Happy Wednesday, Stylenation! No wardrobe do-overs today, but I did kind of phone in my pink for Blogging for Breast Cancer Awareness. It's been a bit of a challenge to wear pink all the time, and I really started missing other colors, like green. But there's my pink brooch (which has been getting a lot of wear lately) and there's pink in my necklace. See?
Something odd happened at work today that I wanted to share and get your much wiser opinions on. I think I've mentioned that my company has a casual dress code - meaning I could wear jeans everyday if I wanted to. I choose not to because I like dressing up for work, and jeans just aren't as comfortable to me as skirts and dress pants are. That said, I do still wear jeans on Fridays because I like the idea of Casual Friday. No one has ever really said anything to me about it, and the only comments I usually hear about my appearance are things like "I like that necklace" or "That color looks nice on you," and so forth (with the exception of my co-worker seeking advice). Today I was in a meeting where the topic of whether or not the new company that bought is us going to re-instate our dress code. Honestly, I think that there are more pressing matters right now - will we still have jobs, will our benefits change next year, etc. But the people in my meeting couldn't stop harping on how awful it would be if we had a dress code again, and then noted in a very snooty and resentful tone that I always dress up anyway so obviously I'd support it (honestly, I could care less). Now I'm not one to put too much stock in what other people think about me, but for some reason this bothers me. I wish I could describe exactly what they said and why it bugs me, but it's been a long day and a lot has happened since my meeting. They sounded like they have a problem with my choice to dress nicely, which, frankly, isn't their business. But I had never considered that people would react in a negative way to the way I dress. Or at all, really.
Have other people reacted to your clothing and/or sense of style in a way you didn't expect? Am I just thinking too much about this?
Fortunately, I came home to a playful Jude, who always knows how to make me feel better
Fella joined in the fun too, and then asked if he and Jude were ruining my pictures. Actually, they did a good job of not obstructing my outfit too much :)
Cardigan & Tee: Loft
Pants: New York & Company
Necklace: New York & Company
Fella's entire ensemble: Likely Target