So….uh…I accidentally wore a turtleneck to a drag show in New Orleans. Actually, it was half drag show and half Magic Mike-esque performance. No, I did not have a place to put my dolla bills. Yes, my coworkers did think it was hilarious. The night’s event was a surprise — our only attire instructions were to dress up. I packed my Valentine’s dress
(which, by the way, also has a high neck) and this outfit, and decided on this one at the last minute, before knowing where we were headed for the evening. Having been to drag shows before, this would not have been my first choice.
In addition to being totes inappropes for the venue, this was one of the outfits that I was not feeling myself in while in NOLA (as discussed in yesterday’s post). I felt like a polka dot potato, which was not exactly the look I was going for when I put this outfit together in the dressing room. Back in Austin (can you believe these photos were taken in Austin? They look hella NYC to me!) I felt more myself and remembered what I liked about it in the first place. I don’t even look like a potato! (At least I don’t think I do. Please don’t tell me if I’m wrong!)
I asked for packing tips recently, and the best one that I should have heeded was to wear your favorite outfits. This was something I’d never worn out of the house, or even out of the dressing room, so I really didn’t know how it would wear. While I do like it now and will likely wear it again, I would have been much happier (and less anxious) on my trip in outfits I know I look great in.
Have you ever worn something that was super wrong for the occasion? Make me feel better with your stories!