Personal Shopper: A Party Dress for Sarah's Mom

Sarah wrote: "Hi there Outblush! I love your site, it is both entertaining and helpful. Here's why I write for your help. My mom is about to turn 50 and she's trying to renovate her style because, after 25 years of working in offices, she always tends to dress office-like even for occasions that don't require her to. Christmas is coming up and I'd love to give her a dress for her to wear at our family Christmas dinner extraordinaire that is appropriate for her age, but also fun, not office-like, and that she can wear to other events outside of the office (parties, dinners, etc). She's a size 4 and very petite (5 foot tall). She has fair skin, dark hair and eyes. She prefers darker colors (loves purple) and dresses that hit below the knee. She does not like to bear her arms so she tends to wear quarter sleeve clothes. She also hates dresses that don't highlight her shape because she has a pretty cute, small waist although she does have large hips. I'm a starving undergrad, so I'm looking to spend less than 70 dollars if possible, and the cheaper the better! Thank you so much!!"

1 - Alfani Three Quarter Sleeve Ikat Print Jersey Shirtdress ($60 on sale through 11/20)
2 - Boden Jersey Wrap Dress ($51)
3 - The Limited 2-in-1 Shirt Dress ($55)
4 - Cha Cha Vente Three Quarter Sleeve Twist V-Neck Empire Waist ($55 on sale)
5 - Dana Buchman Floral Surplice Faux-Wrap Dress ($46)
6 - Boden Everyday Printed Dress ($74)
7 - INC International Concepts Petite Dress, Three Quarter Sleeve Printed A-Line ($60)

mitchy-dino.jpgMitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.


Sarah G.

Posted on 11.17.11 at 3:51 PM

Wow!!! Thank you SO much Michelle this is EXACTLY the types of dresses I know she'll love. Now I'm extra excited for Christmas, and I'm sure she's going to be the envy of all her sisters. Now the hard part, I have to choose! They're all so great I'm considering working extra hours to buy two. Thank you so much for your help, you made my day and my life much easier!


Posted on 11.17.11 at 4:01 PM

Wonderful! So glad I could help.

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