Hey everybody! So today is a milestone because I am officially heading back into the workforce – unfortunately my awesome time basking in academic unemployment (aka being a student) has come to an end. It was exactly two years ago that I quit my job to go to school – and honestly those two years were like a present to myself, when again will I get another chance like that to reflect, meet new friends, and get a chance to take my life in a new direction?
My funemployment wardrobe: these were found digging through a box labeled “Beach clothes”
In my time of no office and no job, I also have to admit that my wardrobe has taken a bit of a hit. On very lazy days, I have even been wearing these bad boys above….yes, these are Abercrombie & Fitch cargo shorts! These must be six years old or so….it is a bad sign when you are wearing anything that you also wore to a “tiki” themed kegger in college.
My trusty suit of many years
So…I may have to start looking for some more work clothes….but nothing too formal. I went hunting through my closet and found some nice pieces….and also my old suit. I haven’t worn a complete suit in probably five or more years when I was an intern in finance. I was also a Theory loyalist. I put it on again just for kicks, and remembered that the last time I wore it, I tore a hole in the butt! Above was my paltry and very shaky sewing attempt at fixing it.
I personally have a really hard time with suits – particularly matching ones – and always feel really uncomfortable in them. Especially wearing them with collared shirts underneath too. I just feel really constricted and awkward. I always thought I needed them for a variety of occasions, but that hasn’t been true. I didn’t even end up wearing a suit for my business school interviews (due to le hole in skirt) and it was fine.
I have seen a lot of girls in real life, and on blogs, rock their suits and look fantastic. But they just don’t work on me…so I don’t think I’ll ever wear one again (unless it’s this little 2008 number from Chanel above…sigh). Life is too short to wear clothes you don’t want to!
How do you all feel about suiting? Anything else that you find, just doesn’t work on you?