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!

business casual.

my daily wardrobe has had to make some minor modifications, as of late. [aka: pajamas are no longer acceptable every day wear]. and as much as I enjoyed the company of my lounge-wear, I’ve traded it in. except on nights + weekends.

every work environment varies, along with it the dress code. but regardless my outfit must speak to me and say ..

I am a confident business professional. I am here to be taken seriously and do my job. I do not want my clothes to be a distraction, unless you’re stopping by my office to tell me “I love your outfit!”.

if you have to ask yourself if it’s appropriate, err on the side of caution. don’t wear it.

[as my momma always said, “save something for the imagination”].

business casual // LLinaBC.com

look 1: bow blouse / soft pants / blue smoking flats.

look 2: deep purple blouse / pebble ankle pants / studded ballet flats.

look 3: geometric blouse / textured skirt / two-piece dress heels.

look 4: striped sweater / skinny career pants / dress wedges.

one more thing: you don’t have to spend a fortune to look nice + professional.

[all pieces $40 or less].

happy wednesday.