SOCIAL MEDIA

12 September 2012

My Little Black Dress

 First day of school outfit: The Goth Hairstylist

 I wasn't too thrilled when I found out that cosmetology school required a uniform consisting of a white or black shirt, black skirt or pants, and black, flat heeled shoes that cover your foot completely.

I mean, I've always said that my favorite color is black. I actually own enough black clothes that a friend in high school once told me, "You're the happiest Goth I've ever met!"

I found that hilarious. Just for clarification, I'm most definitely not Goth.

And, if you've been looking at pictures around here for any length of time, you'll notice that I love my bright colorful clothes. So wearing black 4 days a week (on Saturdays we're allowed to wear colors) is very difficult for me. Especially when you add in the fact that I'm not a huge fan of uniform rules in general. On the first day of classes, the only questions about the school or course that I had were: "Can I wear colorful flowers in my hair?" "Can the jeans we wear on Saturday be any color?" and "Can I wear ballet flats?"

My plan is to push the rules as far as possible without getting sent home to change my clothes. I am a rule-follower. In all likelihood, if I'm wearing something that I'm not sure is within the uniform boundaries, I'll bring a change of clothes in my car to be safe. But wearing boring clothes everyday isn't fun. I only owned one pair of black pants when I found out about the dress code--and that pair I've had since I was 12 years old! So they are 9 years old, and definitely the oldest thing in my closet. Angel bought me two more pairs of slacks after a long, hard search. Does anyone else have trouble finding dress pants that fit? It was almost impossible for me. So far, Express is the only store where I can find slacks, and they are so expensive that we waited till the Labor Day sale to buy them.

I don't want to wear the same thing every day, so I'll just have to see how I can mix things up with the black pieces that I have. How do ya'll handle uniform requirements at your workplaces or schools? Do you like dress codes or not?

12 comments :

  1. Your dress is darling! I totally feel your pain on trousers. I have never had a pair that made me feel good. I dodge around this with ponte knit and cigarette pants. I end up feeling a lot cuter and a little more chic.

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  2. I always have the best luck at ross when it comes to dress pants!

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  3. That's a perfect lbld but man I'd never survive in your industry...I think I own like 3 black things! ha

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  4. You're not alone - I have a HORRIBLE time finding dress pants that fit! They're all either too small in the waist, and too saggy in the butt...or wayyyyy too long waisted (I'm not very curvy, I have a small butt, and a very short waist...TERRIBLE combo for dress pants!!).

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  5. I love that dress and you look adorable in it! :)

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh i just love that dress! Great blog, im following!

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  7. Lovely dress! Very classic and pretty.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  8. such a classic dress. I would have a hard time wearing black 4 days a week.

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  9. that dress looks super cute on you though. im jealous. i love it. you can send it to me if you dont want it.. haha =)

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  10. Gorgeous dress - you wear it very well but I SO hear you on the uniform thing - urghh! I hate feeling like I look like everyone else. I got married at 21 too (but that was nearly 13 years ago!) still love being married. Thanks for joining in with WW

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  11. I wear all black 5/7 days a week, totally voluntarily. When wearing all black, make use of textures - knits, tweeds, satins, velvets, things with lace overlays - plain black slacks look much more lively with a long lace trimmed camisole under an interesting knit. Play with shapes; shorter skirts over fitted pants or leggings, longer skirts with opaque tights, a vest over sleeves. With all black outfits shape, fit, and texture have to do what color can't. Also, don't underestimate black accessories, a bow headband, pashmina scarf etc. It all just makes the outfit more visually compelling. Also, bear in mind that all black can look very sophisticated and classic and simple things like a ribbon sash belt, or a comfy pair of knee-high riding boots can make all the difference.

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  12. I, like you, love black. I also have a ton of black in my closet. You were speaking to me, sister! ;)

    I also have the hardest time finding dress pants or slacks! It's nearly impossible to find dress pants that are cut right so they look good on my hips, but also are small enough to sit right on my waist, but are also loose enough so that I don't look like I painted my thighs black, etc. etc. And they make them so much bigger than jeans! Rarely do I find a size small enough.

    But I LOVE your black dress and combat boots! That is such a great combination! I can't wait to try it out for myself!

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