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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Columbia University’s School of Journalism includes the Knight-Bagehot program, which held its 35th annual gala fundraising dinner last night. Knight-Bagehot provides to qualified journalists a year-long fellowship in economics and business journalism. After a fellowship, the journalists know how to make a spreadsheet their bitch instead of vice versa. Take that, spreadsheets all over the world!

I dragged myself along to the dinner even though I was feeling strangely exhausted. I certainly didn’t have energy for getting dressed so I just found two black and white pieces and put them together. The outfit got several compliments so I was briefly energized.

What Wendy Wore
Coat: Vintage, possible Lillie Rubin (purchased between 1992 and 1995)
Dress: Versace (pre-2005)
Shoes: Prada (2010)
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma in Epi (2001)
Ring: A new one that I’m not telling you about yet.

I took a photo with the coat off so you can see the nude insets around the armholes of the Versace dress. MrB took a blurry photo, but I was too tired for a re-do.

Came home, suddenly developed a slight fever and went to sleep at the shockingly early hour of 11 p.m. Now, naturally, I’m up at 3:30 a.m., wondering if I will be able to make it to all my important meetings this week. I’m also wondering if anything I just wrote made any sense. I assume that if it doesn’t make sense, you’ll tell me in the comments, preferably with a spreadsheet.

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30 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Woozy Times at Knight-Bagehot”

  1. Jemina says:

    That is one FABULOUS dress, and you sure don’t look sick here babe, your smile is brilliant and definitely infectious :D, Get Well soon :), XOXO, J

  2. Mary says:

    Hmm a few huge, tiny mistakes to be found! I am feeling strangely crap also. Must be due to sister’s birthday party last night/this morning (eek). BTW she loved her D necklace.

  3. sharon rose says:

    Hi my dear-I wish you a speedy recovery, hope you feel fit and fine for all these meetings due this week. The Versace dress is amazing and looks great under the coat!! xx

  4. Oh I hope you feel better asap! Maybe the whole thing will go away just as suddenly and quickly as it arrived.

    I love the combination of these two plaids, btw! As for the ring, I think it was the first thing I noticed about the photo and although I can’t see it properly, I like it already 🙂

  5. Great pairing – I love how a truly fab dress takes no effort at all but looks like you’ve made a big effort.

    All makes sense, except for ‘the dress Versace dress’. I have added it to my spreadsheet of blogger errors on the incorrect word entry tab (between the grammatical and spelling error tabs).

  6. Bronwyn says:

    It’s a lovely outfit, very elegant!!! Hope you feel better.

  7. Love it … really fabulous.

    Style is forever.

  8. Sally says:

    You made perfect sense, and looked absolutely stunning to boot. Hope that fever breaks, lady!

  9. You look gorgeous 🙂 I love the combination of patterns!!! Just perfect!

    ♥ Marta from With Love…

  10. Marian says:

    You looked so chic, love you in that dress!
    so elegant

  11. GORGEOUS freaking dress. And the coat with is perfect. What is with this weird cold/flu thing that won’t go away in NYC??

  12. janettaylor says:

    What a perfect combo…I love all of details, especially the dress and pumps!


  13. Caroline says:

    Beautiful outfit … and especially love those shoes!

  14. Susanna says:

    Is the new ring turquoise? Exciting! You look great!!

  15. lisa says:

    You can’t go wrong with black and white in different patterns. Sorry to hear you’re feeling ill though. Just avoid any spreadsheets until you get better. In your weakened state, they could very well make you their bitch.

  16. Jill says:

    You look fabulous.
    I’m sorry you’re feeling bad!
    Your Adam Ant costume was frigging GENIUS!!
    I worked at Lily Rubin while in high school.
    I have some very interesting stories from that experience.

  17. LiLu says:

    One of these days I will make it to NYC for a weekend SPECIFICALLY to get a style makeover from you, lady friend.

  18. Eric says:

    Get better!
    Delirium fever test:
    Do you remember on the third day of writing your blogpost when the winged monkey god appeared and told you the secret of the puzzle? Can you remember how many fingers he was holding up?

  19. You look amazing. I love the coat and dress together – they pair beautifully. Hope you’re feeling better.

  20. Oh, I hate spreadsheets! Lovely ensemble!!

  21. Cameron says:

    Fuck Excel spreadsheets, yo! And Lotus Notes, too! Yeah!

    Okay, you looked really great for the occasion in spite of whatever it was that hit you.

    *For the record, I never used Lotus Notes, but I’m sure it’s a bitch*

  22. THAT is what you look like exhausted? Grrrr 😉

  23. Winnie says:

    You look amazing, cannot believe you say you’re exhausted in these photos. Also hope you’re feeling OK and eventually caught up on much needed sleep 🙂

  24. Lee Oliveira says:

    Great dress.. loving the checks

  25. I’m very curious about the new ring!
    I love your doctor’s bag, I love that style. 🙂 x

  26. Justyna says:

    love the dress and jacket! so lovely! such a great pattern!



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    Thanks and love,

  28. Everything made sense, including that outfit! Talk about pattern mixing! The dress fits you exactly. I love it. And it’s so cool that you have been carrying your nine-year-old LV bag everywhere; it looks so timeless.