Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Lady Can be Overdressed.....

In the great words of Coco Chanel, "a woman can be overdressed, never over-elegant." Well leave to Jen Richer to prove her wrong! Having been invited to Zoofari, an annual fundraiseing "dinner" for the National Zoo, I ran home from work to slap on some heels, slip on a dress and although I would probably miss cocktail hour, I was hoping to slip in before the speeches. In typical Wonkette lingo, Fundraising dinner = formal to semiformal sit down complete with toasts, roasts, and place cards.

Ha! Not the case in slightest. For Zoofari, the dress is casual as the guests walk down the mile stretch through the zoo stopping every 10 feet to taste food from local restaurants (most of them 3 and 4 stars) and drink wine from local vinards. Realizing that one of this kids was not like the others, it was back to the trunk to whip up a wardrobe change. Thank god for the flip flops and cardigan in the trunk. 3 minutes and a pony tail later it was back to the trail of gastronomical heaven. By the time we hit the bottom of the red brick road, I told Angela I may need a crane to pull me back up. This of course after dancing with a frog or two. I can't wait for next year!

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