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Wednesday morning I had to pick out a new outfit since I took the one I had planned for Wednesday and wore it on Tuesday.  As part of our training we went to another building to see a presentation from the president of our department.  With that in mind I wanted to dress more business and  less casual.

August 24, 2016 W (m)

I wasn’t that fond of this outfit while I was wearing it and I even questions whether or not the khaki pants looked OK with the blouse and if brown ballet flats were the right shoe choice.  But, when I uploaded these pictures I thought the outfit looked nice.  I think that black shoes would look better, but I needed the height of these brown shoes for the length of the pants.  That’s one thing that is going to be an issue— most of my pants are meant to be worn with heels.

I am wearing khaki pants with a sleeveless top and a purple cardigan over top.  I kept the jewelry to a minimum with silver hoop earrings and a silver watch.

On Thursday I went more casual with my outfit.  It’s an outfit that I pre-planned, but I made some changes.

August 25, 2016 Tr (m)

Originally, I had planned to pair this blue and white striped t-shirt with skinny jeans and leopard print ballet flats.  But, I went with these dark wash bootcut jeans and Sperry knock-off’s.  I kept the kelly green cardigan, gold necklace, and dark brown belt.  This was by far the most comfortable outfit of the entire week.  As a teacher I spent the majority of my time standing in front of my class.  In this new role I spend most of my time sitting in a chair.  Some of you might already know this, but some dress pants are not the most comfortable when you’re sitting.

I haven’t yet decided if I will post all 5 outfits from the week, or just pick and chose the ones that I think are blog worthy.  Additionally, I haven’t decided if I do share all 5 if I will try to do one post per outfit or group one or two of them.  Idea’s?  Please let me know your thoughts.


Stolen Outfit

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As I write this it is Wednesday, Day 3 of training.  I am tired.  I went to bed on time but I woke up around 4:45am and couldn’t fall back asleep.  My husband usually gets up at 6am but he had to be in early today so his alarm went off at 5:30.  My alarm was set for 7am and I tried to fall back asleep but it just wasn’t happening.  Any sleep that I did manage to get between 4:45 and 7 wasn’t restorative.  I had high hopes of working out this evening after work but I don’t get home until 7:30pm and we eat dinner right away.  I probably should have gotten up and worked out this morning instead of failing at falling back asleep.

Oh well.  Let’s talk about yesterday’s outfit.  I wanted to dress more casual and comfortable than I did on Monday.  I wasn’t feeling the outfit that I had originally picked out so I chose the one that was slated for Wednesday.

August 23, 2016 T (m)

This is my version of this pin, here.  I did make one change from how I planned to wear it a week ago, though.  Instead of wearing my black espadrille style wedges I chose to go with my brown brogue shoes because I wanted a more casual shoe.  I don’t love the look of these shoes with this outfit, however.  I have found that, oddly enough, I am having a bit of a shoe crisis.  It seems that I don’t have many pairs of comfortable and casual shoes.  I have lots of dress shoes–pumps and heels but those aren’t exactly top pick for comfort.  Also, I don’t love the look of ballet flats and many of the pairs that I own pinch and rub in all the wrong places.  This is something that I am going to have to remedy.  Otherwise, I paired a yellow blouse with a leopard print cardigan and dark wash bootcut jeans.  Gold hoop earrings and my dainty gold watch finished off the look.  For my makeup I went with a sparkly brown eyeshadow and pink lips.

The training day consisted of more information for getting to know the culture of the company and the expectations.  Additionally, we watched a lot of training videos on the computer and talked about the company and brand that we work for.  We also got our security badges!

Since I “stole” Wednesday’s outfit for Tuesday I’ll have to come up for something for this morning.


My First Day

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August 22, 2016 M (m)

My first day at my new job as a customer care representative for a large company was exactly what I expected.  This is the outfit that I had planned to wear on day one.  I knew that I was permitted to wear jeans and that the dress code is “casual” but I wanted to err on the side of caution.  I did receive a Welcome e-mail from my trainer letting me know that I would be getting my security badge photo taken and that there would be a walking tour.  I did second guess myself and whether or not I should wear my silver mary janes, but in the end I decided to wear them and take a pair of black ballet flats.  Well, I was good to go!  The walking was no more or no less than I was accustomed to doing walking around campus while teaching.

Among all of the normal first day HR paperwork, we did discuss the dress code.  It’s actually supposed to be more business casual than casual– jeans and tennis shoes permitted, though.  Distressed jeans are technically OK but my trainer mentioned that she doesn’t wear hers to work and so I am going to follow suit.  At least until I’m out of training and really get a feel for things.  Plus, my trainer will be my supervisor for the next 6 weeks and then I will be assigned to someone else.

I’d like to write more, but I need to finish getting ready for work this morning so it will have to wait.  Thanks for reading.