during my radio silence last week, I was in omaha, nebraska. for four days of work training.
it just so happened, I arrived in town a mere thirty minutes before the tornado sirens went off. the city took shelter. and I took to the bar. [I get extreme weather anxiety. and I sure as heck was not staying in my high in the sky hotel room]. who else thinks I should be able to expense my sunday night, braving the tornado cocktails? I do. well, that’s how the trip started.
[*editor’s note: a tornado was spotted west of omaha. we just experienced 80 mph winds + thunderstorms].
days were spent in a marriott conference room. and nights were for discovering omaha.
from hotel room wine glass improvising, to the joy of changing out of my work clothes & into jeans, to delicious dinners, and a trip to the zoo. all captured by my phone.
I am happy to be home and back to my so-called routine. just as things are progressively getting crazier around these parts. it seems surreal to say we are in ‘wedding planning crunch time,’ with just over 4 months to go. summer is right around the corner. we have trips + celebrations on the books. I’m just excited
and a little how the heck am I going to get everything done?.
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.
cover your bum :)
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.
it’s date night; wings, beer, & basketball.
don’t let me forget to tell you my story of wednesdays.