Wednesday I had to pull out the stops and be cute for work.
I opted for my very professional Tribal black sheath dress and jacket. I love that jacket so much it is the only dry-clean only piece of clothing that survived the great closet clean out of 2008.
I also went with the classic heeled penny-loafer style mules and true stockings. I couldn't find anything thigh high (in the depths of my closet in the dark) so I went with regular hose. Ugh. Which required a Spanx garment to prevent bulges at the waistband. This was getting complicated. It was so much easier to dress when I was skinny.
Full makeup, hair up in a clippy (seriously... the effort to style it would have put me over the edge) and cute black briefcase bag. Simple silver hoops, plain silver cuff bracelet and long 3-strand silver chain.
I don't know how professionals do it dressed like that all day. I was ok at my desk but very uncomfortable sitting in meetings with my above-the-knee dress creeping up. Then I snagged my hose on my cute black briefcase bag. And I almost launched down a set of marble steps in my cute heels. Then a woman came around the corner off kilter (behind me as I was sitting) and whacked me in the head... knocking out my cute black clippy. Then I had to pee. In Spanx.
I got myself home and peeled out of my clothes and into my jammies in record time. My feet were cramping that night... I'm not kidding.
I was thinking it was time to take my style level up a notch but now I'm not so sure. I was thinking leggings and boots (or capri leggings and ballet flats) with tunics/dresses. And the perfect knit-but-dressy black pants. But now I'm not so sure.