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Day 357: Sushi and Too Much Work

Today was a really tough day. I originally had signed up for a free TRX class at a new studio (side note: does anyone actually know what TRX even means) but ended up working too late to go. Did I mention the class was at 7:30pm at night? On top of being overworked, things at work have been super stressful and tough on a personal level. Thank goodness for L – he was waiting with a nice big glass of white wine and sushi already ordered. I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without him.

I originally picked this outfit because I didn’t want to wear pants. I pulled out one of my most flowy and comfortable skirts and worked my way up from there!

Outfit Details
Top: ThredUp (J. Crew Factory) purchased two years ago for $14 (similar, similar)
Cardigan: ThredUp (J. Crew) purchased two years ago for $10 (similar, similar)
Skirts: ThredUp (Banana Republic) purchased eleven months ago for $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Abound) purchased ten months ago for $30 (similar, similar)

Day 350: Pre-work Travel

This week I’m traveling for work, so today is my prep day. Unfortunately mid-day I found out that my trip will be a little shorter than expected – originally we were going to stay in Denver for two days, but now we’ll be there less than 24 hours. Definitely not ideal, but I’ll make it work. Plus now I have an excuse to go back (and bring L!).

I haven’t worn this skirt in a while, so today I built my entire outfit around it! Per usual, my office is an ice box, despite it being super nice outside, so I definitely needed a cardigan.

Outfit Details
Cardigan: Old Navy purchased one month ago for $4.98 (similar, similar)
Top: Fabletics purchased three years ago for $10 (similar, similar)
Skirt: ThredUp (J. Crew Factory) purchased two years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased one year ago for $50 (similar, similar)

 

Day 347: We’re Stressed Out

Today was so unnecessarily stressful. This morning I had an offsite meeting, but the address in the meeting invite was wrong! I parked way too far away and then got lost. After walking for 4 miles (according to my iPhone), I ended up at the meeting about 30 minutes late. Oops! After the meeting, I had a super stressful afternoon at work. I was absolutely exhausted by the time I got home – thank goodness L and PJ are driving as we head to Chapel Hill, NC tonight!

I wanted to dress cute and comfortable – but after my morning jaunt I was sweaty and had a blister from these shoes. From here on out, I’m going to wear sneakers to any meetings that might require walking!

Sound off: any great stress relievers you can recommend?

Outfit Details
Top: ThredUp (Banana Republic) purchased one year ago for $14 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased four years ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Amazon (ALDO) purchased two years ago for $60 (similar, similar)

Day 340: Escape Room

L has been itching to do an escape room forever, so we jumped at the chance to play with one of PJ’s friends. We headed a touch outside the city to an office park to participate. While waiting for the whole group to arrive, we found out that our room has a 30% success rate! Once everyone showed up, we headed to the room. It was lots of fun – even though we barely missed getting out by a few minutes. L’s still beating himself up!

Today was my beloved casual Friday! I matched these comfortable colored jeans with a fun printed top. I’m not going to lie, when we headed over to the escape room, I swapped the pants out for a pair of shorts in the same color!

Sounds off: have you ever done an escape room?

Outfit Details
Top: LeTote (NOIR Abstract Floral Tank Top) retails for $24 (similar, similar)
Cardigan: Gap purchased second-hand two years ago for $10 (similar, similar)
Pants: ThredUp  (Banana Republic) purchased one year ago for $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Vince Camuto purchased one year ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 337: Business Dinner

This morning was a whirlwind – plus I completely forgot that our corporate partners were coming down from Philly for afternoon meetings! I scrambled to put together the guest list and reservation for our dinner. Although our headquarters friends are always a lot of fun, some of my own counterparts at the division can be quite frustrating. There’s one lady in particular who thinks that millennials are the root of all evil. She never misses an opportunity to talk about how lazy, entitled, dim my generation is – it drives me crazy! She was actually part of the inspiration behind the post I wrote about millennials! At least the wine will be plentiful and the food will be good at tonight’s dinner!

These pants are basically professional yoga pants, so they were perfect to ease back into my work week!

Sound off: any generational bias that you deal with at work?

Outfit Details
Top: ThredUp (Banana Republic) purchased one year ago for $18 (similar, similar)
Pants: Stitch Fix (Margaret M) purchased second-hand for $60 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Abound) purchased ten months ago for $30 (similar, similar)

Day 323: HOA and Wine

These HOA board meetings come so fast every month. Thank goodness for L; I arrived home just fifteen minutes before we were expected to meet and he had pizza waiting. The meeting ran as expected – long and meandering. Afterward, I headed over to our next-door neighbors for a nightcap. It’s only recently that we got to know our neighbors and it’s been so much fun! As an added bonus it was GORGEOUS out tonight, so we sat out on the balcony and drank a little bit of red wine.

This lacy shirt is lots of fun – but I always worry about getting it dirty! I paired it with these pants that have quickly become my favorites throughout this challenge.

Sound off: how did you meet your neighbors?

Outfit Details
Top: ThredUp (Banana Republic) purchased one year ago for $14 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Vince Camuto purchased one year ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 318: Weird Day

The only accurate way I can describe my day is weird. My boss is off traveling so I came in later than usual. All day it felt like a Friday and I feel like in all of my meetings we didn’t accomplish our goals. After work, L came home later than you usually does. Our mail key didn’t work, so  I went to bed super early (because I’m going to have to get up crazy early to work on a work project). Any that’s pretty much it.

Today L told me that I looked like an 80’s baby with these wide(ish) leg pants and bell bottom shirt. Bottom line: I kinda like it! I got lots of compliments on these pants today and I love pairing bright colors with stripes.

Outfit Details
Top: LeTote (THREE DOTS Bell Sleeve Top) retails for $60 (similar, similar)
Belt: J. Crew Factory purchased eight years ago for $18 (similar, similar)
Bottom: ThredUp (The Limited) purchased one year ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Shoes: zulily (Wild Diva) purchased one month ago for $20 (similar, similar)