I’m starting a new job on Monday. I’ll be the new kid on the block, at 42, that’s no mean feat. I’ll be making friendly chit-chat and skulk out on my own at lunchtime. I’ll have to ask where the loo is, how to make the coffee, what the kitchen etiquette is and how soon can I bring in my dog. Yes sisters, you heard it here first, it’s a dog friendly workplace. Winning.
But I know that all of that will be a whisper in the wind by the end of the week, once I’ve worked with these awesome new people for a few days and I get the hang of the place.
What I am becoming super preoccupied with though, is what the hell do I wear? It’s not a corporate, but I’ll be working with corporate clients, it’s not a big company, but I’ll be working with big companies. It’s not shorts and jandles and it’s not suit and tie. It’s the…..dum duh num dum……the inbetween. Aggggggh (think 1950’s screen siren scream here).
Is anyone else like me and on their first day of school, a new job or a wedding and you absolutely have to purchase a new outfit? Or is that just me? Well, it is me, I have to own that.
So, I have a pair of Zara nautical styled (more on that style theme in another blog post soon) trousers I purchased in Sydney recently, that I haven’t worn. I am having them taken up right now, cause I’d look like Groucho Marx if I didn’t. But that’s as far as I’ve got. Bugger.
I don’t want to go full nautical, corporate or too casual. I am in a quandary. My old clothes from corporate-ville are maybe a little too tired, but I only need a top, now I have bottom half sorted. So it’s a top, oh and some shoes. I got my nails done last week by Pop Nails and they are fab-u-lous. So that leaves me needing just a top and shoes, maybe some earrings. Oh shit. Ok, breathe.
So, work with me sisters, maybe I suck it up, wear a top I already have and then add some cool shoes. Wanna know the shoes I’m trying to decide between? You do? Ok, check these puppies out from Gorman and then these gorgeous ones from Kathryn Wilson. Swoon much? But I can’t have both. I have also been coveting these ones from Augustine, but they frustratingly sold out over the weekend. I need to up my game, as I keep spying things I love and missing out by waiting too long. Anyhoo, I digress.
What’s really exciting about starting a new job at this particular place and in an advertising and marketing environment means I can wear a T-shirt to work and it not be a major faux pas. Call me crazy, but that is just beyond amazing. I’m not talking simple T-Shirt and no bling. I’m talking blinging that sucker out with a necklace and jacket and some mules and some other stuff and things, but just the mere thought of wearing the T-Shirt, with adornment, has got me all hot under the collar. It probably means I should make more of an effort to find that elusive perfect white T that I’ve been hunting for then shouldn’t I.
So wish me luck sisters, the ideas could all change tomorrow, but I reckon I am pretty darn excited for what I have in store for me in this new role. I can’t wait to learn new stuff, meet new people and get some serious shit done. I am chomping at the bit. It’ll make for some exciting satorial adventures again too.
If you want to see the whole look come together, make sure you follow me on instagram @sisterhoodofstylenz and check out my Monday morning post.
And sisters, remember, if you need help styling YOUR first day of work at a new job, contact me today to book a styling session, I would love to work wtih you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Mmmmmwah, love EJ, the mother of the sisterhood of style xo