Yesterday L-Train and I were discussing our firm’s Halloween costume contest. I told her I planned on dressing up as a secretary at a business casual law firm circa 2008. She felt I wasn’t being creative enough. After a bit of discussion regarding various Halloween Costumes it was decided that instead of being a secretary circa 2008, I would become a secretary circa 1951. Upon arriving home last night, I was able to confirm that both of my basic black skirts fit again, so I’ve got the skirt. I’ll wear a basic white blouse and L-Train will provide me with one of those frilly neckbow things that were popular back then. I’ll wear my sexy patent leather heels and L-Train will supply me with those old-fashioned cat-eye glasses, which I’ll put on a chain that allows the glasses to hang around my neck.
I’ve told L-Train that if we can pull together this costume I not only will LOOK the part of a 1951 secretary, but I’ll ACT the part – I’ll call my boss by his formal name. I’ll avoid using modern phrases like “dude” which are a part of my everyday speech.
I wondered what to do with my hair, and found two wigs that may fit the bill. I found this wig which is reminscent of Lucy Ball and then I found another wig that is the classic 1950s flip. I’ll probably go with the first one since it’s only $15.
So I’m pretty excited about it, especially if I really CAN pull it all together.