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Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

Hoping to attend a family wedding early next May in Arizona. I know it will be summer already, so I'm thinking I should be looking now rather than after the winter.

 

I also know the wedding party itself will be fairly formal, but I don't expect the guests will be.  Just not casual.  That's good for me because I don't like glitter or satin and I'd like not to buy anything I'd wear just once.  Besides I think I'll be the oldest person attending, so I suspect they'll just be happy I manage to fly across the country and spend a few days. 

 

I think my feet and my upper arms are the limiting factors.  I probably can't find a better shoe than a flatish sandal and I must cover my arms at least to the elbow.   Right now I'm thinking a column of color top and slightly wide-legged full-length pants all topped with a lace or silk jacket.  

 

 Other ideas?  Color ideas?  Source ideas?    TIA

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@millieshops - @lolakimono is great at finding just the right thing. Hopefully, she will jump on soon and give you some ideas.

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

I'd look for elbow length sleeves unless you want sleeveless with a shrug.

 

Right now the "darker hues of summer/pre fall" are coming in.  If you want the brighter colors of summer, I'd look at the Nordstrom sale going on now.  Talbots has some pretty spring skirts and and coordinating tops, but many are sweaters.

 

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@millieshops 

How about something like this?

Trina Turk Ashton V-Neck Elbow-Sleeve Scuba Dress

Trina Turk Ashton V-Neck Elbow-Sleeve Scuba Dress

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@millieshops 

IIRC, you like quality, so here is something I thought you might like.

These Eileen Fisher SILK (not satin!) pants are on sale at NM, in sizes 6 and 8 (I think those will fit you). $87

This Johnny Was top is also on sale, but not a deep deep discount, at NM.

Johnny Was Antoinette Split-Neck Short-Sleeve Georgette Top w/ Embroidery

There is a lighter version too, but I'm not sure if it's in your size.

Johnny Was Antoinette Split-Neck Short-Sleeve Georgette Top w/ Embroidery

That would give you separates that you could pair with other things, cover the arms, but you wouldn't be baking in AZ- just add a tank and voila!

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@lolakimono   Thanks for the ideas!   I have an Oct (still summer) wedding in Phoenix to attend, and was also in a quandary.   di

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@millieshops 

This set is from Alex Evenings (Coldwater Creek)

They make a wide leg pant (sold out at CC) that you could find elsewhere.

Alex Evenings Chiffon Wide-Leg Pants

There was a gray pant that matched back to the jacket.  

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@desertDi 

Originally I liked this option a lot (elbow sleeves, and floaty) but the fabric is polyester and I thought it might read too "satiny" for Millie.

Elliatt Famous V-Neck Elbow-Sleeve Wrap Dress

Elliatt Famous V-Neck Elbow-Sleeve Wrap Dress

$160 at NM.

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Re: Outfit for spring wedding guest - ideas?

@millieshops  Are you petite, regular or plus size?

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