My First Day
Friends, I have officially entered the realm of Productive Adult Members of Society. I may still be making absolutely no money and paying well for the privilege, but now no one mistakes me for a stay-at-home mom, I am a regular rush-hour commuter (three cheers for carpools and the reverse commute!), and when I get home the mister asks me, "How was work?"
I just started in a pediatrics clinic. We don't wear our white coats -- White Coat Anxiety is a real thing, and I imagine even freakier for little kids -- and my boss introduces me as "Doctor" because it's simpler and more impressive. I have no idea what I am doing, but I will happily dress the part.
Blouse: Kohl's, thrifted | Cropped trousers: J.Crew, thrifted | Shoes: REI
Somewhat surprisingly, the award for Professional Wardrobe MVP goes to my trouser crops, both these and the ones I hacked up myself. Love my dresses, but they're more memorable and I don't want to wear skirts every day, and two months of furiously desperate studying/nervous breakdowns/stress eating left my other trousers all a little tight. These feel just right for the balmy temps, and let me wear cute summery shoes without tripping over longer hems.
I also finally(!) found a mousse that makes my hair do the curl thing the way I want it to. Surprisingly, it's designed for "mixed hair" -- the unique hair types & challenges found in girls of mixed race, which I am definitely not. Still, can't argue with success.
Snagged these awesome flats at REI recently. I'd been pining for similar grey wedges for a while, but by the time I heard about them they no longer existed, so finding these made me very happy (and even better, on sale!). The bright woven ethnic textile reminds me of when I lived in Peru, and they have the best arch support I've ever found in ballet flats. All in all, a fun way to liven up professional-able garb.
What does your work-wear look like, now that we're rolling into the dog days of summer?