Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chic and Demure


This Thursday, April 21st an amazing event is happening at the Museum of Nature.  A fashionable tea party to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.  Recently I did a post on Twenty York Street to get the word out so if you haven't already, check it out.  I'm really excited to be going to report on the Royal ParTea for Twenty York Street.  But of course I have NO CLUE what to wear.  Typical, huh?!  My solution was to send out tweets, and tweet Jeanne Beker herself, who responded: 
 "@ A chic little suit...
or a demure little dress....
and a hat could be the perfect touch!"


How awesome is Jeanne Beker to tweet back?! Now that I have adequately raided my closet and google "demure dress", I'm still at a lost on what to wear.  Most of the dresses I own are quite short, which doesn't fit the modest description I read for "demure".  So instead of staring at a pile of clothes, I'm going to throw it my dilemma out there to anyone who is out there reading this.



Dress #1: White lace, mini dress from a forgettable discount store


Dress #2: Brown, wrap around dress from Dynamite


Dress #3: Purple patterned puff-mini dress from Urban Behavior


Dress #4: Navy blue with military style buttons, mini dress, gift from Marilou


Dress #5: Cream turtle neck dress from Zara


Dress #6: Pink ruffled mini dress from H & M





Dress #7: Blue with cream lace maxi dress and wool shrug from Forever 21

I apologize for the yellow lighting and phone quality pictures.  It was a super long day with my final exams, appointments, dates with old friends and the all important 5 p.m. power nap.  Let me know if you have any favourites or suggestions on what to wear... I'm totally up for a shopping trip before Thursday and any excuse is a good one.  

16 comments:

Demüre said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like #1 and #6 :) hope to see you there lovely

Tinfoils Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The white lace dress is just lovely! Are you going to wear some of your DIY hair pieces? Those would look great! I didn't realize it was tomorrow- I hope you have a fabulous time!

Tinfoils Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

P.S. Jake is just like Marley- always peeking around corners trying to get in pictures :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Heidi and I both love the white lace mini dress. It was instantly my first choice, especially with the shoes! Perfect! My roommate's second pick was the navy dress with the buttons.
<3 J.

Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

nice outfits, I'm sure whatever you picked you will look lovely, see you tomrrow!

Chelsea Lane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the fifth one! sounds like so much fun :) really cute!

xoxo

Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a funny coincidence: minutes before reading your post, I wrote about wanting to go to a tea party. http://tinyurl.com/3r6jdpd I vote for dresses 3 and 4.

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks everyone for your comments!! I really appreciate it, especially since I am clueless for picking out something to wear. Right now I think there is a "winner". xo

Dayanti K said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like #1 and #2, but it's hard to mess with animal instincts... and your cat clearly made his pick! I was planning on a chic suit or a demure dress, but then I got these killer trousers ... and the weather, well, it's hard not to let it come into play!

aliciafashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dress #1 for sure (but obvs love them all!!!)

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

#1 and #6 are my faves!! #1 reminds me more of "demure" because it's so sweet and ladylike. But #6, can you say HOT?! You'll be stunning in any of those, but those two are my picks.

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it's probably too late but I LOVE #4 and #7. Have fun!!!

Sweden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

1 or 2, i love number 2, also looks so good with heels. i wished i could wear heels!! i mean i CAN but i refuse to be uncomfortable lol.

krista zee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

pink ruffles WOW!

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow. Thanks everyone for all of the comments!! Really it makes my day to have such a great response.

I decided to go with the white dress. It seemed to me as the most appropriate Tea Party dress. Plus it is so adorable and innocent looking. I did change up the accessories to make it look more chic. A post is soon to come on either my blog or 20 York Street.

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