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December 12, 2007

Washington, D.C. Face to Face December 19th

Filed under: Uncategorized — Miss Plumcake @ 6:45 pm

at 6:00 p.m. at Off The Record, the bar at the Hay-Adams. You know the Hay, right? It’s the posh hotel right next to that big White House.

You’ll have to forgive me for my lack of posts, it’s a gypsy life for me in the last few weeks of the year. Ooh, speaking of which, hoop earrings…trashy or no?


  1. Hoop earrings? Trash factor increases geometrically with increases in the diameter and the amount of “chiffoneria” that has been plastered on them. To wit: less than an inch across, 24K gold is nice and fairly tasteful. Two inches across with rams heads kissing at the bottom…not so much.

    Comment by Toby Wollin — December 12, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

  2. Someone once told me that if they are bigger than a 50c piece (about 2cm in diameter) then they are trashy.

    I proceeded to ignore that advice.

    Comment by wegan — December 12, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

  3. definately NOT trashy (in the absence of the rams, love birds, initials, cursive writing, etc) but the very definition of ‘confident’, ‘understated’ and ‘sharp’.

    Comment by betsy — December 12, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

  4. Hoops are wonderful! Giant chola silver hoops, classic quarter size narrow gold hoops, bohemian hand cast gold hoops with Sleeping Beauty turquoise, fat Italian gold serious business hoops – I own hoops for every single occasion.

    Comment by Tellicherry — December 12, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

  5. Silver hoops, graduated sizes from quarter to dime for the three piercings in my right ear, which I’ve had since 1977.

    Comment by Margo — December 12, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

  6. hoops? trashy? never that. ill take a silver or white gold set, big enough to be a bangle, thanks. it’s uber funky and quite the lovely way to adorn one’s lobes.

    Comment by Storme — December 13, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  7. Hoops are only trashy if you have matching platinum jackets with dollar-sign cut-outs on your front teeth. Or if you’re Victoria Beckham, who makes everything trashy.

    Comment by Style Spy — December 13, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  8. Hoop earrings, by themselves, are not trashy. To the contrary, they can look quite classy — even the really big ones.

    Comment by Cat — December 13, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  9. Depends, depends. I tend to take heed of the “bigger the hoop, bigger the ho” maxim, a la Lindsay Lohan and her trashy, trashy earrings, but small hoops are OK. Big hoops could be fun for a party, could be cute or pretty, but are NEVER elegant. They’ve been sullied.

    Comment by J — December 13, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

  10. I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to make it! BTW, if anyone is Metro-ing, McPherson Square seems to be the closest stop.

    Are you going to have a sign or something? Because knowing me, I’ll be totally lost.

    Comment by Rosemary — December 13, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

  11. PS: What’s the dress code going to be?

    Comment by Rosemary — December 13, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

  12. From my XY chromosomal perspective: Hoops are extraordinarily sexy on a lady.

    Comment by aging roue — December 14, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

  13. Since I’m not released from my non-Metro-accessible NoVA office till 6, I’m not sure I could make it in time. The hotel’s website only mentions valet parking for overnight guests. Does anyone know what other parking options might be available?

    Comment by Rach — December 17, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

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