I am back at work!
Regardless, come November 1st I had to abandon my vampire hermit ways, get up at 7:15 a.m., and go to the office.
Do you want to know what I wore?
They say you should begin as you intend to go on, but it seemed to me that the more prudent course would be to dress like a normal person and slowly work up to more directional looks. So on Day 1, I dressed very conservatively and wore banker pinstripes.
By Week 2, it felt right to dress like a late 17th/early 18th century Puritan minister.
A big YOOX sale in October was an opportunity to refresh my white blouses. This poplin blouse with puffed sleeves seemed perfect for lightening a long black dress.
Instead of a grey flannel or black leather belt, I thought a slash of blue would liven things up.
Thank you to all who took the Directrice’s personality quiz in the previous post. Your choices were well-reasoned. “C” was probably the best dress for the occasion and day. But those who voted “D” were correct. I did it. I wore the Pieced Wonder.
I had two reasons.
First (and foremost), I wore this dress so that The Photographer wouldn’t be able to keep saying, “Why did you buy that dress if you’re never going to wear it?”
Second, I did it for you. Take that as you will.
Remember: It was a warm day. The Pieced Wonder is technically a summer dress and years ago I styled it for this blog with sandals. But really? The Pieced Wonder is beyond time and space. It may not even have originated on this planet. For an October gathering, I decided Chuck Taylors were the best choice. In retrospect, I realize that I should have worn my dainty Doc Martens; they’re dressier.
The members of my practice group organized an unexpected tribute: each (women and men) wore a “brooch” fashioned from office supplies and found objects from their desks. I was delighted and touched.
Congratulations to DebfromVancouver, SusanM, Molly, Amy, Marie Drennan! There will be prizes, but I am not sure yet what they will be.
Blouse: Kocca from YOOX; Belt: Off-White