I start my new job this week!
It’s not really a new job as I’m returning to a former employer, a winery, from about 12 years ago. I am thrilled to be going back. The owners of the winery and all of the employees are warm, friendly and fun to be around.
I’m only working one or two days a week. It won’t be a huge change for me and my family. But, still a change nonetheless.
In my volunteer job, I dress professionally. I usually wear slacks, a pencil skirt or a dress to work; never jeans.
At the winery, it’s a casual environment so I’ll be wearing jeans most of the time. I spent some time Tuesday considering how I want to dress for my first day – “mindful dressing”, if you will – taking the following into consideration:
~ Comfort. I will be on my feet all day. Comfortable shoes and comfortable clothing are a must.
~ Wine. Since I will be pouring wine, red wine, throughout the day, it’s probably wise not to wear light colors.
~ Movement. I will be reaching and pouring and carrying as part of my job. I will wear no jangling bracelets, no flowing sleeves.
~ Temperature. It can go from cool to warm and warm to cool in a matter of a couple hours in the Sonoma Valley. Layering is key around here. I’ll bring a blazer or sweater on most days.
~ Stylish. Since I am representing a family I adore and respect immensely, I want to put forth my best in every way, including the way I look.
Striped, long-sleeved H & M shirt with my beloved Christian Dior scarf, Kasil jeans and ancient Stuart Weitzman loafers.
In case you’re wondering, I tied my scarf in the Cow Boy style, like this:
|From this fabulous blog|
What is so wonderful about mindful dressing for work is that my same considerations apply to travel. I’ve already decided to pack this number in my luggage for our upcoming trip.
In the last month, I have gotten rid of probably 60% or more of my wardrobe, started pre-wearing every outfit I’ll be taking to Europe and now I am selecting my getup days before I wear them. What is happening to me?