September 02, 2010

New Faculty Reception at the Chancellor's House

This event promised to be fancy but the dress code was "Business." Business. The one genre of clothes I have spent very little time amassing because I sought (only partially on purpose) a career that enabled me to avoid the tyranny of the staid skirt suit. Having no idea what to wear and no time to shop, I went with a structured silk dress in a muted green color by Mike and Chris.

(shoes by Chie Mihara, vintage necklace, Jenny Yuen Gatsby bag)

My outfit ended up looking more "business-y" than many other interpretations of the code that evening. I guess academic business and corporate business aren't completely aligned.

The home was as impressive inside as it was outside. Mascot statues guarded the home's private living quarters upstairs.

I began to wonder if the university administrators who attended these parties yearly ever grew tired of all the coconut chicken skewers and cubed cheese towers? I left the party with a half full belly but was smart to only order one cocktail despite the amply stocked bar.

A peek into the formal sitting room of the Chancellor's home. 

Chris came with and made a fantastic partner in networking, hobnobbing, and elbow-rubbing. Check his awesome grey leather Heutchy derbys! He is wearing a Theory suit.


Dea said...

You both look great but I especially love your outfit! I'm just like you and purposefully do not own any business attire just so I can create my own outfits. Great start to the school year Jess.

SunnyDay said...

Chris's shoes are great! I love those. He looks very handsome. The dress was a great choice, Jess.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thank you Dea! I think it can be challenging to not always adhere to the convention of whatever business attire means but as long as solid, interesting dresses or separates can count then I'm up for it!

Desert Flower, I really liked the shoes too. Thank you for the compliments!


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