What not to wear…

Okay, so here I am again, staring deep into my closet, and sighing.

I am TERRIBLE at “appropriate clothing.”  Just ask my mom.

Tonight, I’m delighted to be signing books at the Atlanta Press Club Holiday Bash, but they sent me an email that I can choose between “business attire” or “holiday festive” and in my world, “business attire” is jeans and a hoodie, and “holiday festive” is jeans and a rhinestone choker.

If only LuxLotus were here.  She’d tell me what to do.

Above, the very first image that pops up if you do a google search for “holiday festive.”  Somehow I don’t think this is what the Press Club intended.

One of the best things about being a writer is that in a lot of situations, I get a pass on appropriateness.  But  that makes it hard on the rare occasions when I  DO have to avoid offending.


I have a closet full of worn out maternity clothes, and too-small vintage prom dresses. What would you do?

3 Responses to “What not to wear…”

  1. Wanda Vaughn Says:

    What would I do? Go shopping!

    C’mon. I’ve been where you are with two little ones running around creating chaos,(mine were girls) and maternity clothes crowding up your closet while sending out frumpy vibes. Go out and get something new. You’ll be amazed at what it does for your morale.

    Just don’t do what I did — get a perm, too. That one was a bit much and I cringe at the pictures of me with my ‘romantic locks’.

    Enjoy your big shindig. You deserve it!

  2. Lauren Cerand Says:

    Well, a maternity prom dress would be pretty divine in theory, but probably not so flattering on anyone except for the neediest cases, stylistically speaking. I personally am waiting for the 90s to fully return in about ten minutes so we can all get back to the business of pairing tiaras with slipdresses (hot mess as +1 optional): http://www.luxlotus.com/lux_lotus/2006/05/windowlicker_5.html


  3. polli Says:

    I really, really miss those red plaid pants you were wearing when I met you. Those would be uber holiday festive! Okay, so it’s too late, but I hope you still have those pants and that you wear them sometimes.

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