Well, I survived the first week of my big girl job!! It was a long couple of days, trying to balance my new position, dog-sitting, and getting settled into my apartment, but it was an exciting week no less. I’ve been loving every minute of my job so far and commuting to our office building in downtown Denver. I know a lot of people prefer work-from-home these days (and I’m thankful to also have that option, as my position is hybrid), but I really love the routine of putting on a cute professional outfit, driving downtown, eating lunch with my coworkers, etc. It perfectly fits the romanticized lifestyle I always imagined for myself post-graduation. I was super excited to break out some work wear this week, and while I did squeeze a few outfits in there, I also had some more casual days since I haven’t fully unpacked all my clothes yet.
Monday, June 27
I had been contemplating the perfect “first day” outfit for weeks, and this is what I finally decided on—I’m pretty happy with it! I was told our office is business casual, so I didn’t want to show up in a blazer my first day (as much as I love my blazers). This seemed like the happy medium to be professional enough yet still summery. I was really nervous for my first day, but I would say it went pretty well, overall! After work, I rushed home to take care of my aunt’s dog and then went back across town to guest-play for my cousin’s soccer team again.
Floral Dress: Costco, $20 ($1.82 per wear), last worn here | Green Cardigan: Nordstrom, $30 ($2.31 per wear), last worn here | Beige Flats: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($1.03 per wear), last worn here
Tuesday, June 28
Like Monday’s outfit, this is another professional look I’ve worn before when I was in high school, but I liked it a little less this time around. I think the pants have stretched out in funny places, so they just don’t fit quite as well as they used to. After work today, I went over to my grandma’s place for a bit and then did my grocery shopping. Grocery shopping on a weeknight?! Gross, I can’t let that happen again.
Blue Top: Nordstrom Rack, $20 ($1.18 per wear), last worn here | Houndstooth Pants: JCPenney, $19 ($1.27 per wear), last worn here | Orange Flats: DSW, $13 ($0.87 per wear), last worn here
Wednesday, June 29
Today’s outfit is definitely not business casual, but it was all I could put together with the clothes lying on my floor. Also, I had been observing everyone’s outfits on Monday and Tuesday and determined this look was appropriate for work—the office seems pretty casual, for the most part. Instead of our all-staff meeting today, we had a taco bar potluck for lunch, so everybody brought one taco ingredient to share. It was so much fun! After work, my friend and I met up for a post-work, weeknight dinner—how adult of us.
Scarlet Dress: JCPenney, $28 ($1.33 per wear), last worn here | Tan Anorak: JCPenney, $30 ($0.49 per wear), last worn here | Brown Sandals: DSW, $19 ($0.23 per wear), last worn here
Thursday, June 30
Another more casual outfit and something I’ve repeated several times over the years (I wore it here in Toronto in 2018). After work, I took the pup for a walk and went over to my apartment to unpack some more.
Teal Top: JCPenney, $11 ($0.73 per wear), last worn here | Striped Skirt: Cabi, $90 ($7.50 per wear), last worn here | Black Sandals: Dillard’s, $30 ($0.48 per wear), last worn here
Friday, July 1
I wore this outfit (sans sweater) in 2018 to my brother’s college graduation, and I loved the combination then—but something about it just wasn’t as cute today… I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe I should’ve left the blouse untucked, or perhaps the sweater layered over the cowl neckline was too much fabric in one place. Either way, I still love the pattern mixing of the polka dots and stripes. After work, I grabbed dinner with some friends and then we had a “Stranger Things” watch party, since the final two episodes of the season were released today!
Turquoise Top: Dillard’s, $22 ($1.83 per wear), last worn here | White Cardigan: Hand-me-down | Polka Dot Pants: JCPenney, $19 ($1.46 per wear), last worn here | White Mules: Saks Off Fifth, $70 ($2.12 per wear), last worn here
Saturday, July 2
I did some chores today and then went to a friend’s house for a Fourth of July party, where we went to watch fireworks by a lake and then played with sparklers (which I had never done before, if you can believe it!). Didn’t get a chance to snap a pic of my outfit but you can see most of it in the above photo—I wore this red thrifted crop top for the first time with my denim shorts. It was very out of my comfort zone, but I felt cute and festive nonetheless!
Red Crop Top: Thrifted, $13 ($13 per wear) | Denim Shorts: Target, $18 ($1.29 per wear), last worn here
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Sunday, July 3
I spent the day by my friend’s pool and then reunited with my aunt and her fam after their long trip—playing Clue and grabbing dinner together. It hasn’t been a productive weekend but at least it’s been a fun one…
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Which of this week’s outfits is your favorite? Do you have any Fourth of July plans? Hope you have a great rest of your long weekend, and thanks for stopping by today!
Miles of smiles,
4 comments on “Weekly Recap #26, 2022”
Grace, congratulations on a successful and happy first week of work at your new job! I am loving all of your outfits but my favorite is definitely your 4th of July look with that adorably sassy red cropped top! You look amazing outside of your comfort zone, my friend!
Thank you so much Shelbee!! Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Oh I love all of these and it is so fun to read about your week and work! I need to check back to see if you wrote about finding your apartment! Glad you found something!
Thanks so much Mireille!