Based on yesterday’s complete fail of a weather forecast, I decided that I would throw caution to the wind today and wear something I was more in the mood for — something springy and bright and fun. Something that would allow me to loom menacingly the way I was meant to. Something to fly in the face of the sturm und drang that the weather report had predicted and, needless to say, would fail to get right once again.
Well, I was wrong, so very wrong. It rained. It was cold. It was windy. And to top it all off, periodically I would forget that I was in platform wedges, then shift my weight or step on an uneven surface and nearly turn my ankle over and over again. I would just be standing there, talking to someone and – bloop! – ankle out. Or, I would be walking (in the rain) with a very important developer (whose project will be the first I get to manage) to a restaurant to grab lunch and – bloop! bloop! – both ankles out and I nearly fall in the crosswalk. Or maybe I would just be walking with my colleagues to go get some afternoon coffee and then – bloop! – ankle out and hot coffee spilled all over my hands.
My god, this outfit was spectacularly ill-advised.
And did I mention that I forgot an umbrella?
Tomorrow: Pants. The weather forecast calls for rain and I will not question it. I will wear pants to keep my legs warm and sensible shoes that will allow me to loom over no one and it will be fantastic.
- cotton twill wrap blouse from Ann Taylor.
- silk floral skirt from Anthropologie.
- black platform wedge sandals by Faryl Robin.
- black trench by Michael Kors.
Here’s what I wore to my first day at my new job. The weather report called for a bit of cold and a bunch of rain (of which there ended up being none) and I had a 40 minute commute downtown via MUNI. So, I thought I would dress warmly and wear low-heeled, closed-toe shoes. It didn’t go quite so well. I hadn’t realized how much my feet would slide around due to the tights and my toes kept jamming painfully into the front of the shoes. AND THEN, I didn’t get to loom menacingly over anyone. Boo.
Shoe miscalculations aside, it was a pretty good day. Everyone was super nice and it looks as though I’ll have lots of fun stuff to work on. PLUS, the office is just packed with awesomeness! Here are several pics from today… Read the rest of this entry »
I know I said I would get crazy with the color this week, but I forgot that I have a couple of very important interviews to attend. These are the final interviews for positions that I’ve been pursuing for the last month, so I figured it would be better to err on the side of caution when it came to my clothing choices.
That said, today I stil did try to keep it on the colorful side with this purple dress and teal sweater combo. Not a stitch of black or khaki in sight. Yes, the grey tights and shoes from yesterday — the tights were in last night’s wash, swears — are a bit of a cheat, but, hey, when you find something that works, go with it. No sense adding any undue stress to an already stressful situation, just because, like, omg, I totally wore those shoes yesterday.
I also got to carry my laptop today, which is always a pleasure, thanks to the rad case and straps I have for it. The case itself, a BookBook from Twelve South, is already super cool, but what makes the whole thing over the top awesome are the leather straps I use to carry it. I spent a lot of time just lugging the BookBook around like an oversized, heavy clutch. But, after weeks of airport security lines, cross-country flights and hurried sprints through crowded subways, I came to realize that clutching a gargantuan leather book to my chest is something of an inconvenience and none too ergonomically sound. So, I had some leather straps custom made. They’re sort of a cross between a book strap and some picnic blanket straps, but ten times more awesome than either because I use them to contain the entire internet.
Don’t get me wrong, blankets are good, too, but less appropriate for a job interview situation.
- dress, sweater and belt from Anthropologie.
- grey tights and grey shoes from every outfit post ever.
- laptop case from Twelve South.
- leather straps, custom made by CHOOCHCAT.
- awesome dangly earrings handmade by Esma.
It’s a strangely sunny day today, but I just wasn’t in the mood for it.
When I bought these booties, I asked the lady trying on shoes next to me whether they looked “a little witchy.” She said they didn’t, but, you know what? She was wrong. They are wicked witchy. Oh, well.
In other news, I can’t stop playing with Photoshop Actions. However, I have reached a point where I no longer can tell whether the actions are helping or hurting. So much to learn…
I’m not a gal who thinks of pets as accessories, but apparently Audrey the Dog thinks differently. This time, I didn’t have to ask her at all, she insisted on being in the photos. Many pics behind the cut.
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