Last night I met a few friends for drinks at Beauty Bar. A year and a half ago I worked at a “trendy” Union Square restaurant where I met this lovely group of friends that I love so dearly. We have Vegan Friend (you met her previously in the post, Upper East Siders Like Free Wine Too), we have Cute Actress Friend, and we have Luscious Lips Ecuadorian Friend (a male). They all looked stylish and hot in their Downtown garb last night- a look I also am typically flaunting. However, last night was different.
My office is very casual and I usually have no problem transitioning from day to night in what I wear to work. Yesterday, however, I had an important meeting as well as a wake to attend. Therefore, I needed to look professional and wear black. I wore a grey pinstriped button-down shirt, a black high-waisted, knee-length skirt, black tights, and black flats (I know, awful). So, not only did I look like a Jewish mother but, according to my friends, I was letting the world know that I work a 9-5 job.
“Omg, you are SO Upper East Side!” shouted Vegan Friend.
“Go back home with all the rest of the Yuppies!” said Luscious Lips Ecuadorian.
“You probably shouldn’t even be standing here talking to us!” declared Cute Actress Friend.
I was living out my worst nightmare and would have rather been standing in the bar naked than standing there in the Yuppie uniform.
“My skirt is from the Good Will!” I retorted.
A waive of relief flooded over them.
“Oooooh, the Good Will, you’re fine, totally hipster,” Luscious Lips assured me.
And I was able to sleep soundly last night.