The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
You know those days you go to work sick or recovering from being sick, and you don’t care what you look like, as long as you can keep yourself propped up at your desk for the requisite number of hours?
This is one of those days. I thought about not posting today’s pics at all, except I thought it might be a good time to explore “dressing for sick when you can’t stay home.” Of course, this does not apply to court-related activities, when you have to wear a nice jacket and coordinating ensemble no matter what you feel like, and sneak sips of Pepto Bismol out of your briefcase on the sly.
I actually used to look way worse than this when I’d drag myself in to work not feeling all that or a bag of chips. I loved those elastic waist polyester career slacks New York & Co used to sell in the 90s. I had them in black, tan, and blue, with matching New York & Co v-necked sweaters. I could show up to work wearing a sleep t-shirt tucked in a pair of those grandma pants, “dressy” sneakers (at least in my mind), a no-color sweater that hung to my knees, no make-up, and glasses, and feel almost as good as being sick at home, except the bathroom was a lot further away.
But I feel like I have to do a little better in my middle-age. I can’t afford to lose a job because I showed up to work wearing a pajama top. College tuition is coming up. Plus, lots of different kinds of people are in and out of our office all day, and once in a while, I even have to cover the front desk.
I generally turn to trouser jeans for our business casual office when I’m cold, or just not feeling it (whatever it may be). Trouser jeans automatically preclude sneakers for me, because I have to wear heels so the hems don’t drag on the floor. Yeah, I’m a shorty, my clothes are all kinda too big right now, and no, sweet readers who expressed concern, I’m not on a weight loss kick of any kind.
I’ve had that 1928 triple locket for years and years, and even though all the fake gold is rubbed off, I still love to
play with it in meetings wear it.
|More than one pendant gives you more to play with in meetings.|
|You can almost see the cool shiny gold thread in this jacket.|
|Is anybody wearing their jackets inside out? Call me!|
What do you wear to work when you’re not feeling all that or a bag of chips?