|Kicking off my heels in my hotel room after a long morning at the sales meeting.|
It's been about nine months since I graduated from college and started working full-time. My life has changed in some unexpected ways since I made the transition from campus life to office life.
1. I rarely try to look nice on weekends unless I have to. When I was in college I would always take the time to look nice and dress fashionably every day, even if I was just going to class. Now that I have to do this five days a week, all I want to do on weekends is wear yoga pants, tie my hair up, and go everywhere with no makeup...
2. I have had to go a shade lighter on foundation because I never go outside anymore.
3. I hate shopping at stores like Forever 21 because the large crowds of teens get on my nerves. I've gotten too used to shopping at quiet stores like Banana Republic and LOFT.
I find myself in a weird situation--no longer identifying with friends who are still in school, but also feeling vastly younger than my colleagues at work. The toughest part is having nothing to contribute to a conversation about home ownership and parenting, which tend to be the main topics of casual chit-chat.
Regardless, I prefer working to studying. Being in marketing is pretty awesome. One reason is because I get to attend the fun events, like the sales meeting last month.
This is my kind of fail attempt at an updo for the awards night at the sales meeting. I dressed it up by putting a vintage Coro feather brooch in my hair. I love how versatile brooches can be, and there's a treasure trove of affordable vintage ones floating around on eBay and Etsy.
My nails matched my dress! I meant to take some more detailed photos but didn't have good enough lighting. My dress got plenty of compliments though--it definitely stood out among all the black that everyone else was wearing.
|A shot of the lounge that the after party took place in. It looked even nicer once the lights were dimmed.|
Another thing that made me feel too young--the DJ at the event would only play music for the older crowd. After having a couple drinks I tried to ask him to play some electro house, but he told me "they're not drunk enough for that yet." :(