10/19/2012

WORK WEEK DAY 5

(vintage sweater, risto blouse underneath, jeans c/o NYDJ, super old leather chuck taylors)
 
OH MY GOD FRIDAY, I can sleep till 10am tomorrow that is all that matters OMG. Friday is also sacred because I can wear "denim" "jeans" to work which lol if you ever expected to see me wearing plain jeans on this blog. But the whole point of  my work outfit series is to show that I don't wear pompom headpieces or giant lace curtains on a daily basis, even though I wish I could. I am not special because I have a blog and wear weird things sometimes. I am normal human wurmbaby who treasures that one day a week when I can sit in a desk all day in comfortable jeans. Incidentally I also wear a variation on this outfit when visiting with my partner's family in suburbs, lest they think I am a DEVIL CHILD 666 and refuse to attend the wedding. Pratical outfits, folks!
 
Thanks to everyone who added their wonderful insight to this series. I know many of you are creative for a living, or are young and don't have Adult Cubicle Jobs yet, but that's precisely the reason I did this series. As humans, we grow when presented with things that confuse us or challenge or make us feel uncomfy or can't relate to. And for those of you who've emailed or commented to tell me that you have day jobs and CAN relate, please know that work is a part of who you are. And that it is okay to derive part of your identity from your career. Trying so hard to seperate your personal life from your professional life will only make you unhappier at work! This is opposite of what self-help nonsense tells you. But after working in shit job after shit job for many years, I have learned to derive some pleasure from work by throwing myself in it, by being present and conscious at every shift, regardless of how much I hate my job. It is not the easiest thing to do, but it helps. It really does. And for those of you who feel like your job only execerbates your feelings of WHAT IS MY LIFE LOL, please know that these feelings of confusion are normal. Most people, even grown-ass parental types, end up in vastly different places in life than they ever envisioned. Life is really fucking terrifying, but it is a roller coaster and you can never know what awaits you. Try to enjoy the ride. ♥


11 comments:

Volta Delphine said...

i just really enjoy this. when i was still in high school i felt like if i dressed down for even the slightest reason i was selling my soul and becoming an empty shell, but i realized when i got older sometimes you just have to be play the game and be a little "social savvy" (for lack of a better word)and there's nothing wrong with that.

☯ZERO STYLE☯ said...

thank you for this.

Mat said...

whoa jeans, yep sure wasn't expecting that. i'm trying to enjoy the ride but it's hard just to find a full time job over here.

C.A.R. said...

Cute outfit

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Isabel said...

Your outfits were all super cute, even if they weren't super fancy, and the accompanying text was so so beautiful. You are doing really important things here in the internet, and it makes me FEEL y'know?

The marl knit on the sweater is perf.

Low Couture said...

my favorite one of the series.

xx

*trying to enjoy the ride. trying to make the ride, or come to see it as, beautiful

Low Couture said...

my favorite one of the series.

xx

*trying to enjoy the ride. trying to make the ride, or come to see it as, beautiful

onotherskin said...

i really like the way you dress, but more than that i like the way you write and express your thoughts and feelings <3

John Henry Eden said...

You're so cute.

elisabeth said...

well said! thanks

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

You are wonderful. I really wanted to just write that but will add that I love having other working adult bloggers on the internet.