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 adventure begins.

the adventure begins // LLinaBC.com

I could not be happier to share with all of you ..

I began a new full-time position.

[tomorrow will mark the completion of two full weeks].

the road to get here was so long, with many lulls. but it truly makes it that much more exciting + worth it. it’s hard not to get down on yourself when your job search yields numerous “we’re sorry, we have decided to go with another candidate. good luck!”. it is easy to second-guess your worth. but don’t. I gave myself the “they don’t know what they’re passing on” pep talk countless times. and now that I’m in a great position, it makes me want to work harder than ever.

now my concern is how am I going to decorate my office?

[if you know of any great etsy shops, I’d love the recommendation. I want inspirational prints + fun items everywhere. I do spend 8 hours a day in that chair].

happy thursday.

friday, we’ll see you soon!