New paint

2013_06_16

What I Wore to Work Today: June 16, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Skirt; Target
Shoes: Payless, new

The apartment complex repainted all the buildings in new colors that make for a darker background on the balcony.

I didn’t remember that I wore this to work in June. I do remember that I wore it in September to brunch with a gentleman friend at his family’s house for a large, casual gathering of assorted family and friends.

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October 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Great closet in the sky

2013_04_17

What I Wore to Work Today: April 17, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Gift from Sarah, refashioned
Belt: Target
Shoes: Target

In September I cleared out a significant portion of my wardrobe and excess stuff lying around, hidden in boxes or behind closet doors or under piles of other stuff. I started a new job the day after Labor Day and I decided I wanted to take the opportunity to spruce up my wardrobe a little. This skirt was among the items that was given to a very nice family on a farm with lots of space to run around.

When we get to more current pictures, there will be some new pieces too. I went shopping and spent more on a dress than I ever have except for prom and bridesmaid dresses. From Ann Taylor! Like a real financial services industry professional!

2010_11_08 refashion skirt before

 

October 1, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

A-Line

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What I Wore to Church Today (and Work the Week Before): Sunday, January 13, 213
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Target, new
Boots: Famous Footwear
Earrings: Claire’s

I wore this to work the first day back in the new year and again for church this week. For somebody who doesn’t consider herself a Christian, I sure do go to church with surprising regularity, huh.

I’m thinking I’ll take a bit of the wide A-line out of this skirt. Not turn it into a pencil skirt or anything, just narrow it a touch on either side.

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January 14, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

Birthday joy

2012_11_02

What I Wore to Work Today: Friday, November 2, 2012
Tshirt: Target
Jeans: Goodwill, shortened
Sneakers: Payless
Shoelaces: Target

That face certainly says “Today is my 31st birthday and gosh I’m excited to go to work in a few minutes.” It also says,  “I miscounted the number of self-timers shots and thought we were done here.”

December 23, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Red housedress

What I Wore to Work Today: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dress: Fundraiser used clothing sale, refashioned
Belt: Target
Shoes: Payless

I was volunteering with some coworkers at a Dress For Success fundraiser where they were selling the donated clothing that didn’t meet their business attire requirements and somebody brought this dress over to me.

“I saw this and thought of you! What do you think?” she asked.

“Isn’t it a bit… um… big for you….?” another woman hesitated, looking at the dress and at me and back at the dress with a confused, polite little smile. We laughed and explained that I would refashion it into something different for me. She was visibly relieved.

$5 toward a good cause and the possibility of a fun red dress with tiny white polka-dots? I’ll take it!

The result is fine and received a few compliments at work. (“Cute dress!”). Still, after another wearing or two I’ll send it on its way. Keeping the original belt, though.

October 16, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Links, Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Whooping cough is for suckers

What I Wore to Work Today: Monday, October 8, 2012
Tshirt: Target, new
Pants: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Shoes: Payless
Earrings: Garage sale

I had an appointment for a pile of regular basic doctory stuff for $25 copay, thanks to my health insurance plan’s coverage. Sure, they’re just doing it to encourage cheap preventative care instead of expensive treatment and crisis management down the line, which is fine by me.

I got my first flu shot because she said, “Do you want a flu shot?” and I said, “Ok”. Also, I’m 30 now and maybe shouldn’t rely so heavily on being young and fit and in denial about the reality of infectious disease. It felt like a little flame of fire shooting into my arm, a surprisingly loud pain. I also got a tetanus shot since it had been ten years since my last one. Nothing for you to see here, diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, you better move right along because somebody got herself a DTaP vaccination!

October 12, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Disappears in pictures

What I Wore to Work Today: July 9, 2012
Blouse: A mall store I don’t remember
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Target

This blouse has tuxedo ruffles on the front and a long waist tie in the same fabric and neither really shows up in the picture. That small bulge on my right hip next to the arm at my side? That’s the belt’s floppy bow.

July 15, 2012. Tags: , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Confident red shoes

What I Wore to Work Today; Wed, July 13, 2011
Shirt: Goodwill
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Ross
Necklace: Claire’s
Earrings: Claire’s

I don’t often wear these red heels, and when I do I feel confident and sharp and sexy.  It’s time for new no-slip heel liners, though, the current ones are starting to come off, which feels neither powerful nor confident.


 

July 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Now these are office trousers

What I Wore to Work Today: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Blouse: Mall store I don’t remember several years ago
Trousers: Goodwill, tailored
Shoes: Target

I recently realized that my stable of work-appropriate pants had withered to two pairs.  One is wool and unbearably hot and sweaty during the summer of 1,000 degrees.  (I’m exaggerating.  The hottest it has been this summer is 118 degrees, not 1,000.)  The other pair is, um, well, kinda tight.

Goodwill had a pair of gray pinstriped trousers that seemed reasonable enough.  I hemmed the bottoms, narrowed the hips slightly, and sat cross-legged in my cubicle chair all day, relishing the modesty of pants.  Ah, pants, I remember when you’re all I’d wear to the office.

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

Thursday is my Friday

What I Wore to Work Today: Thu, Feb 3, 2011
Blouse: A mall store I don’t remember
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened by me
Tights: Target
Boots: Famous Footwear
Necklace: Claire’s

I felt put-together, ladylike, and fun today.

I’m finally taking the GRE tomorrow afternoon, which means I’m taking a day off work.  Hooray for 3-day weekend!  Well, kind of, with a four hour exam during the first part of it.  Now to create a time machine so I can back in time and take several online practice tests and write a few practice essays…

February 3, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

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