But you know what? I am not that girl anymore! I am Roobeedoo (aged 46 and three quarters) and I am not going to be squashed into corporate anonymity!
There is still a dress code of sorts where I work now, but I have noticed that I receive only positive comments when I push my look that bit further, red lipstick and all!
Photo: the day I pushed my look, Me-Made June 2011
And it occurs to me that, contrary to what you might expect, the person who has shot through the ranks fastest in my current organisation is the girl with the strongest look - and I know that her rapid promotion is due to the confidence she exudes. OK, she is 20 years younger than me (and has amazing legs and a filthy laugh), but I am not aiming to emulate her, I am aiming to have the confidence to simply BE MYSELF at work! That's enough - I don't want the spotlights thank you!
So watch this space. This is the Roobeedoo Remix, Vintage Edit!
Maybe that is the focus for my Self-Stitched September! :D