working girl.

working girl // LLinaBC.com

from 9AM to 6PM, I transform into & play the role of business professional. it’s me; just a more polished version. I increase my coffee intake, carefully filter any ‘adult language,’ and contently sit in one chair for 8 hours each day. but consistent with my personality ..I have fun, laugh nearly too much, and know my appearance plays an important role. when I look like a professional, I feel + act like a professional. [and there’s just something about a fresh manicure]. but in all honesty, it directly affects my confidence.

there’s no need to sacrifice fashion. but do it in a way that you feel comfortable.

for me .. I keep my heels low [my feet are happier + I’m not as loud in the hallways]. and if I wear tighter work pants [like these ‘career leggings’], I make sure my bum is covered. there is a time + place to show off my assets, and it’s not in front of my boss, or clients.

but I stay true to me; vibrant + young, with an “I’m here to get things done” edge.

working girl // LLinaBC.com

working girl // LLinaBC.com

working girl // LLinaBC.com

cover your bum :)

working girl // LLinaBC.com

but with anything, have fun – wear bright colors. accessorize. show your personality.

and then when you get home, change into sweats & pile your hair as high it will go on top of your head. like me right now. and say to your fiancé: “I’m so happy you love me for exactly who I am” and “I work hard for my money”. the end.

outfit details: color-block top // solid career leggings // tassel necklace similar // black booties on sale.

happy wednesday.

it’s date night; wings, beer, & basketball.

don’t let me forget to tell you my story of wednesdays.

the week in photos.

I can not yet grasp that september is practically over. [in 3 days]. things have been busy around here. apparently too busy to look at a calendar. but I like busy. I think it suits me. I’m a better under-pressure-kind-of-gal. I have also been so kind to extend a project list [J]’s way. which has since been almost completely checked off. [I’m excited to show off his latest handy work today].

but first ..

last weekend [J] & I went back to my hometown for a friend’s wedding. I’ve always loved weddings. but they’re so much more emotional + fun now that I’m planning my own.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

plus it’s always so great seeing faces you’ve missed.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

my subtle reminder. it’s fall.

now [J]’s handy work ..

our yellow + grey bedroom is a work-in-progress. better it’s nothing but a couple pins on pinterest. so I’ve been anxious to turn those ideas into reality.

starting with a big, bold, statement: our headboard.

[J] completely constructed from scratch. which makes it even better, in my book.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

he hand covered the buttons I HAD to have.

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

week in photos // sept 27 // LLinaBC.com

that’s the motivation I need to complete our room.

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on the off chance you’ll be near cedar rapids, IA tomorrow, I’ll be at the ..

loftgrandopening

come join me!!

Collins Rd Sq_EBLAST_GRAND OPENING_1

hope to see you there!

happy weekend all.

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