Oh, I will have stories to tell about the Big Gala—including serendipitous seating next to a delightful woman I wished to tuck into my pocket and take home with me, except that I didn’t have any pockets so I had to leave her there—but they will have to wait, for the moment.
And because all you really care about is what I wore and how I did my hair, that’s fine with you. Right? Right. Who cares about the PEOPLE and the stuff they SAID or the fact that the molten chocolate raspberry something-or-other dessert was actually so rich I was unable to finish it (a first in my history with chocolate)? You want to see the SHOES!
Fine. You can see the shoes. And the dress. And even sort of see the long flowy satin piece that comes out the back. And—of course—proof that I’ve both bought a flat iron and have been watching entirely too much Mad Men can be found in the hair.
But don’t worry—despite how surprisingly well I clean up, I’m still me. I managed to throw my knife on the floor during dinner (in the middle of a conversation, too) when I’d had less than a glass of wine, and during the Very Serious Presentation of the official induction of some people into some fellowship, I suggested to the aforementioned lovely lady seated beside me that the entire spectacle would be much more entertaining if, instead of giving medals, they were branding the inductees. “Congratulations, and welcome to the fellowship!” *SSSSSSSSSSS*”
Hey, at least my hair looked damn good.
You looked beautiful!
Mir, you looked absolutely beautiful. The dress is amazing and even more amazing at $6. Great choice on the shoes.
I think branding would be an excellent option, myself :)
And you are beautiful- even when you are not all fancied up :)
Yay! Photos! I am so in love with those shoes! Is that weird?
you really did look stunning! I love that dress!
Very pretty shoes!
And dress, and hair! It wasn’t just hair salon magic after all.
You looked like a million bucks! The dress was unbelieveable for $6. Like you rolled a drunken Hilton and took it right from her (um, the classier Hilton – I’m going for rich, not trashy in my simile). I’m glad you met somebody nice to sit with too – makes all the difference in a fun evening.
Branding! Now you made me laugh out loud on two of your blogs today.
Don’t you hate doing something klutzy on the first glass of wine, then getting paranoid that people think it’s your fifth glass and you’re a sloppy drunk? Maybe that’s just me.
I know some folks that are in dire need of a branding.
Nice shoes! :) you look puuuurty.
The hair! See, that’s why that darn flat iron is seriously starting to turn a bit of an obsession because a) the GUILT over buying it and then b) the moment of utter terror when I beheld the packaging and felt that obviously I was Not Cool Enough For This Flatiron and then c) when I spend (honestly) five minutes sort of swooping it through my long, curly hair and… and… IT WORKED, and looked GOOD which never, no never ever happens to me. Ever. [nb – this is why ponytails are so good, right? Because if my long curly hair is all gathered up on the back of my head it just looks fabulous all of a sudden, doesn’t it? I mean, I can’t see it so it must look good]
So, wow – your hair it is so very, very pretty and isn’t it just incredible to be able to do that all on your own without having to kidnap your hairdresser (in a nice, friendly totally not illegal sort of way)?
Gorgeous. Hope the suit-and-tie lived up to it but dang you set that bar high!
You are stunning!
You look FANTASTIC!!! All of my (3) fancy dresses are Jones New York –all bargains but more than $6 — they never go out of style. You look elegant, confident, and beautiful!!!
You certainly looked beautiful!!!!!
So pretty! And you would totally be the exact person I would want to be sitting next to during that sort of thing. I’m sure you made it oh so much fun for the woman next to you.
You look lovely.
You look gorgeous!
Barring “knife-gate”, it sounds like you had a fabulous time. You look GORGEOUS!
Nothing short of spectacular! Love the shoes… and dress! Glad that you had a great night and a good dinner partner.
What size shoe to you wear? If it’s anything CLOSE to a 7 I’ll make it work. Please? Pretty please with chocolate on top?
Very nice. You look beautiful and I’m glad you had a good time.
Very pretty and all grown up! :-)
Ohhh… so pretty Mir!!! Now we need pics of Otto!!!
Lovely, lovely, lovely! thanks for the pics :)
That dress is amazing, I want to lick those shoes they are so pretty and my goodness, you look spectactular! I would have dropped at least one utensil as well :)
ooooh very nice!! :) I agree, pics of Otto are needed next – what did he do with *his* hair? :P
ZO. M. G. You look so SOPHISTICATED. You look like a CELEBRITY.
If I were Otto, I’d have worn a tux just to look worthy of you (not that Otto isn’t worthy, he’s great, just sayin’).
I love that you dropped the knife…just the kind of thing that happens to me when I’m pretending to be all grown up and sophisticated. So humbling. And mortifying.
I have to look at the pictures again, because you really are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.
Woo woo woo!
Hoping you ignored the knife. Pretended it didn’t happen. ‘Cept, of course, if it meant eating a large piece of meat off your fork. In which case you could have quietly borrowed Otto’s knife.
Ahh, high social life….it’s a constant balancing *act*. Like hoping no one notices you two women giggling in the back while imagining TORTURING the honorees!
Otto, please tell us more!
Hey, when you “accidentally” threw the knife on the floor, you weren’t aiming for Otto were you? :)
And I second (third? fourth?) the cry for a pic of you and Otto!
You look beautiful and SO happy!
That dress! It makes you look like a GROWNUP. Which of course I know you are, but I always think of you as being like me, except younger, and since I’m still not a grownup…Oh, nevermind.
You were breathtaking. I’m glad you had a lovely time.
You looked very beautiful! (but where’s the pic of the raspberry chocolate dessert????????????????????)
Those shoes! What size do you wear, because I think I need to borrow them.
wow!! You look great. Can’t wait to read all the stories.
You look fantastic! And I love the hair. It has grown a lot!
Since I know a lot of the people who were at the event, I’m actually kind of interested in that part too! My boss was there, in fact, though I don’t think she was the lovely woman you wanted to put in your pocket. Not that she’s not lovely, but she’s more like the kind you want to go out drinkin’ and dancin’ with than putting in your pocket.
Once at a fancy dinner, I was eating a salad…TRYING to be ladylike… and I bit into the cherry tomato on my fork, instead of popping the whole thing in.. and SPRAYED tomato juice almost clear across the banquet table. Sheeesh. It would have helped if SOMEONE had laughed to relieve the tension but nooooooo.
Well, hello, gorgeous!
You look beautiful, not surprisingly. Can’t wait to hear all the gala stories!
Gee, you’re pretty.
Oh you look wonderful! Wait, who are you again? ;)
Gorgeous! And even more impressive knowing the bargain that you got:)
Toe cleavage, shiny hair and a hot dress you got for a steal. The makings for a perfect evening!
Stunning what more can I say and the branding would be much more fun to watch.
Mir, you looked lovely. I hope it was a WONDERFUL evening.
Absolutely stunning! NOW tell us the human interest stories and the drooling chocolate stories!! (Next two blog postings – DONE)
Oh, and BTW….*squeeeeee!!!*
You look great!
You looked scrumptious! I’m sure Otto was proud to have you on his arm!
Your hair does look great! I love that length on you. I love the dress, too!You looked marvelous. And sounds like you had fun, too.
Oh my Gracious Goodness. The dress, the shoes, the hair and The Smile! Well played madam, well played.
I believe the correct this to say in response to those pictures was listed above…
You looked FABULOUS. And very, very pretty. Lucky Otto!
Gorgeous! You looked gorgeous! Glad you had a great time! :)
You look lovely. Great dress! Glad you had a nice time.
Ohhhh love the shoes, you look gorgeous darling.
You are so gorgeous! And so are the shoes, dress, hair, and floaty thing on the back of the dress.
From one curly to girl to another…I Lurve your hair!
I love all it. So well put together. Best $6 you ever spent I’m sure.
Your hair looks so nice! Love the dress & shoes, too!
Very nice, very nice. Well done!
$6? No you didn’t! Looks more like a million bucks to me!
You look BEAUTIFUL!!! What an awesome dress!
You are pretty on the inside AND on the outside. :-)