Personal Shopper: Gwen's Welcome Home to Her Hubby Attire

Gwen writes: My husband is finally coming home from his deployment and I'm ready in so many ways. But I need an outfit that says "Welcome home, now come and get me" in a fairly respectful, dignified way. I'm looking for something that shows off my legs (skirt or dress), that's sexy in a classy way without saying "hooker". I love these shoes, I'm getting them. Period. And I like that necklace but accessories are up for grabs. I really love this shirt but am not stuck on that particular one. So feel free to find something else. It's going to be chilly so preferably no totally sleeveless things or strapless. Overall budget, don't really have one but probably should keep it under 200. I'm splurging though since it IS redeployment after all and I want to knock his socks off.

Oh Gwen. How I appreciate your request. Since I know you personally (you were my RA after all) and your situation is near and dear to my heart (eff you deployments, eff you), there's no way I could say no to your request. Lucky for me, you made this job easy by already having some great pieces picked out. Your shoes are delightful and I actually think you should go with either of the two Victoria's Secret shirts you already showed me. However, if you want to totally shock the blood pack into your husband's pants, wear one of those skirts with the cowl neck shirt or just go ahead and slip into that silk dress. That way when he sees you, he'll think "Aw, I missed my wife" but when he hugs your bare back he'll really be thinking "Aw, I'm totally gonna bang my wife for the next 72 hours straight." Win-win. Give your husband our love and gratitude. And have fun!!!!! -Magzilla

1. Ruched Knot Skirt ($48)
2. Free People Crinkled Bubble Skirt ($55)
3. Paperbag Waist Belted Skirt ($70)
4. Heather Lace Mini Skirt ($70)
5. Cowl-back Printed Silk Dress ($262) Budget busting? Yes. Worth it? Yes.
6. Lucca Couture Cowl Back Top ($44)
7. Angora Faux Wrap Sweater ($70)
8. One Should Dream Tee ($40)
9. Bracelet Knotted Cuff ($33)
10. Cream Pearl and Crystal Stretch Bracelet ($23)
11. Cutout Leaf Necklace ($50)

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Posted on 09.05.11 at 1:10 PM

I appreciate this request soo much! My husband comes home in less than a month and I have been wondering what I could wear that wasn't inappropriate. Thank you so much for the suggestions and styling ideas!


Posted on 09.05.11 at 5:06 PM

Magz, you rock, as usual. Only you could state so eloquently what is on the minds of ever soldier and wife at those redeployment ceremonies ;).

We need to have a chat about the bra situation with those backless shirts. I adore them.

Justine, congrats to you as well :).


Posted on 09.05.11 at 11:17 PM

I didn't even have to do the dirty work on this one.

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