What I Wore to Work Today: Friday, May 27, 2016
Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Dog: Hand-me-down from my mother
These are the last What I Wore to Work Today pictures taken on my apartment balcony before I moved into the house.
What I Wore to Work Today: July 28, 2015
Shirt and skirt: Ann Taylor
What I Wore to Work Today: July 31, 2015
Blouse: Ann Taylor
Jeans: American Eagle
What I Wore to Work Today: August 3, 2015
My dog is a sloppy drinker. She splashes water and doesn’t have the excuse of prodigious jowls or floofy ears getting in the way or youthful enthusiasm that cannot be restrained. She’s just messy.
More than a year after getting the little weasel I finally made a doggie dinner station placement using a piece of this home dec fabric roll I got at Goodwill. I also moved it to a dedicated spot in the dining room so it’s not directly next to the garbage and recycle anymore. Same floor, just different lighting for a different appearance.
Doggie Dinner is the magic phrase and soon she’ll probably learn “supper” too, which is what I say when I want to talk about dinner without drawing her attention.
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 Not at Work Today: April 20, 2015
Blouse: Gap, gift from a friend in 2010
Pants: Banana Republic
I gave myself a Monday off work a month ago because I was feeling burned out. I did a lot of fun things over that long weekend, including dressing nicer than my usual jeans and t-shirt one day and planting marigolds and some small bulbs. The bulbs should have been planted months before, so we’ll see together if they bloom. Stay tuned!
What I Wore to Work Today: April 6, 2015
Blouse: Loft, new
Pants: Banana Republic
I keep wearing these tight pants to work, despite previous statements to the contrary, after I’ve worn them post-laundry once and they stretch just a bit during that time. Pretty sure that’s a sign I should not in fact be wearing them to the office.
I have pants that fit best right out of the laundry before they loosen and get saggy, and pants that are uncomfortably tight until they’ve stretched a little from their dryer time.
I bought new pants that are ankle length, which I had always thought of as an ugly and unflattering style of pants. When I finally bought jeggings, joining the world of skinny pants just as hints of returning bootcut and flares and wideleg are in the air, I also bought some ankle-length pants. (I bought a bunch of things that week in a frenzy of spending.) After a couple wearings they were loose and a little, well, saggy, in the seat. They recently came out of the dryer truly legging tight and I realized I probably wouldn’t be wearing them to work again.
Hey look, a few pictures that aren’t on my balcony! I wrangled a photographer to take a few photos outside!
What I Wore to Work Today: March 12, 2015
Blouse: Ann Taylor
Last summer my mother mailed me a beanie baby she found, Ziggy the zebra date of birth 12-24-95, thinking my dog might enjoy playing with it. For some reason Asha doesn’t like it — she’ll chase it, start to pick it up, and then leave it. Something about the smell or or weight or texture, maybe? A different beanie baby gift this spring passes muster, Strut the chicken date of birth 3-8-96, so it’s a mystery.
Somebody carefully archived these two toys in mint condition, daydreaming about the piles of money they’d make one day on their investment. Twenty years later, these beanie babies are hanging out in a small dog’s toy basket, not even on the Top 5 Favorite Toys list. Bird then Chipmunk are in the lead by far, as you can see in the pictures below. Then Mousey, Duckfront, and a tie between Duckbutt and tennis balls. The original duck was too big to interest her so I cut and sewed it into two pieces. Edited to add: I found a Before picture of the poor duck on my phone!
What I Wore to Work Today: February 26, 2015
Watch: Target, new
Earrings: Charming Charlie’s
There’s my dog again, she has come out to the balcony a few times to see what’s happening. I’m wearing nothing special, is what’s happening.
I bought a new watch, something small and inexpensive and nice enough to wear with nice outfits. My other watch with a non-broken wristband is a velcro band sports stopwatch, so it wasn’t a high bar to clear. I usually don’t wear a watch unless I have a specific reason to do so: going out for lunch, taking public transportation, running.