, but since it didn't fit her she kept waiting for someone else to take it home :) It's still 80 degrees out today and the pool is open until November :lol: so I expect I'll get some use out of it this season yet.

    And best of all I still have $30 on the gift card, so I'll have to make another trip soon!