Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

Before I got my current job, I was working retail. I was working at the store WetSeal and pretty much had the ability to wear whatever I wanted as long as it was an appropriate length and cut that would represent the store and myself well. WetSeal merchandise was always encouraged to wear, so you can imagine just how much I would spend on clothes there on pay day. Plus who doesn’t like a great employee discount?

Now that I am in an office environment, there had to be some changes to my wardrobe. I am the person who sits at the front desk. I answer phone calls, I work on documents, I greet visitors and try to help them with general questions about certain services and because I sit in the front desk, I am the first face people see which puts the need to represent my department well. This put some pressure on me about what I can’t wear anymore. No more ripped jeans. No more spaghetti strapped tops. No more shorts, even if they were dressy shorts. No more shirts that say words like “Tacos & Tequila” or “Beach Please” or “no makeup, no problem” or “all I need is coffee and wifi”…you get the picture. I went into the job interview wearing a high neck black dress and black closed toe flats. I kept the makeup natural looking and straightened my hair. You have no idea how much I researched on what to wear for an interview. Maybe I can blog on some tips soon?

Anyways, my style has transformed since being at my current job and today I am going to show you 3 different looks that I have gotten compliments on at work. This first one is a bit fierce, but it is not over the top. In my personal opinion, mixing two different animal prints is pretty daring and can make any outfit look more trendy. This outfit is under $75 and has started a lot of conversations from visitors to the office.

Workit1

This second outfit was under $50! The colors in this outfit made me think of Daphnie from Scooby-Doo! Pretty sophisticated and girly at the same time.

Look2

Last look is one that plays with flawless black and white with a pop of color! This outfit was also under $75 and the skirt was only $4!

Look3

Which one of these outfits is your favorite? Do you want to know details on these outfits? Tomorrow I will be posting more details on these three outfits and am currently working on a video for you guys! I hope you guys enjoyed these looks. Do not be afraid to allow your style to grow up with you! Stay stylish my friends.

 

 

Getting What I Need & Working For What I Want

Do any of you remember my Wants VS Needs blog?

If not, I pretty much made a list of all the things I currently want to have and then a list of the things I know I really need. These all revolved around clothes and other materialistic items I want, but I am glad to say that I have bought one thing from this list already and it was something that I needed which was some black high-waisted pants. I went to Fashion Nova and saw that the original pants I wanted was sold out in my size! Instead of letting this ruin my day, I went ahead and browsed through the site for some other high-waisted black pants. I’m glad I did this because the ones I bought instead are so nice that I cannot wait to receive it in the mail by tomorrow!

Here are the pants I bought

Just A Taste Jeans

I went ahead and bought these versus the original ones I posted, and I have to say, I am pretty excited to get my hands on these! For those of you who do not shop at Fashion Nova, I highly recommend their jeans if you have a pear-shaped figure. This is probably my favorite place to get jeans. If they do not have what you want, select your size, and type in your email so they can let you know when they restock on it and have it available for you!

I have successfully checked one thing off my list! I am going to remain frugal with my funds and see how long I can hold off before buying something that I want. I am really trying to save more money because I know I work so hard for it!

Have you guys treated yourself to something you want or need yet? Let me know!

Stay stylish, but save your money!!

 

I Am 21 And Do Not Know My Pant Size

Here are the facts of my life in this very moment…

First of all, I just showered and washed my red hair which was a very bad idea. I have light colored bed sheets and since I just got my hair dyed last week, there is a chance that my wet hair can leave orangey-red marks on my pastel green sheets. Secondly, I am trying to pick out an outfit to wear for tomorrow even though I know deep down that I am going to change my mind ten minutes before I walk out the door in the morning. Last but not least, I couldn’t help but notice that I have pants ranging in all types of sizes that don’t make sense to me. How can I be a size 2 in one pair of pants, but then a size 12 in another?

I find it very excruciating when I have to go pant shopping. It is one of the top five things I hate the most when it comes to fashion. I will tell you all the other four things later in another post. I hate that some pants make me look like I have a muffin top. I hate that some pants fit my hips snug, but is loose in the leg area. I hate that some pants even look like there is too much material in the crotch area ( I swear I did not accidentally try on guy jeans) and I really, really hate that pants often make me question whether I am satisfied with my body or not.

Can any of you relate?

Now I know that sizing works differently in certain stores and in different countries, but sometimes I really wish that pant sizes were as spot on as shoe sizes were. That would be so wonderful and would save me a lot of tears. I am the type of girl who finds a pair of jeans or pants that work for her and will buy multiple pairs for it to last me so I won’t have to go through the agonizing trip of shopping for a while.

I have done ridiculous things to save the old and worn out pants in my closet in order to avoid pant shopping again. I have sewn, put patches, lost weight and tailored in order to maintain a pair of pant’s life. I know the ripped jean look is in, but the material in my old pants always ripped or thinned out in the most embarrassing areas. Not trendy at all!

I did not have a specific point I wanted to get across, just the fact that pants stress me out and I cannot stand shopping for new pairs. Without any further ado, thank you for reading about my two cents on how I hate pant shopping. Believe me when I say that if I could be pantless the rest of my life and just wear dresses and skirts only, I would.

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