Monday, Monday

Shirt – IZOD (hand-me-down) (similar shade); Skirt – French Toast (via Cookies) (shop almost exact, similar); Sandals – Payless (exact; similar) .

While last week I may have had my first day of work, this is the first week I’m working Monday thru Friday. Ever. It’s almost like I’m a grown-up.

Waking up at 6:15 6:30 comes with its adjustments. I should be going to bed by ten if I want a full eight hours. I have to pack lunch and a snack for work (which I finish eating by 11:30) and make dinner when I get home. (Tonight I’m trying my first slow cooker recipe to see if that helps with the cooking department. In other news, I’ve aged two decades in two weeks.)

I also have a dress code to abide by, but after semesters of balancing class and interning, that’s nothing new. If anything, the bigger adjustment is feeling comfortable in business casual (emphasis on the casual in my office) as the weather gets warmer. Sometimes a girl just wants to feel pretty and polished, you know?

That’s where my midi skirt came in. It’s not as restricting as a pencil skirt — because wearing things fitted on my waist and loose at the hips make me feel that much better about my muffin top — but just as suitable for work. And yes, this is meant as a school uniform. You have to get creative like that when shopping.

Also thanks to Sarah at Think Twice Style for the color inspiration — my salmon tee would’ve never been my first pick  to match, but I love how it makes the navy summery. Plus, the pleats match…well, close enough.

~ Sarah

P.S. One more day to enter my giveaway!