10/15/2012

WORK WEEK: DAY 1

(vintage dress, belt c/o everlane, old tights, alexander wang shoes, jacket gifted from club monaco when i briefly worked there)

Good morning! Do I look tired? That's because I am! It's Monday morning, and I took this photo right before I left for work. I'm writing this post from my phone on the el! This whole week, I will be posting my outfits that I wear to work - and also talking about some issues that working women face, everything from "can I wear socks with loafers at the office?" to "WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!?!?" The idea came to me as I rode the train home from work one evening, and noticed that the rush hour crowd looked defeated and tired and wanted nothing more than to be with their families and pets and friends and a nice homecooked meal. And I realized that those of us with office jobs spend more waking time at our jobs than not, wearing these awfully ugly clothes that blend in with the cardboard walls of our cubicles. So let's talk about these things! It's such a loaded discussion but one that us working women never seem to have. I'm not even sure how many of readers even have office jobs, but if you do, I encourage you to comment and join the conversation!

Anyway I try to dress THE MOST professionally on Mondays, because I think it helps to set a good tone for the week. Also I tend to hang out with my friends on Sunday nights, so a profesh outfits hides any instance of a hangover. I tend to wear one vintage piece to work, but never underestimate of a belt and a power jacket - the more modern, the better, because they really make a vintage pieces into something work appropriate. But no matter how businessy I try to look, I ALWAYS have bad hair on Mondays. Without fail. In fact, I'm pretty sure everyone has Bad Hair Mondays. Look around your workplace today, and take a shot (when you get home!) if someone actually has a snazzy 'do. You will probably have zero excuse to down those shots.

9 comments:

Isabel said...

You actually look awesome, Meagan! I thought I was going to see you wearing some baggy black "slacks" but I can totally see your personality reflected in the dress and shoe combination. The blazer on top is executive realness.

kristin @ high socks said...

ooh i'm excited for this feature! i do work in an office, but a very casual one so i wear whatever i want, so my only rules for myself are nothing too short and nothing sleeveless.

Brandon said...

My case is always different. My last job I was in an office but you could wear what ever you wished. Now I have a uniform but I refuse to not dress the way I feel in the morning despite having to take it all off for 9 hours a day. Looking forward to this series :-)

☯ZERO STYLE☯ said...

i have an office job too, at a funeral home. since i work with primarily elderly/grieving people, state government employees, and doctors, i can't really wear anything interesting or fun. i am in no way passionate about my job, and none of my co-workers are stylish in the least, so i have no reason or desire to express myself at work. i wear solid work pants and a solid colored sweater literally everyday. it is slightly soul crushing. my co-workers freak out when they see me dressed as i normally do. hopefully my next job will involve working with younger people in a much less somber setting.

Low Couture said...

i love this look for work.. and really, i love work wear because fashion that is all about fantasy FOR ME can feel out of touch. real life requires that we dress a certain way, so to do so and still exude style, is inspiring.

xx

Low Couture said...

i love this look for work.. and really, i love work wear because fashion that is all about fantasy FOR ME can feel out of touch. real life requires that we dress a certain way, so to do so and still exude style, is inspiring.

xx

Jasmine Nicole said...

a fashionable case of the mondays

Sacha Noelle Peet said...

looking forward to hearing your working-woman insights this week!

onotherskin said...

i love this look so much and i am also looking forward to see other days. :) i started working with children few weeks ago so i am paying extra attention to what i wear. nothing too loud or all black is welcome. :sigh: the only reason i miss my old job is freedom to wear whatever i wanted.