Monday: MUJI cable cardigan, Uniqlo Heattech long sleeved shirt, Target Mossimo ankle pants
Tuesday: Lands End petite no-iron shirt (broadcloth here), Target Mossimo ankle pants
Wednesday: JCrew Factory classic buttondown shirt in gingham, Target Mossimo ankle pants
Thursday: old Uniqlo poly ruffle dress
Friday: Zella racerback tank (similar), Cotton On mini skirt
This week in workwear: I was largely uninspired this week and was in a pants rut for the first half of the week until the heatwave hit on Thursday. Tuesday’s combo was my favorite, even though I feel that the shirt is too big: somehow, scrunching up the arms like so made the whole look more palatable. I still want to find a non-sagging, good pair of work pants/slacks, and get at least two properly fitting white oxford shirts, as I do like the IDLF/Emmanuelle Alt-y ness of the whole look. Hah, here I am again ascribing people to particular images.
I was struck this week by how much I’m learning about myself while I get dressed for work. I notice that the clothes that get the most repeats are the ones that allow me to move freely and wick sweat easily. In particular, I’d like to thank that Uniqlo polka dot ruffle dress for taking a beating. Yesterday was fun in that I biked to work for the first time in a long time, probably about a year or so. I wore these Nike shorts underneath and sped off with Runkeeper tracking my time and distance. It was really fun! It took maybe a few more minutes to get to work, but I arrived with a nice sparkly flush on my skin (cause Queen Bey would say I’m FLAWLESS, naturally.) Maybe I’m not always the most pressed-and-starched looking employee, but I’m not afraid to crawl under desks to plug cables in and I’m not worried about ripping/staining something too precious when I have to lift boxes or set up tables for meetings. I like best clothes that allow me to work and play but still keep a modicum of propriety and style. Now to find more of those easy going dresses–they’re hard to come by!