I absolutely love seeing what people wear on a regular ol’ day. I mean, I love a fancy red-carpet frock like it’s nobody’s business, but seeing how normal girls like me (I use normal quite subjectively here…!) put together cute outfits to do the same sort of stuff I do is my fave. Go to work, hang out with friends, head to the market and relax on the weekend, maybe have a dinner out with husband, the normal stuff.
The only problem is, since I started working in my current job, I’ve not really posted many wardrobe pics and I’ve been getting unreasonably jealous of those who do. I work in retail, you see. Women’s activewear retail, to be precise. Ok, I work at Lorna Jane (pop in and say hi!) and I don’t really know how I feel about sharing pics of me in my work gear. I see ladies who work in corporate environments and I get SO envious of their cute suits, but then I think… I don’t ever have to wear stockings or heels, so life’s pretty good.
I’m not a typical gym-bunny LJ girl; although knowing pretty much all the girls who work at Lorna Jane stores on the Sunshine Coast, there really isn’t a typical LJ girl amongst us – we come in all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels. The only thing we generally have in common is that we are super-bubbly, and love talking to women.
I’m a size 14-16 in most Australian brands, so sometimes feel a little uneasy wearing workout tights and slim-fitting tanks in public. But, the job has its benefits – after seeing a million and one women wearing Lorna Jane in just as many ways, I feel like I’ve finally (a year in) found my own style and am comfortable wearing most of my work clothes – and photographing them too!
We don’t have to wear Lorna Jane to work, but I like to because I feel like customers can trust my opinions more if they can see that I love and wear a product myself. Most days I have a sort-of LJ uniform, and I’m trying to mix it up this season, but without much success.
I wear black (occasionally navy) tights, track pants or harem pants on the bottom; a slim-fitting tank or cotton printed tank on top, then layer with a vest or sleeveless jacket. On my feet, I used to wear sandals a lot (we work across the road from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so a barefoot lunch stroll is a MUST), but a recent change in dress standards means that moving forward, it’s enclosed shoes only. Boo. It was great while it lasted. Now I wear sneakers, Converse or ballet flats every day, but standing all day means I can’t wear the same shoes too often, I have to mix it up a bit.
LJ tights, tanks, jacket; FILA sneakers
(the gorgeous gym bag behind me isn’t from LJ, it’s from another activewear brand which I shall not name! I won it through the divine Ms Critique. She’s a gem, go visit her!)
LJ tights, tank, sleeveless jacket; Converse sneakers; Goodie Jars juice jar
LJ tights, tank, sweater; Converse sneakers
With the lovely Fiona of Secrets, celebrating their 14th birthday with cupcakes!
There you go. A bunch of pics showing my work wardrobe, which I never thought I’d post on here! The photos are as good as it gets – they’re usually snapped first thing in the morning instore before we open, the selfie mirrors at work are MUCH better than at home!
Now, if you want to see more Wardrobe Wednesday
folk, head over to Kimba Likes
to check out what everyone else has been wearing this week. I can guarantee you’ll find a little more glamour over there!