L-A: I’ll apologize now for today’s post. Ally has a lung infection and I’m also suffering from the plague that’s been circulating around PR skool. So, I’m struggling to remain upright and not go pass out with some Jane Austen movies to keep me company. Actually, the federal election debate is keeping me from some quality time with this fellow:
I might have to stick the DVD in the laptop and take him to bed. (Apparently, critics didn’t like this version of Emma. I think those critics can go to hell).
Moving on, I’ve got a thing coming up on Thursday. It’s called Portfolio Night (or, Portfolio Nuit, if you want to sound klassy), where I get to show off some of my work from the past year and do some networking. My husband has taken to calling it my PR debut.
As much as I’d love to wear a tiara and gown out for cocktails, let’s face it, this shindig is a little less this:
and a little more this:
(seriously, any excuse to break out video from The OC and Barbie ads from the 80s).
But I do have a point. The event forced me to try to remember how to dress for an après work event. You know (partly because I’ve talked about this before), the outfit you can wear all day at the office and then out to a reception and still look pretty good. A challenge as I’ve spent much of the past year in jeans.
I can’t find a picture of the dress I’ve settled on, but I went for a printed sheath dress (actually, check out Tuesday of this Closet Chronicles post – it’s the dress I bought). My only trouble now is shoes and whether I can pull off a cardigan. Is the cardigan too workish? And are nude shoes too daytime? I really need to get myself some closed toe black heels (how long have I been saying this? years?).
How do you working girls do it? Any advice?
In other news, I’ve sent Ally on a mission to find this Joe Fresh number for me:
They only have it in green at my nearest Joe Fresh, which isn’t quite right or quite nautical enougb. So I’ve asked her to look for it at her store. If she finds it, I’ve promised to buy leggings to wear with it. Yes. Me in leggings. They’d be the first pair of leggings I’ve owned since junior high. She liked that challenge. (p.s. if you’ve seen this dress in a large at your local Joe Fresh, let me know. Because I’ll hit up any Joe Fresh in HRM, so long as it’s on a major bus route).