currently loving..

December 6, 2011 § 4 Comments

here are a handful things making me happy this week – a mix of products, edibles and other fun finds. perhaps this will be a regular installment… we shall see!

1. cup after steamy paper cup of candy cane lane green tea:

i love love love peppermint, especially during the holidays. this tea isn’t super pepperminty – just enough to be refreshing, and the green tea flavor is mild and pleasant. plus, it’s decaf, so i can drink it in the office all day (literally) while i’m freezing under my coat that i also happen to be using as a blanket. i’m tempted to steep a bag in a cup of low-cal hot cocoa… ohhh dear, i think i’m stopping at walgreens tomorrow morning. it’s going to happen. (it’s all about the little things.)

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working girl

November 10, 2011 § 5 Comments

i have news! happy, newly employed news. come the monday after thanksgiving, i’ll be starting as a junior copywriter at a home decor/gift store here in san francisco. let’s just say there was a lot of jumping around involved after i received the offer and i may have let out a pretty sizable squeak… but honestly, after too many months of marinating in pajamas peppered by too few freelance gigs, it’s all rose-colored contacts and giggles over here.

then i looked in my closet, and a minor freak-out ensued.

you see, i’ve never actually had to “dress” for a job. four years (give or take) of working for various fashion and retail-focused start-ups has left me with lots of wiggle room, wardrobe-wise… which is totally fine until you end up with a job where styles err on the side of corporate.

in a nutshell, my closet is a place where flirty dresses, v-neck tees and boyfriend jeans hang out (heh) with enough little, medium and big brown bags to make my credit cards shudder in their worn leather sleeves. my trusty theory suit cowers in a corner, outnumbered by an army of casual attire. basically, i’m starting from scratch here. i went to zara yesterday, tried on as much of the store as i could fit into one of their teensy dressing rooms… and walked out with a skirt. one skirt.

question: what are your work outfit essentials? do you like to have fun with work outfits? any help/inspiration is much appreciated!

(photo from the devil wears prada – i couldn’t resist :))

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