When people talk about “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” all I can think is, “well, I guess I’ll just dress normal then because I already have the job I want!” The life of a professional blogger has its pros and cons just like any other job, but one of the perks is that I get to dress in kind of whatever I feel like each day. It’s pretty different from the previous two jobs I held before this one as a server at a Mexican restaurant and an admissions counselor at a University. If I never have to wear a tequila t-shirt or conservative office clothing again, I’ll be extremely grateful.
Anyways, the level of dress for a blogger varies day to day based on what is happening at work, so I usually dress accordingly. Days with mostly spray paint and power tools on the agenda call for a bit of a different look than a photo shoot or video day. When I do need to pick out some sort of put-together outfit to wear, I most often go for a black and white motif (usually stripes are involved) with a moto jacket or some other layering on top. Also, even on my weekdays I love a heel, but I usually only go for chunky heels at work so I can still run around town supply shopping if I need to. These outfit picks from ASOS are a perfect example of my go to look and they are definitely pieces that I can mix and match throughout my wardrobe for the rest of the year (plus I’m a sucker for sites that have free shipping both ways—it’s like online candy to me!!).
Dress, Jacket, and Shoes c/o ASOS
Todd and I feel so lucky to both have what we would consider our dream jobs at the moment. I think that knowing what it feels like to hate every second of previous jobs really gives me a perspective and appreciation for where I’m at now. Plus, I don’t leave this job reeking of salsa, so that’s a big positive for me too. If you feel stuck at a job you hate, keep your chin up! Everyone has to go through those at some point, but just keep your passions alive because you never know what’s around the bend. Maybe it’s an exciting new career with an awesome wardrobe to go with it!
This is such a great outfit Laura! You always have killer style. Have you ever done a post about your hair care and routine – either here or on ABM? If you haven’t already, it’s something I would love to read some day.
It’s amazing how much of a difference a job uniform can make. I worked at a small gift store for years and years – not because it was the best job ever or anything like that, but because they let me wear whatever I wanted (within reason)! You can never underestimate that freedom 😉
Through the Thicket
Beautiful outfit and beautiful images
after working in a position that required khaki shorts all summer, i vowed to never wear khaki pants/shorts/anything ever again. that resolution is still going strong! #dreambig i used to work for modcloth, so they really spoiled me in the dress code department (and rad co-worker department too)! at this point in my late 20s i refuse to apply for jobs that restrict my wardrobe to something that doesn’t feel like me. i’m pretty sure it makes me physically ill to wear a pantsuit. 😉
Love this outfit – especially the shoes!
So good to see how much you love being a full time blogger and you consider it to be your ‘dream job’. It can be a big scary world, the blogosphere, but it’s so good to see someone riding the wave and loving every minute!
Oh yeah, I’m wearing an ASOS skit today which is also, erm, black and white striped. 🙂 Love that free shipping!
So we are basically the same person….my boyfriend is in a up and coming band and I have been dreading the day that they will start touring (even though that might not be for a while…I still have mini meltdowns!). Reading your blog has given me so much hope that it’s all gonna be okay! And has also given me inspiration on things to do while he will be gone! I love fashion and crafting and cooking (kinda, I’ll get better with practice), so why not fill my time with that?
P.S. I used to work at a mexican restaurant and I am currently about to graduate from a university with hopes to continue working there (aka be an admissions counselor for them…) weird! I also have platinum blonde hair as well!
I guess great minds think alike 🙂
Oh wow! So many similarities! Well, if they do start touring, take comfort in the fact that even though it’s not easy, lots of families make it work for them one way or another. It’s not always fun, but possible! And yes, make sure you have a hobby!