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Today, Red & Black Week continues with Day 3 of 6, and another work outfit.
This dress is a twin of the purple dress I wore during my first interview for the new job. I grabbed them both at Ross on the same day a couple months ago, because I loved everything about the cut. The ruched bodice is super-flattering, and the a-line skirt is perfect for work!
Today’s tattoo-concealing shrug is a modification of an old, unflattering cardi. I cut off the front button part, cut the whole thing shorter and hemmed it all the way around. Now it is just the right length to not hide my figure or my dress.
I ditched the shrug when Mr. Kitty picked me up from work so we could go out for a nice dinner. Did I mention that Mr. Kitty and I are commuting together now that I have this new job? He’s been commuting for several years, and now my new employer happens to be right on his way to his office. So we get to keep each other company for the first half of his drive, and we save on gas! Sometimes it’s nice to stop for dinner halfway home to unwind a bit and break up the drive.
I spontaneously wore a side ponytail as a variation on my usual side bun. Everyone at work was shocked to see how long my hair is. I always love revealing that little secret to a new group of people when they’ve only ever seen me with my hair up.
The necklace and bead earrings are self-made. This bracelet is just a set of beaded stretch bracelets I bought in a random accessory shop on Melrose, with a sparkly butterfly brooch attached. Another spontaneous decision, because I was dying to incorporate that little guy into my Red & Black posts this year but didn’t have any outfits planned that called for a brooch. I had to be very careful not to smash him all over my desk throughout the day… It seems he survived without injury!
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