Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Red and Khaki Anyone?


I suppose most bloggers don't share a lot of personal information on their blogs, like where they work, but I really like my job and I am proud of the company I work for.  So if the red and khaki isn't a dead giveaway - yes, I work for Target!  While the dress code at the office is business professional, we are also encouraged to represent the stores in red khaki.

Contemplating my love for my job ;)

I have been looking for the perfect stylish "red" to wear for a while now, and have not come across it.  So I decided the only remedy was to make it myself.  Tasia's Alma blouse proved to be the perfect pattern.  All that was needed was some bullseye red.  Countless trips to my fabric shop left me returning home empty handed (not exactly empty handed, but just without some red fabric).


Finally, I decided to buy some fabric on-line.  I cam across some cotton silk which was the perfect color, and on sale.  Plus, you know I love sewing with silk.  When the fabric arrived it, the texture was a bit different from what I was expecting, as I was expecting more cotton and less silk.  But there really are no problems with more silk, so I set out to make a new wardrobe staple.


So what's next is definitely something khaki.  I have never liked these khaki pants, but I also have never shopped for or sewn a replacement.  Well, as much as I want to sew some new khakis, I've got vintage dresses on my mind.  Yes, that will be on my sewing table next.

Do you sew for work?  Is there a signature look for your employer, like Target's red and khaki?

Live in this moment and love life (and your job)!
Annabelle

20 comments:

  1. I love red and khaki/camel together. I have a red scarf I wear with my trench coat and I love the colours together.

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    1. Ooh, I like the idea of a red scarf with a trench coat, very chic!

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  2. Oh wow, gorgeous outfit! I love your new blouse, so stylish - and silk! :D
    And no, I'm definitely not going to be sewing scrubs. Ever. :D

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    1. Thanks Alessa! Haha, I can see how you wouldn't want to sew yourself some scrubs. My sister is a nurse and I offered to sew some scrubs for her, but I have zero motivation to do it :P

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  3. Wow! You look fabulous! Red is my favourite colour, and I always drool over silk cotton online, as they never have it here :)

    You're definitely the best dressed Target employee!!! They ought to use you for ads, girl! :) The outfit is a win, and those pics are so professional lpoking!

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    1. I had been looking everywhere for silk cotton - I really wanted to find it at my fabric shop since they always have great prices. When I saw this fabric go on sale I decided to go for it - and I love it. I do have about 2 yards left over if you would ever want to do a fabric swap.

      That would be too funny to appear in a Target ad with my red and khaki. One of my coworkers and I joke that we should be models for Target :p

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    2. For sure I'll swap with you! Let me know what you're after & I'll see what I've got! ^_^

      You should totally be models! Have they seen these pics? You'd find yourself with a new career if they did! ;)

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  4. I love it! mmm, silk-rich silk cotton, sounds luxurious ... makes me want to make dresses!! Aaaah! this is so fun - but still stylish. I love it.

    I taught school and coached, so "work inspired" was usually school colors, or coaching gear. It did include alot of khakis for going from the classroom to the gym to the track .... :) not nearly as stylish as you!

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    1. A school setting would require a much different wardrobe from a corporate job, and make it much more difficult to sew for. Think of all the great outfits you could make now with your tee-shirt pattern that you used this summer. You could have a bunch of team gear that fits a female body.

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  5. Oh, your blouse is beautiful! And I love it with your khaki pants (I get so bored with the bright colored top and the black pants look)! =) And I agree - you should be one of the models for Target!

    I sew more for work than I do for myself, but I don't think that's what you meant by the question, hehe. Sometimes, I wish I had an office job so that I could wear fun clothes that I make for myself. I usually go the boring t-shirt and jeans/cargo pants at work - partly because I'm not worried about getting them dirty and partly because that's more typical of the "dress-code" for film crew. Boring but practical.

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    1. Oh dear, you've joined in the cause with Symon! I'll have to see what I can do about making that switch ;)

      I can't imagine sewing for others more than for myself. I know it is your job, but I would probably find myself looking longingly at all of the patterns and fabrics wishing it was for myself. You must have very good self control. I would probably dress similarly to you if I sewed for a living, since that is usually what I wear when I do take time to sew for myself.

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  6. Love your blouse
    Congrats on locating, finalizing the purchase, and moving into your new home. Many years ago, we purchased our home and moved into it in October. It just seems like October is a good month in which to make moves.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, October is a great month for moving in MN, we had two gorgeous days that made the move much easier. Hubby and I are both pretty happy with our new home :)

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  7. You look amazing in your corporate colours! I don't know a lot about Target, but they're lucky to have you!

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  8. You are always so sweet! Target is a large scale discount retailer in the US, which happens to be fabulous company to work for :)

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  9. Love the outfit. such a classy combination of the colours.

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I do enjoy wearing my red and khaki.

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  10. This is awesome. I only just graduated so I don't have a job yet but whatever job I do will probably not have a specific dress code (because everything gets hidden under a standard issue lab coat XD). BTW found you via your Kollabora profile.

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    1. Thanks! Congratulations on graduating, I hope you find a job soon. A lab coat means you probably don't get to wear "frosting" to work - but you can have fun sewing up some classic and basic pieces to wear to work.

      I can't believe you found me on Kollabora since I've only posted two projects there, but glad you found me.

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