I'll be the first to confess that "finding the perfect work bag" is something that's made me click on that "order" button online many, many times.
Yet, this quest seems to be a never-ending journey! Today, though, I wanted to share with you my favorite work bag so far in my 5+ years working in the corporate world. It's the Banana Republic Larkin Tote!
Here's a quick view of what I usually carry in my bag... and all the links for where you can find them!
I always have to have my Chanel Sunglasses with me. Being in Southern California and a 90 minute commute everyday, it's brutal to go without sunglasses. In terms of the content of my cosmetic pouch, I have a lip balm, a tube of Tylenol, a mint oral spray, a NYX matte lip color, and a little leather pouch if I need to run out for lunch so I can grab some of my ID's and credit cards for quick access. Lastly, I just have my car key and my Louis Vuitton French wallet.
There is something that's a little different about my work bag though, something that I am sometimes a bit bashful to share with people. It's absolutely adooorable, makes me smile everyday when I look at it. Not the most professional accessory in my bag, yes.... but something that makes me happy :) It's my TOTORO ID CASE, Ta-DA!!!
Maybe it's the new year, maybe it's the 1.5 years under my belt in the blogging world, or maybe it's me wanting more out of what I'm doing in my life... regardless, I want to really speak to YOU, yes, my Cubicle Chic reader, whose eyes are crawling these text right now. Thank you for your continued support. I will keep writing, bringing you more useful and relevant information!
Last week we talked about what to wear for the off-site kind of holiday party that's more formal and dressy. I featured the Morning Lavender Lynette dress that has since come back in stock! Check it out before they run out again!!
Now, there is the other type of company holiday party that happens during a normal work day. For these parties that happen in the office, perhaps a lunch gathering or a late afternoon happy hour, the dress code is usually a lot more laid back and casual....
Isn't this everyone's favorite season of the year? The crisp air, the string lights, the pops of green and read everywhere, the gifts.... and the shopping. OH, THE SHOPPING.
How bad was it, for Thanksgiving? What did you all get?? As part of my November shopping budget, I knew I wanted to get something for the holiday parties coming up. SO I was trying to be careful, only going down a very selectively curated list of shops I wanted to hit...
Ever since I went to PoshFest 2015 last year with no entourage and ended up making a bunch of lasting friendships. I feel like I've conquered networking, the fear of talking to successful, possibly intimidating, people doesn't deter me from making connections anymore. So when I saw that Career Contessa was having this "Interview Do's and Don'ts" net working event, I signed up without thinking twice.
think I was lucky. I didn't start my career in the corporate world until I was 26 because of grad school, so I think I got into the working world a little more matured, and a little more ready. More ready to become, shall we say, a #GirlBoss?
But thrown into the workplace without much experience, the learning curve was steep, and the growing pain was real. Like my manager told me on the day I started, "Be ready to drink from the fire hose." She was not exaggerating....
Last week we talked about how to stay graceful and chic when traveling through airports. Staying along the same line of traveling, and more specifically, traveling for business, I want to talk about one of the easiest Staying along the same line of traveling, and more specifically, traveling for business, I want to talk about one of the easiest piece to get in and out of when you're getting ready for business meetings!
Psst... this ASOS piece is STILL AVAILABLE AND 50% off now!!! GET IT BEFORE IT RUNS OUT!!
Black, white, nudes, gray, and monochromatic color combination is typical for women's workwear collection because they're season-less. But once in a while, I give into the temptation of something that's a bit funky, a bit different, and a bit..dare I say, colorful!
This blazer I bought from Nordstrom, and it's the brand Halogen, which is Nordstrom's own creation. I love the fit, the color, and length, and the material. It's really the perfect piece!
Happy Friday, you!! I am sharing a Friday casual outfit with you today, quite unlike my usual office wardrobe outfits!