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I Need YOUR Fashion Advice!

Oh my friends, (we’re friends right?), I need your help!  So here’s the situation:

Next weekend, my darling boy is graduating from Navy SEAL training and I’m his date to graduation.  Also, I will be meeting his parents for the first time, as they’re flying in from Philadelphia for the event, and spending three days with them.  Add on to that this statement from The BF, “It’s kind of a competition on who can bring the hottest date, just so you know.”  Yeah, apparently I’m to be the hottest girl there, while also looking parent friendly. Combine all that with 65 degree weather on the water (AKA JennyP will be frozen!).  So, I’m putting up some grad outfit ideas, and I’d LOVE your votes and opinions!  While I know I can go a few directions, I want to know what you guys think!  Annnnd….thank you so much!  I’ll post a pic of us afterward!

Outfit Option #1-  Dress, long sweater, boots

Ok, this is what I’m leaning toward right now.  I was thinking a white dress, and long navy cardigan, (or reverse those, navy dress/white sweater), with brown boots, because then I’ll kind of match the event (nautical, navy, Navy SEAL, see where I’m going with this?)  Here are some looks I might go in search of…

So, white dress, cardigan open, knee high boots.  Yeah?

Inspiration:  Love long cardies and boots!

Outfit Option #2

Ok, so here’s what I’m thinking as possibility two:  Long-sleeve sweater-dress and boots:

So cute!  But might be hard to find the “just right” dress…

Inspiration:  Adorable, with or without tights!

Outfit Option #3

Or, lastly, I could go all out and do a total nautical dress, big red belt, and boots (boots are a must, as I will be frozen).

Super cute, but is this a bit much??

Inspiration:  My BF’s old roommate last month at graduation. Isn’t he cute??!!

Let me know what you think and wish me luck!  If the parents hate me…well, I’m blaming the outfit! 😉


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October 5, 2010 - 10:53 am

Suzanne Melissa - I love all of the options! One thought…will all of the girlfriends be going for the navy and white look too? Maybe choose a different color (e.g. red, pink or yellow) to make yourself really stand out as a fashion icon! Can’t wait to see the pictures!!

September 27, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Allison Bess - Hmm I’m kind of leaning towards something close to #3! You want it to fit and hug your body so the boys think you’re smokin but at the same time, leave something to the imagination by covering up skin so the parents love you too 🙂

September 27, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Libby - I’m voting option #1… Cute dress keeps you lookin good for the fellas, cardigan makes you look sweet to the parents and the boots keep you happy!

September 27, 2010 - 10:09 am

Amanda - Definitely white dress, cardigan, and boots! I think a sweater dress might look too casual for this type of event. And I think if you did a nautical dress, you wouldn’t want to wear boots with it. Go with the cardie and boots girl!

September 24, 2010 - 3:32 pm

Bethany S. (friend of Dani I.) - DEFINITELY option #1! It was just published on MSN that men think sweater dresses (as in the majority, not all) make women seem inaccessable and “cold”. I think this is rediculous, because GUYS, we just want to keep from freezing! Plus, option #1 is just plain adorable 🙂

September 24, 2010 - 3:28 pm

Christa - My vote is look #1… or look #2 w/o tights. Good luck! Whichever you choose, you will look fabulous!

September 24, 2010 - 10:21 am

Daniella - I vote option #2 with tights in that kind of weather! Good luck!

September 24, 2010 - 10:16 am

Jenny Bishop - REALLY loving option 1 with the white dress and striped navy sweater and boots!! Parent friendly while keeping yourself in the “who’s girlfriend is the hottest” game. Liking the third option navy dress with the red belt but might be a bit like a navy themed costume party. Whatever you wear will be great though! Have fun!

September 24, 2010 - 5:34 am

Crystal Cooper - I have to vote option one. My only hesitation is strictly sticking with navy and white. I’d throw in a pop of color/print with your jewelry/handbag/skinny belt maybe… (other than red). Taking it nautical to the max might be a bit much for meeting the parents for the first time. I like where you’re head is with the nautical idea though! Have a blast and be sure to post pictures! oh, and congrats to your guy!

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