So excited to continue my A Dress A Day series with something you’ve all been asking for: an everyday work dress! It amazes me how many questions I get about the office! I mean, it makes sense. We do spend 40 hours a week at our jobs and if you’re anything like me, you change immediately into sweatpants when you get home. I guess I always just assumed everyone else led a more glamorous life than I did. You know, that not everyone had the ever scenic view of a cubicle and computer monitor all day long…
P.S. if you haven’t seen it yet, I’ve been trying to Instagram Story my work outfit every day! You can shop all my looks (and anything I mention on there) here.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about why I am not quitting my day job. I got a ton of feedback. Both positive support and surprisingly, a lot of backlash. I get it. Taking a stand is a scary, but empowering thing. Talking about real life is a lot more controversial than how cute this floral dress is. It’s raw and hits you at the core. So, I guess I’m just glad so many people read it!
Sticking with my promise from last week about posting what you guys want to see, I’m talking about why I won’t quit my day job. I still work in an office Monday through Friday. Surprised? That’s why you rarely see me Snapchat or Instastories during the week. Aside from the fact I hate the sound of my voice, of course. Cubicle life isn’t interesting. Layer on fire drill after fire drill (how business-y of me to use that term?) and I forget I even have a phone most days.
Working in the video game industry means I see a LOT of t-shirts on a daily basis. If you walked into my office, you’d think we’d been ordered to wear a Call of Duty tee (and perhaps the occasional plaid button down over it). And let me tell you, it’s a style that’s easy to adopt. It shows company pride, is extremely comfortable, and gives you extra room to grow when you eat lunch at the food trucks a few too many times. I committed this fashion crime regularly when I first started, until my work bestie informed me I’d been “mailing it in”. She was right.
That was the moment I decided that I’d up my fashion game and start Fancy Fridays. I had a ton of business casual left over from my consulting career so why not put it to good use one day a week? As you can imagine, the guys in the office weren’t too keen on this idea. In fact, I distinctly remember one telling me he’d rather wear sweatpants on Fridays instead of having to participate. Since sweatpants are about as equally unflattering as t-shirts on my figure, I stuck with Fancy Fridays. Gives me something to plan all week (serial planner over here) and allows me to start the weekend with a bang!