Spring Graduation for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: A Formal Get Together
Quote of the day: “Character, like sweet herbs, should give off its finest fragrance when pressed.” Anonymous
The graduation season is soon upon us and if you’re lucky enough to get invited to the formal party, you’ll want to throw on a dress and join the fun! I explored what to wear for the graduation ceremony (here) and a casual party (here). Now we’ll think about the possibility of a more formal get together. Of course, one of us could have worn pants, but I thought it’d be more cohesive if we all showed off our legs! There is some variety in the fact that I styled mom in a skirt with a t-shirt (and dressed it up nicely) for a somewhat more casual vibe. Then I styled Nancy in a knit dress with a polished looking jacket for a little more elegance, and I got extra gussied up with a metallic dress.
50’s Outfit: I bought these heels at the end of last season for $12—I’ve been dying to wear them since!!! Thank golly for warmer weather!
Dress: Fashion Union-thrifted (similar here)~~Cardigan: Charlotte (similar here)~~Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
60’s Outfit: This jacket has the best ruching at the waist, so even if the dress wasn’t fitted, the jacket makes it look great!
Dress: Merona (similar here)~~Blazer: Joseph Ribkoff (similar here)~~Shoes: Michael Shannon (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here in neutrals)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)
70’s Outfit: Mom has a matching shirt to go with this skirt, but, of course, I had her pair it with something unmatchy!!
Charlotte’s pictures by Kari Strand Photography!
Here’s some skirts that would be perfect for almost anytime (all under $50):