[Level - Public]
Never again am I wearing colour to work. <---overly dramatic statement not based on reality... ish
There's a story to this. I was up, I was ready, my black pencil skirt was ironed and all was well. The shirt I was going to wear with it was hanging up. It was 5 mintues before I had to leave the house.
I put the skirt on and it didn't. The skirt, bought 4 months ago, is far too small for me now.
I had a bit of a pannic - I didn't have time to iron anything else and knew I had no 'work friendly' clothes hanging up ready. Then it dawned on me. The pink skirt. Which has been worn a grand total of 3 times in 4 years (I bought it for an anniversary meal between Doug and I!).
It was clean. It was ironed. It was work-safe (in that it wasn't a black pvc mini skirt, the only other thing in there even remotely suitable). I had a top (in the same colour as it) that was in a similar 'ready' state. So I braved it and grabbed a matching lippy.
There was rather a lot of cafuffle when I arrived here. Several 'F me, Emma, you're not in black!' and several 'So WHY are you in colour today?' and quite a few 'You know, that really suits you - you should wear it more often' along with 'Has anyone seen Emma today? Oh, you're temping for her....'.
Not just the 'boys' (the engineers), we're talking about the Framework Manager (My God! Emma! I think I may need my sunglasses!!!), the Project Manager (that REALLY suits you, you should wear it more often), the Quantity Surveyor (Where's Emma?) and the Managing Surveyor (during an area meeting this morning that I took coffee into...).
So I'm in two minds. Either:
I wear more colour more often (a suggestion by devalmont
who looses all his accrued goth points for daring to suggest his lady try 'not-black', along with the Project Manager and the Site Supervisor amongst others)
I never wear colour ever again for fear of the reaction!!
I also intend to try harder with the 'diet'....
On another note, last night was wonderful. Really good Calling, it was a shame we were both so tired but I definately think we left at the right time. I was more than a little relieved to been loosened (though it was certainly worth it - lots of very sweet comments, so thank you all!).