Number One ~
This interview suit...I slaved over this suit and never wore it. Not once. You can read all about it's construction here. It's still in the closet because who knows when or if I will need another one but as of right now...I don't see wearing it in the foreseeable future.
Number Two ~
I regret using my black embroidered border fabric for this outfit. I've never worn the two pieces together and only recently wore the top over a pair of jeans...and wasn't really happy with it that way. Also the pants fit so-so, my pants pattern still needs some adjustments made to it and I've just been too lazy to get it done.
Number Three ~
This yellow ponte skirt. Why? Well I know why I made it - to match the sweater it's pictured with but this outfit just doesn't work in my new job. I've worn the complete outfit just once - to church this summer. The cardigan of course works with jeans and/or leggings so it's been worn a couple of times.
Number Four ~
The fruit fabric top and skirt. I've never worn the two pieces together. I've worn the skirt alone several times but the two pieces together just feel to dressed up for this job. Which is sad because I really like this outfit!
Number Five ~
Finishing McCalls 6506 - what a waste of time! I put that dress in the giveaway bag with a quickness because I hated how I looked in it. It was never worn besides the pics on the blog. The only good thing is that I finished a UFO! And the lesson I learned - if I DON'T like a silhouette on me, don't listen to outside voices that tell me I would look good in it! There will be no more dresses with waists and flared skirts appearing on this blog! *LOL*
The best part of this pic is that I can wear those white wedges again!
Most of these looks ended up on this list because I made them prior to starting my new job. If I had waited a minute and scoped out the lay of the land better, several of these pieces would still be in the collection waiting for their time to shine.
I know at the time I was discussing these changes that many people suggested that I "be me." However, one of the things that was said about me in a review recently was that I adapted to the culture of the company so quickly that it seemed like I fit in from day one. That was huge! Because the relaxed dress code is a big part of the company's culture!
Can I share something else? I rarely wear my hair down now. It's either pulled back in a ponytail or up in an updo. Wearing my hair down adds to a dressed up feel in my clothing and when I say my office is casual I mean CASUAL! Another huge change for me because in my last job, I wore my hair down and styled 90% of the time!
All of those changes will be a huge part of my next post on Reflections of 2015 and Goals for 2016. It will also be my last post prior to Christmas.
...as always more later!