Not one of these smiles are genuine.
Just reading the title of this series, I'm sure you're saying to yourself "um this will be never ending " because really we all have like a thousand things that we hate spending money on. But I'm going to try to focus on things that particularly suck and are particularly necessary to spend your money on as an adult. So, blabbing no further: I hate spending money on work clothes.
Unlike some of you super cool, freelance, chill, young work place people, I have a "normal" job. It's not particularly exciting, for the most part it pays the bills, and I don't know much about the people around me because nothing we wear says anything about who we are. When the seasons change and I realize that it's time to change my work wardrobe I always let out a loud, very detectable groan.
Why?! Why must I spend my hard earned money, that could go towards fabulous things like manicures, gourmet pizza and even more throw pillows, on pants suits, blazers, boring "work" tops and frumpy cardigans? I still haven't figured out a way to look cute at a desk job. I constantly see these fashion bloggers posting pictures of a work outfits and every time I think "who would wear that to work?!" Call me grandma, but there is no way in hell I'm wearing platform heels to work. And if I even dare show up in a shorts suit my boss will most definitely give me the "you know I'm sending you home" look.
No one likes spending money on work clothes, is my ultimate point. Whether you work at a restaurant and have to buy those ugly "nonslip" shoes, or you work in retail and your employer essentially forces you to wear their $400 jeans. It's something that none of us want to do. I can't tell you how much of a better, more efficient employee I would be if I could show up to work in leggings and just look fabulous on my down time. Because honestly, this whole "work" business is already cutting into my fabulous time. How can I be expected to look effortlessly cool if I'm leaving work wearing slacks and a polka dot button down with grandma loafers? Essentially impossible. No one is going to believe the lie I tell that I am the secret fourth Kardashian sister if I"m not constantly walking around like shopping and worrying about my juice cleanse are my only problems.
All I'm saying is, we live in California and in the year 2013. So I don't believe anyone who is sitting in a suit is comfortable doing so. This isn't 1968 à la a Mad Men board meeting. No one leaves work in a suit and goes on a sexy rendezvous anymore (at least no one I know). Most people leave and head straight for the gym or the nearest take out. So can't we just get with the times and allow people to show up to work in their normal attire as long as it doesn't require assless chaps or bikini tops? For the sake of my pocketbook, please.