WIW: Celebration Evening

Hi Ladies,

Today was end of term for Master 10 and he is now off school until February:)
Tonight we have what the school calls "Celebration Evening" where the children graduate and are given awards etc.

I am wearing:

Black skinny jeans (that have bagged out shockingly with one day's wear:()
Grey sleeveless top
Black draped jacket
Black Booties

Not sure about a bag yet but will probably carry my gunmetal clutch and will pop on my watch and silver rings.

I find myself often dressed very differently to the other mums but I am embracing Penny's (Lantana) post of today: 
and I am letting go of being concerned with dressing differently to my environmental norm and just wearing what I want to wear :)  Thanks Penny :)

So, do I look school mum appropriate ;)   Does this outfit work, particularly the proportions?

Thanks for looking and for your thoughts.

xxx Deborah

ps... I predict you are going to get very sick of seeing this jacket ;)

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  • anne replied 6 years ago

    Looks great Debs. And appropriate. I found there was a huge range in what is worn at those sort of evenings.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    I think this is dressy yet laid back and perfect for the evening imo.  School mums come in different kinds!  Atleast DSs school mums!  Some are in high heels and hot pants and others are in mommy jeans and tees!  I fall in between. So yeah .. anything goes :)

  • E replied 6 years ago

    Congrats to master 10! You definitely look school appropriate, even if you're not the 'norm.' :) I love the proportions you've put together here.

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    I love the jacket & you know this is one of my favourite silhouettes but I'm questioning the width of the tunic. Is it a little big on you? There seems to be a lot of fabric at the sides & back. Ignore me if it's not the case irl. 

  • Debra replied 6 years ago

    You look fantastic......I love the whole silhouette.
    That little jacket looks like it will be a favorite and the grey top is lovely.
    Have a wonderful night :)

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Caro, it may be the photo. The top is a small so I couldn't go any smaller:). I think it is the design tho;)

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Thought that might be it but I wanted to let you know what I saw :) :)  Hope you all have a great night.

  • Greyscale replied 6 years ago

    I, for one, will never get sick of the jacket! I like how the shape of the jacket echoes the hemline of the tunic.

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    I really like the way your top and jacket have similar hemlines Deborah.
    I did check it out at Valley Girl and saw the cream version there as well- does the black have the quilted patch over the shoulder too? Very nice and very YOU :)
    Enjoy your Celebration evening!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Hi Lyn, no the black one is just plain. I think the white one I saw had a black stripe under the underneath of the arm? Are your girls finished for the year too?

  • replied 6 years ago

    Deb, you just carry on being you. I love everything about your outfit. Just fab!

  • Sharon replied 6 years ago

    Wow, i love this! Edgy, but totally school appropriate.

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    Deborah, the jacket has such beautiful lines that I don't think I could ever get sick of looking at it.
    I'm so glad you found the letting go thread liberating.
    I hope you had a wonderful evening at the school concert and would love to know if you had any comments on your fab outfit.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Looks super, Deborah!

  • Sam replied 6 years ago

    Oh wow, I love everything about this, Deborah. (So much so as to consider asking where the jacket and top are from so that I might look into getting my own!) The proportions are absolutely perfect, and I love the way the diagonal hem of the jacket plays off of the handkerchief hem of the top. 

    I agree with caro about the top and if I were intending to wear it on its own, I'd think about taking it to the tailor to get rid of a tiny bit of the fullness at the waist and hem, but the jacket you're wearing makes that completely unnecessary.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love that jacket and will not get sick of it, please show all the ways you style it! Congratulations Master 10 - well done!

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    Wonderful, Deborah. It would be fun to see your draping in motion. Congratulations to Master 10 and I hope he and Dexter enjoy his vacation from school.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    You look amazing!  Enjoy your school vacation!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    I love it! And I would say it is definitely school appropriate. Make me wonder what would the author of Mander's "mum" dressing article say. With your fab style, you con't fit any of her categories -- and that is as it should be! ;)

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    A terrific Deb Outfit. 

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    Great look Deborah. I love that jacket layered over that top.

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    This is beautiful! I love the proportions and the way the layers drape together.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Love everything about this outfit Deb and you must have been the most stylish Mum there. 

    Have a great school break Master 10 :)

  • Gracie replied 6 years ago

    Wonderful draping all around. The angles of the top and the jacket match very well. You are a master (mistress) of proportion! I hope you enjoyed your celebration evening.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Congrats on reaching the end of the term!  I love the outfit!  There is a lot of volume on top, but it's dramatic and lovely, and you have the height and carriage to wear it beautifully. 

    I'm a believer that being yourself frees others to do likewise!  And you look perfectly Mum appropriate!

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    Morning Deborah.
    My girls have their Presentation Evening next Wednesday, and have both finished except for end of year outings and activities for my Yr9- er.
    I love the slower-paced mornings that come with holidays- more time for my Cuppa and YLF :)

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