>unwinding from business casual
December 12, 2007 § 3 Comments
>I know I’m obsessed with the ridiculous wardrobe I have to adorn five days a week, but give me a little while to freak out about it. It’s one of my first major paradigm shifts since I moved to New York. 70% of my stress around teaching is figuring out what I can wear that looks good and doesn’t violate the dress code.
This is my new dress, which I actually like, but I can’t reveal any tattoos, so I had to wear a cardigan all day.
The boots are also new and I love them but I’m too scared that they fall more on the casual side and less on the business side. I wore them out with Aimee tonight, and she said she wasn’t sure if I could get away with them.
You be the judge:
“Dress shoes or boots of low to medium heel” are considered acceptable attire for women.
“Flip flop sandals, sneakers, clogs, rubber shoes of any kind” are unacceptable.
And by rubber shoes, do they mean crocs or rain boots?
The faculty bake-off was disappointing.
ESL was super fun. I really have to shift brain speeds in the same way I had to calm down when I took tai-chi in college. Of course, I hated tai-chi and practically passed out during class every day, but so far, I’ve enjoyed the sensation of explaining the mechanics of English in slow-motion.
And three cheers for my short story class. We’re reading Carver’s “Cathedral” and they’re into it now that the main character is smoking weed.
I just finished reading Play It As It Lays and I did not enjoy the story. I’m not giving up on Didion, but I am taking a break.
Next up: Amy Bloom’s Away.
Tonight is the first time in a week that I will have some self-care time. My bathtub awaits.