Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LBD Identity Crisis

So in true low-man-on-the-totem-poll style Joey and I have just received an invite to the graduation dinner for the chief residents in his program...yeah its in 3 days...thanks for the heads up. All the heads of his department will be there so there will be alot of schmoozing (aka kissing some tushie) involved.

Did I mention this is a FORMAL event- like black tie optional?? Freak out!
I ran home and busted into my closet to see what my options are because I don't have the time or the dinero to go buy a new outfit between now and Friday.

Thank goodness for the LBD- that girl saves the day every time. I have a black strapless dress that just needs some accessories to dress it up. But here is where I'm stumped :

Do I go classic and conservative and do my best "doctor's wife" impression? Mind you, all the while I will be stuffing the dinner rolls in my pockets because its the only comped event we have been invited to in the last two years...

Or, do I go fun and playful with bold colors to show that I am not a typical dorky resident wife that has her nose in the books along side her hubs?

Help!






XOXO Katie
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17 comments:

  1. I'd probably go with the first one because it seems more dressy. It would be what I would wear to something for a "law" event (I'm a lawyer), but I'd wear the second one to an event for my husband's work (he's in sales in a tech company).

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    1. I think thats the one I'm going to go with, but the rebel in me wants to have colorrrrr!

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  2. I'm a classic kind of a gal. but both are gorgeous.

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  3. I like the colourful one - I feel that in the summer you get a bit of creative license with your wardrobe - take advantage of it.

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  4. I'd go with classic since it's a black tie optional event. As much as I like the colorful accessories, I worry it might dress down the outfit for that type of event. Then again this is also the conservative lawyer in me ;)

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    1. Lots of lawyers reading today- love having smart girls around!

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  5. Hi Katie, I just toured your home pictures and absolutely LOVE every inch of your home! It is gorgeous! As for the outfit, I really like the colorful one, but would probably choose the classic for the event you're describing :)

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    1. Thanks Becky- its a work in progress but our place is coming along! Thanks for reading!

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  6. Classic, for sure! I'd let your sparkling personality stand out more than your fun accessories. ;)

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  7. I'd so go with the first but maybe throw in one of the 'colorful' accessories in the second option just for fun! :) Have fun!!

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  8. I think I'd go with classic, but I love both. I'm your newest follower and a fellow Dr's wife (2 days from being finished w third year med school and 3 days from step 2 boards)! What is your hubby's residency?

    Diana
    www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following- love having other DrWs on here!

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