Questionable choice

2013_07_07

What I Wore to Work Today: July 7, 2013
Dress: Target, shortened
Belt: Target
Shoes: Payless

We all make choices that we look back on and say “You know, I wouldn’t make that same choice again”. This picture is one of those choices for me. I can’t say I would wear this dress with that belt and those shoes again. Shortening the dress a few inches? That decision I stand by.

2012_09_06 hands on hips

October 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Risking it all

2013_06_17

What I Wore to Work Today: June 17, 2013
Blouse: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Target

I bought this top for a buck at Goodwill without trying it on. It seemed like it would work and if it didn’t it could go right into the giveaway pile. I’m bold, baby, a total risk-taker.

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

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.

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

Hottest summer on record

2013_06_05

What I Wore to Work Today: June 5, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Target

Looks like we’re up to June and the beginning of summer. Phoenix had the hottest summer on record, with an average daily temperature of 95.1 degrees in June, July and August. Yup, average, the highs were almost always triple digits and often the “double digit triple digits” as I call temps 110+. The hottest day of the summer was June 29 when it hit 119. Haha that’s a real temperature! Hilarious! A friend of mine was visiting from out of town and happened to pick that weekend. 

We made it, though, we made it through and the heat always breaks by October 1, when it’s back to refreshing double digit highs. Now it’s beautiful and perfect and an utter delight.

October 12, 2013. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

All suited up

2013_05_08 buttoned

What i Wore to Work Today: May 8, 2013
Jacket: Goodwill
Tshirt; Target
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Target

I don’t own a suit. I’ve been saying for years that I will get one, a nice dark gray real suit from a company with petite sizing, maybe three pieces so that I have both skirt and trouser options. Maybe it’s time to finally — finally! — make this happen, to prepare myself to spend hundreds of dollars for a nice quality suit that fits and flatters and works for a petite woman who already looks younger than she is.

…And I just looked at Jcrew, where an average “suiting pant” is $250. I think I’ll sit on this for awhile longer.

2013_05_08 unbuttoned

2013_05_08 jacketless

October 11, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Benchmark jeans

2013_05_03 hand to hair

What I Wore to Work Today: May 3, 2013
Tshirt: From a friend
Jeans: Goodwill
Shoes: Payless

I’ve had these old Goodwill jeans for maybe five years. They are one of my benchmark pieces of of clothing. At my heavier weights they’re tight across the hips and thigh like they are here, and when I’m at my lowest weight they’re loose and gap  noticeably when I’m seated, showing anybody behind me as much butt as they care to see.

Confidential to Minnesota: Happy birthday!

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2013_05_03 hands behind back

 

October 10, 2013. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Half-birthday

2013_05_02

What I Wore to Work Today: May 2, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Pants: $1 Goodwill, refashioned
Shoes: Payless

This was my half-birthday! 31 1/2! Yee-ha! Six months from then, and several weeks from now, I turn 32. Yep. If I’ve learned anything from the internet, it’s a special, special age.

2013_05_02 hands on hips

puddling on the floor: never good

 

October 9, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, Video, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Five months ago

2013_04_30

What I Wore to Work Today: April 30, 2013
Dress: Goodwill, $1 Thursday
Cardigan: Target
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Shoes: Walmart

Apparently I took a number of WIWTWT pictures in April and couldn’t get it together to actually post them. Or maybe I was choosing on purpose not to post them and it wasn’t an issue of laziness or lack of follow-through at all? I don’t know. It was over five months ago. I don’t know what I was up to at this time. There was my haircut and a CrossFit gym grand opening cocktail party one day in March. A 10k race and trip Prescott, AZ the first weekend of May. The time between those two things is an empty blur at this point.

October 8, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Lace pick-me-up

2013_04_29

What I Wore to Work Today: April 29, 2013
Jacket: T.J. Maxx
Dress: Ross
Belt: Target
Shoes: Target

I picked up this lace jacket at a T.J. Maxx in Park City, UT the day before New Year’s Eve when a friend was shopping for something sparkly for the next night. I wasn’t planning on shopping for myself and I walked away with a jacket and a pair of sneakers. Pleasant surprise.

2012_09_06

October 7, 2013. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

Turn left at the timeline landmark

2013_04_25 profile

What I Wore to Work Today: April 25, 2013
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Target

I’ve had this skirt for six or seven years. I could look it up in the archives, which seems like a lot of work. You could look it up in the archives if you want the date so badly. I know that I had it when I lived in the old apartment and I moved into the house summer 2008.

I place events in time based in time based on landmarks: “I wasn’t with X anymore and we broke up March 2010 so…”, “I was already doing improv so at least 2011″, “I attended that party with Z which means it was before Super Bowl 2013 which was the last time we were together”, etc.

2013_04_25

October 6, 2013. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

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