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Fashions from the RNC welcome party

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August

I went to the Republican National Convention party at Tropicana Field Sunday, and from a style perspective one thing was clear. Khaki pants and navy blue jackets are the uniform. Look at all these guys.

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I'm digging the red dress, though.

We weren't allowed to wear high heels into the Trop, and men weren't allowed to wear ties, which must have been a security thing. I went with a wedge heel, and so did most of the other women there who weren't in flats. It's about semantics and nuance when it comes to footwear restrictions, and the rulemakers must understand this. I was ready to explain in detail the difference between the two if questioned. But it never came to that.

These women, however, wore full stiletto spikes. They were also all dressed the same, so I gently and subtly yelled, "WHY ARE YOU ALL DRESSED THE SAME?" over the Rodney Atkins concert. They said they were hostesses for Grey Goose vodka. Someone on Instagram wanted to know if the blue dresses were a political statement. I'm going to assume it was more of a marketing thing since Grey Goose's label is blue, but fair question in a sea of red!

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I'll be at RNC parties all week, no doubt among some stylish and wacky folks (and maybe a few celebrities). I've already seen more boas than I can count, and you know I love a good boa (see column, right). If you want to see what people are wearing or just occasionally pass the time, check out my Twitter at @stephhayes. Your Deal Divas are all heavy in the field this week reporting on storms and RNC, so forgive us if we're slow, but we'll try to keep you entertained as usual. And I'll post more RNC outfit pics as I can.

I'll leave you with this shirt, modeled by Massachusetts alternate delegate, Mike Case. Clothes can say so much.

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Deal Diva Stephanie

Photos: My Instagram

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