I wore my beloved Mad Men dress (vintage Vogue 7298) to work yesterday – styled with a cute floral cardigan from Ann Taylor. Hooray for wearing handmade garments to work! : ) Problem: when you work in a lab with hazardous chemicals that you might spill on yourself (ahem), wearing precious garments might not be such a good idea. I’m pretty sure I spilled acid on the skirt at one point and almost had a heart attack. Argh!! So far I don’t see the characteristic acid stain (ask me how I know what an acid stain looks like), but we’ll see. Crossing my fingers that disaster has been averted here. Such drama!
I did enjoy wearing a fabulous handmade garment for the rest of the day though, despite the acid splatter in the morning. I got a few nice compliments from labmates who know that I sew, and I do feel kind of fancy prancing around the lab in a nice dress. Haha, am I crazy? I dress like such a slob for the lab everyday, so once in a while I have to remind myself that I am, in fact, a woman. : ) I used to wear nice clothes and heels to work everyday (when I had an office job), and I miss it! Oh well, it’s one of the many sacrifices I make to do the work that I love. Go science!
Can you picture me wearing safety goggles and latex gloves in this outfit? Ha!
Do you wear your handmade creations to work? : )