Thanks so much for posting a picture, Kelly. I’m honestly so excited about winning the swag bag, it made my week! I’ll be sure to let you all know exactly how much I love everything. I’m so glad to see more people joining the LMs as well as the forum. Our little group of weirdos is growing in such a fantastic way!
A dilemma I know all to well 🙁 When I was working at a stuffy law firm for a few years I felt totally stifled when having to share an elevator with the “hip” people from the advertising firm in the building, they always looked so fun and relaxed. If you’re able to get a few staple pieces, a light colored blazer or pants with a fun (but appropriate) pattern on them would be great additions to your wardrobe. You can pair a blazer or cardigan with a cute dress to make it work appropriate. I also showed my own unique sense of style with makeup – a fun pop of color your lips while not too over the top can definitely kick up any look.
If those are a no go then you can also experiment with your hair. Up-dos, half pony tails or braids can look well put together and professional while showing your personality. Hope that helps!
I can’t even explain how fast I clicked on this post! I feel this so much! Growing up is so sudden and I’ve found that it doesn’t happen the way we might have expected it to when we were kids. There are so many moments in my experience where I’ve felt like I was a newborn baby and others when I felt like a wise old woman. I’ve gone from student to adult with a 9-5 job and responsibilities back to a student and the greatest thing I’ve learned is perspective. Fortunately, we don’t have set goals of what makes us all “official” adults, we always have a chance to learn and grown and even though that’s super scary and intimidating – it’s also one of the best parts. You’ll find your footing soon enough 🙂
I’m super excited for you Barbara! Just like Grace said, you looked amazing on your first day and I bet you’re kicking ass and taking names. You got this!
Ah! I’m so glad the forum is taking off 🙂 Kate, we might in fact be soulmates!! I’m on a total Film Noir – Classic Film kick right now. So anything femme fatale related is calling my name. Some Like It Hotis on my must watch list. I very nearly did one of my final papers on it but decided to go with one from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. His most recent film The Skin I Live In is potentially one of the most interesting/disturbing things I’ve ever seen. I’ve been recommending it to everyone while giving a strong, but fair warning to read some of the warnings beforehand. Thanks for the suggestion Jenna, I’ll check it out! In terms of french cinema I also really got into Diabolique (1955, Clouzot) and Breathless (1960, Godard).
I caught Kate’s email a while back but I’ve finally found a moment to explore the updated site!
Well, my name is Denise and I’ve also followed the Mr.Kate blog for a few years now. I absolutely love the Little Misters group and am so glad to see so many familiar faces. Reading through some of your comments now and all your travels seem so wonderful, I’ve done some traveling in the US and Mexico where my parents are from. I just finished my first semester back in college after taking a couple of years off. It’s been a real adjustment but one I’ve been glad to make, I suppose I’m rediscovering myself at the moment. I know we Little Misters are cat lovers, my baby girl isn’t such a baby. Isis turned 16 years old last month, she’s been with our family since she was a few weeks old. She is super independent and is super spoiled. I’m currently on a big cinema kick right now, I took a couple film theory classes so I’ve just been watching old movies and a few obscure ones too. I’m always looking for suggestions 😀