On a peaceful Wednesday evening, I received an invitation to the Laguna lounge re-opening party. My friend Salma also got invited, so we talked about it for hours, planning what we would wear, who we would go with and all that.
The day finally came and all our other friends were busy so they couldnt go. Guys! There is a massive fuel issue in Nigeria and even that scarcity didnt stop Salma from driving to pick me up. She drove all the way from Kubwa to Wuse so we can go to the event together.
I got a dress that has been lying around for a while because I felt like it was too dressy for all the events I got invited to, but today I decided to wear it. Salma actually bought a dress from my brand (SacréBleu @sacrebleu_by_ur) so she can be properly dressed as the invitation said ‘dress to impress’. We did our make up and ‘dressed to impress’ 😂
we got to the venue really late because we took time to get ready. We even took Salmah’s cousin to be our photographer (atleast we took pictures and didnt waste our outfits).
r to the entrance we saw a group of people heading inside and they wore ‘jeans and tshirts’ 😂 Salma was like “guy, are we supposed to wear casuals? I thought the invitation said dress to impress” and I was like “No now, maybe they’re just workers or they dint get the memo”. We still entered.
The first person I saw inside was wearing a BATHING SUIT!! I was like Salma its us that got the wrong memo lets go home and change (btw my house is 5mins away from the venue) and she was like ‘No she must have taken off her dress to take a swim’ 😂 We still kept going. The further we get the more casually dressed people we see. Salma’s cousin was like ‘you guys overdressed! Oshey bloggers’ and kept laughing at us. Some group of people were actually pointing at us. We ignored and made our way to the bar. I wanted to look for the person who invited us to ask about the dress code but Salma insisted I didnt. We took our pictures and decided to call it a day.
Oh and some security tried harassing us for taking pictures😂 guys I have never in my life been in awkward position like this one ever before!! I now feel like all these Abuja events arent serious with their dress codes. (Dont go and underdress though)
I came home at 7pm, which was exactly an hour after leaving my house. My husband asked ‘how was the event?’ I lied and said ‘It was okay. I just didnt like the music and my head was banging’
This guy just started laughing. He was like “You come home after an hour? The event must be really bad . This your dress hasnt still served its purpose and I dont think you’ll ever wear it to the right place😂’. I just frowned and left him.
But seriously though, I have worn it twice to the wrong places😫 I guess I was just born to be extra af. Oh and Laguna please explain to me how dress to impress changed to dress casually.