Monday, 4 August 2008

New shoes!

A few weeks ago the director (hereafter referred to as "D") came into my cubicle and asked me if I would mind accompanying her to a schmoozy luncheon as the token student. Of course I agreed. 5 course gourmet meal, the chance to meet some of the most generous donors to our area of research? Dressing up!?!?! yes, Yes, YES!

So last Friday, the two of us got into D's enviro friendly Prius and started making our way to the city, and our Collins street venue. D had reminded me the night before "No short skirts S! And remember to impress!", so of course I ran off to the shops after work to find something lunch appropriate. I found the perfect office dress at target (haha again yes I know) - a puff sleeved scoop necked affair, in a tweed like material, fully lined, below the knee (!!), demure looking self coloured bow belt, and most importantly, it fit like it was made for me. No pics I'm afraid - you'll realise why soon.

Anyway, I ended up wearing the dress with a black snug sheer knit skivvy underneath, black 70denier stockings with polka dots, black mary jane wedges and a classic black winter coat with waist tie. Lunch was a success, and I had the most divine sweet potato and relish entrée ever! Helps when the chairman hosting the lunch runs a billion dollar company ;)

After lunch, me and D decided that it was too late to bother going back to work (was 3:15), so we went shopping! Not together of course - I don't think I can afford the places she shops at. I didn't even expect to find anything - was just killing time till 5, I had a 30th to get to in Balaclava/Chapel St - when I found them.

mmm. I think I'm in love. again. Although I need ideas other than black opaques so I don't end up looking stumpy legged. Any suggestions?

After that, I caught the train to Balaclava, was walking down the ramp from the station when I skidded! Cobbled ramps and high heels do not mix. I fell on my knees, ripped my stockings, and bled a bit on the lining of my pretty new dress (which is now being dry cleaned :( I suck at getting blood stains out). The rest of the night thankfully went off well, although I ended up having a very early night

Today, D told me that she and the chairman were really impressed with me (yay) and that one of the major donors was very keen on talking to me again (yayyay!)

good start to week. considering I did sfa today. yay for birthday morning tea and lunch. (not mine)


Yinzi said...

I is so jealous.

Why did I stick to working in uni when there are so many labs out there.


Mica said...

Sounds like you had a great time! It's a shame about falling over at teh end though :( At least you're okay :)

And hopefully you get your freshly cleaned dress back so you can show us the outfit, it sounds really good! I love the shoes.

On Track said...

Those are some darn hot shoes, I haven't actually seen anything like them before, they are like classy rock'n'roll shoes :)

With those shoes you could try ummm... wearing them with a pair of skinny jeans or some cute ankle socks. Im sure you wouldn't look stumpy in those, they are gorgeous x

Imelda Matt said...

woo hoo! go you good (albeit accident prone) thing!!!!

btw the way love your blog makeover (or have I mentioned that already?), it looks sharp!!!

Imelda Matt said...

oh bugger! I forgot to write, YES, YES, YES on the new shoes. You must buy and do it immediately!xxx

A dreamer said...

i agree with imelda- loooove the shoes!
target churns out suprisingly good stuff. it's everyone's little secret.

Sheri said...

yinzi - haha yeah, perks of externally funded labs :D

mica - the fall wasn't too bad. I was actually more worried about bleeding all over my dress

on track - yeah im thinking skinnies as well

imelda - thank you darling. I like the new layout much better as well

a_dreamer - is it dodgy that I never tell people I got my clothes from target? I don't want them rushing off there~

Foxy said...

Wow these shoes are soo beautiful