An Outfit for a Cocktail Reception for Your Bro and His Lovely Fiancee

17 May

My little bro — he of Evan’s Salmon — is getting married next week in Victoria. He’s marrying a girl my family adores. She’s stylish, smart, beautiful. I could not have found someone better for my brother if I’d designed her myself.

To kick off the nuptial festivities, there’s a small family cocktail reception at a restaurant the evening before the wedding. It’s a chance for our Greek-Newfie family to meet her Irish family. Things could get crazy.

In any case, a classic outfit and great shoes are in order.

This Lilly Pulitzer “Shauna” Organza Inset Dress would do the trick:

I’m a huge fan of the gold sandals the model is wearing. Alas, I’m shorter than most of my family by a good six inches — ergo, heels are necessary. Otherwise, my bro has a tendency to pat me on the head.

Obviously, it’s perfect time to splurge on these Tory Burch Wedge Espadrilles that I spotted in Chicago? I love the black-brown combo and suspect I’ll wear them a lot. (Help me justify, please.)

~Chris (currently in Vancouver)


4 Responses to “An Outfit for a Cocktail Reception for Your Bro and His Lovely Fiancee”

  1. Colette May 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    The shoes are beautiful. Can’t go wrong with black AND brown. Buy them, buy them now. You’ll wear them tons 😉

  2. Mika May 18, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    This is a nice outfit to wear. I do love the shoes too! I’m not one for wedges, but these are super cute.

  3. The Toque Girls May 18, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Thank you, both, for supporting my terrible spending habits!

  4. Jennifer May 19, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    OH MY GOSH! You are so kind! I also love the dress!!!! Perhaps we should both wear it and be matchy ? 😉 It is awesome.

    Seriously, I could not have dreamed up a better family to be marrying into. I am SO lucky! Can’t wait to see you soon!

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