Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Baby Shower Attire


BCBG colorblock dress, Charles David shoes, Lauren Merkin clutch, Michael Kors watch



These were my wedding shoes and clutch. I still love them both and wear them often.


The shower was honoring Bree (in the blue), but Dana is also pregnant. Our husbands are all friends from Medical school.
It seems like everyone around me is having babies right now. It's so exciting to see all the pregnant bellies and hear the stories about how they're feeling, what's changing, what names they're considering, etc. And it's also fun to attend the baby showers! Baby shower attire can be tricky though. I usually try to avoid black (depending on the dress) and I gravitate toward dresses that seem "sweet" (instead of something slinky or form-fitted). I love this BCBG color block dress because it's comfortable (it has pockets, which I love!) and colorful and perfect for any bridal or baby shower. Bree and her husband are having a girl and she's due in about a month. We're so excited for them! What do you usually wear to baby showers?

50 comments:

Gabriel said...

Wow! I have such a beautiful wife! I am so lucky!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh fun....I really like your outfit! The dress is perfect:)
Everything looks so good:)
Kisses and have a fab Wed!

Lovely B. said...

Love this dress! BCBG can do no wrong in my book :) My friends are not quite in the 'baby' stage of life quite yet...in fact the marriage stage is just beginning. But I agree with you on choosing a pretty, sweet outfit with fun colors as opposed to serious black or short and sexy. Great post!

Lovely B.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Glad y'all had a wonderful time! Your dress is gorgeous! I so love your hair! Need it. Haha. A very swanky shower I must say. Here, we don't get too dolled for them, more churchy-attire.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous dress! You look stunning!

xo

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

u look fantastic - shoes are great! and of course the dress is very sweet! .. i think everyone around me is done having babies - me and my group of friends tho are all babyless .. were still rockin' the no-babies ... which is FINE with all of us :o)

*mwah*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

California Wife said...

I love your dress, and agree that a "sweet" dress is definitely the way to go for a baby or bridal shower!

Elle said...

Love that dress it looks tres fab on you!

And I agree, it does seem like everyone's pregnant right now... something in the water I guess....

Marcie said...

I love this dress! The colors are great and look good on your tan skin! I love that you still wear your wedding shoes. I also try to stay away from black at showers. I recently attended one for my cousin and wore white jeans with a turquoise off the shoulder top.

:) Marcie

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

Beautiful dress - you are rocking the whole ensemble!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Awww...you look so incredibly pretty. The color scheme of that dress is gorgeous - as are your eyes. Love love! And now i'm craving a cupcake. So glad you had a good time!! :)

hiyaluv said...

I love your outfit! you look gorgeous!!!

smiles,
gina

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

You are so pretty!! Love the dress and the blue toenails.

My friends all seem to be in the midst of baby time, too... Haven't been to a baby shower yet though!

Josie said...

You look positively gorgeous, Valerie! I love your BCBG dress -- totally agree, perfect for a shower. I also stray towards color and softness for bridal and baby showers.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Something's in the water! ;) You look stunning.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Jules said...

I knew that was a Lauren Merkin clutch right away and I simply love it! You also look fantastic in that dress. Congrats to both of your girlfriends on the upcoming births of their babies!

I usually try to stay away from all black too. The last one I went to I did have a lot of black on (black cami, pants), but broke it up with a black/white cardigan and bold pearl necklace.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wow!! Love that dress girl!! You look amazing! :)

p.s. I left you an award on my blog!

Erica said...

Those shoes, that dress...you looked amazing!
My sister is is also pregos. It's such an exciting time ; )

gotmilk said...

"look at the baby! look at the baby!"

Nikki said...

You look so pretty.
Love the blue nails.

xx
Nikki

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I only been to one baby shower so far but I honestly don't remember what I wore... :) You looked fabulous!!!
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

wow, you look stunning, I want that dress! :D

Sarah said...

you look so amazing in this dress! and i love your matching accessories- especially those shoes! xxx

Elle Sees said...

omg dying over that dress!!

Alicia said...

aww baby showers are so fun! you look beautiful!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love your outfit! I think that dress is perfect for a baby shower. I usually wear floral things. I guess I do because it's always an all girl event and seems appropriate to be girly? I have a feeling all my friends will start having babies soon. It always seems like when one does, everyone starts having kids!

My Owl Barn said...

I'm loving your outfit! That clutch is gorgeous. Have a great day!

Katie said...

I love the dress!

D. Cristina said...

I love this colourblock dress, and the way in which you combined the golden clutch with it. :)
And yes, I agree that is perfect for a baby shower. Not to dull, and not to "posh" . But very chic =)

Del x
La Mia Vita... ♥

Miss Jones 85 said...

Gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

Love the dress! I also love those shoes and clutch! Very cute look. :)

Carolyn

OceanDreams said...

You look gorgeous and what a fun baby shower! Glad you had a nice time! Cute clutch too. :)

Tara said...

beautiful dress! i love it!

i'm a tol man. said...

i never get invited to baby showers. but i generally have to clean up after the party is over. :(

Deanna said...

I love love love the dress! I completely agree with you on preferring "sweet" dresses; when they're tight, I just can't get comfortable.

A.Co said...

PRETTY!

I love that you are wearing your wedding shoes (& clutch)!!! YAY!

Hmmm I usually wear something 'pretty' - so a dress or something feminine. One shower I threw for a friend, we knew she was having a girl, so we asked everyone to wear something pink. It turned out really nice! Great pictures.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

bananas. said...

you totally remind me of jennifer aniston in the last pic. you look FABULOUS and GORGEOUS!

LOVE the shoes and clutch.

Destined For Now said...

Gorgeous outfit. I love the colors on you!

Nicole Marie said...

such a cute dress!!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You managed to create the perfect baby shower outfit! I always find them hard to dress for and usually just consider what the people attending are likely to wear. How fun, to be surrounded by babies (to be)! I love your shoes and clutch and can see why you use them often. Hot hot hot shoes!

And thanks for your sweet comments! I received a lot of encouragement after airing out my hang ups on the www! Your's was truly appreciated.

Kate's Rant said...

I think this is my favorite look yet!!! LOVE the dress, the shoes and you'd better watch that bag.....it could mysteriously disappear the next time you invite me over ;)

Kate's Rant said...

P.S. You look AMAZINGLY tan, refreshed and Meghan-esque!!

Alexandra Hoover said...

VERY cute dress, and absolutely perfect for a baby shower! It will be fun when all of these ladies have their babies and you get to play with them without having the real responsibility ;-)

Amanda* said...

Suuuuper cute dress!

Jessica said...

Your dress is so flattering. The hot pink band perfectly accentuates your slim waist. Lovely!

adri. said...

You are gorgeous, girl! And that dress is so so cute, along with the clutch and shoes. P.s. thanks for your nice comment. Hope definitely keeps faith alive, and I appreciate you for telling me that :)

Kristin said...

What a fabulous dress. You looked gorgeous!

Kate said...

Such a pretty dress! Love the colors! You look gorgeous!

Evie said...

I have this dress and I love it!! You have good taste... :)

Roxy Te Owens said...

Fabulous watch and I love your blue toe nails! p.s. You have gorgeous hair! So long and shiny!