In the weeks leading up to my first day of work after I graduated college, I remember panicking. Not about whether or not I could do the job. Not whether or not I could imagine doing something all day for five days a week or how monotonous eating the same food around my office for lunch would become. Nope. I worried about what I was going to wear. Now looking back three years later, I can only laugh. I was worried about what I was going to wear because I had so many preconceived notions of what it was going to be like working in corporate retail. So, here is the truth.
I would wear this outfit to work, minus a few details.
1. HEELS: I would not wear those heels. Although they are ultra padded (thank you mom!), they are still not comfortable enough to commute on the bus. I know I could wear flats and change, but combine that with my gym stuff, my computer, a book and my wallet, there just is not enough room in my bag.
2. PURSE: I use my Longchamp bag everyday to commute. Yes this Hermes bag is beautiful (it also isnt mine, thank you Mimi for lending it to me!). My Longchamp bag is the perfect commuter size, as well as an easy zipper, so I do not have to worry about theft.
3. MAKEUP: On a daily basis my makeup routine consists of washing my face, adding lotions (NARS is the BEST) and then maybe mascara. I wish I was a makeup wiz but I am not. So that is why I usually wear sunglasses.
The three things I outlined are a few reasons why I love doing the blog. I do not regularly get dressed up for work. My job is draining, and wearing uncomfortable clothes just does not make sense. Although, I still try to look presentable on a daily basis, I also realize, I like to lounge in bed in the morning, read the news, clean, blog, and eat breakfast and that does not always leave time for makeup and hair and that is okay by me. Good thing my coworkers already like me
PS: My thoughts could also be swayed by having only ever worked in San Francisco and naturally we are a pretty casual city. What do you think?