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|WHAT I WORE||BRAND||GRADE|
|Striped shift dress||Zara||C|
|Black jacket||Vintage Dolce & Gabbana via Encore in Burlingame||A|
|Pointed-toe heels||Calvin Klein via Nordstrom Rack (sold out, similarly cut shoe here via J.Crew)||C|
|Black and lime sunglasses||Banana Republic (get 40% off today online and in stores with code BRFORTY)||B+|
|Black, semi-structured, faux leather handbag||Zara (yes, I bought it in black and in white – it’s only $36!)||C|
|Gold “love you” necklace||Gift from my husband via Etsy, similar here via Nordstrom||A|
|Rich pink lip gloss||NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in “Tea Rose” via Nordstrom Rack||B+|
|Men’s silver and gold watch||Old Invicta, similar here from Burberry, and so many great ones at Nordstrom||C+|
Honestly, the past few weeks have been a doozy. Sometimes, the best thing to do in response to opposition – whether it be the unpredictable forces of life, a colleague that disappoints you, the checklist that grows by five every time you cross off two – is to just GSD. Get stuff done.
Take that moment to cry because sometimes the world isn’t fair in people’s lives. Momentarily furrow your brow, then let it melt away. Sigh in frustration, but then take a deep breath in and fill your reserves once more. And then, press on.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Well, Edison, I’ll take my overalls as a striped shift dress with a side of coffee and at-my-desk puppy snuggles. And I’m equally unafraid of trying over 1,600 times to get it right. #getitgirl