OUTFIT IDEAS | FASHION CLIFF NOTES
Like your wedding day, this is an occasion where all eyes are on you (and your bump), so it’s worth the effort to find just the right outfit. As apropos as it will sound, something endearing and maternal is not a bad idea. Consider the fact that your mother, grandmothers (hopefully) and their friends will be there, so it’s not the time to exploit the inner sexy you might be feeling with your new embracement of womanhood. But trust me, there is a time and place for it!!!!
It’s also not the occasion for your maternity jeans unless it’s a cowgirl themed baby shower in a saloon.
So keep it wholesome, appropriate for the setting, and something in which you feel comfortable.
For baby shower #1 in Cajun Country, something with a feminine and vintage appearance works perfectly in this setting. As it is still quite warm even in late September no sleeves or tights are required. I borrowed from my sister this long, easy, lacy dress. The ivory lace has a sweetness appropriate for the celebration of a new sweet life and the easy silhouette was comfortable enough to move around greeting friends. Instead of accessorizing with the typical pearls or delicate jewelry one might feel inclined to don, I choose an array of ethnic jewelry I’ve collected from around the world to add some spice.
Earrings from Kenya – Kustawi brand : Silver bracelet from Bali : Wood carved bracelet from China : Bird Ring from Kristine Moore : Corsage from Pots & Petals : Dress from Hemline New Orleans : Polka dot Scarf from Estate Sale in Park Slope Brooklyn
It was a happy accident that the theme of the baby shower was TRAVEL! This baby will be born in the year of the Horse, which loves to roam. More pics from the most beautiful baby shower I’ve ever been to (thanks mom & hostesses) coming this week!