Well, I apparently mucked up my camera settings without realizing it until after I had photographed my final two outfits for Red & Black Week… So, for today and tomorrow, I have grainy, blurry outfit pictures for you! Oh well, just as every outfit can’t be perfect, every photo shoot definitely can’t go completely as planned.
We’re now in the home stretch of this year’s event! Those of you who have participated every day so far, hang in there! 😀 Those who still haven’t participated, it’s not too late. Hope you are inspired to join in before we wrap this thing up. Today I bring you one more work ensemble, before we head into the finale tomorrow!
I wanted to do another “remix” outfit, using the dress I featured in Red & Black Week back in 2012. This time, I traded the long sleeve shrug for a short sleeve blazer. I used the same red crystal butterfly brooch, but actually worn as a brooch this time! I topped the look off with my favorite chiffon scarf, tied in a bow. This ended up almost completely concealing the bodice of the dress, so it is pretty much just functioning as a skirt in this look. I was pleased with how this combination has a completely different vibe than the previous outfit. Dresses can be notoriously inflexible when it comes to remixing, but this one is simple enough it could be worn many different ways.
Work life continues to throw unexpected challenges at me. I hired a wonderful new part-time intern back in February who has been a life-saver in helping me stay caught up with my workload. I’m still steadily busy, but it’s been wonderful having a reliable and competent assistant for these past few months to keep things manageable. The only problem with a reliable, competent young employee is that most likely, they will be motivated to pursue a permanent full-time position, which I cannot offer. So, my fabulous protege did receive an excellent job offer, and will be moving on very soon. I’m simultaneously so happy for him, and worried how I will manage the expectations put upon me during the process of finding and training a replacement. It will likely take 2 months to get a new intern in place and get them up to speed on everything I need them to do, so it will certainly be stressful and busy for me. Wish me luck that I will at least find a new person who is equally helpful in the long run!
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