A couple years back I quit work, for good. I gave away and sold all of my suits, dress pants, silk tops, and only kept a few of my favorites I had collected over the many many years I worked there. I wasn't sad to see them go, in fact it was quite liberating, but now I kinda wish I had some of them back, cause I'm back there again, back in retail, back at the BR.
With a full time job comes a dramatic loss of any free time. The little I have now is spent playing with Luke, not designing and sewing clothes, although I still have plans to use up the $50 of fabric I just picked up at Joann's. I am enjoying putting outfits together again however. I feel more excited about getting dressed now that more than just the moms at the nearby park will see me.
These are some of my workwear outfits that sadly cannot include denim.
Top: Old Navy, current
Skirt: Banana Republic, 2 years old
Shoes: Frye, almost 1 year old
Top: APC madras, current
Pants: Banana Republic, 3 years old, I had to steal them back from my mom.
Shoes: K Jacques, current
Sweater: Old Navy, current
Skirt: somewhere on ebay, 2 years old
Shoes: Banana Republic, 1 year old
Top: Gap, current
Pants: Gap, current
Sandals: Old Navy, current
Incidentally, it is a good thing I work for Gap Inc. I have pretty much only shopped within their three brands for the last 16 years. Before I quit I used to dream about the day when I didn't have to wear their clothes anymore, but even during my 2 year hiatus, I almost exclusively shopped either at Gap or Old Navy. I love the simplicity of their clothes, the straight lines,how I know my size without ever having to try anything on, and mostly the prices, you really can't beat the prices.