So having a job at a high end mall has a few perks. Getting to look in J.Crew whenever I want... touching real leather, spending way too much time in anthropologie and having to walk all the way across the mall at a power walk (in heels) to get back to work on time, and drooling over dresses in Banana Republic styled after Mad Men dresses. But it kind of sucks.
Pinterest, and shopping online is removed from your real senses. You can't touch that cute top, or see the upclose detail of that handpainted mug from anthro. And that's ok! I can tear myself away, quench the desire for things when they aren't in front of me. But working in a department store, and in a really nice mall where your favorite store resides and is only a few steps away (one of them in SIGHT of where I stand for 7 hours every day) has presented new temptations and frustrations.
I'm having to expand my professional wardrobe. No more cutesy-college-comfy clothes all day. Now its "will this look nice enough for work?" questions every day directed at T.W. who responds with a shrug and says "I have no fashion sense love... I don't know..." Yeah, and of course all of these well dressed people have to walk in front of me while I'm wearing a $10 target sweater and a pair of yellow cords that got lots of compliments, but just don't look work appropriate. HELP! So last night I went online in search of things I wouldn't be tempted to buy right away and found some options, but now that I look at them, they're still plain, not so exciting, and I don't even know if they're "me". I'm in need of a grown up fashion-redo, but I'm poor...
So poor, I went to goodwill and bought a wool skirt and a white blouse so I would have something other than sun dresses from this summer to wear.
Yup, I need help.
(please note the terrible photoshop job on these shirt models.)
H&M actually has some nice things for cheap, but guess what?
The only store in NC is in Raleigh, and you can't order from them online.
Anyone up for a trip to Raleigh?
More on the desire to keep up with the jones' later. There is some real content to sink your teeth into coming! I promise! I don't complain about my wardrobe for no reason. :)