Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Looking back

I've been very retrospective lately because I'm nearing the end of my time in my current job role that I've been doing for almost the last 9 years of my life! Many have asked what I do for a living. I work in the real estate development/new construction department for a restaurant chain. My background is architecture, and while my current role interacts with architects, it's certainly not a requirement for the job. My new role will be in the design creative department, which means I get to wear my architect hat again to a certain degree. And it's awesome because the work that I will do will effect the entire system verses just the particular markets I was previously working in.

I'm even getting a new cubicle at work, even though my new boss is equidistant from where my current boss' office is! And that move will certainly make the transition feel like a brand new job. (Yay for getting to design my cube from scratch!) While I'm excited for the change, there's certainly a huge part of me that is sad to leave the team members I loved working with on a daily basis. And there's also that fear that I won't succeed since I've been in such a comfort zone for so long, on cruise control.

Sunnies: Vince Camtuo (option) | Earrings: Express | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (other colors herebudget option) | Top: Gap (option, option) | Bracelets: H&M (gifted) | Bottoms: Express | Shoes: BCBG (option, option)

But, since I try and be creative in the way I dress and what I do for this blog, I'm excited to have that creativity back in my day job again! I say that, and then this outfit today isn't terribly creative! Sometimes when it comes to the way I dress, I have to force myself to NOT be creative and just be basic! So, here's a flannel and jeans for you. And leopard. I had to add leopard!! 

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  1. You will do just fine, you are a smartass :) and a very cute one.


  2. I'm sure you are going to be amazing at the new job, but I know what you mean. After being in the same area for so long it is hard to step out of your comfort zone.

  3. I agree with the other girls here - I have no doubt you'll knock 'em dead. And your outfit is hardly basic! (Google it....a different outfit comes up!! LOL.) It's all in the details! The fit and distressing of the jeans, the leopard heels, the accessories. Even when you try to be basic you can't!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  4. Aw, you'll be great!! And you'll realize how stimulating it is for your mind and confidence to be put in a new situation! It sounds exciting!!! And yes, you may not have done layers in today's outfit, but it certainly doesn't look basic...love the casual flannel with the pearls and distressed - love when you get ying-yang in an outfit!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  5. Congrats on the move!! You'll be great! I switched teams at work in Decmeber and it was such a great decision. It definitely is weird to leave people you are used to seeing every day, though!

  6. You'll be great! I love your plaid top and leopard shoes!

  7. Best wishes to you and your new position! Loving the mixing of prints and of course those shoes as always :)

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  8. I bet you're a superstar in the new job! That's really exciting!
    Also, this outfit is great. It's effortless and perfect, and the necklace, plaid, and big tote are amazing touches.


  9. Congrats on your new job! I am sure you will do awesome in it. I always love the mix of plaid & leopard - so pretty!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.