I decided that despite the freezing cold temps in the office, I was going to take a big risk and wear a skirt to the office. It was my way of rebelling against the attempted suppression of my love for fall fashion. It’s the perfect weather to begin pulling out the fall gear, and whoever controls the A/C is intentionally trying to kill my fashion sense by making me wear a snowsuit. That’s my theory, at least. Luckily, I didn’t suffer too much. I’ll probably continue to try to wear skirts to the office until one of these days I find myself deeply regretting it.
Just like the school kids, I’m back to work after unintentionally taking the entire summer off. The EOTDs will hopefully be more frequent even though I’ve already had a late start this week–it was a rough weekend. But the work aside, the office is a meat locker! It is too early to be wearing a trench coat in DC, but I am wearing one along with a scarf, gloves and a hat. I can tell you that freezing your employees is not conducive to high productivity. I just want to point that out to any employers who feel the need to blast the A/C so that the indoor temps are at like, 50 degrees fahrenheit (translation: 10C).
These pants actually run very small, particularly in the legs. I am wearing them in a size 0. The smallest size CM carries is 00. If you are extra petite and are looking to invest in a good pair of pants, Club Monaco pants are definitely worth a try. The suiting trousers do run a touch big if you are somewhat lacking in the booty department like I am, but most their other denim and twill pants seems to run much smaller lately. Check out the Emily pants here! Remember, if you have a valid student card you get 20% off (online too)!
The weather this winter thus far has been unreal. A few weekends ago my condo community held a New Year’s Brunch and I actually ate my meal outdoors on the rooftop. In a cardigan. In January. Wow. The following is not the outfit I wore that day, but just an explanation as to why I would be wearing such lightweight sweater and a trench coat at the end of January and not something heavier:
A few weeks ago I had a reader request for more outfits with jeans. And to be honest, I’m at a bit of a loss. I own a *lot* of denim. Almost embarrassingly so, but you don’t see a whole lot of it on this blog. If you’ve followed me for a long while, you know that I am truly a tomboy and I am perfectly content wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and a pair of sneakers most days (to the point where Stacey and Clinton might be mortified). I also like to take walks during my days off and I don’t drive anywhere in D.C., so where a lot of girls may opt for heels in their off time, I would most definitely *not* unless the specific occasion calls for it. So when I go casual, I don’t think of it as anything spectacular and I promise you, it really isn’t. But that is why you may not see a whole lot of different denim in my posts. The only time there is a somewhat significant divergence from my typical t-shirt and jeans for casual wear is a change in season–as the weather gets cooler, my outfits get edgier, but not necessarily more interesting (if I had more disposable income then it probably would be). But, having said that, there are some off days (maybe few and far between) where I do put in a little bit more thought into what I wear, so I will put more of an effort to blog about them. If there is anything else you’d like to see more of on this blog, please LMK. I’d love to hear some ideas!