Stuff Fancy People Like

17 Jun

For those of you not intimately connected with the daily going-ons of my oh so exciting life, you may be woefully unaware of a recent trend in my existence: fanciness.  That’s right.  Upon a serious and thorough self-inventory, I found myself serious lacking in fanciness.  I’ve always been a fan of dressing pretty and wearing jewelry.  This, I think, is the reason for my earliest forays into the dark and twisted world of dramatic performance.  But somewhere along the way, I’d lost my fancy flair along the way. And so, in an effort to reclaim it, Fancy Night was formed.  Fancy night consists of getting all dolled up and going out on the town (or, when funds are limited, of snacks and cocktails at my home or the home of another fancy enthusiast.  These collective displays of fanciness have proven fun and fulfilling, a newly tapped source of vitality and vigor.  And so I thought it only fair to share with you some simple rules for fancy engagement, should you decide you need in a little fancy in your life.

 

1) Accessorize. Fancy people know how to handle their bling.  You know the old rule of taking off one accessory before leaving the house to make sure you’re not going overboard? Throw that old adage out. I say put one more accessory on before you leave. Not sure about what to wear?  Let me offer a few suggestions:

Pearls. Always a classic.

Pearls. Always a classic.

Cardigans, preferably tied around your shoulders, and fedoras.

Cardigans, preferably tied around your shoulders, and fedoras.

Scarves.  These aren't just for ladies anymore.  Boys, too, look pretty with flowery things tied around their necks.

Scarves. These aren't just for ladies anymore. Boys, too, look pretty with flowery things tied around their necks.

Creative accents.  Don't limit yourself to the old standbys.  Even powertools can be classy when put in the right hands.

Creative accents. Don't limit yourself to the old standbys. Even powertools can be classy when put in the right hands.

 

2) You are the vessel from which you drink.  Make sure never to be caught drinking out of a red plastic cup.  A martini or wine glass will improve your classy quotient by leaps and bounds.

Take Mickayla here.  She's drinking a Miller High Life out of a champagne flute.  It doesn't get much classier than that.

Take Mickayla here. She's drinking a Miller High Life out of a champagne flute. It doesn't get much classier than that.

Wine glasses, with or without stem, add to your classiness.

Wine glasses, with or without stem, add to your classiness.

3) Don’t forget to bring ahHost/ess gift. It’s always appropriate to bring your host a token of fancy appreciation, such as flowers or a bottle of wine.

Liz offers a classy hostess gift.

Liz offers a classy hostess gift.

4) Date a photographer.  He/she can chronicle your evenings so as to maximize the appearance of being fancy.

Fancy photography.

Fancy photography.

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One Response to “Stuff Fancy People Like”

  1. Liz June 19, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    I’m so jealous of fancy night my teeth hurt. Why don’t I live with you?

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