a night on the town

There are two weeks until my half marathon.  I’m not really nervous yet.  Part of me thinks the idea of running 13 miles at 8 minute pace is ridiculous, and another, hopefully bigger, part of me realizes that it doesn’t really matter.  I can go out, and it’ll either go well, or it won’t.

H and I have a chance to really get dressed up this Friday to go to L’s school “gala.”  The theme is Night at the Oscars, and it seems a bit like prom for grownups.  I dug the one full-length formal dress I own out of the back of my closet.  I’ve been hanging onto it for years and years and thought of getting rid of it many times.  The last time I wore it was in undergrad!  However, I’m glad I didn’t, because it was a beautiful dress 18 years ago when I bought it, and it’s still beautiful.  The wearer has, ahem, faded a bit and is a little worse for the wear, but it still fits.  I even noticed that all the push-ups I did built a little muscle in my back, which you can kind of see.

However, since I never get out, I literally own one pair of earrings, no formal shoes of any kind whatsoever, and only one purse, which I wear to work every day.  I’m planning to wear the earrings, and hopefully I can find some ultra-cheap clutch on Amazon prime tomorrow, and I decided to splurge on a pair of black pumps, since I figure they’d probably come in handy.  Pictures to come!


2 thoughts on “a night on the town

  1. Becca

    I am totally clearly just catching up on your blog posts. I’ve had to go to a couple lawyerly formal events recently, because apparently galas are “things.” I have had great success with Rent the Runway, its been pretty fun, rather than buying a dress. But the last formal dress I owned was Prom and I think I donated it years ago.

  2. admin Post author

    That’s cool, Becca. Maybe I should check that out. This was the first opportunity I’d had to wear a full-length formal in many, many years. I think we’ll go next year for that reason alone. I love dressing up!

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