I’m going to Beverly Hills later this month for Variety magazine’s Power of Women luncheon and when reality began to sink in that I am, indeed, going to Beverly Hills later this month, a plight that has daunted women for centuries began haunting the depths of my soul…
WHAT IN GOD’S NAME WILL I WEAR?
I fretted about this because I don’t have a huge shopping budget no stinkin’ money, and then I remembered that I have a brand new dress hanging in my closet from my recent New York trip. Yes, it still had the tags on it. It was fate, also known as I bought the dress on final clearance, forgot about it, and can’t return it.
I know…this post is beginning to sound like I am a big jet setter.
I promise, I am not. I don’t even have a passport.
Any way, the dress code is a cross between business formal and daytime cocktail, you know the usual thing I wear during the day. NOT.
I won’t be on the red carpet (but Jodi Grundig from Mom’s Favorite Stuff and Kari Aceto from A Giveway Addicted Mommy will be…congrats ladies!), but I still want to look my best. You never know when you might run into Don Draper, I mean Jon Hamm.
I think this will be perfect.
So the next question is how to accessorize, which is a word of action and one my 8-year-old and 5-year-old girls apparently became familiar with while in the womb. Seriously, my older daughter has more purses than I do.
If you’ve never heard of PolyVore, it’s like paper dolls for grown women ya’ll. It’s awesome, especially if you love to window shop online (and can fill up your shopping cart like nobody’s business and then end up not buying anything.) Not that I would ever do that. Cough.
So what do you think? The nail polish color is definitely not me, I am just way too conservative. (She also suggested silver, which I love.) I love the silver cuff bracelet and the black clutch. I’d like to be able to pull off shoes like these but I’m afraid I’d break my leg, or perhaps both legs. Still, I love these. I’d like to find black and teal pumps, and I like her suggestion to find shoes in a matte finish, since the bodice of my dress is all sequiny and bling blinged out. I actually have a pair of dressy matte black heels that I can pack. I hadn’t thought about adding a wide belt, either.
Do you ever go “shopping” in your own closet? What would you wear to a Beverly Hills luncheon?
p.s. I’m definitely excited about possibly seeing Katie Holmes, Natalie Portman, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Garner later this month! Yeah yeah I live in Nashville, but I don’t mingle with the stars. Ever.