Parties, parties, parties! I realize this is truly a first world problem that nobody in their right mind would whine about in public, but I am a blogger. Whining out loud about stuff that other people never speak about is part of my job. So here it is. I went to too many parties in Chicago.
In years past, I simply wasn’t invited to very many (or any) parties, so I have to admit that this time my ego was stroked by all the invites. But in the midst of the craziness, I missed some very important things that I wish I hadn’t missed. I also missed seeing people I really wanted to see. But I think this might have been more of a function of the dual-venue, coupled with the largeness of the McCormick Place Convention Center, than all the parties.
This isn’t High School!
To be perfectly honest, I think the private party thing triggered some of my old high school insecurities. Who doesn’t want to be sitting at the cool kids’ table in the cafeteria? I know I sure as heck wasn’t sitting there when I was in high school.
But all this traipsing around from event to event didn’t lend itself to the joy and fun you’d think it would. Lesson learned. I’ll be watching out for this in myself next year, and be much choosier about what I spend my time doing.
One thing I was not disappointed in was the gorgeous green dress from Macy’s that I wore on Friday night. A steal at $99, this dress has little metallic studs down the front that bring just a bit of bling to the party (or parties). I saw a lot of maxi dresses this year, and I love that the modern cut is so feminine and flattering, and not box-like like maxis from the past.
I purchased the gladiator sandals by Marc Fisher (pictured above) years and years ago at Macy’s, and they are still going strong. I think because they hold the feet in them very securely–and therefore don’t put any undue pressure anywhere on the foot–they do not hurt like you’d think they would. Despite their 4.75″ heel, I can wear these puppies all day and all night, and I have.
So here is what I wore on Friday night, brought to you by Macy’s.