Friday, September 16, 2011

Another neutral sundress, remixed for fall

TGIF! I'm looking forward to this weekend more than most; my job's been on my mind a lot lately. Our team's working on a major, all-hands-on-deck project, so things have been really busy at the office. It's been great experience professionally and I'm not complaining. On the other hand, I got some unfortunate news this week. It turns out the promotion I qualified for will probably not happen for reasons that are completely out of my and my boss's control (to my boss's credit, she's been trying to move mountains for me and I have a sliver of optimism). Anyways, that bummed me out. Those who know me well would agree that when I set a goal for myself, I'm very driven. Reaching this particular step in my career was something I set out to achieve a couple of years ago and I wanted to make it happen by my birthday this year.

After an evening of moping, I gave myself a reality check. I have a steady, interesting and intellectually stimulating job. I really like the people I work with. There are millions of people who find themselves unemployed. I had an opportunity to act in the position for close to a year and earned the higher salary for a while. I'll probably continue to have the same level of responsibility, if not the pay, and that's good for my CV. Most importantly, I proved to MYSELF that I could do the work by qualifying for the promotion, even if it I don't end up getting it.

Sorry for the major digression and foray into my personal life. For the most part, I'm trying to stick to what I started this blog for - fashion and food! Unless you want to hear more; I'm a pretty open book! So without further ado, here's my thrifted, neutral knit top (seen in this post), worn over a sundress in a similar hue, with a dark blazer and belt (thrifted and swapped, respectively) for a transition into fall.

Dress - H&M (also seen here)
Top - Thrifted (Carolyn Taylor) (also seen here)
Blazer - Thrifted (Femme de Carriere)
Belt - Swapped (Salena's Collection) (also seen here)
Wedges - Anne Klein (also seen here)


  1. wunderschön!
    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende,meine Liebe<3

  2. That belt makes the outfit- and I love the blazer! I'm sorry to hear about the promotion but your job sounds very rewarding and one thing I've learned in the working world is that with time comes more responsibility!

  3. Sorry to hear about the promotion. We are sure though you have proven yourself, and good things will happen for you! Especially if your boss is rooting for you!

    Great job taking a summer piece and bringing it to fall. That belt is fabulous!

  4. Ooh love that belt! :D
    That stinks about the promotion, I hate when things go wrong that are out of my control, makes me feel so helpless :/ But I'm sure awesomeness is coming your way

  5. Hey Kat- I don't think it will re-publish in people's blog feeds because you're simply editing the post- not creating a new one- I loved your pink jewel tone skirt-very sassy!

  6. All in good time Kat. Sorry about you being bummed. Your outfit is so sleek. Your belt is really pretty. Have a great weekend darling. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  7. wow, that's a lovely outfit. you look very pretty :)
    i just stumbled upon your blog and i really like your style. sooo, i'm following now. i'd be so happy if you checked out my blog too and of course if you folllowed back! :)
    xx romi

  8. Don't worry about not linking back; I think everyone seems a little confused. Maybe I need to explain it better. That belt is gorgeous and I think I need to try those chicken nachos like...right now!

  9. Kat, sorry about the little mess at work. But you've already turned it around. You're so positive.

    Now to the more important subject. CUTE outfit. Squeal!! I love this look so much. And that belt is making me very happy.


  10. love the blazer
    thanks for the comment on my blog page - hope you follow

  11. What a wonderful belt! Great outfit!

  12. Great outfit! it suits you very well!

    Check my blog as well and if you like it, we can follow each other :)


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