Day one, I rise with an alarm clock. Oh sweet Jesus, I have a job. A job. A real. live. job. Straying from the norm, James has to work during the day today and for the entire week. I think some higher being made this all come together because somehow it was known that I would need a little extra help adjusting. I’d need someone to make sure I got out of bed. Someone to force me to eat breakfast. Someone to iron my skirts. Yes, he rises without hesitation, he cooks my meals and because he knows I will probably put an iron-shaped burn on everything I own, he presses my clothes. I am a child.
Aside from actually landing a job, I’m thrilled about the date. It’s May 21st. I’ve never started a job in May, but man, I recommend it. Starting a job while the weather warms up, while the light comes out early and stays out so late, it just makes the transition from unemployment to employment seemless. Children should start school in May. Companies should only hire in May. All babies shall be born in May from this day forward. Amen.
I decide that I’ll play it safe the first week and alter my wardrobe to mirror that of my coworkers. After two days I realize there is no way I could possibly mirror the style of my coworkers and will instead live in a uniform of pencil skirts and blouses until fall arrives.
In the winter, when I was dressing for work, I wrote this post ”Building a Wardrobe.” This line from the post still rings true:
I believe in a wardrobe made up of safe neutrals and statement pieces. This combination will ensure that you have lots of choices, always look unique, but are always dressed well. Ready? Set… Go.
Here is the past month of outfits at a glance…
H&M Skirt | Zara Top | Stella & Dot Necklace + Bracelets
Banana Republic Dress | Marc Jacobs Watch | Kate Spade Ring
Banana Republic Skirt | Marshalls Top | Marc Jacobs Watch | Alexis Bittar Bracelets | Anthropologie Earrings
Zara Top | Banana Republic Skirt | Marc Jacobs Watch | Stella & Dot Bracelet
Dorothy Perkins Mint Jeans | Hunter Rain Boots | Banana Republic Bracelet | Essie ‘Turquoise & Caicos’ Nails
American Apparel Bodysuit | J Crew Skirt | Stella & Dot Pendant | J Crew Belt
Loft Dress | Urban Outfitters ‘Barstool Blue’ Nails
J Crew Chambray Shirt | H&M Skirt | Stella & Dot Ring + Bracelet | Urban Outfitters Scarf | Kate Spade iPhone Case
Loft Skirt | H&M Top | Urban Outfitters ‘Cocktail’ Nails | Tory Burch iPhone Case
Yes, I like bright colors. Yes, I love my job. No, I haven’t got caught taking photos of myself in my work bathroom. Yet.
What’s your summer work uniform look like?