Today the tables have turned because I really need some advice on a styling situation. Let me preface this by saying I'm fully aware I should file this in the ring binder of my mind labelled 'Too Shallow to Care', but this really did keep me up last night. I have a one year old, I don't need anything else keeping me awake.
I'm going to this wedding in a couple of months and I'm trying to find something mum/fun appropriate to wear. The bride and groom have been gracious enough to make room for Roscoe at the wedding. And I am hugely grateful because in no way whatsoever was I hoping for a no kids invite, so that I could stash him with the nearest child care provider and run into the sunset cradling a bucket of free wine.
I need to be able to dance with a kid on my hip and crawl under a table if necessary. I have this dress I love, it was a gift from a family member. It's a made to measure, fifties style tea dress, fitted at the top, with a full pleated skirt. It's in a gorgeous, pale yellow vintage fabric - think sexy Von Trapp. I'm thinking of de-carbing myself into that but then I need shoes. I have some burgundy, suede, wedge heels that might look ace but they're super high. I have some trusty tan, suede, wedge ankle boots* but I'm not sure if that's too much of a contrast with the dress and I'd need to buy a new bag and I hate bag shopping.
If I go new shoes, which way do I go? Ballet flats are practical and cute, but are they too cute, like cutesy? Low courts will be used again but will it be too tryina be on Mad Men. Then there's the real question - should I just accept that my boob hoicking days are over and get something cute and roomy in a jumpsuit and wear something statementy round the neck?
If you've managed to get this far, I'd really appreciate any suggestions. My advice about weddings is usually 'no one's looking at you' (this doesn't work so well with the bride by the way) but at the moment I feel like most of the time I'm just Roscoe's mum. In the park, at the supermarket, in the bath - I'm just Roscoe's mum. For one day I want to be Roscoe's mum in a really nice frock.
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*I've just this second realised I have a suede wedge problem.