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Friday, August 17, 2007

Orange & Blue

I showed up to work on Wednesday with a cute outfit on: navy cotton pin-tucked skirt, a white tee and an orange sherbet sleeveless sweater (which, to be honest, is a vest, but “sleeveless sweater” sounds so much more chic.) I accessorized with a bright color bag and animal print flats.

At about eleven I received this piece of correspondence:

Tomorrow we will have a camera crew here…please wear either Cougar Blue or OrangeSoda colors since some of you will be put on the spot to answer the question “What is OrangeSoda.com”. Please brush your teeth in the morning and at a minimum wear deodorant (showers are ideal). Any questions can be directed to nobody because we all have questions and just wear Cougar blue or OrangeSoda colors tomorrow.

Shouldn’t all wardrobe requests be cleared a week in advance? 12 hours in a pinch? Some of us think long and hard about what we’re going to wear—we might even have a system! I don’t have a system (unless a system includes thinking of what I’m going to wear the next morning as a way of putting myself to sleep the night before.)

So there I was wearing the perfect Cougar Blue and OrangeSoda colors a day before they were needed. I marched right down to CF’s office and demanded the what-for! When no satisfactory explanation emerged (and no clear apology was offered, I might add) I may have threatened to wear the same thing on Thursday.

Ok, I did threaten to wear the same thing Thursday. Being a reasonable person, I also included the caveat that the clothes would be Febrezed before the re-don.

Guess what I wore Thursday?

Yeah, see, I don't mess around.

I did change my shoes, my bag, and fiddled with the accessories, those are the important things to switch up (well, the undies too.)

As I was setting up this picture I couldn’t help but think that this is exactly what InStyle Magazine does in its Simple Chic or whatever-the-crap-it-is section. Only instead of being reasonably priced items, the items below would be ridiculously expensive.

I had to bring in all the lovely accessories to complete the shoot. The orange, slightly sporty Nine West heels I bought in El Paso at the awesome mall ($799.) The bag with a pattern (see Stacey and Clinton, I’m listening!) that was gifted to me by my mother-in-law’s Dillard’s card ($3,400.) The necklace and earrings from SuperTarget ($4,800. Target is very exclusive.)

We can’t forget the Febreze ($500) since it would be embarrassing to show up to work in the same outfit two days in a row and have it smell less than chemically-masked clean. Booyah.

Who dares me to wear the same outfit Friday?

18 comments:

kiki said...

I TRIPLE-DOG DARE YOU!

b. said...

Wear it inside out.....

RC Cola! said...

wheeeeeeeeee!

b. said...

more important: did you get on camera?

Geo said...

This is just another proof that you are ahead of your time.

April said...

DO IT! I don't have to sit next to you. ;)

Very cute accessories, though. I'd fall to my death if I tried to walk in those shoes.

liz said...

you work with a bunch of men. go for it. they won't even notice- not even AFTER you have blogged about it.

Marilyn said...

Azucar, thank you for your comments, and I am sorry that my music woke the baby.

I love your blog, every post makes me laugh.

AzĂșcar said...

Baby can suck it!

Wait...

fijiangirl said...

I never would have known. That outfit looked more fabulous on then on the couch!

~j. said...

I dare you to wear it until one of the boys you work with says something, just to see how long it will take.

compulsive writer said...

So did you?

c jane said...

I think it's rude to wear T-bird colors on Cougar day.

Just sayin...

AzĂșcar said...

They noticed Thursday, those observant little buggers. They even noticed that I changed shoes. What kind of tech company is this anyway? The good kind, the good kind.

Cjane, you noticed that the company’s color is Orange? And that Cougars still favor blue? Yeah, don’t think that’s a coincidence.
I was just looking around our staff and I didn’t notice a PHS grad in the lot. I’m sure PHS people are gainfully employed elsewhere, but certainly not here.

Michael said...

you should just buy more of the same and wear that outfit every single day until you get nominated for what not to wear.

sue-donym said...

That's a really cute outfit. Can I have it when you are dead?


(That's from 3 Amigos in case anyone thinks I am morbid)

Livs said...

I love febreze. I also wear the same outfits on consecutive days alla the time if i don't think anyone important has seen me and/or if i haven't perspired much on the first day. i feel like it's my right. a lil' f-u to donatella versace, tom ford and whoever's pretending to design a line for target at the moment....

sue-donym said...

My I offer the word "Swest" for your sleeveless sweater?