Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In Need Of Nomination For What Not To Wear

When did San Diego get so FANCY?

Gilberto and I went two places over the weekend, and I was blown away by what people were wearing. I'm wondering if I need to go buy a pair of spiked heel boots now. Not that I really would, as I'd probably kill myself by accidentally wobbling into oncoming traffic or falling down the stairs. But my whole perspective on how to dress appropriately when heading out on the town has been turned upside down.

San Diego is a casual city. People here wear beach clothes, crocs and capris almost year round. Throw on a hoody in the winter and you're good to go. And for those adventurous, childless souls who get to have a night life, designer jeans with a modish top is the usual outfit of choice.

I have a child, which makes night time all about curling up on the couch and watching TV. I thought I didn't have need for designer jeans and swanky tops, but now I'm not so sure!

Because the fancy was out in full force this weekend.

On Saturday morning, I threw on my khakis and Mary Jane flats and we headed over to The Bodies exhibit. I looked pitiful next to all the people dressed head to toe in black with jewels sparking and hair coiffed just so. I thought, maybe they were all New Yorkers on some sort of tour, and this was one of their stops?

But when we went to see Cirque de Soleil's Corteo on Sunday night, I was once again confronted by a sea of women dressed to the nines. Spiked heels and sequins were everywhere! And I didn't know that animal prints had made such a big comeback! Never before have I gone to an event like this in San Diego and seen as much glitter as I did that night. For the first time in a long time, I felt a bit out of place.

So apparently there is a new take on how to dress when going out in San Diego. And of course it makes total sense that I would only now be catching on. Ask me any question about Hollywood gossip and I could fill your ear, but paying attention to fashion trends is not really my forte. Which is one of the reasons I moved to San Diego from L.A. I didn't want to have to get dressed up just to get the mail anymore. Is that where San Diego is headed?

I hope it doesn't get to that point, but when I was at the grocery store yesterday, I looked around at what everyone was wearing, and it has definitely gone up a few notches. I didn't see one single pair of crocs. And all the moms had on makeup.

I feel like revolting, but I really don't want to be the frumpiest mom in San Diego. Looks like I'm going to have to get some fancier clothes (To balance things out, though, I will need to wear my pajamas at all times when at home.)

I need a $5,000 gift card and a New York shopping trip, stat.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, if you were on What Not to Wear, I would die!!! I love that show! But I hate it when they secretly video tape the people. Can you imagine if you were being secretly video taped? Picking you nose, pulling out wedgies, rolling your eyes at people. I would demand all that footage back!

    But seriously, I'm sure you're fine! Those women are wasting their time putting on all that makeup! I'd rather spend an extra twenty minutes sleeping in the morning.


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