The Space Between My Peers: What to Wear: Nightlife?

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Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

What to Wear: Nightlife?

A casual evening out with a bunch of ladies. Why is that such a challenge to my idiom?

First, do I even own a shirt that's not crew-neck? With my sporty/menswear accent, crewneck T's are my staple.

Second, if I wear heels with jeans will I look like a poseur? If I don't, will I look like a "mom in tennis shoes"? (I promise, I won't be wearing tennis shoes.)

Last, but not least, if I wear a blazer, how do I keep from seeming all business? I want to seem approachable. And fun.

What say you wonderful people?


Blogger Danielle said...

Hm... I'm no expert on these matters, but why not wear heels with jeans? Everything goes with jeans! Perfect for a night out.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hey, wait a minute, if the designers aren't the experts, who is? =)

Thanks, Danielle, I think I will. Probably the only thing that would keep me from wearing heels would be if I were going with someone much shorter than me, and even then I am not sure ... it's pretty important to me to be appropriately dressed.

If it is a warm spring day, I will probably wear my pink 3/4 sleeve blazer, with white vertical stripes. Otherwise, maybe my $1.77 sweater, it has a more dramatic neckline than I usually wear and a few scattered sequins.

Anyway, I definitely want to wear something I can forget about myself in and just have fun with the other ladies.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I am envisioning a soft wrap sweater (not too low of a neckline, but lower than you usually wear, maybe over a trim scoop neck t-shirt or tank if needed for modesty) in one of your perfect colors. Dark jeans, and a heeled boot. That long fitted coat of yours, if it is cold out.

If this is the same group you referred to earlier (young/new moms) half of them will be overdressed because they never go out anymore and the other half will be underdressed because they never go out anymore.

A little make up and jewelry complete the outfit and show that you cared enough to 'dress' for them.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

You crack me up, Beth! I hope you have an outfit like that, because it would be perfect for you! And you are so right on about the moms!

Wrap sweater ~ it will never be. And I would never sacrifice having the focus on my face by dropping my neckline. Although it would be nice to have a trim scoop-neck t-shirt.

Heeled boot ~ I'm glad you said that. I know you love boots, but I wasn't sure if it was too late in the year for them. I was planning on wearing boots, just because they are the most versatile of my heeled options.

A little makeup ~ I always wear a little makeup, although I still don't like lipstick (I use Burt's Bees instead). If I have to appear in public and I don't have time to put on makeup (I give myself a break on my early morning prayer meeting days), I throw on my sunglasses and some lipgloss.

Jewelry ~ You may be right about showing that I care enough to dress for them, but the suggestion still makes me cranky. Earrings, watch, and anniversary ring will have to be enough.

I feel the embellishment post coming on!

BTW, I love you, even though our personal idioms are clearly different.

3:46 PM  

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