Tabatha Wharton



a year in the life of my evolving, offbeat aesthetic as i navigate being
a mid-30s-femme-grown-up-emo-punk-single-mom-graduate-student-non-profit-employee-fashionista.

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And now we’re caught up from missing Thursday. Get used to that being the norm.

So, as I said yesterday, Saturday was split between a seminar-style class for my degree program and working an evening performance shift at my workplace. The non profit I work for hosts an insane amount of events, and each genre of event kind of comes with it’s own twist on our standard dress code. This particular event can bring in a more reserved(?) crowd, so I tried to tailor my attire to a more elevated, yet restrained style.

Note, I said try.

Also of note, a while back I made a statement about basically dating my workplace. I don’t mean the actual people there, but moreso the buildings themselves. Once, when I worked in a different department, I was advised on performance nights to dress as if I were attending the performance itself so that I would blend in with the patrons (as if I ever actually blend in, but that’s a convo for another time) and that philosophy has stretched into this position, because I pretty much don’t get any other chance to dress up as one might if they were actually, you know, going on a date to the place that I work … because chances are, I’m working anyway.

So here’s your first look at that aesthetic — a hard 180 from the morning’s look, and a nice clean-up if I do say so myself.

Black babydoll lace dress: Express
Currant tights: Spanx
Faux leather moto jacket: Old Navy
Leather Chelsea wedge booties: Sam Edelman
Irridescent chandelier necklace & drop earrings: Kate Spade
Lipstick: KVD Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Sinner