Sometimes I feel trapped in a rut of professionalism. Not that I don’t like dressing professionally. I do. But often business options are a little limited. Sure, I’m a pro at mixing and matching, but I still largely end up staying in the jacket/cardigan arena, especially in the winter, and that can get old.
How I wish I worked in one of those “creative” jobs where you were encouraged to dress in a way that best expressed yourself (those exist, right?). Of course, I would probably need to be creative to land one of those jobs, but dare to dream. Maybe one day I can be the cool mom who stays at home, but still dresses up to go to Trader Joe’s (because I can afford to feed an entire family exclusively from Trader Joe’s. Since we’re dreaming.)
Until then, I have Saturday and Sunday to branch out a little more (and this week, Friday – yay, Easter!). Today and tomorrow I’ll be showing you a couple less business looks, starting with the one below. You may recognize this scarf. The skirt is a summer staple from Old Navy, but seeing as we got snow AGAIN today (who’s ready for beach weather?!), I had to pair it with tights. The jewelry looks like it doesn’t match, but it really is more coral than the picture implies. And I chose turquoise earrings (a gift from Francesca’s Boutique) to add a little bit more color and to pick up the hint of turquoise in the scarf (which you also can’t really see; sorry I’m a bad photographer).
Oh, and don’t mind the stuff on my floor. I cleaned out my car yesterday, which means my room is now a mess. It’s a process.