Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jeans

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


When I worked in an office, I dressed up every day. Jeans were saved for casual Friday.


Once I began writing full-time, though, I learned when you work from home, your wardrobe is often a pair of yoga pants and a T-shirt. Over time, though, I evolved to a new dress code. My closet is now full of denim.


The person in charge where I used to work hated jeans. So I feel like wearing them is a sign of my independence.

But that means when I do have a special occasion, I have a closet full of jeans. That's when you pull out your fancy, BLING JEANS!



What's your work wardrobe?





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31 comments:

  1. I'm a sahm and I'm usually in a pair of jeans :)

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  2. Awesome. My wardrobe has devolved to pajama pants and a random T-shirt. That's probably not great since I dash for the bedroom every time someone stops at the door, but they're not supposed to be bothering me anyway. I'm writing! (I should totally get a sign.)

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  3. I honestly don't know what I would do without Jeans. :)

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  4. Found your blog through Hollys Hobbies and Darbees days. I liked this post, as jeans are a staple of any one wardrobe. Right now shorts and tees are welcome, even for an old waoman.lol

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  5. Winter time-pants but they range from dress to jeans as it's pretty laid back. Summer-capris-jeans too and summer easy pull on dresses. Nothing too uncomfortable. Funny I never wore jeans until 10 yrs ago

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  6. Crystal--If you find a sign, let me know! "Writer Working." We have a No Soliciting sign. Luckily, most people are at work during the day.

    Birgit--I should add that I have switched to capris jeans now that it's getting warm! I even found two pair of capris with bling on the butt. For some reason, I'm really into these lacy, sequined back pockets.

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  7. Haha! I had to laugh at Crystal's comment because that is so me! Pajama pants are my wardrobe of choice, but since I take and pick up kids from school throughout the day, I now resort to jeans. But I'll admit, I do like my jeans with a little bling! :)

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  8. Even I own 4 pairs!

    Www.volatilespirits.com

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  9. The dress code for the library I work it is pretty lenient (no torn clothing, no revealing clothing, no t-shirts with slogans,...) although some of the senior management have expressed views that librarians should dress professionally... I worked in an office for 13 years where I was expected to wear a suit or a dress and jacket every day. I never wear suit jackets anymore but its rare to find me without a cardigan. Most days I wear a skirt, occasionally a dress, but today I'm wearing jeans and Chuck Taylor's.

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  10. Love Jeans! :D The best part of being an engineering student is the absolute freedom in terms of dressing. As long as it's not shabby it's all good!

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  11. Kristin--Yoga pants are a great alternative to PJ pants--and very flattering. Although a NY model-turned-copywriter on my Facebook friends list said it is a huge fashion faux pas to wear yoga pants anywhere but to the gym!

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  12. My office wear as always been black jeans, black shirt or t-shirt, sometimes with a black-metal band logo.

    I'm fortunate to work in a research center, and scientists are not easily tamed >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  13. I have lots of yoga pants and lounge pants paired with a cazzillion t-shirts and sweaters in the winter. I love looking nice but very comfortable.

    I do have several pairs of comfortable jeans to wear and five or six long peasant skirts (which can be dressed up when I need them to be) also paired with tops.

    I'm into comfort and pretty.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  14. Ah - I could spend my whole life in jeans.

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  15. I love the flexibility of not having to wear "corporate" attire everyday! I still love to dress up, but jeans are also very versatile! (www.thetaxchic.com)

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  16. we had a casual Friday at the catholic rehabilitation center I worked in, it was funny to see the Assistant Director of Nursing, who was a Nun, in T-Shirt and Jeans every Friday. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, will have to check out your book, sounds interesting!

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  17. I love wearing demin for work on casual Friday, too. It's liberating!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment, Stephanie!

    Happy weekend.

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  18. Quite unexpectedly, I've become a jeans girl. At one point, I didn't even own a pair. Now my motto is this: If I can't wear jeans, I don't want to go!

    Great post. And love the idea of bling jeans for dress-up! :)

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Congrats on being able to work at home. I hope to be able to retire in a few years and I'll be free to wear jeans all the time too.

    Have a great weekend.

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  20. I teach 5th grade, but I'm lucky that my principal isn't a stickler for dresses and nylons. As long as we look "put together" we pass. I have lots of "colored" jeans so I wear them several times a week.

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  21. Isn't it sort of amazing what becomes a treat when you have clothes you have to wear? I wear yoga pants to my day job, so I'm psyched when I get to dress up!!

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  22. Pretty much anything I want to wear is my work wardrobe since I work at home :)

    but my standard is jeans and a tee shirt in summer, sweat shirt in winter.

    I do not miss having to "dress up" for work :)

    betty

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  23. Hi Stephanie,

    Jeans was my topic last year for the J letter in the A to Z. I have lots of them, but usually find myself in sweat pants or shorts, depending on the time of year. I work freelance from home so it's nice not to have to dress up. I had to do that years ago.

    Sunni

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  24. I've pretty much become obsessed with yoga pants--they feel like pajamas but you can answer the door in them--sold!

    Jeans are reserved for special occasions. ;)

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  25. Sweats. Morning, noon, and night. If I need to dress up, then I break out the jeans. :)

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  26. I wear yoga pants for writing, but for the outdoors I love jeans.

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  27. Working from home, my one criteria is - whatever's comfortable. Which, like Crystal, usually means shorts/PJs and a tshirt.

    Unlike Crystal, however, when somebody does drop by, I deliberately flaunt my attire - it aggravates people no end that they have to dress up when I don't. I mean, what's the point of having the luxury of working from home if you can't rub people's noses in it? ;)

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  28. Stephanie,

    I could say I don't work but that's not true. Homeschooling my children and doing various things like supporting the bereaved is a full time job! I can wear what I like each day. I usually choose denim, but a skirt and not jeans.

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  29. My first grown-up job was in an office where jeans were a bit no-no (only on casual Friday) and then I moved to a job in an office on a mine site where no one wore anything that was too nice for fear it would be ruined. Jeans were the name of the game here and you know what? I was SO much happier and more productive in my comfy jeans :)

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  30. My work is the other way around, demin is durable enough for my line of work so I have plenty of it. Sad part is they wear through at the knee before too long and then I look like I am trying to hop on the fad wagon in my 30s haha.

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