I debated wearing a skirt to work because 1) You can never be too sure it’s completely appropriate and 2) Florida’s weather is currently going through severe stages of bipolarness. It’s cold then hot then cold again and I’m always running late so there’s really no turning back after your first outfit change unless you’re accessorizing. Panty hose are never a choice, they’re an order. Even if they’re the color of your skin and you can’t tell you’re wearing them, you’re at work Sasquatch you must leave those alarming habits at home.
A working girl is imagined in a pencil skirt, a pantsuit, or a nicely fitted dress. This would be the case if were were all still in the 90’s or living on the set of mad men, both of which we are not. We are living in a millennial driven society and the Devil Wears Prada’s fashion structure. We either choose to follow the rules or creep through the cracks and invent our own version of what adulthood should look like. An “almost” mini skirt is appropriate if you make it be. A blue studded blouse will match any color combination and coats should be layered over your shoulders even if it looks like your arms have been chewed off by Bigfoot.
Every piece that rests upon me in this picture is old. You shouldn’t mistaken it for vintage because there is nothing vintage about it. I bought the skirt from Zara on sale before they closed the one in Milennia Mall (rest its soul) around five years ago. The shirt is from Ann Taylor which was also purchased on a mega sale about a year ago and came in XL but I knew my life would not survive without it so I took it to my tailor. And finally, Dillard’s amazing shoe sale is responsible for the most comfortable pair of Cole Haan booties I own. I splurge much too often than not but I will admit I am pretty phenomenal at finding deals on bits and pieces I know I’ll be able to wear at some point or another. If it’s on sale, it’s pretty good quality, and it’s worth taking to a tailor I’ll buy it.
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