Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Anxiety.

Tomorrow night I'm supposed to go to a 1920s themed party at a bar in Atlanta.  I'm supposed to dress up.

Huh.

This is so out of my comfort zone it's not even funny.

I don't go to parties.  I don't dress up.

Still, I bought a flapperish dress, a hat, borrowed some shoes.  Put it all on and ohmygod I look like an 80 year old woman going to a funeral.  An 80 year old woman going to a funeral who thought she could pull off a dress with spaghetti straps.

Holy crap.

I have never in my life worn spaghetti straps.

I'm totally panicking this morning on what to wear to this party.  Or if I should go.  It's a testament to how much I love the birthday girl and my other friends who will be there that I'm trying to pull my shit together to go.

I want to see everyone and I also want to really keep pushing myself to open up and do new things and not not not not slip back into the old me who was just half of me.  At best.

I'm buying a back up outfit of black jeans and something to go with it just in case I can't pull the flapper thing off.

Damn.  I have to go shopping now.

8 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I do parties, but am NOT a big fan of dress up. If you spend lots of money and rent/buy something fab that's okay--otherwise who looks their best in a cobbled-together outfit? Who doesn't want to look their best at a party?

I hope you end up having a great time.

Pamela said...

I am feeling some panic as well. I'm not a dress-up girl either! We'll make it through this together!

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

I bet if you go, you'll have a blast! I totally understand the issue with the dressing up, it's nerve wracking, especially when it's expected. Just wear whatever makes you comfortable, but take a little risk, maybe with makeup and hair? I get the hate for spaghetti straps, I'm convinced they were created by the devil.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Costume parties always stress me out, too. I hope it ends up being such fun that it's worth getting dressed up for it!

sherilee said...

For what it's worth, I bet you look waaaaay better than you think you do.

Have fun!

V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios said...

I push myself to go to parties too and I *HATE* anything with a theme--whether it's a potluck gathering, a costume party, a restaurant, or a resort. It's the Disney-fication of America and I despise it.

I try to disconnect from all the stress of figuring out what to wear, do, or bring to a theme event and focus on the people that are going to be there. I do enjoy socializing. I'm not shy. I generally come home so glad that I went, but yeah, I have to overcome resistance to get there.

JCK said...

I bet you are going to look great. But, it is important to feel comfortable. Hope you found something!

Threeundertwo said...

How did it go? I would really really have to push myself to go to a costume party at this point in my life.