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What the hell is, "business casual"? *edit*

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 My husband has a work party in a couple weeks. The invite says business casual. Im a jeans and t shirt kind of girl. I dont own a dress. I have one nice dressy kind of shirt, its a bit small, and a pair of dark wash jeans. Thats really it. Will that fly? Am i resigned to slacks or a dress? Neither of which i have, or am willing to buy.

Thank you ladies. I am not going to go out and buy anything for this party. Well, not anything ill wear once. I guess im rocking jeans and embarrassing my husband or not going.

That last line of my immature edit was a smart ass statement. I will be going, and i will be wearing my dark jeans with a dressy top and jewelry and heels. Of course ill do my hair and make up. That will be my effort. Im sorry i just dont want to go out and buy something i dont feel i will wear enough to warrent buying it.

by on May. 7, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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happinessforyou
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Borrow something a little nicer than jeans. ?

Mazi184
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM
No, no jeans.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on May. 7, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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You should really consider expanding your wardrobe. Being unwilling to change clothes seems like you're really mentally blocked-off from different experiences, in the bigger picture. In some ways, thumbing your nose at experiences where it's appropriate to wear nice clothing is, dare I say it, a little self-centered. Like you expect the world to cater only to your tastes instead of being flexible enough to take things as they come.

It's a pair of slacks and a nice blouse. It's not like they're asking you to change your religion.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on May. 7, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Jeans,  t-shirts,  and flip flops and sneakers will not do.  Slacks or a skirt would be best.

mspecan_tan
by Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:12 PM
This...

Quoting Kristen.Marie:

No jeans, tees, or sneakers/flip flops.
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famiglia_bella
by on May. 7, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I'm jeans and tees too and I haaaaate business casual.  I wear a flowy blouse and tighter black pants (because they feel like jeans but aren't denim) to get around it.  Ha!  Business casual says Catholic school teacher to me.

lnrmom
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

It really kind of depends on the company. Typically dark washed jeans and a nice top will work.

olliesmommy2
by Metal Awareness on May. 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

 Interesting you've derived all this information about me. Anyway, i am not going out and buying a pair of pants that i will hate wearing and never wear again. It doesnt make sense. I am perfectly fine with my non-fancy clothes wearing life experiences, thank you.

Quoting Anonymous:

You should really consider expanding your wardrobe. Being unwilling to change clothes seems like you're really mentally blocked-off from different experiences, in the bigger picture. In some ways, thumbing your nose at experiences where it's appropriate to wear nice clothing is, dare I say it, a little self-centered. Like you expect the world to cater only to your tastes instead of being flexible enough to take things as they come.

It's a pair of slacks and a nice blouse. It's not like they're asking you to change your religion.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Would it seriously kill you to buy one pair of dress pants?  

almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:17 PM
Business casual can mean a lot of different things. Ask the other women what they're wearing and follow suit. (Ha ha at my pun)
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