I'm getting excited; when do I ever get an opportunity to get dressed up and mingle with the grown-ups? Well, more than John does, for sure... But having to go buy a 'black-tie' suitable dress (and stockings and shoes and everything)(watch that, you're drooling)... it's just titillating.
I'm rather shocked at myself.
But this post is a gloat over actually finding a dress I liked at Anthropologie today; one that fits and is in my price-range, being marked down to about a quarter of its original price... I kid you not.
I got the last one off the rack from the downtown Seattle store, hahaha. (:P)
Did I mention... I decided to go with the "alternative" to a floor length gown, with red high heels and a red scarf draped around my shoulders? Hope I'm not turned away at the door.
Originally posted 9/12/2010:I am excited to attend the upcoming Pacific Northwest Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner later this month. My company is hosting a table of 10, and since I am involved deeply in our Diversity initiatives at work and a number of my clients also support HRC, I've managed to get my hands on one of the seats.
My only problem is... it's a black tie event and I have nothing to wear. I've asked someone else at work -- who has attended before, and will be coming with me this year -- and she said she's seen floor length gowns. Once my eyes uncrossed, I started fretting over my extremely corporate-business and common-active-wear closet. And what does "she has seen" mean? What's the alternative, because I am totally not a 'floor-length gown' kinda gal.
My first thought was: can I wrangle an excuse to get something from Anthropologie out of this? Watch me try. However, if that doesn't work, my fall-back plan is Nordstrom.
Anyone have any alternative suggestions for a good store in Seattle to pick up a formal gown?