10:18 AM: I’m just waking up this morning after attending the National Council of Women’s Organizations Ball last night. It was truly lovely and in an almost shocking move, I felt like I might have been on the overly dressy side. I always forget that there’s a whole category of clothing that I am now calling feminist formal. Feminist formal basically means you can dress up, but it doesn’t have to involve a dress or heels, and everyone still looks great. This meant it was easy to make the transition to my mocassins after I couldn’t handle the heels anymore! I should also note this is one of the things I love about the feminists – it’s easy to dress so you feel comfortable!
(Above: Me in my dress!)
The event looked amazing and it was at the President James Monroe Mansion which is an awesome old house over near GW. Apparently, Monroe lived there while he was President after the White House was burned during the War of 1812. Now, the building is owned by an arts club, which was the first club in DC to admit women. So, if you walk around the place feels like this awesome old house, that happens to have art for sale on the walls. They also set up a VIP tent last night which looked amazing and was VERY well heated which was key since it was freezing.
(Above: My friend Angela and I in the VIP tent. Isn’t this tent insane?!?!)
I spent most of the night wandering around and catching up with some of the people I see at events sometimes. It was fun to get the opportunity to just chat and have interesting conversations with some other feminists. I feel like I see a lot of these amazing women on a regular basis, but having time to just talk is rare, so that was really fun. Overall, the party was more low key than most balls (more lik\e a big cocktail party), so it wasn’t quite what I expected, but it was still a lot of fun!
Now its time to relax before the big concert (which my boss got me tickets for!).