I like the word casual. The natural hostess in me loves how warm and welcoming it sounds. “Oh, it’s a super casual fondue party. Bring friends! Bring tiny dipping things!”
However. Nowhere is casual defined as sloppy, lazy or apathetic. It simply means informal—not work, not schmancy dinner.
(One definition of casual is “
If you haven’t read my first post about #thenewcasual, I strongly encourage you to do so now. Not just because it’s really, really good writing (not biased), but it also lays a pretty solid foundation for what we’re talking about today. I’ll wait while you get style advice here. [Read more…]