I stood in front of my wardrobe and thought over and over again about what I would wear for this week’s challenge. My job is extremely flexible and every single day is different, I feel very lucky. That means I don’t have a uniform, a go-to outfit for what I do. Sure I have certain looks for certain activities and yes, it may have been more interesting to show you all of them but you see those weeds there sneaking about in the background, well I’ve spent the entire weekend pulling out those bad boys. My weekend unfortunately called for more gruelling tasks than dress ups.
I’ve never been a corporate person, not for a minute of my life… but that doesn’t mean I can’t pretend. I get emails all the time asking for suggestions for cute office dresses and ensembles and whilst I can offer suggestions, it’s just not where my heart lies. When I found this Calvin Klein dress at Macy’s (despite my lack of cubicle lifestyle) I had to have it. A simple, classic cut with shiny hardware and luxe fabric. I don’t know what it is about CK but their fit model should be my bestie so we can share wardrobes… just saying. To finish the look I grabbed my go-to clutch, pointed heels, gold & black bracelet and dangly earrings. Done.
Err, yes I was trying not to mention the hair just yet. I call this the “Ugly Transitional Stage”. My blonde roots have soaked everything up and has gone a beautiful ashy blonde… unfortunately the rest of my hair is struggling to keep up. After these pics were taken I did a few rounds of toner and it’s no longer as brassy but still not quite perfect. I know, I look like a hot mess but I’m not even 30 and this is the craziest thing I’ve done to my hair, I’m entitled to a little experimentation. I’m not embarrassed or even upset, I’m actually quite proud that I’m making it happen and can focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m going blonde baby!
Oh right, we’re talking about work. Well for me looking good is big part of what I do, I don’t think I took it that seriously until just before New York this year, I just kind of winged it. I wanted to be judged on my personality and my passion but it’s not an ideal world and to make it I have to bring it all to the table. That means lifting my game and pushing what’s possible. It’s a battle I wont always win (my lazy Territorian fashion sense is deeply engrained) but I’ll try. It’s also meant I’ve had to get serious about fitness, I’ve flatlined and I need to perk things up but more on that in another post. Hmm maybe I should go write it now… I love my job and I wouldn’t have it without you, THANK YOU!!!
- Dress – Calvin Klein
- Clutch – Thrifted
- Earrings – Lovisa
- Bracelet – Equip
- Heels – Payless USA