Monday, February 7, 2011

The no-repeat workday

I've just started a new job and it's... let's just say, it's not providing the creative outlet that I have previously enjoyed. Therefore, I have come up with a personal challenge and of course my good friend Angeli is joining me on this fashion adventure.

The Rock (if you listen to the radio, which I don't. It falls into the few things on my HATES list), nevertheless, they try to make it slightly less tedious by bringing you what they call the "no-repeat workday". Well New Zealand radio, you can suck it! We are about to attempt a three-week period of no-repeat work wear. I've said before I might have a few too many clothes, and my lovely bf has opined that I could probably make it through a good six months without wearing the same thing twice. Since downgrading to a single wardrobe from a spacious double, I'm starting to belive that maybe it is actually true - there is such a thing as too many clothes. Well they're about to come in handy, as we delve into the challenge of all fashoin challenges.

Most girls you know will wear a cycle of about seven outfits over a couple of weeks. Some favourites will make it in there twice in the cycle. Some things you buy and have not seen the light of day since the first "anticipation wear". Seemed like a good idea at the time to buy the same skirt in two colours, but how often do you really wear the bright version compared to the standard black. (Or am I the only one that does that?)

So anyway, here are the conditions. Excluded from the challenge are:
  • supplementary items such as belts, tights/stockings, shoes (etc) - these are necessary items to shjush (how the hell do you spell that?) up an outfit
  • arbitrary items such as cardys and blazers/coats - they add to the look of an outfit, but generally you take them off once you get inside the office.
Since I've only been at the new job for a week, hopefully these people won't notice that my clothing is going to take a slow degradation into the "dregs" of the wardrobe. (Literally, the dregs would be pretty sub-standard as far a work clothes go. I think if it got to the point of ugly/unironed/out-of-date or overly casual clothes, I've already failed.) Somehow, I don't think they're going to notice.

As an aside, you know how YOU know that you're repeating a cycle of outfits every week and you think that everyone else is going to start sniggering behind your back? Well they're not. They're probably too worried about their own clothes. Or, y'know, actual problems in life.

So it's on. I forgot to take a photo before I stripped away my corporate skin and slipped into something in which to lounge. But it was "the red dress". I only have one of them, so if you see it in subsequent updates we will both know that I have failed. But that's not going to happen. In a personal, ok, let's face it, ANY challenge, I'm not the type to fail unless I'm actually crap at the task. Owning and wearing clothes I can manage!

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