Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Ok guys. I just found out that in less than a month, Ryan has a black tie event - some fundraising gala with lots of rich people that we're going to. $450 a ticket. (Unless you're a poor resident, thankfully.) Even Leslie Nielsen (the guy from Airplane and stuff) is going to be there.
What on earth do I wear???
I'm very excited - it's my first black tie event. And really, how many of these do you get a chance to go to? (Ok, well this may happen every year we're here, which I only realized after I decided that I was ok spending some money to get a good dress with the excuse that I may never go to one again.) But when Ryan graduated from med school and we went to dinner at the Waldorf with his class, I went cheap. And looking back at the pictures now, even though I thought I looked cute at the time, I'm like eh. Not great. I should have spent more to get something that would have been a knockout dress.
So where do I find a dress? A cute one? That doesn't cost a million dollars but looks like it might? And (here comes the mood-kill) one that is modest? I was down in South Beach on Friday night and I swear I saw so much flesh. I don't understand how women aren't uncomfortable just letting it all hang out. Well, I am. You've probably noticed how notoriously modest LDS people (Mormons) are. It's true. And when we go to the temple we make covenants of modesty and chastity and fidelity among others. Which I am increasingly grateful for the more flesh I see. I can't imagine raising my boys down here! Yikes.
So, back to the question - what do I wear? I need some suggestions! I'd rather opt for a long dress than a cocktail dress - I think it's really that dressy. I love that the theme of the event is Old Hollywood. I think it would be so cool to dress all old Hollywood glam and do my hair and stuff that way too. Maybe some long black gloves. BUT. It's so hard to find anything, let alone try to be specific. So I don't know that I'm really going to find anything that fits that theme (I don't think they've been themes that people usually dress to anyway); and frankly, I'll just be happy if I can find something that doesn't come from the mother-of-the-bride section.