6.02.2014

If There Was No Such Thing As A "Dress Code Policy"

 dress: stitch fix // heels: charlotte russe // purse: local boutique
[photo credit: house of harkless]

I'm not sure about your workplace, but at mine we have that three dreaded word thing, commonly referred to as dress code policy. Complete with a "must wear hose at all times" clause. I'm lucky and blessed I know. Except that's a complete lie because I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would rather deal with a hoe than a pair of hose. It's the quickest way to become an 80 year old frog complete with webbed toes and all. Truly it's the opposite of the word sexy in every way, shape, and form. But now that we established my love for hose, let's talk about if I didn't have to wear them. I would wear outfits like this. Cute fun little dresses, with cute little strappy shoes, and fancy handbags to go with it. I would pretend like I had my ish together and that I knew how to sit still for more than 7 minutes at a time. I would obviously get a lot more work done because cute outfits breed hard work. I would also most likely get a pedicure more than once a quarter. I am assuming I would stop for coffee at a cute little coffee shop every morning on my way to work because what's an outfit with a fancy cardboard sleeve? Now that I mention it I probably wouldn't eat chips every thirty minutes either. The less I eat the less chance for stains. The moral of the story is if I didn't have a dress code to uphold, I would be a much more diligent, clean, poor, skinnier, manicured, happier human being. 

But until then, I'll resort to my stapled hemmed pants, hose with enough holes to have at least three toes sticking out of, and sweaters with deodorant stains. 

Keepin' it classy, one workday at a time. 

ps. for the record, I get asked "ARE THOSE STAPLES IN YOUR PANTS?" at least bi-weekly. #proud


Share/Bookmark

35 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Must wear hose? That seems so archaic. I have had to rock the stapled hemmed pants before. That's what happens when you're 5'3" and you have a pants emergency.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Haha I totally have pants that are stapled. This girl is too lazy to get out the sewing machine, and would butcher the pants if I actually tried :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I usually wear hose depending on the dress and occasion... makes everything look better :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh my gosh thats hilarious! I hate dress code too! Love your shoes :)
    www.elizabethamyyy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hose?? I didn't even realize people actually wore those anymore. I can understand that there may be a dress code policy but to specifically include panty hose? That is crazy!! Can you swap out for tights? Which wouldn't work so well in the summer if it's super hot; not that hose are ideal; for summer anyway either. And here I was getting mad I can't wear shorts. At least I can wear jeans. And technically we don't even have a dress code.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hahahaha thanks for the laugh!! Super cute outfit! 100% with you on the hose!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love to sew and I totally have stapled pants. I am also unapologetic for it.

    I am very lucky that my company offers a long maternity leave. I plan on taking advantage of it as a time that I can change my hair, nails, etc. any way I want without worrying about dress code. Because I bet that tiny crying human won't care if I have exposed shoulders or not.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Not sure what I love more, the shoes, dress or purse!!! Babestatus!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. My sweet Mom has shown me time and time again how to properly hem pants (she apparently thinks I will be 5'3" for the rest of my life, bummer). Then one day she showed me the below product and my life was changed... Seriously hemming pants is surprisingly satisfying now!

    http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-222-20-Yard-Witchery-Regular/dp/B0001DSIHI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401753947&sr=8-1&keywords=stitch+witchery

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love everything about that outfit!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My first real job (aka job out of school) had a hose policy also; as well as a no open-toed shoes policy and must-have-sleeves policy. I quit after 10 months.

    No, it wasnt because of the dress code that I quit, but it sounds good doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've worked for a team that girls had to wear skirts and heels all the time. Then at another place it was sweats & gym clothes.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I hate a dress code!!!! But this outfit is very cute!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. The must wear hose policy is pure yuck!! I have not worn hose in years and I am an old frog;) Gorgeous dress though! Susan

    ReplyDelete
  15. No shame in the staple hemmed pants! I use safety pins because I'm not accurate with a stapler, though. I can't believe they make you wear hose. I feel like that's sexist or something... And am I right in remembering that none of your customers see you because you're behind a phone?? That seems so strange to me to have such a strict dress code... :/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I typically go for safety pins for my pants, and we won't talk about my scuffed to all hell, almost heel-less shoes. I feel you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My main goal in life is to have a job to which I can wear whatever I want - especially sweatpants. I'd be so productive in sweatpants, I just know it! Hoes over hose all day, e'ry day.

    ReplyDelete
  18. we have zero dress code, although I personally like to dress up most times for work. Hose in the summer OMG. and I would so wear that whole outfit to work ( except maybe lower heels or maybe not LOL) You look awesome as usual

    ReplyDelete
  19. Quick question for you... why do you have to wear hose when you work with only 3 other people? Seems like a silly policy to me.

    ReplyDelete
  20. 1964 called, it wants its dress code back. Seriously? Hose? I feel for you, woman!

    ReplyDelete
  21. haha this post is too good- #rockyourhose girl! And know that this outfit is pretty much perfection from head to toe (that bag- swoon!) XO, D

    ReplyDelete
  22. hose... I didn't know that was still a thing.

    ReplyDelete
  23. At one of my past jobs we had the archaic must have hose rule, and all us ladies petitioned to get it removed. Might be worth asking to have that changed, it worked for us! We simply put in some new guidelines about feet being kept well taken care of and thong sandals not being allowed. The dress is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  24. my job is pretty laid back they just say no jeans which means Im wearing yoga pants right now... what they're black totally count as slacks right? No well my bosses are men and they dont know so winner for me!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I am so baffled by your office dress code. Do hose really add a significant level of modesty/professionalism that I am unaware of? At least outside of the work you can make your own rules AND blog about them. Not everyone can do that.

    ReplyDelete
  26. This post made me laugh!! I would feel the exact same way if I had to wear hose! YUCK!!
    Adorable outfit though :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. That's what I love about being in the medical profession - scrubs! Basically pajamas, haha. Also, in Florida no one wears hose!

    ReplyDelete
  28. at least you can take the bag to work :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have totally used staples for clothing emergencies. I can't believe you have to wear panty hose! I understood that I had to wear them at Hooters, but in your case that seems sexist! {Not really, but I'd totally use that argument if I were you}

    ReplyDelete
  30. That dress is gorgeous! I love it!!! Is it still available?!?

    ReplyDelete
  31. ok, so I'm late to this party, but I just read this post and LOVE it! Honestly, I like a good pair of hose, but that's not the point. When I had a stupidly strict dress code, I dressed like I was dressed in the dark most days to show that I was following the letter of the DCP. Because black or kahki on the bottom was apparently more important than looking like I cared about my overall appearance. Thankfully I no longer work under such silly rules and now I get compliments on my outfit all the time... because I wear what makes me happy and I know how "business casual" works without being reminded. Shocking, I know :)
    Incidentally, I hope you wear that dress all the time, work, otherwise, etc... it's sooo cute on you!

    ReplyDelete

I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)