Too sexy-party-club for work?

What I Wore to Work: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Cardigan: Target
Top: Ross
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Boots: Famous Footwear
Compliments: 3

Am I wearing the exact same cardigan two days in a row, you ask?  So you noticed that too, huh.  I started with a black jacket that I haven’t worn before and the look needed softening so I switched to the sweater.  I was still a little hesitant about mixing the leopard print sequin-neckline top with the black knee-high boots — too nightlife for a day at the office?  I ended up getting compliments from three separate people and I felt good and not too sexy.

Because man do I hate it when I feel too sexy, and that happens to me all the time.

April 12, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

These financial reports aren’t going to compile themselves

What I Wore to Work Today: April 6, 2011
Cardigan: Target
Sleeveless blouse: Gift from Sarah
Skirt: $1 Thursday Goodwill, refashioned
Belt: Xi, came with a shirt
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion

This sleeveless top with a lovely drape is a dusky indigo color in real life, although it reads like a dark gray in the pictures.  I felt classy, feminine, and professional.  I prepared some data reports using spreadsheets and said, “Why yes, I do work in an office in the financial services industry!”

April 11, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

$1 Thursday: Black and white ruffled dress

What I Wore to Work Today: April 4, 2011
Dress: $1 Thursday Goodwill, refashioned
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Shoes: Target

I refashioned this dress in 10 minutes the morning I wore it to work.  I ironed the tuxedo-style ruffles in front and cut the skirt and sleeves, no hemming needed because of the matte jersey material.  It took a few minutes longer than necessary because I kept making the sleeves uneven — I’m lucky this dress didn’t end up sleeveless.  “Hm, better take a little off the right one… whoops,  a little too much, let’s adjust the left… and that was too much, let’s cut some from the right again…”

April 10, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

Happy birthday to my brother!

What I Wore to Work Today: Mon, April 4
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Target
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Plaid wedges: Target
Necklace: Claire’s

One of my brothers turns 31 today, April 9.  Happy birthday to him!

I don’t think I had worn a necklace before with this brown t-shirt that I wear all the time, along with its sister version in black, because for some reason I thought the neckline wasn’t open enough.  It seems it is, and the red necklace looks good with the brown shirt.  Ok, so I know it looks black in the picture, it’s really not.  This is the brown version.

April 9, 2011. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

$1 Thursday: A dress for date night

Dress: $1 Thursday at Goodwill
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Shoes: Target

I picked this up from the discard rack by the changing rooms at Goodwill without trying it on myself and I didn’t even make any alterations, unless you count laundering out that particular Goodwill smell as an alteration.  I wore it to a restaurant and then to see an improv show last Friday.  If dinner and a show isn’t a date then by god I don’t know what is.

April 8, 2011. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Words. 1 comment.

Day sequins

What I Wore to Work Today: Fri, April 1
Short-sleeve cardigan: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Tank top: Goodwill, refashioned
Jeans: Ross
Sneakers: Payless

I’m calling this a tank top refashion although the only thing I did was shorten the straps so that the neckline didn’t hang down to the bottom of my sternum.

Hey, want to hear something trippy?  I’m typing this on Saturday, April 2 and it’s not getting posted until Thursday, April 7, when you very well might be reading it.  I’m writing to you from the past!  In fact, all the posts since the 2nd were typed out and prepared on Saturday afternoon and then scheduled to post one per day until I ran out of backlogged pictures!  It’s, like, a total time vortex, man!  What’s it like in the future??

 

April 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

Spotlight of sunshine

What I Wore to Work Today: Thu, March 31
Dress: Goodwill, refashioned
Belt: Xi, came with a shirt
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion

My balcony has a spot of sun in the morning now during the time window when I take pictures before going to work.  It’s nice to wake up when it’s not dark.

Are you wondering where I got that bruise on my left leg?  Me too.  I noticed it Sunday afternoon so it probably happened on Saturday, and I don’t remember anything that would leave a raised welt like that.  It’s the right height for tripping into a pointy pointy coffee table or something, which I don’t recall, and I didn’t drink at all that weekend so it’s not a party-shenanigans bruise either.  Maybe I’ve gone all Tyler Durden.  ’90s movie reference?  You betcha.

April 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

4 compliments, 1 dress

What I Wore to Work Today: Wed, March 30
Dress: Goodwill on $1 Thursday
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Shoes: Target

I received compliments from four different people on this dress, possibly because they were surprised to see me in something new.  I wear basically the same things over and over in combinations with minute variations.  I did wear one of my trusty black cardigans most of the day, it’s true.  Black sweater and brown shoes?  Yes.  I’m a maverick, can’t hold me down!

April 5, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 3 comments.

Locker room talk

What I Wore to Work Today: Tue, March 29
Blouse: A mall store I don’t remember
Skirt: Goodwill, refashioned
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion

This is the small women’s locker room in my office building.  There are two showers, twelve lockers, a bench, and  a recurring weird smell.  I change here before going to the gym or CrossFit because if I don’t go directly from work it becomes increasingly unlikely that I’ll actually exercise.  Three times I’ve even gone running during my lunch hour, which won’t happen again during the half of the year that’s obnoxiously hot.  Record-tying 98 degree heat on April 1?  Remind me again why we all live here when it’s clearly not suitable for a metropolitan city like this?

April 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

It’s basically brown, right?

What I Wore to Work Today: Mon, March 28, 2011
Cardigan: Target
Tank top: Old Navy
Skirt: gift from Sarah, refashioned
Belt: gift from Sarah
Shoes: Target

I recently discovered that this belt included in the Mother Lode birthday gift box last November is kinda brown, like a brownish dark gray color, and I suddenly have all these new belting options.  A whole new world has opened to me, a world remarkably like the old one except this time I sometimes add a belt when wearing my dark brown chunky sandals.

April 2, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

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