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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Starting Something New

(where my name used to be)

Today I start a new job!!

I think I forgot to mention that before. I've been tweeting about it, but the time just flew by so quickly, that I never got a chance to say "Hey blogging friends, guess what?!?" So... skipping that step I guess.

I'm so excited to start! I'd been at my old office for over four years. I started as a student worker, and got hired full-time right before I graduated college. It was a wonderful place to start my professional career, and it had the added bonus of being so laid-back that my wardrobe choices were easy. I basically wore whatever I woke up in the mood for!

But it was time to move on. I am still working within Texas A&M University. Mostly because I love my alma mater and I also love my benefits the people who work for the University♥

What I'm most excited about is that with a new job comes a new wardrobe. Right? At least that's what I've been telling myself.

My new office is in charge of all the technology for all the classrooms in two buildings on campus - and part of my job will be to tend to any issues in the classroom if there's no one else around. Which means crawling on the floor in front of 100 college kids, or climbing up on a table in front of 30. I've thought about these - and a few other described scenarios - in addition to the fact that I now have to walk 5 minutes across campus to get to my new building from my new parking spot - and realized that my usual wardrobe of heeled sandals and a dress, or flip flops and a skirt, may not be the best options.

Here's an outfit I've been putting together in my head for day #1 on the job....
Casual Office Wear - Burgandy

Luckily, I just bought a few Blowfish flats that'll be perfect for the duration of the winter, and I have tights to keep my legs properly covered, if I opt for the skirt/dress route. But once it starts getting hot again, I'm not sure how I'm going to cope.

So here's where you come in... I'd love your input!! How do you figure out how to balance "work appropriate"-ness and cuteness?

It's never been an issue for me before. And while I'm excited about the challenge, I'm also nervous!

Can't wait for some tips!


  1. Good luck today...I think that outfit is a great choice!

    I think accessories are a great way to give work outfits a little flair. A cute headband or a sparkly necklace always help me put a little personality into my look.

  2. I think that's a great outfit! Oh the A&M campus... maybe get some boots in case of rain? Not sure if you're a cowboy boot kind of gal, but that could work, too, paired with jeans if you can get away with it. Congrats on your new job!

  3. GOOD LUCK and CONGRATS! I like your outfit choices! That will definitely serve you well. You might have to actually wear skirts/dresses in the summer when it's super, super hot, but for now, that outfit looks perfect to me :)

  4. Congrats! I love what you put together! It's so cute and professional looking.
    For summer, how about dressy capris with a dressy blouse or layered with a dressy tank top with those short sleeved cardigans?

  5. Congrats on your new job! Sounds like you'll have a nice variety to your days. I love the cranberry cardi but I'm an Eddie Bauer girl. I'm lucky that I can wear pretty much whatever I want to my job. There's days that I wear nice clothes and the chemistry in the plate maker or film processor goes bad. Since I'm the only one in my dept. it's my responsibility to change the chemistry. Luckily, I can usually say, "I'm not going to do it today because of what I'm wearing. I'll do it tomorrow." And then show up to work in jeans and a sweatshirt. Obviously, that's not a very realistic approach to MOST other people's jobs. Anyways, I guess my point is, I'm not really the right one to ask for fashion advice. LOL.

  6. Congrats!! That's awesome!!! :)

    I think this outfit is totally cute and sounds like something you could wear for your new gig.

  7. congrats on the new job!! hope your first day went good! and i LOVE that top. so, so cute.

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  9. Congrats lady! and I love the outfit choice you set up...and blowfish flast are the best ever!!! :D