We had a rare thunderstorm in May — it’s usually one of the months with the least precipitation, second only to June. We also had rain in June this year, the first measurable rain in the first two weeks of the month since 1993 and the first measurable Phoenix rain ever on June 5. That leaves June 11 as the only remaining day without recorded precipitation over the years.
My dog did not appreciate the May storm. I was sitting on the living room floor doing something or other and she came to make her concerns known. She stared at me, she stared outside, she stared back at me. I declined to make the thunder stop happening so she settled in to watch the storm through the sliding doors from the safety of my lap.
What I Wore to Work Today: June 17, 2015
These are my new go-to work pants.I haven’t decided what to do about the hem yet. They’re folded under here and stayed put throughout the day. The next time they show up here they’ll be full-length. I could leave them as-is and fold/not fold on a case-by-case basis. I could buy a second pair and hem one and leave the other. I could hem them halfway between the two options. Anything could happen.
What I Wore to Work Today: June 12, 2015
Jeans: American Eagle
The majority of my clothing pictures are taken on my balcony with a self-timer that takes multiple shots at a time at 2 second intervals. Sometimes it takes a bit to balance the camera correctly and I don’t make it in time. I haven’t put much thought into a tripod or remote and the camera to go along with them, which seems like a lot of effort or expense for this type of casual blog. Upgrade one part and then everything else needs to get upgraded too. Sounds like a lot of work and I’m nothing if not lazy.
What I Wore to Work Today: June 8, 2015
Top: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Ann Taylor, new
This skirt isn’t actually new, it’s just the first time I’ve worn it. I bought it during a Black Friday 50% off everything sale last November that included their Select Suiting, which is often excluded from sales. I bought a jacket, skirt, and pants. I haven’t worn the suit as a whole yet, I don’t think. I finally wore the skirt here, I’ve worn the jacket a few times, and the trousers were in my regular rotation until I recently misplaced them. I regret that there isn’t a fun story to explain how I lost my pants. Instead, they’re just set aside somewhere for me to hand wash and I can’t remember where I put them. The reward for finding them is doing some laundry by hand so I haven’t looked very hard yet.
The label says dry clean and I say no thanks let’s see what happens during a gentle hand wash, especially because I recently learned that suit pieces should all be dry cleaned together to maintain uniform color and wear, which would add up for three pieces. Will the pants survive? Oh, the suspense!
What I Wore to Work Today: June 5, 2015
Blouse: Ann Taylor
Tank top: Target
Jeans: American Eagle
I’ve scheduled a whole bunch of posts all at once here. I just had the thought “What if something happens to me tomorrow and posts keep appearing for six more days because I already scheduled them??” Don’t worry, everybody, I’m not posting from beyond the grave, it’s just automatically posting because I scheduled it.
What I Wore to Work Today: June 4, 2015
Dress, Cardigan, Belt: Target
I have been shifting my professional wardrobe away from looser silhouettes and flight or flowing skirts, adding more pencil skirts and tighter work pants. Time to add a “pencil skirt” tag, probably, especially because I wear separates significantly more often than dresses now. For many years I didn’t wear any dresses at all. I bought this particular one in two colors during the height of my dress phase several years ago.
What I Wore to Work Today: June 3, 2015
The broom is still lingering. Maybe one day I’ll pick it up.
What I Wore to Work Today: June 2, 2015
Linen tshirt: Ann Taylor, new
Skirt: Ann Taylor, new
I volunteered to join the board of my quilt guild chapter for 2015-2016 and my first meeting is this evening. We’re still trying to get volunteers for several other positions, including vice president, who is supposed to become president the following year. I considered it and decided I would be better trying secretary first, as a newer member, before stepping into a big leadership role. I might still do it if we can’t get anybody to volunteer.
The two year commitment is big, though, I can’t say for sure I’ll be here two more years. I don’t have any specific plans to go anywhere, and I still get a little shifty at the thought of committing to that.