News flash - if you dress like they say NOT to dress you are TOO CASUAL to be out at a WINE BAR and Restaurant. Stay home, order Domino's and crack open the T-box.
In fact, implement that dress code in the workplace please. I am sick and tired of people in hoodies and college t-shirts and sweatpants in the office. I don't care if we don't see customers - I HAVE TO LOOK AT YOU!
I am NOT joking here people. You need to dress BETTER.
Not spend a fortune, just wear something nice please.
And just so you don't think this is some new soapbox from me - here is my rant on the same from August of 2009
My good friend Amy came into town from Orlando, Florida for just a few days - we planned ahead and she could make time to meet me for dinner. I love to meet her anywhere when she comes to town, she always brings good treats from Florida. This time it was coconut-orange marmalade, but I love her even without the cute treat!!! Besides, this time she lost her deodorant so I brought her a fresh one from my bathroom stash; don't laugh I stock up on EVERYTHING.
But, the point here is that we met at Stella's Fish Cafe in uptown - nice views and excellent seafood in the heart of Uptown.
I saw a group of young girls, early twenties I think, and they were dressed nicely - except one girl who was seriously dressed like this: I mentioned to my dining companions - all wearing nice dress/skirt/sandals and tasteful jewelry -- that I think we are WAY TOO CASUAL these days and they heartily agreed. Amy said she would hardly EVER wear the dress she had on in Florida, which was cute BTW and in a pic on my Facebook, because NO ONE dresses up there.
I bemoaned the fact I can hardly EVER get my stepdaughter to wear anything but jeans, t-shirt and the most GINORMOUS college/high school sweatshirts. I used to DRESS UP for school and would only wear such a combo if it were cold and I had morning swim practice - and even then RARELY! (p.s. she now dresses up for work as a tax accountant! yeah! - 2014 ML)
Our other companion Cassie said - and she works at the airport as a flight attendant - "Just think of the crap and pj's people wear on planes these days."