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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Casual


A friend sent me a picture of a Battlestar Galactica t-shirt with a toaster on the front, pleasing me immensely. I mentioned how much I wanted one to my office-mate Nathan. His brow furrowed a bit, “But, you don’t ever wear t-shirts,” he said. Now that’s true, but I do happen to love t-shirts with fun sayings or clever statements. I don’t, however, actually wear t-shirts. Most of the time t-shirts are cut for a man and I am not a man. The ones that are cut for a woman aren’t usually long enough in the sleeve for my tastes.

In fact, I pretty much don’t like casual clothes whatsoever. I figure, it’s just as easy to put on something amazing as it is something boring. And to me, casual is boring. The dress code at work is casual, not business casual (khakis and collared shirts) but actually casual, which is precisely one train stop from beachy (ugh.)

So that got me thinking, maybe, for one day, I should try dressing like all the rest of the guys. This is a big step out of my comfort zone. What if I wear a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers? Sneakers. Hold on, I might be hyperventilating.

What if I can’t do this? I mean, I’m not even sick, or on my way to the ball park. Just kidding, I wear a skirt to the ball park, too. Do I have to wear sneakers? Don’t even suggest flip-flops, the very idea gives me the heebie-jeebies. I wonder what will happen if I leave the house and go to work looking casual (not effortlessly casual, because that takes a lot of work, believe me.)

Do you think this experiment could have far reaching implications? Will the developers relate to me? Will the collar of my t-shirt constrict my breathing? What else could possibly happen? I guess I’m embarking into the great unknown.

This is a challenge, a challenge I have…artificially set for myself.

Hey, a girl’s got to have goals.

19 comments:

Chief Momma said...

I was never a fan of the tech casual attire that our office had. Everyday that I went to work I kept having visions of makeovers in my head. I can attest that you were always there workin' it. Please, post a pic if you decide to go tech casual one day.

Rynell said...

Anxiously awaiting photos!

This made me laugh because my recent work-from-home deal let me work at home in my pajamas. I had no qualms about that. I'm fairly casual at home or around town.

However, I cringe if my hubby grabs a wrinkled shirt to wear to work. I have been known to rip it from his hands. He can actually get away with cargo pants (or SHORTS! *&%$) and a t-shirt at his place of employment. Oh my...

AzĂșcar said...

Shorts is pretty much a uniform at work these days. When I say casual, I mean it. The President and CEO walk around in shorts and tees.

Queen Scarlett said...

I just got back from SITC movie... you're Carrie aren't you? ;-)

compulsive writer said...

Somehow last night my comment kept crashing my computer. Not that it was anything that earth-moving or anything...

Second (now third) the motion on the photo. And I was going to say that as much as I live for casual, I do like to dress up for work. But there are days when I would really love to just wear my slippers.

Geo said...

Here's something to help you with your goal. Can't wait for documentation!

miggy said...

Being one who is also very familiar with your work attire I too request pictures when this challenge has been executed. Brilliant plan....those techies will stop dead in their tracks.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

don't.wear.the.t-shirt.don't.

You are my fashion icon. Don't let me down. I hate t-shirts on women. However, I love that toaster shirt. But still--NO.

Bek said...

I would almost die to see you in a T..but I just can't picture it. You are the fasion and style guru in my mind.

There is a woman in my ward that reminds me SO much of you...you look a bit the same, but she also always just looks so pulled together. It is almost as if I put on the same clothes and accessories, I wouldn't look the same... you just have it, lady.

I would forgo the T shirt for the flip flops... what do you think?

I bet that the guys at work wouldn't even notice.

~j. said...

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sue-donym said...

Doooooon't Dooooooo Iiiiiiiiiiiit!

I AM hyperventilating at the thought.

"said" Woman said...

I would wear that shirt.

TOWR said...

Your work sounds like heaven...

ClistyB said...

still trying to figure out what line o work you are in. Throw me a bone, here.
that toast shirt reminds me of thinkgeek.com

ktb said...

I'm all about casual but we can still be friends.

more caffeine, please said...

Darling, a simple Lacoste "casual" and some Burberry pants/shorts is you all the way. Throw on your Todd's gladiator sandels (all the rage) and your sooo office casual chic.

Amy said...

I had co-workers who would teach classes in sweats. Sweats! Sweats should be illegal, especially for men. Gross. In most cases, I'm all about casual, but sweats are just bad. Especially with elasticized ankles.

liz said...

try the banana republic t-shirts this season, they are long enough and have good sleeves. I have been meaning to blog about them for days now...

ClistyB said...

More Caffeine,
your cazh outfit is comin in just under a thousand dollars!! you go girl!