A few weeks too early

What I Wore to Work Today: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tshirt: Target, new
Pants: Goodwill maybe?
Belt: Target
Shoes: Ross

I was at Target yesterday picking up a light for my bike and more running/workout shorts. I felt very sporty. I also bought candy corn, which didn’t quite fit with the theme.

I wandered through the clothes section and saw that almost everything I bought during my wardrobe freshening extravaganza a few weeks ago is now either on sale or even more on sale than it was before. No regrets, though. Sure, I would have saved money if I had waited. I didn’t know that at the time and I was making decisions that worked for me then with the information that was available, and that’s the best we can really do.

September 10, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Afternoon cooking

What I Wore to Work Today: Wednesday, Augsut 29, 2012
Blouse: Goodwill, $1 Thursday refashioned
Pants: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Shoes: Payless

This evening will be spent on calculus homework. That was the plan for yesterday, and I ended up working on a quilt for 5 straight hours instead, first while catching up on “Project Runway” and then watching more episodes of first season “Community”.

This afternoon I’m going to a friend’s house for cooking. We’ll each make a couple recipes and then take home leftovers of everything, pre-packed for lunches and dinners. I won’t have to cook again this week, which means more time for math learnin’, right?

September 9, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Too casual?

What I Wore to Work Today: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Dress: Target, new
Shoes: Payless

A coworker said, “New dress? I like it! It seems really comfortable and casual.” Huh. That last bit wasn’t quite what I expected to hear about a dress that I was already picturing wearing to the office on a regular basis and to the occasional dressy event, like cocktail hour or a not-formal wedding. The material is a chiffon-y layer over a simple black lining. Was I wrong? Is this dress acceptable for purely casual occasions?

I’d also like to mention that in real life my legs aren’t significantly paler than my upper half, like it appears in the photo. As the summer wanes, the evening  lighting on the upper half of my balcony becomes increasingly shadowed.

September 8, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 2 comments.

Shopping trip

What I Wore to Work Today: Monday, August 27, 2012
Dress: Target, new
Shoes: Payless

After helping my friend clean out her wardrobe in preparation for a move and a new job with professional attire, I decided that I too wanted to go shopping. I figured I’d start with Target and a couple gift cards I’ve been hoarding. (“Thank you for all the great work this quarter, you really helped me hit my numbers! Here’s a token of appreciation that, while significant for you, is a small fraction of my bonus,” said the field sales rep.)

I took myself to Target and bought several dresses on clearance, a stack of tshirts, a sweater, and some running shorts. New shoes, new clothes, new workout routine, new calculus class. Fall 2012, baby.

September 6, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 2 comments.

Hello again, CrossFit

What I Wore to Work Today: Friday, August 24, 2012
Tshirt: Target
Jeans: Goodwill, hemmed
Shoes: Payless

I started CrossFit again, after what was essentially a 2-year hiatus broken up by a month-long visit last fall,  and it’s fantastic and tough. The day after the second basics intro class, I sat down at work much harder than expected because my legs gave out halfway through. I used my hands to supplement legs during chair transitions the rest of the day.

September 5, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

RIP Cardigan

What I Wore to Work Today: August 23, 2012
Cardigan: Target (new)
Tank top: Goodwill
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Payless, new

I was in Los Angeles last month, adding a day to the end of my San Diego vacation. We celebrated a friend’s 30th birthday at Perch, a lounge on a 15th rooftop with $14 cocktails. I guess that’s what sophistication tastes like?

I maintained possession of my cardigan all the way until the very end of the night. I returned from the restroom and set it on a seat while the others from our group assembled for departure. I picked up my purse and left the sweater when we walked out. I realized a couple minutes later, after we had already made it to the street. Farewell, black 3/4-sleeve cardigan, you’ve served me well.

I bought a new one from Target as part of a serious clothes shopping trip. Also, these are the new black shoes that I bought in beige as well.


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20 seconds with scissors

What I Wore to Work Today: August 22, 2012
Blouse: Snagged during my friend’s closet cleanout, refasioned
Pants: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Shoes: Payless

I cut off the elastic ruching at the bottom of this shirt and wore it tucked into pants. After I wear it with a black skirt, it’s going in the giveaway pile. 20 seconds of effort for two days of outfits? Seems like a reasonable exchange.

September 3, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

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