Initially, it's exciting to be able to dress up as a real person. It's a change from yoga pants and tee shirts. It's an outward display of how hard we are working. But ultimately, following the corporate dress code is a serious struggle.
Everyone has a different idea of what's appropriate and everyone thinks their idea of business casual is acceptable. Well, let's be honest. It's not. So most of the time getting ready involves Posh Spice's question...
And the week starts with an effort to be professional and comfortable. Sadly, the first attempt at Corporate Barbie is not quite what we had imagined.
Alright, so Monday was Monday. Next we tackle Tuesday. We learn very quickly heels aren't practical if you're on your feet at all during the day. Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with height like Cindy Crawford and my pants are all too long to wear without heels. After all, beauty is pain! Right? Wrong. Professionalism is practicality first.
We lucked out on Wednesday though. There's never a question on what to wear.
Thank goodness for Karen Smith. She got us over that hump. Now we tackle Thursday, and it's so close to Friday we can almost give up, but not quite. This is the point in the week when we ask friends to chime in to help create a new outfit. And they tell you how it really is in the world.
But they don't understand that their suggestions aren't practical for your work day.
You really begin to wish you had Cher's closet.
Luckily as the week comes to an end you get motivation to be a part of Fashion Forward Friday. New styles for the new week...
We just wish we could pull off as much as LC rocks effortlessly!
Next week I'll share a little about making friends in the work world!