I can handle the goofy stuff [he wears]. I mean that's just a style thing and Roger and I can agree to disagree, but [COME ON] buy a jacket that fits. I swear his pants are probably unbuttoned or held together with a rubber band too. [T]his strikes me as an instance of, "oh crap, I've gained weight since I last wore this and didn't realize it and packed it anyway. How can I keep these pants closed for the press conference?
So imagine my surprise when on Friday afternoon I discovered this in my kitchen.
Husband has been working on a big case at work and last night the client was hosting an enormous charity event. At the last minute (Monday) Husband and I were invited and at the super last minute (Wednesday), we found out that the event was black tie.
Personally, I was delighted. I've not owned a long formal dress since my senior prom and saw this occasion as the perfect opportunity to go shopping (albeit with only three days, my options were relatively limited).
Fortunately, Husband already owns a tuxedo which he purchased for our wedding. He's worn it a few times since then so it's already paid for itself.
Unfortunately, Husband has gained a few pounds since he last wore the tuxedo on our Alaskan cruise last year. He tried it on and, while it did fit, it wasn't particularly comfortable. Three days wasn't enough time to have it altered so he went unaccompanied to Joann's Fabrics to buy a button extender.
As we walked from the parking lot to the banquet hall last evening. Husband began fiddling with his tuxedo jacket.
"Can you even button it?" I asked.
"Yeah, but it doesn't look very good," he responded, "I'm going to leave it unbuttoned."
No wonder I like RT so much. I'm already practically married to him (although RT's fashion violation is still worse: he had more than three days noticed that the press conference was happening and at least Husband knew enough to not try to button his jacket!)
For my dress, I went to two different Macy's. At the first store, I tried on four dresses and bought this one. At the second store, I tried on about ten more dresses, including this one a second time, and decided that I really did like it. Husband was also a fan and said it will be very versatile for future events.
Oh, silly Husband. I'll be buying new dresses for future events!
Alex Evenings Dress, Macy's
M by Marinelli Shoes, DSW
Opal Necklace, Gift from Husband
Bracelet, Target & Pandora
The evening itself was interesting. I'd never met any of the other three couples at our table and they were all a bit older than us. Husband works with them so a fair amount of the evening was spent discussing the host client's case. Whenever we attend events like this, I'm always thankful that I'm also a lawyer. Otherwise I'd just be staring blankly at everyone having no clue what they're talking about!
We danced a bit, which was unexpected. Usually Husband refuses to dance at work functions, but with 1300 other people in attendance, we were easily able to blend into the middle of the dance floor.
I will say that as much fun as I had dancing, I had even more fun watching the old men dancing. And when I say "old men" I don't mean men in their 50s or 60s. I'm talking about men who were easily 70 years old, out on the dance floor busting a move like nobody's business.
Hysterical! I told Husband that I can't wait until he's old!
When we left the dance floor, we realized that our entire table had already gone home for the night. At that point the band was playing medley of 70s songs, which are fun for a while, but it had been more than an hour. My feet were also killing me so we left too.
So, RT, I'm sorry. Apparently it happens more often than I realized that men outgrow their formal clothing and don't realize it.
But, please, buy a new jacket for next time, hm? That only seems fair, especially since I'm making Husband get his tuxedo altered!