Leopard Print Cardigan - Harve Benard, Sears ($7)
White V-neck Tee - Nollie, PacSun ($4)
Black Rayon Shorts - Charlotte Russe ($5)
Black Dot Tights - Merona, Target ($3)
Black Lace-up Boots - Dolce Vita for Target ($26)
I did the unthinkable today and wore these dangerously short shorts to work. Now before you all scold me, let me defend myself! Yes, I am technically an "educator" of sorts, but I am not an official teacher. That being said, in the Writing Center where I work there is absolutely no dress code. Not only do I routinely see my co-workers in sweats and UGG boots, I also routinely see a ton of inappropriate cleavage from our student receptionists. My shorts couldn't possibly be more offensive than sweat pants or cleavage, could they?
Well, having gone through the day wearing them, I am not entirely sure. Traditionally, the way I determine if an outfit is a bit too much is by the kind of reactions I get from others. The minute I walked into the breakroom one of my co-workers said, "D is here! And she has legs!" Not exactly the greeting I was hoping for, but I guess that's what happens when one wears shorts of these nature. Mind you, I thought I was dulling the impact by wearing the tights (I would never wear these shorts to work w/o tights), but apparently it was not enough. Also, I had two students (with whom I had tutoring sessions) make remarks about how "young" I was to be working in my capacity. Now while people generally think I look younger than I am, I can't help thinking the outfit may have played a role as well.
Whatever the case, what's done is done. Incidentally, this is the same exact outfit I wore last Thursday to the Jamie Lidell concert but I never took a photo. So today I adhered to my unofficial rule that if I haven't photographed an outfit that means I haven't really worn it and am therefore free to wear it again! Pretty handy rule, don't you think?