So I followed a link to a blog* I don’t normally read the other day, and it had some tips for office wear, which is all well and good. One of the “rules” given was no leggings to work. Ever. For any reason. And you KNOW I disagree with that, kids. So, I disagreed with a couple of the “rules” but it wasn’t a huge deal.
But the comments kinda were. I didn’t read a ton of them, so maybe it got better, but there first few were harsh. Basically someone came in and tried to defend themselves, saying that a long tunic and leggings with boots was a really nice option for work wear in the Fall. Commenters basically said “You are wrong”.
I say,(Stephanie Tanner voice) “HOW RUDE”(/Stephanie Tanner voice)
First of all it’s really important to understand that there are many different types of office environments these days. There are the classic super corporate offices where one must wear closed toe shoes and nylons. There are “business casual “ offices. There are offices like mine, where the basic rule is look polished, look like you made an effort and look modest, and that about covers the dress code. So while there might be some basic “rules” I can get behind such as “cover your boobs up, don’t show your behind, and don’t wear wrinkled clothing” outside of that I think we have to remember that all office are NOT created equal, and we are NOT the boss of everyone else’s wardrobe choices.
That being said, as a result of reading that leggings are never, ever appropriate to wear to work, I wore not JUST leggings, but shiny leggings to work.
(My Blackberry makes a reappearance due to a very tight schedual!)
These shoes = OH SHINY! *magpies*
This necklace sacrificed itself to the greater good last night when I needed the chain for another project. Note to self: order chain today.
*I don’t remember what blog, honest I don’t, and I don’t think it matters because the point was not that the blog offended me, the comments did. So if YOU remember, don’t tell, OK? I am not looking to start a fight with a perfectly lovely blogger who was just trying to help the kids out with their office wear.
Tunic and belt, American Apparel
Sandals, Report via Zappos.com (fastest shipping EVER, am I right?)
Necklace, Love Erin Designs