TGIF! I'm looking forward to this weekend more than most; my job's been on my mind a lot lately. Our team's working on a major, all-hands-on-deck project, so things have been really busy at the office. It's been great experience professionally and I'm not complaining. On the other hand, I got some unfortunate news this week. It turns out the promotion I qualified for will probably not happen for reasons that are completely out of my and my boss's control (to my boss's credit, she's been trying to move mountains for me and I have a sliver of optimism). Anyways, that bummed me out. Those who know me well would agree that when I set a goal for myself, I'm very driven. Reaching this particular step in my career was something I set out to achieve a couple of years ago and I wanted to make it happen by my birthday this year.
After an evening of moping, I gave myself a reality check. I have a steady, interesting and intellectually stimulating job. I really like the people I work with. There are millions of people who find themselves unemployed. I had an opportunity to act in the position for close to a year and earned the higher salary for a while. I'll probably continue to have the same level of responsibility, if not the pay, and that's good for my CV. Most importantly, I proved to MYSELF that I could do the work by qualifying for the promotion, even if it I don't end up getting it.
Sorry for the major digression and foray into my personal life. For the most part, I'm trying to stick to what I started this blog for - fashion and food! Unless you want to hear more; I'm a pretty open book! So without further ado, here's my thrifted, neutral knit top (seen in this post), worn over a sundress in a similar hue, with a dark blazer and belt (thrifted and swapped, respectively) for a transition into fall.
Dress - H&M (also seen here)
Top - Thrifted (Carolyn Taylor) (also seen here)
Blazer - Thrifted (Femme de Carriere)
Belt - Swapped (Salena's Collection) (also seen here)
Wedges - Anne Klein (also seen here)