Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Enjoy Being a Girl

"I'm strictly a female female
And my future I hope will be
In the home of a brave and free male
Who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl like me"
-"I Enjoy Being a Girl" from Rodgers and Hammerstein musical: Flower Drum-

I learned this week that beginning September 1st (really why couldn't it just be starting Monday?!), my company will begin enforcing a dress code. It's called 'business casual' what this even means is beyond me. I checked and it states "there is no generally accepted definition of business casual wear". Oh great, so basically the description is arbitrary, perfect. My company says "we want our employees to look professional in a casual manner". So why can't I keep wearing my long pretty jeans, heels and a nice top?? What it means is no. more. Jeans. WHAT?! Many ladies would say this isn't a problem at. All. The reason it's a problem for me is because for the past two years, I have bought nice long jeans to wear with heels and semi-casual tops that I wouldn't pair with dress pants. So this weekend’s plans include a mini shopping trip to pick up some cute (read inexpensive) tops to start wearing to work. Also included in said plans, will be sewing -- dresses, skirts and MAYBE a top. We'll see how adventurous I am in the early hours of the morning.
Speaking of adventurous, J had to be up extra early this morning to do some work, so I was up. I know what you are all thinking, "Why don't you just go back to bed?" Right, well the thing is, once I'm awake I have a very hard time getting back to sleep. So instead of lying there unproductively, I get up and do something. This morning, that something was making a new skirt to wear to work! =) Yep, free hand business skirt. I'm pretty proud of it and its super comfy!
PS Please excuse the mirror picture -- I didn't realize how badly I need to clean it!
There is a slit in the back that makes it a little, dare I say, Sexy. *GASP!* Don't worry, it's work appropriate and doesn't show off anything.  I wore it to work today because I have to get use to not defaulting to my happy jeans.  Hopefully we can convince the boss to approve casual Fridays.  Until then, it's skirts, dresses and pants, oh my!

*Stay tuned this weekend for some tutorials! =)


Unknown said...

You just whipped that thing out?! I'm sooo impressed!

Tutti said...

Ash- I you are my hero!! It looks incredible and I love-love-love how you took this 'business casual' change into your own hands. Literally. Bravo m'dear!

Amber said...

You just got up this morning and made that skirt? Are you freaking kidding me? And here I thought I was super domestic for making a meat loaf this morning before I went to work. You are my hero!

Faith said...

are you serious?! you made that skirt THIS morning?! OMG!!! That is freaking awesome AND it looks amazing!