Classing up a uniform is so hard to do. I took a part-time job a few months ago that requires we wear black pants and a white button down oxford with a black apron. Thankfully, I will only have to work retail until I graduate in December (as long as I can find a job where I can actually USE my degree). However, upon first putting on this uniform I was slightly appalled at its blandness. Really, white shirt and black pants? How original. Naturally, I had to class it up a bit and make it a little more fashion forward.
In keeping with the black pants I bought black skinny jeans at Lucky Brand for $30 on sale at their outlet store! My top is a light weight cotton blend from Banana Republic I found on clearance a few years ago. Since I wear a little apron, no one knows it isn’t a button down. My boots are from Etienne Aigner and I found them at Marshall’s for $45 and I’ve had them since 2012. Finally, my scarf I found at Ross for $6. The thing I love about scarves like these is that they’re similar to ones made by Heremes and Ralph Lauren without the price tag. Believe me, I’ve fooled many people with that scarf!
I’ve also learned to incorporate pretty earrings into the uniform as well as fabulous nail colors. I’ve also rocked a black pencil skirt on occasion. However you can accessorize, do it and own it!
On another note, when I got home from work today my sister, Becca, was carving a pumpkin in the shape of Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas. She used a stencil for a little while until she got tired of it and then went on by herself! I’m debating what I should carve into my pumpkin. It will either be Tinker Bell or my own monogram just because it would be really cute! What will your jack-o-lantern look like?
Happy Saturday everyone. The weekends come and go so fast but I’m determined to make this one last. On the agenda is a few hours of home work tomorrow morning and then actual money-making work in the evening. Finally, girl time with my bestie, Lindsey, on Sunday. We rarely get time to just hang out and do nothing for hours on end so I’m looking forward to it.
Proper hanging out isn’t complete without a cute outfit to do it in (and an iced latte). I’m wearing Old Navy shorts, Ann Taylor top and shoes, Abercrombie & Fitch scarf, and a Target belt. I’d give you the links to each item but they’re from so many seasons ago I don’t know where you would find them! The shoes I found over the summer for only $25 and sadly they aren’t sold anymore. Here’s an adorable alternative though from Express. The rest of my outfit is pretty easy to find in most stores and I didn’t spend much money on it either! If you’re in need of shorts like mine for next summer, shop in Old Navy’s clearance section. Seriously, shorts are under $5 right now! You can still look great without a hefty price tag if you plan ahead a bit.