Yesterday was a lazy day and like Amy, I also have a lazy day uniform. Weekend Jeans, a knit tee or tank with a long cardigan. I have no idea why the color of this cardigan refuses to show in pictures but it is a pretty butter yellow.
sweetheart exposed seam cardigan-Banana Republic
silk brulee tank-J Crew
Old Navy Weekend Jeans
And here is what I wore today, and yes I am in the J Crew dressing room so I will post some reviews for tomorrow!
Chino Vest-Banana Republic
Vintage Matchstick Jeans-J Crew
Shoes, Apt 9 for Kohls
Now for some more answers......
Work/Macy's/Temptations/Handbags: I work in the handbag/watches/fashion jewelry section which has not been a huge temptation for me, my weakness is clothes and luckily that is on a different floor. I usually buy a handbag and then wear it for at least a year before switching to a new one. I have never been a handbag junkie which, I know, seems strange. I do see some beautiful bags but the price tags keep me from buying them too often.
The DARK dress code? I hate it but I take advantage of the little loopholes like being able to wear a light color or pattern as long as it has a dark cardigan or jacket with it and the freedom to wear any color accessories. I also refuse to shop around the dress code. I shop for what I want even if that keeps my work wardrobe limited.
Have I considered working at J Crew instead? Of course I have but the closest J Crew is 30 minutes away (without traffic) so I never applied. I have been in talks with The Loft. Their discount is 50% off for employees but I it would make it really hard not to shop it all away.
Cool versus Warm Colors: I always ignore rules that restrict me as to what I should wear. Okay, well not always since you don't see me in mini's and tube tops but that is more of a personal and religious choice. There are definitly colors that look better on me then others but I don't rule out any colors. For some really great advice on color analysis you should check out these posts from Cardigan Empire
Do I ever just wear yoga pants or sweats: I do-I just wear them in the evenings and mornings until I get ready for the day. I used to wear yoga pants almost every day after my third son because it was the first time I wasn't working, then it turned into never wearing make-up on the weekdays and just throwing my hair in a wet ponytail. It was a slippery slope because it was so easy to not . At some point I was worried about ending up on What Not To Wear. It is rare to have a day where I don't have anywhere to go or to not have someone unexpected stop by. I surely don't dress to the nines every day, I just found a casual look that still looks put together. That said, the second I walk in the door I wear slippers so even when I am dressed at home, I still will have fuzzy feet.
Do I plan my outfits the night before? I often plan my kids but rarely my own, I am just not that organized. I may have pictures in my head of some outfits that I want to try out during a week but it just depends on my mood each day what I actually put on.
Adoption Status: We have about 3 to 5 months left in the process. Hopefully closer to three :o)