Emerald green, satin blouse, Express. Black skirt, from my USMC dress blues uniform. Patent mary janes, Xhilaration. Patent, quilted headband, Claire’s Boutique. Earrings, from my wedding.
On Monday, I got the clever idea to dye my olive drab skirt (from my USMC service uniform) black so that I could wear it to work. I couldn’t do it Monday night, because of rehearsal, but I planned to do it on Tuesday night. By Tuesday afternoon, though, I realized that I already had a black uniform skirt. Despite the name “dress blues,” my skirt (and the matching jacket) for that uniform are black. So, instead of dyeing the green skirt, I’m going to add black lace trim to make it look less uniform-like. Both skirts are great for this fall’s ladylike trend. They are highwaisted, fitted (all my uniforms were tailored), and well-constructed.
I was so excited to add two new skirts (for free!) to my workwear closet that I counted my collection. I am appalled to share with you that I have 30 (THIRTY) work skirts. I didn’t even count the estimated 15-ish casual skirts in my other closet or the five or so I have up for swap. Who needs 30 skirts? I must remember this next time I go thrifting.
I’m wearing green again to rehearsal tonight. You can expect a Best O’ the Green poll along with the photo.