I never had to wear a uniform in my old job.
I was able to wear my own clothes but I wanted my work wardrobe to be different to the clothes I normally wore.
I took to wearing a uniform of my choosing which would always be either a black skirt or pair of trousers along with a selection of tops which could be worn all year round.
Once I had these things on I was in work mode, doing a job I knew inside out and could do with my eyes closed.
When I changed job I saw no reason to change the way I dressed for work as I looked smart and presentable enough.
But since the return to work after Christmas I haven't been keeping to my self imposed uniform so much.
I think it's because where the job is still new and I'm not fully settled or fully confident I want something I feel a bit more 'me' in.
My mum gave me this long length tank top for Christmas and I would never have considered wearing to my old place of work, it would have been a definite weekend wear only, but I wore it to work this week and I'm glad I did. It made me feel more comfortable being me.
Does any of that make sense? Or does it make me a bit strange?
Although, granted, this headless shot does look more than a bit strange but I was struggling to get a photo where I didn't have at least three chins!
Very pleased that the necklace given to me in our secret Santa present swap at work goes so well with it. Bonus.