White button shirt: Old Navy ~6 years ago. It was my first Office Attire purchase in anticipation of getting a post-college job.
Pants: Some mall store. Yes, I know I should re-hem them or stop wearing them with heels.
Red necklace: Claire’s
Black cardigan: Target
Tank top with sparkle lace hem: Goodwill
Gray skirt: Target in 1999!
Shoes: Mall store
Cardigan: Refashioned Goodwill
Tank top: Old Navy
Flip-flops: JCrew from 2001, these things really last! I wore sneakers at work, no flip-flops allowed even on casual dress days.
Jacket and jeans: Goodwill
Black t-shirt and plaid wedges: Target
Red necklace and clear earrings: Claire’s
We moved floors at work on Thursday and everybody moving into a new cubicle got a casual day, I guess because they thought people doing lots of bending down and picking up things should get to do it in jeans if they wanted to.
“I hate to see her go but I love to watch her leave…”
Shirt and belt: Target
Pants: some mall store
Shoes: definitely Payless
After: Cute little red plaid shorts that fit
Before: Knee-length shorts from Goodwill that are too big. Um, I might have been trying to wear them anyway over the objections of reasonable passersby…
Tuesday, June 1
Red skirt: Target
Polka dot shirt: Goodwill
Shoes: maybe Payless?
In the last week before moving to my new apartment I was feeling on edge. I realized that part of it was because I hadn’t done any sewing for awhile and I really wanted to be able to see a completed project, something creative and new and not just another taped up box to cross of the list of my old life. Even though I had plenty of practical moving-related tasks I could have been doing instead, I pulled out a skirt from my refashioning pile and turned it into an apron. I used lavender fabric for one side of the ties and black fabric for the other side and the waistband. It was simple, easy, quick, and satisfying. I boxed up my sewing supplies that night.