Thursday, July 12, 2012

What I want to wear tomorrow night

One of my biggest fears when I gave up buying clothes for a year was being invited to something for which I don't have the appropriate attire.  Tomorrow we are going to my husband's boss' birthday party - "cocktail attire". And, yes, if I were buying clothes, I would have been shopping like a maniac for the last 2 weeks trying to find the perfect dress. I did have an inkling to make something, but I haven't had the time or energy. So, really my year long hiatus has saved me a lot of heartache.

Here is what I have learned regarding parties -

1) No matter what the invitation says, people in Atlanta will wear a wide variety of dress from casual to dressy and in between. Wear something that looks good on you and looks respectfully close to the designated dress code, and you will be fine.

2) I only have a few options for really dressing up. That's fine if you are going to different parties with different people, but my husband's boss is the only one that invites us to really fancy parties. So, the same people are there every time. Then I learned something from a fellow party goer.  When I complimented her on her dress she responded, "This is the same dress I wear to everything." And she has the resources to buy a new dress every day. I realized that unless you are a movie star, you don't need a closet full of fancy dresses.

So, tomorrow night I will be wearing a green dress that I have had for 5 years.  And, honestly, I always feel more comfortable in something I have worn a million times than something brand new.  But that's no fun for you, so I dreamt a little.  If I had the option (and $2,000), I would wear this -  

What I want to wear tomorrow night

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