You have remember me mentioning that I'm about to re-enter the working world after nearly 4 years of being a stay-at-home-mom. Mind you, when last I was a working professional was also pre-babies. So, between the span of 4 years and two rather large babies (and the accompanying hip spread-age) I'm not as little in the middle as I used to be. I'm not upset - it's a small price to pay for my little beauties... but it makes dressing for work much more difficult when you only have a wardrobe full of clothing 2 sizes too small. Thus, the challenge!
I'm going to draw from my pattern stash and attempt to create myself a winter work-worthy wardrobe. In my research, I came across an article that Tim Gunn wrote outlining the "Essential Wardrobe Elements" every woman should have. Among them are the LBD, a classic black pant, a fitted jacket, and a long coat. After compiling a few sources, I've come up with this list for myself:
- a Little Black Dress (LBD)
- a long winter coat
- 2-3 pairs of dress pants (including one pair black)
- at least 1 classic button-up shirt
- several dress shirts (both long and short sleeved)
- an 'Any Occasion Top'
- 2-3 skirts (at least one neutral)
- a long-sleeved dress
- at least one fitted jacket (including one neutral)
- one pair knit pants (as Tim's "sweatsuit alternative")
- a warm, plain cardigan
- a pant suit
So, wish me luck ladies and gents.... Here I go!