Thursday, November 20, 2008

Need a post, Bekz?

Dilemma du jour:
Black tie wedding this weekend in San Diego.
(Old friends from Mexicali).
I'll mail anybody a $20 bill if they can find me a floor length evening gown that covers my parts.
And doesn't make me look 84 years old. Why the dearth of modest dresses?
Naturally I blame global warming.

{lacy short dress}

{Black cashmere sweater w/"sugarcane" ballskirt. I do so love the raspberry clutch.}

Photos courtesy of my four year old Ellison.

Too-short drapes courtesy of our landlord.

12 comments:

Jared and Delia said...

Nice job Ellison. She can work a camera pretty well.

I like #2 the best. Both look good, but the second one is more elegant. I think that the red purse really adds a nice touch too.

Have fun!

Steve and Jenn Fletcher said...

#2 gets my vote, though both are flattering.

LCFrohm said...

No no no! #1 is the one for you. You look SMOKIN' HOT (maybe you shouldn't wear it, your friend i.e. the BRIDE, might be jealous!) I think it's very appropriate.
I wish I could help you on the floor length dress that doesn't make you look like a hooker or a grandma (funny that it can do both!). I haven't been looking for one lately.
What's your budget? Desired color?

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Brenna said...

You are so stinkin' hilarious sis. I love them both but the first one is my fave on you. Don't know about a floor length dress that covers your requirements. LOL You look great in both of them Karen. Good luck!
~Christine

LCFrohm said...

If money wasn't a problem (not saying that it is, but considering these economic times-- you know...)
I'd pick this one!

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2970154?refsid=231474&refcat=0%7e2376776%7e2374325%7e2384900&SourceID=&SlotID=2&origin=related

I've seen some friends wear this in the shorter one, and it's friggin' awesome.

karen said...

Lindsay,
LOVE that dress, and I was going to see if they had it in-store, however, the back is a little low if ya know what I mean. I love the color and the lines, though.

Jennilee said...

Feeling your pain! we have a wedding in Malibu coming asap! Kimber picks the Black Cashmere and ballskirt! Which one did the girls pick?
Great eye Ellison! You and Kimber should do your own shoot sometime! :)

Chelle said...

You know you couldn't go wrong with either choice, but my vote goes to #1. You look great and it shows off your fantastic legs.

Ashley Ann said...

Show the legs! You don't want to look like one of Warren Jeff's wives!...not that you could :)

heather said...

Hi sis tobler,
This is heather (monsen) Graham. I've been reading your blog for the past few months and I am having the same dilemma. I have formal Christmas part to go to and nothing to wear. I loved the lace dress that you had on and was wondering where you got it, or any of the other articles of clothing. I spent 4 hours shopping and all I got was a grouchy husband.

karen said...

Heather,
Black short dress Nordstrom, short sleeved cashmere (which I took back yesterday) from Ann Taylor, long skirt from Talbots, and white Victorian ruffle neck blouse from J. Crew. It started out as a fun little project trying to find something to wear but ended up a little drudgery-like. Good luck!
miss you.