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