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New Kid in the Cube

2010 August 25
by Jill

Today was my first day at a new job, and as such, I knew I needed to put some extra thought into my outfit. Most publishing offices are pretty laid-back in terms of dress, and since it was pouring rain this morning, it was tempting to put on comfortable pants and a sweater, but I resisted that impulse. On any first day, it’s important to dress to impress, so that you can make a good impression on your peers, your boss, your customers–whoever.

For my first day outfit, I wore one of the more office chic dresses I have (and Tania has too!), a cardigan in case the office air conditioning was out of control, and comfortable flats to navigate the busy city sidewalks. I jazzed things up a bit with a fun necklace as well. Here’s me, on my new fire escape, in my first day of work outfit:

Work was great and I’m excited to get going on my new projects. Best of all–after making burgers for dinner, Joe and I took a walk around the neighborhood, and got amazing ice cream sundaes at the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain to celebrate.

Do you dress up for your first day stuff?

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  1. Dawn permalink
    August 25, 2010

    Love it!!!! And, so excited to hear more about all your new adventures!

  2. Amanda permalink
    August 26, 2010

    I simultaneously love and dread every new school year for this precise reason. It’s an EXCELLENT excuse to go shopping and get fun, new “first day [week] stuff”…. but after a few weeks of waking up early, trying to put outfits together, I revert to: “F-this, I just want to wear jeans”

    But, you look so cute, and SO New York in that picture!!

  3. August 26, 2010

    I love the picture of you on your porch with that ladder & Brooklyn in the backdrop. more to come I hope! the dress is super cute and I love the cardigan. I think you need 8-10 more photos of the same outfit though…

  4. August 26, 2010

    I want to see that necklace up close, it looks fantastic! I do try to dress up a little my first day/week just so that I can try to keep myself to that standard for the rest of my days and it doesn’t draw any attention if that’s what everyone expects from me (I hate it when people ask “Why are you so dressed up?” – WHY NOT?!).

  5. September 28, 2010

    definitely dress to impress, it makes a world of a difference. and i’m not talking about thigh high skirts and low cut tops :) you look great! the necklace adds a perfect punch to take the whole outfit up a level. i hope your new job is going well!

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