Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Distinct Lack of Outfit posts

I think you'll be noticing a distinct lack of outfit posts and here's why. My new job is working in a lab processing samples. Since some of the samples are preserved with nasty chemicals (for example, today I added choroform to some samples), PPE (personal protective equipment) is required. This means a lab coat, safety glasses (which fit dorkily over my regular glasses, as contacts aren't allow incase they trap chemicals on your eye), rubber gloves when handling samples and, possibly, steel toes. Also, long pants (or at least to mid-calf, which isn't flatter on me) are required and fully enclosed shoes (if I'm not wearing steel toes).

Clearly, my fashion options for work are very limited. Also, my boss told me not to bother wearing nice clothes, because they'll probably just get ripped anyways. So the only times with wardrobe freedom for me will be weekends (or days off once I'm trained and working shift) or after work.

Just a heads up in case you're wondering where the outfits went. And here is a photo of my basic uniform. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. (photo from explorehealthcareers.org)

16 comments:

E said...

Wow, sounds like a cool job though!

past the point said...

The look is so professional. I guess you can't wait to get home and take a shower.

Brunch at Saks said...

I completely understand where you are coming from! After a full week of a work "uniform" all you want to wear is something comfy on the weekends! Cool job though :) XOXO

The Clothes Horse said...

Aw, I have a friend who does this too. I hope you enjoy your work at least. :)

casual cutie said...

cool job!!! i think your uniform are sexy.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

My boyfriend is doing his masters in neuroscience and is practically living in his lab...and like you said, there's definitely a limit to what you wear. I know exactly what you're talking about :)

Congratulation on an interesting job!

patricia said...

oh that job sounds amazing, totally worth the lab coat uniform

janettaylor said...

Oh yeah I agree E! haha!

Cool job!

XoXo

the oaks said...

I think its cool. great post. thanks for the note, too.

simon n josh said...

this is great. gooooo you!

ellie said...

wow, sounds amazing.

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats on the job! Nothing like a white lab coat!

And very cool about grandmother's scarves... it's so nice to have pieces with nostalgia and history!

xoxox,
CC

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Too bad about the uniform, but the job sounds awesome. Don't worry, you can make the lab coat rock. ;)

archivingfashion said...

That's legit! Sounds like an interesting job though, if you're into that type of stuff.

Diana said...

Definitely sounds like an interesting job. I think that I would go crazy having to wear a "uniform" everyday though.

Vik said...

loving the couture in the last post!! i wear glasses and had an obsession for awhile of wanting clear plastic rims once i found a pair i put them on and instantly thought they looked like science lab glasses!
Much love from Ireland xx
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