Clothes without much thought

What I Wore to Work Today: Wed, Dec 29
Cardigan: Target
Skirt: Goodwill
Sequin tank top: Goodwill, with minor adjustments
Wedges: Payless

This was one of those mornings where I stared at my closet, pulled a few items I hadn’t worn in the previous few days, and said, “Eh, this’ll do.”  The sequin tank top was a little more, you know, visible in real life.

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December 31, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Let’s go back in time!

What I Wore to Work Today: Mon, Dec 27
Dress: Forever 21 (7.5 years ago!)
Cardigan: Target
Belt: Darned if I know
Shoes: Target

And look, it’s suddenly the day before the previous outfit!  You’ve entered some kind of time vortex!  Yesterday was Tuesday’s clothing post, and now instead of seeing Wednesday as expected, it’s suddenly Monday again!  Monday was a good day, let’s indulge some nostalgia.  I wore this dress.   Went to work.  Probably did some stuff.  Had nachos for dinner, it’s safe to assume, because I eat nachos almost every day.  Until this bag of tortilla chips is gone, that is, and then I’m done with nachos for awhile.  It’s time to start cooking real food again.  Good-bye, nachos, you’ve been an important part of my life during a difficult time.  Maybe we can try being friends after we take some time apart and give each other space.  You know I wish you the best.

December 30, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

New black tights

What I Wore to Work Today: Tue, Dec 28
T-shirt: Target
Skirt: Goodwill, I hemmed it shorter
Tights: Target
Boots: Famous FootwearNecklace: Claire’s

I wore my new tights for the first time with a skirt that has its own slippery lining because I still haven’t made a short slip yet.  What are the odds that I’ll actually make a slip in the next few weeks so I can wear tights with all these outfits I have in mind without my skirt sticking to the tights all day?  3:1 against, my friend, 3:1 against.

December 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Christmas colors

What I Wore to Work Today: Fri, Dec 24
Shirt: Target
Jeans: Ross
Sneakers: Payless
Necklace: Claire’s

I had to work on Christmas Eve, although they set us free at 2:00.  Getting to leave early while still getting paid for a full day without using any of my paid time off?  Sure, I’ll take that.  I didn’t have any special holiday plans, the only reason I would have wanted the day off is so that I could have stayed out later at the cowboy karaoke bar the night before.

December 28, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Jeans = sitting cross-legged all day

What I Wore to Work Today: Thu, Dec 23
Tshirt: Target
Jeans: Ross
Sneakers: Payless

This was the third outfit I put on in the morning.  The first didn’t work because the skirt was sticking to my new tights and I haven’t made a short slip yet.  The second was (depressingly) too tight because I’m 8 pounds heavier than I was the last time I wore it in the fall.  Finally I decided to wear  jeans and a t-shirt and pay $1 to the charity fund for a casual day.  It was a fine choice and I spent most of the day sitting cross-legged in my chair.  My hair was in a ponytail by mid-afternoon.

The little fluffy pink lady visible on my cubicle wall was given to me in a Secret Santa type thing.  It says “I’d like mornings better if they started later.”  Not really my style to display a cutesy decorative item like that, but I’m leaving it up until next week.

December 27, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Quilt for Baby Ayla

My cousins’ baby girl was born last week and and this is the quilt I made for them.  (Note: I’m considering my cousin’s wife as a “cousin” thus the plural, they’re not cousins with each other.)  I took the design idea from Film in the Fridge and I really like it, especially because I used basic 6″ squares, the width of my cutting ruler.  I quilted diagonal lines through the squares plus stitch-in-the-ditch along the shorter width seams.  This is another black + white + color quilt, like the one I made as a Hanukkah gift, which is a color scheme that will likely show up again soon.

December 26, 2010. Links, Pictures, Projects, Words. 3 comments.

$1 Thursday: black floral dress

Source: Thursday sale day Goodwill
Cost to me: $1
Time: 25 minutes

I wore this to the cowboy bar that was accurately reviewed as “authentic”.  I parked my old-lady-Buick in a row of 4 pick-ups and an SUV truck.  The clientele skewed older, with quite a few AARP-eligible men singing great versions of George Strait songs in their big belt buckles and cowboy hats as the occasional couple took to the smallish dance floor.  I was aiming for a vague Patsy Cline/June Carter Cash look with this outfit.  We’ll be back again, and I’ll sing something by Reba.

December 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

It goes to the office, too

What I Wore to Work Today: Wed, Dec 22
Dress: Goodwill, refashioned
Cardigan: Target
Belt: Xi, came with a shirt
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion

This was the first dress I refashioned from the newly discovered $1 Thursdays at Goodwill, when everything of a particular color tag is only a buck, and turns out it can go to the office as well as to the bar.  Oh hey guess what tomorrow is: Thursday!  Oh, but I’m going to a karaoke night at a new-to-me cowboy bar with some friends because “nobody has to work the next day”.  (Oh hey guess who does have to work the next day.)  Well, perhaps I can do both.  Can’t hold me down.

Before                                  Going Out

December 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

Basic work outfit

What I Wore to Work Today: Tue, Dec 21
Shirt: Goodwill
Pants: Ross
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Claire’s

December 22, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today. 1 comment.

Oh look there’s my backside

What I Wore to Work Today: Mon, Dec 20
Tshirt: Target
Trousers: Old Navy
Shoes: Payless

I tried an action series of me walking away from the camera then turning toward it when I hit my mark and what d’ya know, it resulted in a picture of my butt.  Huh.

 

December 20, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

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