Lots of neutral work outfits, this week! The big update from the past few days is that I finally have some furniture in my apartment, so I’m very excited about that. I can’t wait to start decorating and have already been brainstorming lots of configurations for my wall prints and Papyrus card collection. Yay! My parents were in town this week to help me move, and it was so nice having them here. I just wish the weekends didn’t fly by so quickly.
Monday, July 11
7/11 day! I worked from home for the first time today so that my cousin, aunt, and I could get free 7/11 slurpees on my lunch break. It was really fun! I will say though, I kind of hated working from home. The flexibility and lack of commute was definitely nice, but I had a really hard time focusing on work stuff. Plus, the day seemed to go by way more slowly than when I’m in the office, which kind of surprised me. I’m willing to give working from home its due diligence, but it reaffirms my belief that I would not want to work entirely remotely.
I wore this simple shift dress today and paired it with my black lace-up flats, which I just rediscovered while packing and moving all my stuff. I know these shoes were very trendy at one point and wearing them now probably dates me… but I still think they’re super cute. I also took a makeshift headshot today for my profile on my company’s website, which is the first photo in today’s post. I really don’t love it, but it’ll do for now… After work, I went across town for one last night of soccer. Our team won the first game after it went to PKs in a tiebreaker, and then we won the second game as well—thereby winning the championship! It was fun to celebrate with everyone and take home a team trophy.
Patterned Shift Dress: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($2.86 per wear), last worn here | Black Flats: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($1.43 per wear), last worn here
Tuesday, July 12
This dress is one of my favorite pieces and I will never tire of wearing it. After work, my aunt, cousin, and I played Mario Party, which I’m sure will come as a great surprise… What can I say, it’s my new favorite pastime.
Gingham Dress: Boutique in Tacoma, $21 ($1.05 per wear), last worn here | Black Flats: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($1.38 per wear), last worn here
Wednesday, July 13
Eat, sleep, work, Mario Party, repeat. I wore this beige linen dress that my mom got for me on sale, but as comfy as it is, I hardly ever wear it. I actually find it really difficult to style… I’m not sure the color is very flattering on me, and it looks funny with my denim jacket (or really any layer) because of the cute leopard pockets. But it’s super comfy, especially on hot summer days! If you have any ideas for how to style it, do let me know. The dress kind of reminds me of a potato sack, but a cute potato sack?
Beige Dress: Dress Barn, $24 ($12 per wear) | Denim Jacket: JCPenney, $19 ($0.12 per wear), last worn here | Brown Sandals: DSW, $19 ($0.23 per wear), last worn here
Thursday, July 14
I loved today’s outfit for work! I’ve worn this combination before, in high school a couple of times, but I was excited to revisit it today—the rose gold of my jewelry, cardigan, and hair pins matched perfectly. Fun fact about this sweater, my mom’s friend is actually the designer of this piece, and we got to visit her brand’s warehouse when we visited L.A. back in middle school. I was in heaven wandering the seemingly endless isles of bedazzled cardigans.
After work, I was excited to rush home to meet up with my parents, who were driving through town and offered to help me move. My grandma recently downsized, so I’m super grateful to have lots of hand-me-down furniture for my new place. My aunt’s family, my parents, and I all caught up and then hung out at the neighborhood’s weekly summer concert in a nearby park.
Pinstripe Dress: Kohl’s, $40 ($1.90 per wear), last worn here | Sequin Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack, $30 ($2.73 per wear), last worn here | Bow Belt: Charming Charlie, $10 ($0.77 per wear, last worn here | Black Flats: Nordstrom Rack, $40 ($1.33 per wear), last worn here
Friday, July 15
I worked from home again today (hence the short shorts) and took a quick lunch break at my grandma’s storage unit to try and decide what furniture I wanted to move to my apartment. After work, I met my parents and older cousin at the storage unit to start loading my dad’s truck for the move. I was so grateful to have my dad and cousin to lift all the heavy stuff up to my apartment! I wish I was exaggerating when I say I have virtually no arm strength. After the moving was done, we all went to the nearby airplane hangar-turned-market for dinner.
Black Peplum Top: Nordstrom Rack, $20 ($0.67 per wear), last worn here | Floral Shorts: JCrew, $18 ($3.60 per wear), last worn here | Black Sandals: Macy’s, $28 ($0.97 per wear), last worn here
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Saturday, July 16
I was so eager to make it to my apartment this morning so I could arrange and rearrange the furniture until I found the perfect orientation. It’s so exciting to finally see the space coming together! I spent most of the day doing chores over there, and then my aunt’s family, my parents, and I went to a fun restaurant for dinner. I just wore the same outfit as yesterday since I only worked from home in it. We started a longgg game of Mario Party and ended up playing past midnight!
Sunday, July 17
I spent the morning unpacking and arranging in my apartment, and then my dad and I embarked on a mission to get the internet set up in my place. While the initial process went surprisingly smoothly, we quickly realized that the internet cables in my unit are nonfunctional at the moment, grrr. I didn’t end up putting real clothes on today since I was just unpacking and it’s still been super hot in Denver. In the evening, my aunt, cousin, dad, and I played our favorite card game Euchre, followed by more Mario Party.
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Thanks for stopping by today’s post! Which outfit is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, and I hope you had a great week.
Miles of smiles,