This outfit is so unique, because I feel if you switched out the shoes and pin, it would make a very trendy back to school or office look. Right now I'm wearing it more as a fun evening out. I think the pin is a great alternative and feminine way to replace a bow tie. Also, a wristlet is a must when going out on the town, and this one from Kate Spade is perfect, it holds my iPhone 5s perfectly (even though its meant for a 6) and has a little mirror attached to it that says "smile!" Also, if I just use this as a wallet, I store my lip gloss in the phone holder section, and let my phone chill at the bottom of my purse, so I can quest for it later.
I apologize for not posting in a while, been on an emotional roller coaster ride, which I'll tell you about below, if you want to read about it, but just thought I'd share my experiences.
Get the look here:
Jacket: Ann Taylor (old) // similar here // here // here
shorts: J.Crew on SALE! // similar here // here
Shirt: J.Crew Factory on SALE! // similar here // here
Heels: DSW (old) // similar here // here // here
Pin: St. John (old) // similar here // here
Wristlet: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: Ellen Tracy (old) // similar here
Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff available at Nordstrom
So recently I just came back from Vegas which was such a fun time (didn't win any money) but definitely won the game of social media. Just using twitter and instagram was such a huge help, promotors will personally reach out to you, and let you know where and when all the free parties are! It was great. So that was clearly an up….
The down… right before Vegas I got laid off. Clearly, a very personal subject for me to talk about in such an open public forum. But I'm better now, and I feel much more comfortable talking about it. I had never been laid off before, but it felt like a cliche breakup: "It's not you, it's me" - or in this case: "It's not you, it's us." I get it, and I know that even though it sounds cliche, its completely true, as much as you don't believe it. I'm still having a hard time accepting that it's not me — I loved my job, and I felt I was good at it, which I think makes it a little extra hard, when you loved your job so much. It also sucked going on vacation to a place like Vegas, for a Bachelorette, and pretending to be fine. I didn't want to bring down the party vibe with my sob story, but it sucked when conversations of "how's work?" came up.
So now I'm on the job hunt, and I officially hate writing cover letters. To go along with this relationship theme, I feel my cover letters sound like this: "Hi, I like you, marry me…I mean hire me…" same thing right? If people wrote proposal letters to date someone, it would be pretty much the same thing. I just want every single job I apply to, to respond, "Yes we'll marry you! I mean… hire you…" but I know that isn't realistic, but then I start thinking if they don't want me, is it really me?
All my close co-workers have reached out with positive messages, and it really does help, but I do miss everyone. I have a great group of friends, but with life and that a lot of my close friends all live out of state, going to work felt social. Now I feel like a reminder to everyone that getting laid off could happen to them. What I've learned though, is you may have to be the one to reach out to everyone and plan activities.
I'm a very positive person, so I'm sure this will pass, and I can't wait to write about my next adventure! Also, I lost weight, mainly because I've been too lazy to go to the fridge. Who says you don't get summer vacations as an adult?