OOTD: Blue, yellow, and floral (aka I miss business casual)

One of the hard things about my current mailroom job–aside from the sheer physical exhaustion–is that I don’t get to dress up. I’m on my feet all day, and the packages are not particularly clean, so I have to wear clothing that’s easy to move around in and that I don’t mind getting stained. This leaves me with a fairly small set of options.

It might seem like such a little thing, but I really miss the everyday, low-level dressing-up that comes with the office jobs I’ve had.

This outfit is from my last office temp job, in the registrar’s office at a university. It was near a lovely park that was perfect for taking outfit pictures on my lunch break.

Tank top and cardigan: Lane Bryant, skirt: vendor at a dance festival, shoes: Naot, necklace: So Good, earrings: CoupCoup Designs (aka my college friend Emily), hair flower: vendor at a local arts festival

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OOTD: Pastel business casual

Some of you may be looking at my more outrageous outfits and thinking, “Does she dress like that all the time?”

The answer is no. As much as I love getting be-tutu-ed and decked out in spikes and studs and rainbow clip-in bangs, it’s neither practical for everyday nor appropriate for office work.

I do like to inject some color into my workwear, though. And I have been known in multiple workplaces for my large collection of fascinators. They make great conversation-starters!

Here’s an example of an average workday outfit:

Top and small pearl necklace: thrifted, cardigan: Talbots, pants: Old Navy, fascinator and large pearl necklace: So Good, earrings: Sick for Cute (free gift with a purchase) Continue reading