Sunday, February 10, 2013

OpUnfashionista Style!

Despite a deep-seated love for dancing and dressing fab, I had, until yesterday, never been to a dance club. When a friend casually, not knowing what he was in for, mentioned wanting to go dancing, I bombarded him with a list I'd compiled of a dozen places in DC that sounded like fun places to dance (I'd been gearing up for this moment for far too long). And we went!

I have a couple of club-worthy dresses that came in eBay lots and were just sitting in my closet, waiting for their moment to shine. I picked the shiniest one, a green and black slinky tank dress with glitter all over.

I did up my eyes in an altogether too ostentatious shade of green (using eye primer made it almost impossible to get off once it was on, so it stayed despite my best efforts to tone it down) and debated between wearing my new black boots or my old black boots. Finally I went with the old ones, since with the cut of the dress and the color of my makeup, I decided I was looking more edgy than ladylike. Also, the oversized shafts are perfect for storing little extras in, such as my phone.

As a non-party-goer, I had yet to acquire any small clutches or tiny bags for my stuff, though now I finally realize how handy they could be, so they'll probably be on my list the next time I go thrifting!

I was concerned I might be underdressed for winter, but once I got to the club, I was relieved to see several girls standing outside in the line wearing nothing but strapless minidresses. At least I had a coat, I thought smugly to myself. A coat that cost me 4 dollars to check for the evening.

My friend said I looked gorgeous, and no one said I looked ugly, so I guess my first foray into club attire went off well. My only problems: The dress was so slinky, I had to wear bike shorts underneath because it rode up every time I moved my legs. I figured no one would notice in the darkness. And I lost one of my earrings. Fortunately it was one from my least-favorite pair. Just a reminder next time to put backings on my earring hooks.

Strangely, Gangnam Style was not heard once the entire night.

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