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I'll soon be entering the world of working outside the home. Yes! I think I am grown up enough now to take on a job. ;) I've been working from home for a few years and I just can't afford it anymore. Seriously, the taxes (and the long hours working on the taxes) is just too stressful. Did you know that self-employed people pay upwards of 17% of their income on taxes? Wage earners don't see that in their paychecks because in most cases the employer deducts it from the wages. So even though I earn a measly $12,000 or less a year, I still have to pay a ton of income taxes. I am tired of the very long hours and the insecurity of the freelance contracts. So I've been pounding the pavements and submitted some applications. Some positions look very promising but I can't get into details yet – the hiring process takes forever!
I haven't worked outside the home in about 25 years. :O That's a long, long time. The nice working-woman clothes I used to wear have, um, mysteriously shrunk! And I don't think my new employer will appreciate me showing up for work in my super-plushy sweats or my very posh red flannel shirts. Time to look for some new clothes.
I've been shopping around a little. I think I need four or five tops and bottoms to make up several basic outfits. Here are two I mixed and matched — OK, working women, what do you think? I'm kind of rusty with this stuff, so tell me your opinion. Is it still OK to go plain Jane and then cut loose with classy jewelry and leggings?
Did you know that No nonsense still makes No nonsense tights and leggings? They were always my favorite brand because the tights never drooped at the end of the day. Their stuff is even better today, with some really nice colors and styles, and it's STILL sold in food and drug stores and are STILL very affordable. The company has a new fan, fashion expert Jill Martin (co-author of the bestselling guide, "I Have Nothing to Wear!"). I'm gonna need some serious fashion advice so that's good news, indeed.