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 got a haircut today and I really wanted to show it to you, but the wind just wasn’t cooperating with me. Can you kinda make it out? Probably not.
Anywho, after two back-to-back posts in which I managed to smile, here it is: the return of my chronic bitchface.
I don’t know what it is! I don’t feel pissed off. I’m pretty sure most people would say that my default facial expression is a ginormous grin. In fact, B– once told me that whenever he thinks of me, the first thing he always pictures in his mind is my smile. (D’aww.) But, yeah, I just am not making it happen when it comes to picture-taking time.
Any suggestions for triggering a natural smile? Your advice would be appreciated!
Sorry for the lack of informational and non-outfit posts. I have many planned, but I’ve had an exceptionally busy week. I don’t want to say anything until I’ve actually signed some documents, but it would appear I have a new job in a totally new field in an industry that is so awesome it could punch the sun in the face. But, as paperwork is still forthcoming, I will try to keep my omg omg omg in check.
Anywho, outfit components:
- very blue vintage dress (Can you make out the chevrons? I love them.) from Elyse72 with minor alterations by me.
- reversible leopard belt by Ralph Lauren purchased at Bloomingdales.
- purple silk knit cardigan from Nordstrom Rack.
- black tights from Spanx.
- black suede wedges by Via Spiga purchased at Nordstrom Rack online.
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.