Monday, March 9, 2015

Engineer Party

I recently went with John to an engineering awards banquet.  Most of the awards were given for projects, so the people who were accepting the awards did not bring dates.  John was accepting an individual award (so proud of him!), so he was one of about 3 engineers who did get to bring a date.  And just for the record, there aren't very many female engineers.  All this means I was one of the only women and only non-engineers at the event.  There were a few awkward moments, but overall, it was a pretty nice evening.  A lot of the winning designs were actually kind of interesting (even to me!), but I didn't understand all the jokes that the presenter made.

Anyway, this is what I wore.  It's always hard for me to decide what to wear to engineering type events.  John said he was wearing a suit, but that doesn't translate into what a woman should wear.  Should I also wear a suit?  Or should I wear a cocktail dress?  How fancy or businessy should I be?  And add to that the fact that at 7 months pregnant, I can't fit into most of my skirts and dresses, so my options were limited.  I figured a black dress would be a safe bet.  And I couldn't help but add a fun necklace.  Heels were a mistake, as there was more standing around than I would have expected.

Since we were both dressed up, I even snagged John for a picture.  We clean up pretty nice, huh?

Dress: Old Navy Maternity
Necklace: Lucky B Boutique
Belt: Madden
Tights: Old Navy maternity
Shoes: JCF


  1. You look gorgeous! Just glowing!
    As a wife of an engineer myself I have been to several engineering events as a non-engineer - I totally understand where you're coming from! Glad you had a chance to dress up and go out to support your husband!

  2. Aw you two are so sweet together. Did you also get some photos of John making a heart shape with his hands on your belly? Are you doing maternity photos for realz? These are the questions that keep me up at night. But seriously, you looked great! Hooray for John's award, too!

  3. You two look great! Congrats to your hubby on his award! I never know what to wear for my hubby's company events, but you can't go wrong with a black dress!

  4. What a cute picture of you two! I know how you feel to a certain extent. My husband is a physicist, and for the record, there are very few female physicists. I've also never taken a physics class in my life, so coming up with conversation topics at his work events can be a challenge!

  5. You two look great! I would say that a simple black dress is always a safe bet for these types of things!

  6. Really cute picture of you guys together. The smiles just look so natural and happy!! I think you made a good choice, you look very sophisticated.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  7. Ahhh, I just love you two together! You look absolutely stunning in this outfit, Andi, and the necklace is so much fun. Also, major congrats to John for his award! Hooray!!