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February 16, 2009

Morning clothes woes

Filed under: clothes,jobs — by heatherdc @ 10:46 pm

Something about this new rotation (food service) is throwing me off.

I have to wear a uniform – white button-up, black pants/shoes/belt.

This is doing many things to me. It has taken away my desire to shop for new work clothes, because well, clearly I don’t need them. Somebody has already decided what I wear, and that’s that. Gah!  This may sound crazy to some, but I actually like picking out my work-outfits. I’ve spent the time to buy the clothes, and mix-and-match the clothes, and I like the clothes! Now, I can’t wear them. And I’m sad.

But. On the other hand, I now have a liiittle bit of extra time during my morning get-ready routine.  Most days I know what I want to wear and it takes me like a minute to decide. Then there are the days when I’m all over the place, taking out many shirts and pants and looking at shoes and necklaces and going Ahhhhh.

It’s also frustrating me because I hate tucking in a button-up shirt. Yes, HATE. Women’s shirts do not stay tucked in, because they aren’t long enough. I feel like I can’t move and get all kinds of irritated when the shirt continuously becomes un-tucked. Honestly, I almost bought a Small men’s shirt, just so it would be longer and tolerable. Then I did my research (shopping) at Target, and realized that a Small Men’s shirt is huuuuge. Dangit. Plan aborted.

We have to wear this get-up Tuesday through Friday. I’m not doing my laundry every night, and I’m not destroying my Dry-clean only pants by washing them constantly.  Instead, I try not to get dirty in the kitchen and I bought a cheap button-up. After six weeks, I’d rather know that I didn’t waste money on a Nice shirt that will be washed over and over only to be stained with oils, sauces, dressings, etc. A mere $15 at Target? I’m fine with that.

Alright, that’s my rant. At least it’s still cold outside, so I’m not missing out on any opportunity to wear cute Springy stuff. That will come sooooon enough.



  1. Is it at least a temporary job? I hated having to wear uniforms for work too.

    Comment by Megkathleen — February 17, 2009 @ 5:41 pm |Reply

  2. Ha, yes. yes it is. wheeew. after that it’s back to the Office. which is uhh….not exciting either.

    Comment by heatherdc — February 17, 2009 @ 8:15 pm |Reply

  3. If you’d like to pick out my clothes for work every day, feel free.

    Comment by Playful Professional — February 18, 2009 @ 12:13 am |Reply

  4. Try Dryel for your dry cleaning pants, that is what I use on all my dry clean only clothes, it comes with a spot remover as well.

    Comment by Erin — February 18, 2009 @ 2:22 pm |Reply

  5. ooh, I’ve never even heard of that. Clearly I…uh, take really good care of my clothes.
    I’ll look for it during the next Target trip! 🙂 thanks!

    Comment by heatherdc — February 18, 2009 @ 11:49 pm |Reply

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