Thursday with the black and white polka dot scarf

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I decided to get dressed up for work today. Since I work from home I usually work in my pajamas or lounge wear. But I’ve decided this year I’m going to try to get dressed for work every once in a while. Every once in a while started today. I decided to try the outfit I put on the mannequin earlier this week–the animal print dress with the black jacket and the black and white polka dot scarf. I tried it with some black tights and my old black leather ankle boots.

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I didn’t necessarily love the look on me. I think pumps would be a better choice than ankle boots for the dress worn with a fitted jacket over it. The ankle boots made it look a bit on the wicked witch of the West side. And the black tights didn’t help to improve it.

So I changed out of the dress and put on a white long sleeved button down shirt with a black knit skirt. I kept the jacket, ankle boots and tights as part of the new outfit. These are all years old items. The skirt is so many years old I’m embarrassed to say.

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I have to admit I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the hassle of having to get dressed for work every day. I have to hand it to the women who do have to concern themselves with the issue of what to wear to work five days per week for the better part of their adult lives. I guess if I was going out to work I would be spending a lot more money on clothes every year. But since I have worked from home for such a long time and because I don’t have much of an outside life I haven’t had need to buy too many things.

3 and a half inch black leather ankle boots pointy toe

These boots are a good few years old. I won’t say exactly how many; but they are old. I’ve had them for years. But I’ve probably worn them out fewer than 5 times. They are 3.5 inch heels and I struggle even in 3.5 inch heels.

3 and a half inch black leather ankle boots pointy toe black tights

About the scarf

I bought the scarf on Amazon.com in early 2014. It’s a nice enough scarf considering it cost under $10. I’d agree with the customer review that says the color in reality is not as vivid as in the picture on Amazon’s website. In the picture the black looks very black and the white looks very white. You almost can’t tell the scarf is actually see-through. But I’m not all that picky so it doesn’t bother me that the color in reality doesn’t match the picture on Amazon’s website. It looks perfectly fine as is. And it’s reasonably soft.

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The background in the above photo is apparently a waiting room at a medical facility. I liked the look of it so I edited out my real living room from the picture and popped myself into the waiting room courtesy of Photoshop.

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Monica
Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.

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