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Day 319: Early Morning, Early Night

My day started incredibly early, so I guess it’s going to end pretty early as well! Today my plans for my Q3 marketing program were due – so my morning started at 3am. I don’t know why I’m so weird but I cannot stay up late to save my life; instead I always end up getting up super early instead. Anyways, my prep went great and my meetings went even better. Now I can’t wait to be lame and go to bed super early. The glorious life of a twenty-something.

Today comfort was paramount. I took advantage of casual Friday with my black jeans and paired it with a faux blazer that’s essentially a sweatshirt.

Sound off: Are you a night owl or early riser?

Outfit Details
Top: J. Crew Factory purchased six years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Blazer: LeTote (NOIR Round Neck Jacket) retails for $78 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased two years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (Adidas) purchased six months for $70 (similar, similar)


Day 316: Embarrassing Clothing Repeat

More meetings and more potential vendors! Like I mentioned yesterday, I love meeting with different agencies because they bring such a different perspective to the table. However, it’s getting a little tough to balance my actual job with my meetings. It’s going to be a late night!

This is going to be one of those embarrassing moments. I slept in this morning and was in a super rush to get dressed. I totally grabbed the pants I wore yesterday and just mixed up the top. At least this challenge is not repeating the entire outfit!

Outfit Details
Top: Marshall’s purchased three years ago for $12 (similar, similar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory purchased three years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Aldo purchased one year ago for $65 (similar, similar)

Day 315: Recovery and Wine

I’m pleasantly surprised at how ‘not’ sore I am, but I’m totally going to take this week off! Today at the office, I had a couple of meetings – one with a new agency I’m hoping to bring on-board! It’s always so much fun to get new ideas into the mix!

After work, I headed out to a cute new wine and tapas bar with LB and one of my new friends in our development. (And if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how desperate I was to make friends in our development!). Anyways, it was great to relax with wine and good conversation!

My boss is notorious for her all-black outfits, so today I followed suit! Plus all black on a Monday –  just feels fitting.

Outfit Details
Top: LeTote (1 STATE Grommet Top) retails for $68 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: BDG purchased second-hand three years ago for $10 (similar, similar)

Day 298: After Hours Work Party

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I took over new responsibilities at my company. My friend and co-worker who previously had the role offered to teach me everything she knows about the position – so I brought the pizza and wine and she brought the knowledge. We spent the night reviewing all of documents that I’ll be taking over and going through the contacts I’ll need. Overall a super successful and productive night!

Casual Friday for the win! I matched a pair of crop jeans with my favorite comfortable flats and a New England classic sweater. My boss totally thought that it was a crawfish on my shirt (oh Southerners)!

Outfit Details
Top: LeTote (525 AMERICA Striped Lobster Crew) retails for $90 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased one year ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Flats: Nordstrom Rack (Sam Edelman) purchased one year ago for $20 (similar, similar)

Day 284: Old Friends

Today was an amazing day –  I was able to catch up with two of my dearest friends! For lunch, I grabbed lunch with one of my mentors – who is one of the most confident, smart, and fun women I know! Usually when we meet up, we chat about our careers, issues we face moving up the corporate ladder, and our personal lives – today was no different! It’s so great to have a sounding board who’s not afraid to tell me when I’m being the difficult one in the situation. Plus she got married last year, so she has lots of great advice!

Then after work, one of my favorite friends from my old job in Jamaica was in town with his girlfriend fiance! After polishing off a bottle of red (just like old times) to celebrate their news, we headed out to dinner in Buckhead. After, we found our way to my favorite patio bar. Although, I’m a fan of most bars – indoor or outdoor.

I’ve mentioned it half a million times, but I am one of the world’s biggest fans of Casual Friday! Today I rocked one of my favorite shirts with a pair of boots that have quickly become a staple in my closet. I love when I can toss together two super simple pieces and still look put together.

Sound off: Where do you always bring out-of-town friends when they visit?

Outfit Details
Shirt: LeTote  (SUMMER & SAGE Lake Pullover) retails for $19 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased two years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Boots: Marshall’s purchased recently for $40 (similar, similar)

Day 282: Treadmill Hogs

Waking up in a quiet hotel is one of the best feelings! Today I woke up bright and early to workout in the hotel gym to prep for my half marathon. I was shocked that at 6am the gym was popping. Even more unfortunate – there was a couple of chatty Cathy’s on the only two treadmills who were talking and walking slower than my grandma with one lung does. So after being relegated to the stationary bike, I still had the pleasure of hearing the two ladies talk through my headphones. Oh well.

Today I spend the entire day in meetings, but it was great to hang out with my counterparts from our other divisions. Not going to lie, I can’t wait to get home to my handsome fiancé!

Outfit Details
Top: LOFT gifted for my birthday (similar, similar)
Skirt: Nordstrom (Halogen) purchased six years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Nordstrom (Halogen) purchased six years ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 281: Valentine’s Dates

Ugh these early morning flights are killer! My flight left at 7:25am, so I was up way too early to head over to the airport! Today I’m heading up to Philadelphia for my favorite quarterly meeting. At my company, I work in one of three division offices. Once a quarter we meet up with the other two divisions to talk through best practices, learnings, and strategy. It’s great to actually match faces with phone voices too!

This quarter, one of our (male) co-workers accidentally set our meeting for Valentine’s Day! It’s funny – all of the women who attended said their male significant others didn’t mind at all (L included), but the men leaving behind their women were a different story!

After an amazing dinner at a Cuban place and a few mojitos, I’m pretty excited to hit the sack! Although this combination was cute and warm, I can’t wait to change into my PJs.

Sound off: do you ever travel for work?

Outfit Details
Blazer: Amazon (kenzie) purchased two years ago for $90 (similar, similar)
Dress: Loft gifted by my mother for my birthday (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Ralph Lauren) purchased three years ago for $90 (similar, similar)