Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Climbin' the corporate step stool

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I don't usually blog about work, but I kind of want to brag a little bit so I hope you'll forgive me.

Today it was announced at work so I can officially share that I was promoted! Hoo-rah! Now I have a "Manager of..." title and will have a direct report. Which means that I'm supposed to be a Grown Up Lady who is in control of her business.

This also means no more jeans and ponytails at the office.

Which is a bummer. I was really getting used to not wearing pantyhose and high heels everyday.

This is my problem, folks. I can do casual. I can do business appropriate (actually the official dress code at a former job). I totally fail at business casual, even more so considering I work in a "creative field". Okay, I work in the Arts. So nothing sexy like advertising going on over here...

Any of my fashionable hard-workin' lady/man (I don't exclude) friends have any opinions about rocking out jeans and a ponytail/clipped up hair do while still looking all professional, respectable, funky, grown-up lady like? because I'd love to hear them!

I'd, uh, also like to be comfortable and able to get dressed in like, 10 minutes, if possible.


Lady Buttons said...

Congrats, manager Meg!

I defer to the expertise of our more fashion-savvy blogger friends (hello, PFP!), but I think one can certainly look pulled together in denim jeans -- more of a trouser jean, as Stacey and Clinton would advise, I guess -- with a sweet lookin' blazer (a rich colour like teal or wine corduroy or velvet) and a big baubly necklace. Still takes, like, 10 mins to pull together, and slap up yo' hair with one of those goody clippy barrettes! A little Burt's Bees lip shimmer and bob's yer unc.

Laurel said...

Congrats Meg!

Lady Rose said...

It's all about the dark wash, trouser cut jeans with a dressy top or blazer.

I don't know about the hair, a ponytail always kind of looks like a ponytail. Can you learn to chignon?

Wayne C. said...

Congrats on the promotion!

post-fab princess said...

Congrats!!! That is seriously so awesome. Agree with LR on the dark trouser jeans - 100%. And the blazer. You might also try a cardi/cami combo with a necklace or a funky broach??

Oh, and I think you meant to say that you're a grown up lady in control of her BIDNESS!!!

Yeah you are!

post-fab princess said...

^oh and totally agree with Lady B and her Stacy and Clinton advice! And I'll add my best Stacy-ism: a trouser jean looks awesome with a pointed toe (flat or heel).

Carmen P said...

Hoooray! Congratulations on your new rung!