$1 Thursday: Red floral dress

Source: Thursday sale day Goodwill
Cost to me: $1
Time: 45 minutes to shorten the skirt and sleeves, bring in the sides, remove the shoulder pads, and change the neckline.  Another 15 minutes to strut around my apartment going from mirror to mirror admiring myself, thinking about how the boots and belt make any dress work.

I wore this latest new dress to a birthday party on Friday night.  I usually don’t wear glasses when going out and here’s why I did this time: I made chili for a chili cookoff competition party the next day (I didn’t win) and I washed my hands four times after cutting the onions and jalapenos.  45 minutes later I reached into my eye to take out a contact for rinsing and learned with fiery certainty that four times is not enough washing after handling peppers before touching one’s eyeball.  Not enough times.

March 27, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 1 comment.

Pockets make the skirt

What I Wore to Work Today: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Goodwill, refashioned
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Shoes: Target

The t-shirt is actually brown, although it’s hard to tell in the pictures.  I’m becoming more fond of this skirt the more I wear it.  The pockets continue to be my favorite part, especially when I find change in them while standing in front of the soda machine when I put my hands in my pockets in a forlorn posture, feeling sorry for myself about having to walk all the way back to my desk to get money to buy a Diet Sprite (caffeine- and calorie-free!).  Ask and ye shall receive!

Soda is only 25 cents at my office.  It used to be free and when they changed it to a quarter there was much grumbling among the staff.  Still seems like a sweet deal to me — my old department didn’t even have free coffee anymore when I transferred a few years, and it was almost a dollar just for a can of pop.

I had trouble getting my camera to balance and was still walking toward my mark when the first picture was taken.


March 25, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Clothed if not coordinated

What I Wore to Work Today: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Shirt: Target
Trousers: Old Navy
Shoes: Payless

This is an outfit I wouldn’t wear again.  It wasn’t planned as an Outfit so much as a Quick, Put On Clothes And Go To Work Ensemble Without Cohesion.  These wool trousers are included with my boots as items I’m intentionally wear now before it’s stupid hot.

March 25, 2011. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Getting the most from these boots

What I Wore to Work Today: Thur, March 3, 2011
Top: Target
Skirt: Charlotte Russe, tailored shorter & smaller
Boots: Famous Footwear

About a month ago I realized that the season for wearing boots was quickly approaching its end and that I needed wear them while the wearin’ was good.  Meaning temperatures below 90 degrees.  Two more weeks, if I’m lucky?

March 23, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Ever a lady in pink tweed

What I Wore to Work Today: Wed, March 2
Cardigan: Target
Tank top: Old Navy
Skirt: Goodwill $1 Thursday refashion
Shoes: Target

March 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

What I wore to work three weeks ago

What I Wore to Work:  Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Target
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Boots: Famous Footwear

Anybody want to know what I wore to the office three weeks ago?  Then today is your lucky day!  Let the record show that I wore green skirt, a black t-shirt, and tall boots.  Let the record also note that I wore this skirt on March 17 for St. Patrick’s Day, with a brown t-shirt and brown high-heel sandals.

I like when people wear green for St. Patrick’s Day, or orange on Halloween, or red white and/or blue on the 4th of July.  I’ve always liked theme parties, and wearing a particular color on a particular day is like a theme party.  Plus I like feeling like I’m part of something.  I pass coworkers also wearing green and we nod at each other in recognition.  “Ah yes, the green plaid shirt, excellent choice sir, a fine choice indeed.”

March 21, 2011. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Friend-approved attire

What I Wore to Work Today: Mon, Feb 28, 2011
Cardigan: Target
Tank top: Old Navy
Pants: Ross
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: My grandmother’s

I wore this outfit to church the day before and then to lunch with a friend.  Several times she said, “You look very nice today!  The white-on-white with the sweater, the pants, you really look so nice.”

March 7, 2011. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Catching up with outfit posts

What I Wore to Work Today: Tues, Feb 24
Shirt: Target
Skirt: Gift from Sarah, refashioned
Belt: Xi
Boots: Famous Footwear
Necklace: Claire’s

I have a small pile of clothing photos stacked up in my camera and I’m finally getting around to uploading them.  I’ll prepare and schedule 4 posts so that at least the next days will have new content.

It seems I’ve lost interest in the outfit documentation again, maybe because I haven’t added anything new for awhile.  Maybe because I’ve been getting even less sleep than usual and mornings are rough enough without taking a few minutes for pictures.  Maybe because this level of boring narcissism isn’t self-sustaining after all.

March 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.