Before I left Nashville in 2007 I was reporting on the Tennessee legislature for a living, which meant I spent my days around men and women in suits. Though I only wore a suit once in a blue moon, I did dress in business-like button down shirts and tailored pants for the most part.
For the past five years, I’ve spent my days either around college kids who wear sweat pants and clothes made of wicking materials or working alone at home. It did not take long for my wardrobe to turn from business-appropriate to one full of knit tops and jeans.
The current job falls somewhere in the middle of that, like most office jobs in the world. So one of the many adjustments going on in my life lately has been one of upgrading my wardrobe or finding better ways to wear stuff I already own. So with that in mind, I’ve decided to participate in this year’s Mission: Put Together rather than just admire it from afar.
For the next 30 days, I will be joining Megan and RA and the rest of the M:PTers in an attempt to channel our inner Stacys and Clintons and have well put-together outfits. It doesn’t mean we’re trying to be highly fashionable, we’re just trying to have our outfits mirror our inner-confidence (because inner-confidence rocks).
I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job of appearing put-together for the next month, but I am interested in trying out some new styles or new ways to wear old clothes. I’ll be attempting the optional weekly challenges to help with that (as seen below).
I won’t post my outfits here daily, though I will try to post daily to the M:PT Flickr group and I will probably do one post a week on my progress. And I encourage all of you to join in too!