A Quick Hello.

Source: Ryan McGuire, Gratisography.

Hi hi hi! It’s been a while since I last wrote here. A lot has happened in the past two-and-a-half months that has kept me preoccupied. My S.O., who was away working in CA for the past nine months, has finally moved back to Philly. Yay! On top of that, I got promoted at work, so I’ve been slowly transitioning into a new position, wrapping up old projects and starting up new ones. It’s been a difficult process and I’m still trying to find balance between my work life and personal life. I know I’ll get there eventually, but to be honest, the growing pains have been tough. :-/ On the bright side, moving into a role with greater responsibilities (and a new office with older colleagues) is giving me plenty of food for thought for when I finally get to writing here more regularly.

So… I hope everyone has had a good start to their week! Hopefully it won’t be too long until next time.

-j.

Oscar Viewing Parties and Farfetch(ed) Red Carpet Fashion.

Back in graduate school, a friend of mine used to hold an annual Oscar viewing party. It was a fun way to take a break from studying, and for those of us from California, the tiny glimpse of Hollywood usually helped to temporarily soothe our winter homesickness. While dressing up for the occasion was optional, it was always encouraged; there was an unspoken understanding that the main viewing event of the night was not the awards ceremony itself, but the red carpet arrivals!

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GPS: What to Wear for a Winter Commute?

So, the recent snow storm got me thinking: What do professional working women wear when they have to shovel their cars out of snow (or trudge through snowy streets) in order to get to the office?

I’d never really given this predicament much thought before. I only started to commute to work last year (my office is about a 45-minute drive away from Philly), and the previous winter was pretty mild. I also had my S.O. around to help me clear out snow around my car in the evenings and mornings before work. However, he has been working in SoCal these past few months, so I’ve had to fend for myself this season.

Last Monday I spent about 2.5 hours the evening before work digging out a path for my car to get to the street. Sadly, when I woke up the next morning I quickly discovered that a plow had come through during the night and pushed all the snow back against my car! *ugh face palm*

Anyways, back to my initial question. If anyone knows of a blog post or discussion thread about this, please send it my way. I’d love to know how others have handled this stuff, because let’s be real– life (and snow/slush) is messy, and our real lives can’t always be beautifully curated for Pinterest/Instagram. In the meantime, here’s a recreation of 1) what I wore to shovel my car out of the snow last Tuesday, and 2) what I wore once I got to the office…

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