Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No Jacket Required (but really it's policy)

As you may have noticed, I do not post to this blog every single day. Absent posts could be symptomatic of a hectic day in which I didn't have time to compose a post. Or it could mean I had a hectic morning, threw on a nothing special outfit and was not inspired to write. Let's face it, everyone hits a wall now and then. If not, wardrobe consultants would be out of business, there would be no such thing as a "Worst Dressed List", and Drew Barrymore would currently be dressing a bit more glamorous (or at least a bit more sensical).

Yesterday, running late for work "'cause it takes me so long just to figure out what I'm gonna wear," (you know, a typical "Manic Monday") I dressed simply -- black trousers and a pink button-up blouse. Nothing too inspiring, but I vowed today would be better.

When deciding what to wear today, I thought about what makes me feel my best. Of course, this would be something we all should keep in mind when dressing, but like everyone else, I fall victim to oversleeping (and/or getting sucked into an early morning episode of "Charmed") and need to dress quickly to make it to work on time (well, maybe not on time...).

For me, what makes me feel pretty and confident is a skirt, feminine blouse, killer heels and fabulous accessories. When originally formulated, this outfit did not have the cropped jacket. I bought this sleeveless tank on clearance about a year ago. It is cotton, but the satin (re: polyester) ruffle adds a bit of fancy. I paired the tank with my gray skirt. The black belt was necessary to provide some semblance of a waist and I added my purple heels (a recent gift from a very dear friend) for a pop of color.

However, knowing the company policy about sleeveless (not allowed), I grabbed the crop jacket before heading out the door. I fully intended to remove the jacket at work (keeping it nearby in case of client meeting, etc.). I even did extra bicep and hammer curls this morning in anticipation of wearing sleeveless (I only wish I was joking). However, as anyone who works in an office can attest to, it may be 100 degrees outside, but an office building will have the air temp of a meat locker. Accordingly, the jacket remained on my person all day. It's a shame too, because I don't think this outfit requires the jacket (but of course, HR does).
post- no jacket
Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft
Tank: New York & Company
Skirt: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Belt: Fashion Focus
Shoes: Charles David

1 comment:

  1. This--You--look great. Like a librarian that pulls the pins from her bun, remove that jacket and it's WOO-HOO! Lapdance!