Today was pretty nuts. I woke up at 6:30 a.m. for my first day at my new job. I am fearful about how this will work out in the long run, since I am not (I repeat, NOT) a morning person, and haven't had to get up this early consistently since sophomore year of high school. So, while it went well this morning, I know it will be an adjustment.
On a recent trip to Goodwill, I tried these two pieces (sweater and skirt) on together, and I knew immediately it was perfect for my first day of work.
(Don't mind my silly posing today, I was to lazy to go anywhere outside of my bedroom.)
I've been wanting a black skirt of this length, though it's a heavier cotton than I had in mind. I love the button closure, there's something so eighties about it. When you see it in person, it's pretty intricate.
I added tights in case it was too cold in the office to go bare-legged, plus it's a bit more professional looking.
Though I'm not sure how fussy I have to be about looking professional, since the girl I am replacing was dressed almost exactly in this outfit I wore last week:
Seriously, she was in a man's button-up shirt, belted, with leggings and flats. I would never have considered this a work-appropriate outfit, and I still don't think I would try wearing it to work. But it's nice to know I could.