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Work Dress Code & Weekend Plans

September 10th, 2010 at 05:49 pm

They have clarified some things in our work dress code. We have always been business casual during the week & allowed jeans on Friday. During the summer, they gave us Flip Flop Fridays.

Well now we have no more flip flops and they are cracking down on the dress code. This is because people are abusing it. Thanks coworkers... a few jerks ruin a good thing for all.

Anyway, I've always been able to wear solid colored fitted tops with my dress pants and khakis to work. Now, because of a very LITERAL interpretation of the 'no t-shirts rule', I can no longer wear these very clean cut, professional looking tops. Because they are technically t-shirts if they do not have additional details (cap sleeves, decorative necklines, ect). I find this ironic because the tops that now fit my dress code are actually LESS professional than these tops.

And it stinks because about 60% of the tops in my wardrobe are NO longer work appropriate. I am going to have to stretch my wardrobe though - because I am on a clothing spending break. This should be fun! Thank goodness sweater weather is fast approaching.

As for the weekend, I have a happy hour today & my nephew's baseball game tomorrow. I was invited to go with my sister to the Renaissance fair on Sunday, but I just don't have the money right now. So instead, I am planning a relaxing weekend around the house.

8 Responses to “Work Dress Code & Weekend Plans”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    That sucks!
    I wouldn't be suprised if things slowly get more relaxed as time goes by. You might be able to slip in your "t-shirts" by springtime. Smile

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    In my parent's generation, women used to have detachable collars to dress up blouse or sweater. Once in a while I see one of them in a thrift store. They can be heavily beaded, embroidered, crotched, tatted, felted, or even made of fur. They might look a wide, flat necklace, almost like a choker, but it lays where the collar of a t-shirt goes rather than vertically around the neck. They could be open in the front or open in the back. Some are jazzy, some ethnic, some prim and proper, some preppy, some whimsical.

    If you had or could make something like that, you maybe could make it look like your T-shirts meet the new criteria. There are tons on ebay for ideas in case you are ready for DIY inspiration. Look for "beaded collar" or "decorative collar".

    I think you could make the case that your short has a collar if you wore these. They _are_ collars.

  3. Jerry Says:

    It would lead to so much less annoyance if they could just say "professional" and leave it at that, but there is never any insurance that co-workers will have any clue whatsoever about the term. Then it leads to nonsense like this! Sorry...

  4. whitestripe Says:

    hehe, it is times like this i am thankful all i have to wear to work are chefs checkered pants and a black tshirt! at my other job I could show up and wear my pyjamas and they wouldn't care. although sometimes I do look longigly at the corporate section in department stores - some of that stuff just looks fun to wear. aaah, one day...!
    i am sure you will be able to work in the tshirts again soon. perhaps wearing a jacket over them?

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    Joan - those collars sound interesting. Were they called dickeys by any chance? My one coworker was talking about those.

    Whitestripe - i would almost prefer a uniform. Hehe - thats kinda what my closet looked like tons of short sleeve and long sleeve fitted tops in many different colors.

    I actually just set out clothes for each work day this week so I do not have to worry about what to wear first thing in the morning. Once winter weather hits, I will have LOTS more clothing options.

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    oh and a jacket would work, although I probably would go with a cardigan. The problem is that right now, our office is very warm and humid and layering gets uncomfortable. Give it a few weeks and I will DEFINITELY be using the sweater to wear some of those shirts! lol

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