Post # 1
How much thought or time do you put into choosing something to wear for a special occasion?
I just wondered this because I have been trying to decide what to wear for a job interview that is 2 weeks away yet, but then I got thinking about my Dad’s wedding (that he hasn’t even got a date for yet!) and what I could potentially wear for it. I know the latter is quite a way in advance but I’m excited haha 🙂
For my friend’s wedding last year, I think I had already decided by the time the invites came through…
Post # 3
Almost none. The day of or day before, I pull something out of the closet that fits and catches my eye in the moment. Clothing choices is one thing I do not stress about AT ALL. I have plenty of other stress in my life.
Post # 4
@LittleWigeon: I don’t have a lot of clothes and am on a tight budget, so I think about it a LOT. I’ve had three dresses in rotation for the past two years- long sleeve grey (good for cold days and/or funerals), short sassy light grey (good for evening weddings that aren’t too formal and date night), light floral (good for day weddings/showers). I’m attending two weddings this year (so far) and have been looking at what I’ll buy to wear for at least 2 months!
Post # 5
I don’t get stressed about it, just excited haha 🙂 day-to-day I’m more of a pull it out the wardrobe on the day person.
@MexiPino: sounds like a lovely little selection! I only have a handful of dresses too, the dress I wore for my graduation last year I have worn for three or four occasions. I have another dress I have worn for two weddings, and I have a dress that I was given for my birthday last year which I am considering wearing for my Dad’s wedding but I need to get it adjusted.
I just need to choose a shirt to wear for my interview, otherwise I think I’m set. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@LittleWigeon: I’m pretty confident in my work clothes, so I spend zero time thinking about that.
But weddings are another story. I’ve got to consider who’s seen me in what dresses and who will be at this wedding to decide if I can wear something I have or have to go shopping. Then shopping could take little time …. or could take forever depending on what I find!
We’re girls, I think it’s normal 🙂 Might also depend on how expansive your closet is.
Post # 7
I spend a lot of time thinking about it. We’re going to the ballet this weekend, and I bought my dress for it two months ago on sale. I’m still trying to figure out my bag and jewellery for the occasion. Because we’re on a budget, I have to shop sales. I also have a tricky figure to fit — short, curvy, very blessed in the northern regions — so I have to think hard and really hunt. I always try to have one funeral dress in my closet, because this is the South and that’s how my mother raised me, and also, when someone dies suddenly, I don’t always have the chance to go find something and get it tailored. A good black dress is always my backup for most things.
Post # 8
Depends on how long I have known about the event and also what the weather might be like. Usually the events are never where I live so I normally bring 2 or 3 outfits as backups just in case too.
Post # 9
@LittleWigeon: Oh my gosh, a lot of time! if there is a wedding or reunion in the future you can be sure I will know what Im wearing a month in advance! For trips I also usually have a special (new) outfit for each day planned out 🙂
Post # 10
99% of the time, I pull on jeans and a t-shirt. But when I know there’s something special coming up, my girliness comes out and I plan an outfit in advance. Depending on how special the occasion, this could be a week or two, or sometimes months!
Post # 11
For weddings, I just get so excited that I start thinking and decide on what to wear once they announce their date.
Post # 12
I usually go overboard in advance thinking up ideas of what to wear, but never actually decide. And then the day before or sometimes the day of I realize that I never actually decided and spend all day worrying about it.
Post # 13
@MrsChamp: Haha, this is me down to a t 🙂
It’s nice to see that others sometimes get excited about outfits for special occasions! My SO thinks it’s a bit nuts sometimes but I enjoy it. I’m not really a girly girl so this is my one girly crux!
I’m now a bit stuck for my interview. It’s for my first teaching job, teaching 5-6 year olds. I need to be super smart, but also teacher-appropriate. Torn between trouser suit or black trousers/ black waistcoat!