So in case you aren't already absolutely tired of hearing me go on and on and on about it ad nauseum, I am moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to start medical school in only 11 short weeks. That's right folks only 11 weeks. One of those weeks I'll be in the Bay Area house hunting, which means I have only 10 weeks of work left!
I'm in the awkward phase of it being too far away to start tying up loose ends and packing away my life, but it being close enough that I feel like I should be doing something. Maggie from Random Occurances blog, who also happens to be an in real life friend and co-worker, and I have come up with a fantastic challenge for my next 10 weeks at work. We have decided to see if I can go the next 10 weeks, or 50 work days without wearing the same thing outfit twice. We're going to be taking pictures to document each outfit and then after I wear each one I will be packing at least one part of it up for the big move.
The rules are that I can wear a blouse, skirt, or pair of pants more than one time, but not more than one time together. Dresses count as an entire outfit, so once I wear a dress once then I cannot wear it again.
We will be documenting each day's outfit in photo, and I will post each photo on the blog the following work day. The challenge started on Friday.... so here is my outfit for the What Preppy Wore Challenge Day 1! I know there are lots of bloggers who do something like this ever day, but in my experience most of them have closets full of designer goods... and I for the most part do not... so you'll find that a lot of my stuff comes from TJMaxx, Ross, Marshall's, Macy's... etc. One other thing to note... I work in a very, very casual office. There are only 9 of who work out of the office. Half of them are "the boys" our programmers who work from home about 65% of the time... leaving us girls to have the run of the office all to ourselves. When I say it's casual... I mean super casual.. as in my boss (the CEO) wears sweats about 80% of the time.
This sounds incredibly fun to me, and I am super excited... hopefully it doesn't bore ya'll to tears!
Outfit: Red Dress - by Max Studio purchased at TJ Maxx Christmas 2007, Black Ruffle Wedges - by Rue 21 purchased at Ross Winter 2009, Gold Necklace - by James Avery it has a medallion that spins, and when it spins you can read je t'aime. Excuse the lame face... Maggie and I just couldn't take ourselves seriously! Oh yeah... and my hair sucks... I got rained on that morning and I have two inches of roots showing... don't worry I'm getting it colored on Tuesday!
Also, please remember that we will be doing the Preppy Monthly Post share the first week of May, this is your opportunity to get featured on Completely Preppy. Did you accomplish something great this month? Did you write a wonderful post? Put together a gorgeous photo collage? Share a funny story? Learn something meaningful? What are you the most proud of from your blog for the month of April? Leave it as a comment on my blog with a link to the direct post, and you'll be featured as part of the preppy monthly post share!
Also, this super cute Lilly Pulitzer Alegra dress is on sale today at Rue La La for $99 (normally its $328). Click the Rue La La link on my left hand sidebar for an invitation if you don't already belong to the members only site... it's free to join.