We had a great turnout for Day One of Red & Black Week! Thank you all so much for the great kick-off. Now, it’s on to Day Two. Today, I’m bringing you one of my New Job Outfits.
I was so happy to find a couple of ways to incorporate the color scheme of the week into my new job wardrobe! I bought this red cardigan at Ross during my “OMG I need more long sleeves” panic shopping. Coverups like this are a perfect way to utilize many of my current short-sleeve pieces without revealing any tattoos, so I’ve accumulated several different colors over the past month.
As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not a fan of loose, drapey things that hide a woman’s figure… Adding an elastic belt from random mall store gave this outfit a lovely shape, plus that shiny buckle added some drama without going over the top with accessories (which I usually do, but haven’t built up the courage for at the new job).
I kept the rest of the outfit simple with a sleeveless mock turtleneck shell and stretchy black pencil skirt. This skirt is currently a bit too snug in the … backside… to wear to work without a coverup, so this cardi is serving multiple purposes!! I still need to shape up a bit after gaining 10 pounds during my “old job drama.” My mental health has improved dramatically, so I am no longer living on a diet of red wine and chocolate, but I still haven’t gotten back in the habit of exercising. I sure miss the energy I had when I was in better shape! And that handful of my favorite skirts that are currently obscenely tight and unwearable because when I put on weight, it all goes directly to my behind! :/
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