September 25, 2015

What to Wear to Your 10-Year High School Reunion

I invented post-its

Happy Friday!!  In honor of my 10-year high school reunion this weekend, I decided to dedicate today's post to some high school reunion outfit inspiration.  

High school reunions and the days and weeks leading up to them tend to be loaded with a mix of nostalgia, increased expectations and former anxieties.  Selecting the right outfit will make you feel more at ease, and give you the confidence to see your former classmates.  

For inspiration, I watched "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion", the 1997 film co-starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino as they face the same dilemma and set out to prove to their classmates that they have really made it big in LA by "inventing post-its" (Haha!).  I won't spoil the movie for you, but the moral of the story is to be true to yourself and your original style, because overthinking your outfit will lead to unnecessary stress and disaster (so does creating elaborate lies about your career as they found out).  If you have not seen it, gather your friends together and watch it asap- it is a great movie and will make you fired up about your reunion!  

Anyway, I have gathered some outfit inspiration in the mood boards below, and broke them down as follows: Little Black Dress, Evening Out and Outdoor.  Dressing for a reunion can be challenging for a number of reasons, but especially because it all depends on what time of day the reunion is, the venue, and whether it is indoor or outdoor.  My high school reunion is a bit of a challenge because we are beginning the festivities tailgating at our high school's fall festival in the afternoon (and it is still incredibly hot), then we are moving to an indoor venue for dinner and cocktails, so my outfit will probably be a combination of Outdoor for early afternoon, then I may add some additional accessories and strappy sandals for more of an Evening Out look.       

Little Black Dress, LBD, cocktail dress, semi formal, high school reunion
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High school reunion outfit ideas, back to school shopping
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I also love this white dress for New Years Eve!

high school reunion outfit ideas, back to school shopping
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I invented post-its

Does anyone else have a reunion coming up??  What do you plan on wearing??

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love this kind of inspiration post! I love the long pink dress so much!

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx

  2. That was such a fun film! I love all of this inspiration! That pink maxi dress is gorgeous!

    Doused In Pink

  3. I love that movie! "Does anyone need to make call?? I have a phone!" Haha! I love all your picks- it is so hard deciding what to wear to a high school reunion!

  4. I need to save this to use next year for mine!

  5. great photos! and i love your blog :)
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