A Uniform of Sorts

Dressing for work is a challenge for me. When I got my first "big girl" job at a TV station, I felt the need to dress like a news anchor. I would squeeze myself into shapely dresses and torture my feet with sky-high stilettos. I then realized how unbelievably unnecessary that all was and began mixing casual blouses with jeans and flats, after which I realized that I function much better when I'm at least a little dressed up. What happened then was some sort of phenomenon: after a few months of documenting my clothing choices, I realized that without even trying, all of my work clothes were a monochromatic blend of black, white, and the occasional grey. (It's true. So, so true.)

I like to think of it as my uniform. I guess somewhere along the way, I realized that this combination made me feel newsroom-appropriate, confident and still very much "myself." I don't have to worry about what I'm going to wear when I roll out of bed in the morning after pressing the snooze button once or twice. I just grab a white blouse, some black bottoms, my headphones, my train tokens, an avocado, and I'm good to go.

xo,
e.m.

p.s. while going through the archives, I realized that I wore this top almost exactly a year ago! Oh, how things have changed... 

top/ Elle (similar), trousers/ Cynthia Rowley (similar), jacket/ GAP, shoes/ F21, necklace/ Anthropologie (similar), bag/ Marc by Marc Jacobs (I also love it in grey and this retro red bag for under $200!), watch/ Michael Kors, sunglasses/ Ray-Ban

**photos by Danielle Conyers. Follow her on Instagram!

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