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Beauty Tuesday: Unique in Uniforms

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/08/2014 at 15:00

For those of us who must wear special work or school attire, we don’t have to let our required wardrobe limit our creativity. You can make do with what you have to still express yourselves yet in a respectful way to represent your employer or your institution.

Here are some rules from my new job‘s dress codes ~ mainly for the sake of baby safety ~ and ways that I’ve still managed to throw in my sense of style subtly yet distinctively:

Wear black tank top underneath uniform shirt.

I have a variety of black sleeveless tops (i.e., camisoles, corsets) that double up as a layering pairing piece and on its own after work, whether I go out into the sunshine or on an evening gathering. {These include the top that I mentioned on #1 of yesterday’s TMI, which is like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back.}

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Wear black skirt and hosiery or black slacks.

I have a few pairs of bottoms (i.e., skirts, leggings) to coordinate with my uniform shirt.

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Wear all black, rubber-soled, non-skid shoes.

With skirts, I wear flats, and with pants, I wear sneakers. {Before I bought a new pair, I actually started a Pinterest board of ones that I tried on or were interested in to compare features, since I tend to be selective of what go on my runner’s feet.}

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Do not expose tattoos.

I cover all of my ink. {For more details on my body art, check out the aforementioned TMI, #s 6-7.}

Do not wear any jewelry, except for wedding ring and up to three studs on ear lobes.

I removed my CBR from my left helix and replaced it with my pearl stud, plus while I typically wear dangling or hoop earrings when I’m off duty, the sky’s the limit on studs, especially shiny, sparkly stones for bright bling to maintain my gym nickname from a decade ago! {Yesterday, I mentioned the earrings that I wore on TMI, #1. Like my cupcakes?}

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For shoulder-length hair and longer, pull hair back away from face, and do not wear hair accessories.

I do my hair differently everyday, just to keep it interesting and fresh. Usually, I braid it, whether it be in a high or low bun or ponytail. Due to my neck tat, I’ve worn a low bun or ponytail, but if I wear a high bun, then I simply can pop the collar. {Check out my Braid for Cascade of Waves post for a quick good hair day tip and Beauty Tuesday: Hair Care for more tips from root to tip.}

Happy Good Hair Day, Beautiful People!

Beautiful Snapshot of Birthday Girl (in two weeks) Sweet Pea ^_^

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