My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Year of the Tiger

For the past three years we have taken our office and their spouses to the Mandarin Restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year. It started three years ago when the holidays were suddenly here and I hadn't planned an office party.  So we declared we were celebrating  Chinese New Year and were able to have our party in February.   Now it is a yearly tradition. There will be 20 of us enjoying delicious food and great company. Now, the dilemma of what should I wear? Please cast your vote! 1. This first picture is a Chinese dress that was made for me by a tailor when we were in China four years ago. It has only been worn a couple times although I love it. This may just be the excuse - although I might feel a little overdressed (most will be casual).
Second option is a suit jacket also made from the tailor in China -- it is actually Natalie's but still here in her closet so can I borrow it Nats?
Lastly, the good old standby an outfit from Ann Taylor!  That is my comfort zone.
Cricket thinks she needs to pose any time the camera comes out ... although  I don't think she is that amused.  Just click the camera and give me a kibble.  What should I wear?

13 comments:

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

You're so funny! I love the red dress, and it looks gorgeous on you. But I'd say wear what you feel comfortable in. Not so much physical comfort, but mentally. If you'll feel comfortable about wearing the red dress, go for it!

Katrin said...

Oh I like the 1st one. That is so cool that it was made by a Chinese tailor too. Very neat story to go along with your outfit.

Shannon said...

I vote for the dress! In China they love to go "all out" for Chinese New Year... so I say, embrace the tradition and go for it!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Well, we want you to feel comfortable too...but all the girls in this house think that dress is gorgeous!! Whatever you wear, I'm sure you'll have a great time!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Go for the dress or the jacket! Why not, right?

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

THe first is SO the best!!
But if you feel over dressed than go with the third:)

Toby's Raiser

RP said...

joining the crowd here - definately number 1

RPGypsy

L^2 said...

Personally, I'm never comfortable being overdressed, so I would encourage you to wear what you feel best in. However, that dress is awesome and has a great story to go with it. So, if you're comfortable in it, then definitely go with the dress. :-)

3 labs 4 me said...

My vote has to be for the dress! You'll only be wearing it for a few hours, right? You look fabulous in that dress.

hhespelt said...

How come no one is voting middle-of-the-road? I was going to say the Chinese jacket--because it is beautiful and a little less dressy if you are worried about being over dressed. Don't go with Ann Taylor, though. That is much too safe! I just bought a bright blue bubble dress and am wearing it with tights to go out for dinner with friends tonight. Totally out of my comfort zone but a lot of fun! --Heidi

Amy and Jay said...

The first one, the first one!!! It is awesome and what a great occasion to wear it!

Becky said...

How fun - Love the comments.

Erin said...

I say go all out and wear the Chinese dress. You look darling in it!