I heard something last week I’ve been meaning to run past you, my sage, diverse readers.
We have a League tradition called the Champagne Toast, to welcome our newest members to the JLC at the end of August. Last year, I was confused by the attired comment on the invitation… “festive sundress” or something of the sort, but now I’m *REALLY* confused.
This year’s invitation said “cocktail attire.” Oh good! I know what THAT means. Phew. Then, while chatting with the “hostess” and another member of the new member committee, I learned that “Cocktail attire no longer means what it used to. It now means anything you’d wear to go out on the town FOR cocktails.”
Cue the crickets. I’m not a “go out for drinks” kind of girl, unless meeting for coffee before or after work counts. I’ve never been clubbing, never have gone out on the town just to drink or dance or whatever all the cool kids do (were doing).
Luckily, anything goes almost anywhere in this town. At any given event, no matter what dress code was specified, you’ll see everything from “dressy jeans” to a long dress, whether it’s a backyard barbeque or an evening wedding at a hotel downtown.
Fortunately, I’m the President and I’m going to wear what I planned to wear all along and it will have to be okay. (But yes, I did run it past my friend the hostess, because that’s how I am.) But have you ever heard of such!? I’m still adjusting to knee-length being “formal” too.