Tuesday, March 29, 2011
On Friday, MrB and I went to our gorgeous friend Kim Barker’s book party. The New York Times raved about Kim’s book, The Taliban Shuffle, calling it “…hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time.” So buy it now!
I wasn’t sure what to wear that night. I considered a plain black dress with my big leopard bag so that I could finally take an outfit picture with the latter. But I decided the bag was so enormous that was unsuitable for a cocktail party. While I’d be able to stash whole trays of pigs-in-blankets in the bag — and I do love a pig in a blanket — I feared I would send people’s wineglasses crashing to the floor.
I looked in the recesses of my closet for something I hadn’t worn in a while. That brought me to two Ossie Clark dress-tunic-shirt-things that I feel are too short. I’ve previously worn them with tights, with bare legs and with shiny leggings, but was never truly happy with the look. I thought a pair of black jeggings might be the answer but when I tried the combo, I hated it. I like dresses with pants on other people but not on me. I switched back to opaque tights and pondered my reflection unhappily. Then I thought, “Why am I even worrying?” I’d just come back from Miami where women were wearing scraps of spandex that barely covered their chimichanga regions. Could my outfit be more offensive than what I’d experienced for a week? I doubted it. So off I went, even though I felt like I was missing my pants.
Separately, gorgeous blogger Collette of Statements in Fashion picked me for her Twitter Tuesday feature so go visit and leave her a nice comment. And thanks, Collette! I’m very honored! Also, Luxury Daily wrote about my use of Facebook for e-commerce.