On the first day of my new job, it rained. Or rather, it poured.
Initially I took this as a bad sign, mostly because the cool shoes I wanted to wear to impress everyone can’t get too wet, so I threw those suckers into a bag and wore rain boots.
I just thought, is this the way to start a new job?
And since it was raining, I had to take my outfit pictures indoors. I cursed the heavens silently.
I was, of course, being overdramatic, a very on-brand quality if I do say so myself. My first day was fine. It rained really hard, and my first day was fine.
This new job is still not a grown-up job. I consider a grown-up job the day I get a pension plan and for-real vacation time. No, this job lands me back in the Wonderful, Wacky World of Retail. I’m back, bitches.
I’ve officially retired my ice-cream scoop for cooler shoes. Tips for staff discounts. Screaming children for screaming adults. So it goes.
Retail can be the absolute worst, but since my heart belongs to clothes, I have a feeling I’ll be much better off here than at the ice cream parlour. Free ice cream is good. A 60% off discount is real good.
So what does one wear on the first day of a retail job? One that has a struct dress code and is in a pretty nice end of town?
Listen up kids: I stand by what I said on one of the first posts for this goddam blog. Somehow you have to try, but not look like you’re trying too hard. I wore jeans. Now, according to the dress code of my new workplace, I have to ~elevate~ the denim. I have to make it more ~fashionable~.
Plus, these jeans from Urban Outfitters are so comfortable and fit so well that I’m wearing them all over the dang place.
To me, this clearly meant I needed to don a simple blouse and my heeled old-man shoes.
To be fair, once I put this look together, I actually really liked it. Probably will be repeating it in the near future. It also passed the true test, which was I spoke with multiple managers and no one said I wasn’t adhering to the code. Success.
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Rings: Topshop and Aldo