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Day 352: Quarterly Meetings

Today is my favorite day of the quarter the division meeting day! In this meetings (which I wrote about here and here), we meet up with our counterparts from the other divisions and talk direct marketing strategy. Usually we get a night to hang out and catch up, but this time we headed straight back on a flight to Atlanta. We didn’t get in until almost midnight Atlanta time – I’m so happy I get to work from home (and sleep in a little!) tomorrow!

Usually, hotels are great for taking photos – not this one! The lighting was terrible! Oh well – today we have all day meetings and then am hopping on a late night flight, so I wanted to be comfortable!

Outfit Details
Shirt: Autumn Olive Boutique purchased one year ago for $38 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased one year ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 351: Flying to Denver

Travel day! I’m so excited – I’ve never been to Denver, Colorado and today I’m headed there! This is for our quarterly team meeting and it’s one of my favorite summits. I take a lot of pride in what I do and I love the opportunity to share. Plus it’s always nice to sleep in a hotel and grab a beer with some of my favorite colleagues who work in other cities!

I originally purchased for a business conference when I was in high school! It’s still one of my favorite skirts in my closet because it’s so comfortable and stretchy. I pair it with this loose fit, black top. Whenever I travel, I try to take the fewest amount of clothes as possible!

Sound off: where’s your favorite place you’ve traveled for work?

Outfit Details
Top: LeTote (1 STATE Grommet Top) retails for $49 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Nordstrom Rack (Halogen) purchased eight years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased one year ago for $50 (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 91: Exhausted

In case anyone was wondering, I still hate airlines because

  1. I home from my weekend trip late last night and am still expected to work today.
  2. My mom’s still not here. Screw Spirit Airlines.

Anyways, I’m exhausted from this past weekend but the Olympics are still on, so let’s just focus on these amazing super athletes that apparently never get tired (I’m such common-folk).

As some of you know, I grew up on a horse farm. It sounds really glamorous, but in reality it means that I was up at 5am to ride horses every morning so I could pick horse manure every day after school. It also means I can do a mean braid.

Growing up, Olympic William Fox-Pitt (Britain) was the type of person I grew up with. Fun fact, Fox-Pitt was in a coma ten months ago. According to my calculators, no other Olympic athlete was seeing double seven months ago (although NBS announcers will try to convince you that being a woman pretty much puts you in the same category).  I owe my scrappy, ‘get-it-done’ attitude to early years – plus my parents who have both jumped crazy high fences without batting an eye.

Anyways, because of the whole exhaustion thing today, I wore the most comfortable pants that I had in my closet, plus a shirt that barely touches any part of me. Some days you just need to pretend you’re in a college tee and sweatpants!

So who in the Olympics inspires you?

Outfit Details
Top: Language purchased twelve years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew purchased second-hand two years ago for $20 (similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Vince Camuto) purchased four months ago for $50 (similar)

Day 89: Busy busy

It’s not even 7pm and I already feel like I’ve lived four days today. I popped out of bed at 6:30 to go ride ‘my’ pony (my is in quotes because she’s not technically mine – damn adulting). Our tenants  moved out today, so I finally got to clean my way – my condo would serve as a great cover letter for a job at Clorox. I also stained an outdoor table and refinished a bedside table. Now I’m on a plane to Chicago for a work event. On Friday one of my co-workers pointed out that I’m staying in ‘Viagra triangle’ where the men are old and rich and the girls are young and pretty. 

So whenever I travel, I have a weird thing about bare feet going through airport security. It never bothered me until a friend mentioned how many nasty raw feet walked through the security line – that was enough to make me always travel in sneakers (or at least bring a pair of socks).  I’m always freezing on airplanes, so I always keep a spare cardigan too!

Anyone do something they’re proud of today – and yes, sleeping in past 9am is a completely acceptable answer.

Outfit Details
Cardigan: Loft purchased second-hand two years ago for $12 (similar, similar)
Tank: Popbasic purchased 1 year ago for $20 (similarsimilar)
Shorts: J. Crew Factory purchased six years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nike Frees purchased four years ago for $60 (similar)

Day 73: Work Trip

My work trip was absolutely amazing. Last night one of our vendors brought us out to dinner, which means lots of great wine and even some fish for me (still not as good as Boston but 1500 times better than Atlanta)! Plus there’s something amazing about sleeping in a room that you know you don’t have to clean.

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