Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Work Wear Wednesday & Getting a Little Personal

SIMILAR SWEATER VESTS: here and only $21, here, someone please get this one, another option here and here  oh and I'm buying this one for only $20 with code YESPLEASE / BLOUSE: The Limited / PENCIL PANTS: The Limited more colors here / LEOPARD PUMPS: DSW  / NECKLACE: BaubleBar (mine is old) / HANDBAG: Michael Kors / LIPCOLOR: Mac Rebel and Mac Dark Out

Hello Friends!  In addition to adding tutorials to my blog, I will also be adding work wear!  The struggle is always so real when trying to find cute, stylish outfits to wear to work.  I spent years trying to build a wardrobe of items that I could wear to work and also on the weekends.  This shell top is just that kind of item.  Pair it with leggings and boots, jeans and booties for a cute weekend look.  Add a simple blouse underneath and it magically transforms into a business appropriate top.  These skinny pants from The Limited are a staple piece for me and I have them in a bunch of colors (along with the sateen pencil pants) Oh and these leopard pumps were recently added back to the DSW website and a serious must have item!

While some of you might know a great deal about my life, I am sure a lot of you have no real idea what it is "I do" for a living.  So here is a very open and honest answer to this question as well as a little bit of background.

I moved from the Philadelphia area in 2010 to be with my then boyfriend (now husband) Drew.  At the time I was working for Comcast Business as an inside sales rep.  I then worked briefly for Yellowbook when I moved to VA to get a steady stream of income quickly,  but left a few months later for a better opportunity with a government contracting company doing inside sales.  I was laid off almost two years later and I think this is when I slowly started to lose  faith in corporate America.  I went on to be sales support for a year followed by sales for a year at Cox Media.  I made the tough decision to leave for multiple reasons, but 9 months later I went back to the sales support team part time to help out one of my favorite bosses ever :)   In addition to that I was the Program Director of an All Star cheerleading gym and worked as a sales associate for Michael Kors. At one point I was working full time, spending 20+ hours a week at the cheer gym and 6-12 hours a week at the store.  

Drew has always been really great about supporting me in whatever it is I want to do.  And yes I am fortunate that I get to explore new possibilities because I have him to lean on and count on but I struggled immensely with that fact for a really, really long time.  I've always had some sort of job since I was 14 years old.  I worked more than my friends growing up and prided myself on my "independence" and work ethic. But quite honestly my career just wasn't adding up and being a military spouse with all the uncertainly that comes with it was taking its toll.  Now that we are in Florida I am trying to figure out what my next steps will be.  I am taking this time to collect my thoughts, work on my blog and figure it out.  I want my life to have purpose and meaning and if it means I take a step back to figure it all out, then I am perfectly okay with that.   

The older I get the more I believe that you have to find things that make you passionate.  You are way more successful doing the things you love then staying stuck doing something you hate.  And who knows, maybe this little blog of mine (with a ton of hard work that no one really sees) will open more doors than I ever imagined. Maybe, just maybe it will bring me opportunities that would not have been there had I not finally taken this leap of faith.  

Thank you for stopping by and for letting me open up a bit.   I hope you all have a great Wednesday!
PS- I literally wrote this post Tuesday morning and within a few hours I had a company reach out to me regarding a potential opportunity AND I inquired with another one about an opportunity part time that thrills me to death!  Who knows what will happen but I think it was fate that I wrote this post and within a few hours things sort of took a shift for me in some really positive and exciting directions!   Stay tuned!


  1. Thrilled to read about your job opportunities, and I'm LOVING the blog 😍 This post absolutely speaks to my heart as I've always had a job since age 14 and not presently having a "real" job is a bit of an identity crisis.

    More power to you, sister! Thank you for sharing!! X

    1. Thank you Missy 💟 It's been such a struggle but sometimes you just have to trust the process. Thank you so much for the response. I love knowing I am not alone!