What I Wore to Work Today history

2015_03_23 arm across body

What I Wore to Work Today: March 23, 2015
Shirt: Ann Taylor, new
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Payless
Watch: Target
Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Pucker Up 175, new

I started the What I Wore to Work Today feature of this blog in 2006, before I saw the whole style blog thing elsewhere. Twitter was in its infancy, Facebook had just opened its doors to the wider public a couple months before, and Instagram wouldn’t be a twinkle in its creators’ eyes for several more years. My first post includes pants and tshirt that I still wear, even though many early entries have a certain cringe-worthy factor. It’s not far enough in the past to smile with nostalgia, and there’s still a lot I would definitely not wear now. Which makes sense, I suppose, considering the differences a decade can make in terms of financial resources, fashion trends, age, job expectations, career development, body comfort and confidence…

At some point in my WIWTWT journey I began including notes on my clothing sources. Not the exact brands or links to items for ordering online, just an explanation of how it came into my wardrobe (ex.: “Goodwill” instead of “Express via Goodwill”). It didn’t occur to me to establish a system for guiding readers to the exact piece of clothing if they wanted to buy it for themselves, not expecting many readers and certainly not many who wanted to snag some of my style. It seems reasonable to keep the same system for now unless I love something and want to evangelize. Change is hard. Heck, I haven’t changed anything about the WordPress template since original creation, even though putting a little work into building a better website would be beneficial for everybody. I’d like a search function for myself if nothing else. One day…

2015_03_23 balcony plants


April 19, 2015. Tags: , , , . Links, Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words.

One Comment

  1. llamas55 replied:

    To quote your Grandpa H, where I heard this often, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and followed by a sort of grumpy chuckle with a sort of “true, that” look in his eyes.

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