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October 27, 2016 Tr (m)

I’ve mentioned before that with my new schedule I am off on Wednesday and Sunday.  Because of my mid-week day off Thursday can often feel like a second Monday.  I sometimes stay up too late on Tuesday night because I don’t have to get up early on Wednesday and then it throws of my wake/sleep schedule for Thursday.  Also, I can often be a bit sluggish getting into the work groove on Thursday mornings.

My outfit is based on several pins (1,2,3,&4) but mostly this one, here.  I’ve done many iterations of this basic outfit before, too: orange sweater, tan or khaki pants, scarf, and gold-toned accessories.  The one small detail of this specific combination is the addition of leopard print ballet flats.

Friday morning’s always have a buzz of excitement about them because most people are excited for the weekend.  I had picked out a dress, tights, and cardigan combination but I didn’t feel like wearing it.  I was chilly when I woke up and I didn’t want to have to fuss with my outfit.  Instead, I opted to go with something more casual and fuss-free.

October 28, 2016 F (m)

This outfit isn’t based on a pin it’s just a creation based entirely on comfort.  I picked out the long-sleeved striped henley shirt first, my most comfortable pair of boot cut jeans, and then added an oatmeal comfort for some more warmth, a tan belt and knock-off Sperry’s to complete the look.  I was tempted to go with a purple eye shadow look but instead I went with a dark brown eye look and purple on my lips.  This outfit isn’t anything ground breaking but I was at ease.

-Carla

On Wednesday I was in a funk of a mood because I was starting to run late and my planned outfit fell apart.  The day did not start on the right foot.  But, Thursday was a new day and a chance to redeem myself, if you will.

The khaki skirt that I planned to wear on Wednesday didn’t work out, so I chose a different khaki skirt to incorporate into my outfit for Thursday.  I had originally planned on wearing my dark wash skinny jeans but switched it up.

When I was creating my outfit I had that feeling that I had worn it before but when I quickly combed through my galleries I couldn’t find an exact repeat.  The two outfits above are nearly the outfit that I wore on Thursday: orange sweater, scarf, khaki bottom.

September 15, 2016 Th (m)

Because I wasn’t originally planning on wearing a skirt on Thursday I didn’t shave my legs and they had one-day stubble.  I thought about going without pantyhose because I wanted to wear my suede booties and the outfit was sort of casual, but in the end I couldn’t do it and put on a pair of pantyhose.  These are a new pair and I’m not sure how well you can tell in the pictures but they have a sheen to them that I don’t particularly care for.  However, I did get quite a few compliments on the color of my sweater, my outfit in general, and my curly hair-do that boosted my ego and made me feel great.  Also, I did a little something different with my eye makeup and I really liked it.

Friday we were scheduled to do 2 hours answering phone calls.  Most of the people in my class, including me, were freaked out about it.  I knew that I could do it and I would survive, but I was still feeling apprehensive.  There are lots of things that we haven’t been trained on and if we had any of those situations we had to transfer the calls to a more seasoned rep.  Because I knew that I was anxious about our first call time I didn’t want to have to be worrying or fussing with my outfit.

I chose to wear a pair of purple ankle length pants.  I did a version of the pin on the left and paired it with a black t-shirt.  Mine has a lace texture that gives it a bit of interest in person.  I don’t have a necklace that has quite as much impact as the left photo so I just went with a single silver twisted necklace.  I added a silver belt, silver hoop earrings, and a silver watch.  I did try this outfit with heels and I thought that it looked great, but I wanted to go more of the comfort route so I went with my black ballet flats with silver medallion.  Also, I added my faux leather motorcycle jacket.  I toggled between wearing the jacket and taking it off throughout the day.  It felt like a piece of armor to shield me from the anxiety of taking calls for the first time.

September 16, 2016 F (m)

And you know what?  After our 2 hours of taking calls was done I wanted to do it again!  I guess that’s a good thing since it’s going to be my job, LOL.  I wasn’t dreading doing it because that’s what I signed for, but I was dreading being new at it and not knowing the answers to all of the questions and that sort of thing.

It’s been a long week and I am happy that it’s the weekend!  Luckily, my husband and I don’t have too many things on the list so its going to be a great opportunity to relax and get re-charged for the next week.  I have two more weeks of classroom training and then I will be taking calls all day, everyday in a controlled environment.  That secondary training situation (Academy) is supposed to last anywhere from 12-15 weeks depending on how well I perform.  Of course, I want to be great and graduate in 12 weeks but time will tell.

Thanks for reading.

-Carla

Thursday seemed like a great day to dress up last week and when I learned that we would be attending a 3.5 hour presentation from HR I was happy that I skewed more towards the business end of business casual.

Luckily, I don’t feel like I need to buy a whole new wardrobe for my new job.  I am having a lot of fun making some dressy outfits more casual and vice versa.  And, I can theoretically repeat every outfit I’ve ever worn while teaching because these people have never seen them.  But, I do see the same people 5 days in a row as opposed to every other in the classroom.

The pin on the left served as my inspiration for this outfit but I didn’t want to make the animal print the focus.  I wanted the red pants to be the star of the show.  I chose to pair them with a short-sleeved white button-up and my khaki blazer.  I made sure to cuff the sleeves to show off the silk lining and pull in the white blouse.  I was going to wear my black wedges, but I didn’t want a tall shoe that day so I opted for the leopard print ballet flats.  And, they stay more true to the inspiration photo.  I added a long silver pendant necklace, black flower earrings, and a silver watch to complete the outfit.  I received two compliments on this outfit and that made me feel really good!

September 1, 2016 Tr (m)

Friday always feels like a day to go casual so I did!  I went with my dark wash bootcut jeans, a silky striped top,coral cardigan, and my black espadrille wedges.  Delicate silver jewelry completed the look.

September 2, 2016 F (m)

I liked this outfit, but I wasn’t feeling well that day and I had chills.  I spent the majority of the day with my dark wash denim jacket on.  That kind of ruined the look but since I wasn’t feeling well I got over it pretty quickly.

Thanks!

Carla