What a whirlwind the past month has been! Four back-to-back trips in four weeks (Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and Colorado) topped off by being majorly involved a giant philanthropy event our Jr. League puts on the week/weekend I got back. And of course work projects got busy. And the house is a wreck. And the tiny human lost her sleep training. And I haven’t exercised outside of taking stress-relieving-keep-myself-awake coffee walks. Basically I’ve just been operating in survival mode – trying to attend to the critical things and know that I will someday catch up on everything else. Honestly, what I’d really like is a nice comfy rock to hide under for a few days.
Backing up to the first week of February… my San Antonio trip was for a ginormous company conference that my team was attending. (My team does specific software module implementations under the umbrella of the bigger company.) It was the first time I was meeting my new boss in person and some of my coworkers who I’ve worked with for 3+ years face to face. Plus I knew I would be mingling/networking with all the bosses and bosses’ bosses that a 3K person conference entails. I wanted to really look sharp, professional and approachable.
I struggled a bit around what to wear because while my team leans ‘start-up business casual’ my company as a whole is much more on the formal side of business casual. I decided that it’s better to be over dressed then under and went with a classic sheath dress, navy blazer and neutral walkable shoes. It turned out to be a perfect choice and I felt totally appropriate among the sea of other fancy pants professionals.
And bonus – totally surprised when my super fashionable and cute work friend (who we jokingly refer to each other as ‘twin’ because we have so much in common) showed up in basically the same outfit. If she’s wearing it – then I did good! Picture of us below. 🙂