wine reception outfit

Updated on May 17, 2008
Max Studio skirt - forever 21 top - Nine West shoes
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HelenZ 's Thoughts:

I just started getting invited to wine receptions lately. It’s a very “businessy” thing to do. I like to drink, but have only been consuming beer and cranberry vodka up to this point. As I move “upward” in my career, I’ve come to realize that three topics really help conversation in the internet business world: having a good knowledge of wine, knowing how to golf, and knowing how to optimize server capacity.
I am athletically challenged(though I’m decent on wii), not technical enough to know server capacity tricks (though I do have an engineering degree), so wine talk is my only way to relate to other people at these mixers. Really, a typical conversation at a Silicon Valley mixer goes:

Tech entrepreneur: what do you do?
Me: I work on a fashion website.
Tech entrepreneur: oh, yeah? Interesting!
Me: yeah.
Tech entrepreneur: yeah, I have no sense of fashion. I need help.
Me: yeah.

Silence~~

Ricky got me a book on wine over Christmas, I really should start reading it to help lengthen my conversations to more than two minutes.
Anyway, this is what I wore to a wine reception this week. Black is always the way to go.

Comments (6)

modgeisha
modgeisha on November 25
Cute purse! Love your simple yet classic outfit!
Kikki
Kikki on July 18
so simple but super super chic!
keely5
keely5 on December 23
chic!cute bag
athena
athena on May 24
my favorite outfit of yours! lovin it
HelenZ
HelenZ (@helenzhu) on May 24
thanks! yeah, it's not an everyday outfit, but good to look "serious" every once a while :-)
saveallen
saveallen on May 18
Wow - so conservative ... not use to this side of you! Very classic and refined -- I agree that the purse adds a nice burst of color.
HelenZ
HelenZ (@helenzhu) on May 18
thanks! due to my conservativeness, i drank very little at the reception :-)
xtine
xtine on May 17
Cute outfit! Very business-like. I like how your purse adds color to the outfit too.
HelenZ
HelenZ (@helenzhu) on May 18
thanks! that's my favorite purse!
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