Time commitment: 8mins
Ease of activity: 9/10
“Re-pin” Worthiness: 10/10
I have to grow up. It’s a reality that has been creeping up on me slowly over the past year. It began subtly, paying for gas, making my own meals, consistently updating my résumé. Then it got a little more real, rent payments, waking up at 6:45am, and a 25-minute commute.
The one thing I wasn’t prepared for: dressing professionally every day.
Don’t get me wrong, I like to wear dresses and skirts. I own dress pants. But I love my Levi’s. I probably own 10 pairs of jeans and they are so comfortable. So dressing up on a daily basis can be a bit of a struggle.
Currently, I am interning at the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). It’s a great organization that brings awareness to the dangers of drinking while pregnant, and provides assistance to those who are diagnosed with an FASD.
The dress code at MOFAS is business. In preparation for working there I had to figure what I could wear that is comfortable, but professional, all while keeping in mind I don’t have much of a budget to buy anything new.
Hop over to Pinterest. What can I find on the site that is professional, but also in my closet? Alas, you see the final product: the pin vs. my version. It’s not exactly the same, but I didn’t have to buy a thing.
Take away: use Pinterest to search for items in your closet and figure out what you have similar. Recreate the outfit with what you already own. No, you won’t look like the professional, photoshopped, multi-millionaire model in the picture. But you’ll be you. What’s better than that?
P.S. Casual Fridays? Yes please. My Levi’s and I thank you.