party girl

Dec. 9th, 2011 03:39 pm
oiran: cherry blossom (Default)
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A couple of days ago, the Mr. informed me that the dress code for the party tonight was revised down from the confusing men-must-wear-jackets-but-cocktail-dresses-are-too-dressy dictate to the slightly less confusing "nice casual." He happened to text me just as I was about to enter the mall, so I was able to revise my search somewhat, and ended up with this sequin top (which necessitated a new bra) and a new pair of jeans. I have never before paid full price for a pair of high-end jeans and I am doubtful that they will end up being worth it, although they look very nice on me. They are on the verge of being too short, though the salesgirl assured me that I can return them if they shrink. I don't actually believe her. I am wearing them as I type, and they have that delicious, musky indigo dye smell that almost guarantees that they're turning my legs blue. 

Since I've made such a big deal out of putting together this outfit, I might as well detail the rest: black suede wedge booties, a black hair calf clutch, and a black cashmere wrap because it's damn cold today. 

I'm fairly anxious about meeting people at this thing. I have always enjoyed meeting people from LJ because I can be fairly certain that anyone who knows me from LJ already understands that I'm spazzy and won't be put off by that. Unfortunately, if this party resembles any other event I've attended related to the Mr.'s work, there will be a lot of people looking askance at me and my cloud of nervous energy. I am also dreading trying to come up with things to say. I have no conversational topics to fall back on--chronic, crushing depression aside--so I can only hope to find someone extremely self-centered and talkative for whom I can be a good listener. 

At least my hair looks glorious. Wish me luck.

Date: 2011-12-09 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhiannonhero.livejournal.com
I can only hope to find someone extremely self-centered and talkative for whom I can be a good listener.

Oh, dear. This is why I'm your best friend, isn't it????? :( :( :(

I advise smiling a lot to offset nervous cloud, and I believe you will have a good time! Or something like a good time! Or at least you'll be leaving your house and seeing that people exist in this world! And that's a good thing! You can think of it as though you will have to write a similar scene one day for a story or something.

YOU ARE GLORIOUS, NOT JUST YOUR HAIR! <3

Date: 2011-12-09 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
Oh, dear. This is why I'm your best friend, isn't it????? :( :( :(

LOL. No.

It is good that I'm leaving the house. I'm getting annoyed, though, because the Mr. is not responding to texts and I have no idea when I'm going to be leaving the house. I need to stop fretting about this and concentrate on the free food and alcohol awaiting me.

Date: 2011-12-09 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tehomet.livejournal.com
Your new sequinned top is lovely.

Good luck at the shindig.

Date: 2011-12-09 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
Thank you and thank you :)

Date: 2011-12-09 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scribblinlenore.livejournal.com
I love your sequin top! It's fabulous. I hope you have as good a time as a person can conceivably have at a spouse's work event. :)

Date: 2011-12-09 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
Thank you! Even if it turns out to not be any fun, at least I will have had the pleasure of wearing something sparkly :D

Date: 2011-12-09 11:49 pm (UTC)
ext_4461: (cho!sulu)
From: [identity profile] mos-self.livejournal.com
so I can only hope to find someone extremely self-centered and talkative for whom I can be a good listener.
Yes! I, too, have often taken that approach at parties or dinners. I do a sort of spin where I pretend to myself that I am interviewing them and ask them questions that require lengthy answers.
;-)

Date: 2011-12-10 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
The interview idea is an excellent one but, as it turned out, I didn't have to talk to much of anyone. Thankfully, the one person who wanted to talk in my general direction didn't require anything of me beyond nodding and making agreeable noises.

Date: 2011-12-10 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] disbelief11.livejournal.com
Your new jeans and top look cute and you say your hair looks glorious, so that's already a good start. I hope you manage to have a decent time!

Date: 2011-12-10 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
As it turned out, I was kind of over-dressed (better than being under-dressed, I suppose) and approximately the third-tallest person in the room due to my heels, so I felt a little conspicuous. However, I barely had to speak at all, and we only stayed for an hour and a half, so overall it was...not unsuccessful.

Date: 2011-12-11 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stone-princess.livejournal.com
HOORAY for a sparkly top that is not sort of apologetically sad about it's sackness! And I love that indigo smell, they should bottle it with a combination of like, hmm, musk, vetiver and lavender. Manly but girly. Yeh.

I bet you looked so much like a supermodel with your glorious hair and tallness that everyone at the party was totally in awe of you. They are all still talking about you today and saying only good things.

Date: 2011-12-11 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oiran.livejournal.com
You say the nicest things <3 I don't know about supermodel, but I did look nice, and I was definitely one of the tallest people there.

Someone should make indigo-scented detergent so that the new-jeans smell can be extended indefinitely.

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