Needless to say, a Week O’ Events is highly unusual, but this week the stars are aligning - or colliding - and H and are are steppin’ out. The events run the gamut from staid to edgy, so it’s a crazy wardrobe week. Here’s a peek as to what I’m thinking. (Follow me on twitter, @DCCeline, for my #wearing tweets to see the final decisions.) And oh, by the way, H gets star biling this week. With his alma mater, a men's style event, and seeing one of His Heroes, these events are really All About H. That being said, his opinion - and preferences - will figure greatly into my sartorial choices for the week.
H, in all his coolness, far right. Go Kate Shoot
Wednesday - H is an AU grad (that’s The American University - wait, did they drop the pretentious “The?” Yes, yes, they did). We got what is likely a random “please give us money” invite for a reception with the university president. For once, we decided to go. I can’t say I’m considering anything different than whatever I decide on for my Day in the Office tomorrow (it is a post-work DC reception, afterall), but I’ll definitely choose something that shows off my shrinking and shaping #healthyme figure, just in case we run into Someone We Know. Figure-hugging wrap dress or pencil skirt, anyone? Could we get more “DC?” Well, admittedly, only if there's a senator or congressperson there hawking their latest bill. I'll let you know. I know you're waiting with baited breath.
Friday - PJs, The Beans, and H. Nothing more, nothing less.
Saturday - Chuck Berry. Legend. The Howard Theater. It’ll be a longer night (doors open at 6 or 6:30 for dinner), so whatever I pick, I need to be comfortable. And while I realize Mr. Berry a) won’t see me, and b) could care less what I wear, I still want to show Him the respect due a man who has a garage full of vintage Cadillacs and Lincolns, pimped out long before anyone had coined the term. The good thing about this Night Out (thank you to friends who thought ahead and bought the tickets, then graciously invited us, knowing full well that H has had long-standing plans to pilgrimage to St. Louis for Mr. Berry’s once-a-month concert) is that it comes after Thursday’s Night Out. So there’s a good chance I’ll be either using Thursday’s outfit “castoff” or plain ol’ reusing an ensemble, if it turns out to be a particularly good one. No shame here, people. We love - and encourage - repeat wear. I’d be the most boring style celebrity. I’d wear the Same Damn Thing regularly, if it worked that well.