Two dollar outfit

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2013_09_10

What I Wore to Work Today: September 10, 2013
Blouse: Goodwill, $1 Thursday?
Pants: Goodwill, $1 Thursday?
Shoes: Payless

These pants were from Goodwill on dollar day, right? I think that was the case. It has been awhile. Same with the sleeveless top. I don’t know anymore.

2013_09_13 serious

December 21, 2014. Tags: , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

A versatile dress

2013_09_09 hand on hipWhat I Wore to Work Today: September 9, 2013
Dress: Macy’s, new
Shoes: Payless

This dress called to me at Macy’s, where I was shopping for pencil skirts and sheath dresses and jackets and other business attire. I kept circling back to it. “But this isn’t business attire!” I protested to my friend. “And it’s more money than I’ve ever paid for a dress that wasn’t for prom or a wedding!” She just waited. On a 3rd or 4th pass I said “Ok,I’ll try it on. There’s only one size here anyway, maybe it won’t fit.”

It did fit and I loved it, including details you can’t see in these pictures, like dark blue buttons on the shoulders and small side slits. Turns out I can wear it for work, even though it’s not the blazer and pencil skirt look that was on my mind that day, and I found a forgotten $25 gift card in my purse.

I have since worn it to the office, on a date, to a taping of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”, to church, and at Notch’s .Party() last spring in San Francisco. It is quite the versatile dress.

2013_09_09

December 20, 2014. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Actually a cute skirt

2013_09_05

What I Wore to Work Today: September 5, 2013
Blouse: Target, new I think
Skirt: Target, new
Belt: Target
Shoes: Payless

I hemmed this skirt after wearing it this time. Now it’s right at the knee instead of just below it. Will you get to see? Maybe! Together we’ll find out if it’s included in any of the backlogged pictures or if we’ll have to wait until it shows up again in the present.

Last week, in actual time December 2014, I wore it to work. A woman in the break room, “Jana”, is known for her passively snide comments that she hides behind canned laughter.

“That’s actually a cute skirt, Amy!” she said.
“Thanks!” I replied cheerfully. [pause]
“I wish I were skinny enough to wear it,” she said, sneering slightly.
“Yeah, it’s great how it comes in different sizes!” I replied cheerfully. [pause]
“I know hahaha” she said.

Uh, good talk, Jana.

2013_09_05 hands in pockets

December 19, 2014. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Another one!

2013_09_04

What I Wore to Work Today: September 4, 2013
Blouse: Target, slimmed
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Target

Hey look it’s another post! Still with the same font though, and who knows what’s happening with these posts in readers like Feedly. (Pictures show up with odd placement on a laptop version and not at all on the app so far…) But hey, it’s another one. Add a third and we’ll have a pattern.

2013_09_04 hands on hips leopard print blouse before

December 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Who is this??

2013_09_03
Hello? Who is this? How did you get my number?

Looks like somebody decided to restart the ol’ blogaroonie, which means sorting through a backlog of pictures from over a year ago. Luckily (?) there’s maybe only a month or so of What I Wore to Work Today photos before it seemed to fade out as a thing I was doing, which means catching up is feasible. In theory. WordPress has new and confusing features (what font is this and how do I change it if that’s a thing I want to do??) and it will be an exciting new project. Or, a project that lasts exactly one day. We’ll talk again in January 2016.

What I Wore to Work Today: September 3, 2013
Dress: Ann Taylor, new
Belt: Target probably
Shoes: Payless

This was my first day in a new position at work as a Contract Analyst, a delicious title. I always wanted to be something with the word Analyst. I decided to buy some new clothes to recognize the new position and celebrate my promotion, improving my wardrobe with attire appropriate to a financial services industry professional in her early 30s (I was 31 at the time of this picture). There had come a time in my life when I wanted to wear clothes sometimes that were not from Target or Goodwill, and I was prepared to spend literally hundreds of dollars to do it. Over a year later, we’ll journey together to see how I did.

 

 

December 17, 2014. Tags: , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Questionable choice

2013_07_07

What I Wore to Work Today: July 7, 2013
Dress: Target, shortened
Belt: Target
Shoes: Payless

We all make choices that we look back on and say “You know, I wouldn’t make that same choice again”. This picture is one of those choices for me. I can’t say I would wear this dress with that belt and those shoes again. Shortening the dress a few inches? That decision I stand by.

2012_09_06 hands on hips

October 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Risking it all

2013_06_17

What I Wore to Work Today: June 17, 2013
Blouse: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Target

I bought this top for a buck at Goodwill without trying it on. It seemed like it would work and if it didn’t it could go right into the giveaway pile. I’m bold, baby, a total risk-taker.

October 14, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

New paint

2013_06_16

What I Wore to Work Today: June 16, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Skirt; Target
Shoes: Payless, new

The apartment complex repainted all the buildings in new colors that make for a darker background on the balcony.

I didn’t remember that I wore this to work in June. I do remember that I wore it in September to brunch with a gentleman friend at his family’s house for a large, casual gathering of assorted family and friends.

October 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Hottest summer on record

2013_06_05

What I Wore to Work Today: June 5, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Target

Looks like we’re up to June and the beginning of summer. Phoenix had the hottest summer on record, with an average daily temperature of 95.1 degrees in June, July and August. Yup, average, the highs were almost always triple digits and often the “double digit triple digits” as I call temps 110+. The hottest day of the summer was June 29 when it hit 119. Haha that’s a real temperature! Hilarious! A friend of mine was visiting from out of town and happened to pick that weekend. 

We made it, though, we made it through and the heat always breaks by October 1, when it’s back to refreshing double digit highs. Now it’s beautiful and perfect and an utter delight.

October 12, 2013. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

All suited up

2013_05_08 buttoned

What i Wore to Work Today: May 8, 2013
Jacket: Goodwill
Tshirt; Target
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Target

I don’t own a suit. I’ve been saying for years that I will get one, a nice dark gray real suit from a company with petite sizing, maybe three pieces so that I have both skirt and trouser options. Maybe it’s time to finally — finally! — make this happen, to prepare myself to spend hundreds of dollars for a nice quality suit that fits and flatters and works for a petite woman who already looks younger than she is.

…And I just looked at Jcrew, where an average “suiting pant” is $250. I think I’ll sit on this for awhile longer.

2013_05_08 unbuttoned

2013_05_08 jacketless

October 11, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

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