Every morning, I feel like I am packing for a small vacation, instead of a work day. Lunch, check. Make-up, check. Extra shoes (theres no parking at work), check. Umbrella, check. Purse, check. It’s no wonder this red leather backpack has become a staple in my work wardrobe.
When I threw it on yesterday morning, I immediately transformed my look from confident educated professional to sensitive school girl. Despite my outgoing personality as a child, I was still very sensitive, making every effort to fit in. For example:
- Spiral perm because if I go to school looking like a poodle, just like everyone else, I won’t bring attention to myself
- Informing my classmates my father works in corrections. Well, if I’m not tough enough, maybe my dad’s tough career will get me through the moment
- Wearing my sisters clothes. I would sneak into her room and pick something that was cooler than what I had. Paris Sport Club, a few sizes too big, would definitely up my status.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve grown up and walking around yesterday as a 33 year old school girl didn’t even phase me.
Rio Blouse – ARC Thrift – $2
Forever 21 Dress – Savers – $6
Thrifted Belt (price and location unknown)
Merona Red Tights (new in package) – Goodwill Denver – $3
Nine West Booties – ARC Thrift – $5
Red Leather Backpack – Goodwill Denver – $8