Saturday, December 29, 2007

Shady Times

I'm now one of them. I'm now one of those non-celebrity people who spend crazy dollars on designer sunglasses. Thanks to the after-Christmas propaganda I've justified paying for a pair of Gucci shades for myself. Designer shades such as these go for no less than $300 - I picked mine up from Saks Fifth Ave for $140. Less than a share of Apple Inc. stock right now. That's not too bad right?! It is if you typically don't pay over $20 for a pair of sunglasses; but I finally own my first pair of designers. Quite surprising since I'm a self-proclaimed fashionista. My girlfriend (MC) aided in my splurge, convincing me how "hot" they look on me. Alright I'll stop pointing fingers now!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

How to behave at an office party

My last posting talked about the many office holiday parties bestowed upon me, much to my pleasure indeed. I must comment on the differences in these parties: Stuffy (formal) parties, and carefree/wild (informal) parties. All of our parties are catered and have an open bar, but depending on the invitees the atmosphere can make for a long night or a crazy night! Our most recent holiday party - crazy, very crazy!! Depending on your position on behavioral actions during such events, our most recent party would impress you or offend you. My stance, impressed of course! For me it is very enjoyable to watch people let their guard down, drop the jacket and tie and let loose especially in a corporate setting. This is exactly what happened most recently. Libations were flowing, crushes were revealed, habits were discovered, etc. In other words a very fun and revelatory time. I tend not to stray too far from my 9-5 demeanor, even after 5:00. One of my coworkers was offended and decided to make it a short-lived evening. I, myself wanting my beauty rest made it home at a reasonable hour, but I hear not too many of my coworkers followed suit. I hear the holiday party made a long long night for many people. Makes for an agonizing work day the next day!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Office holiday party time

Wow has the year flown by or what? We have arrived at the time of the year when corporations are hosting their annual holiday party. With me working for such a gigantic firm I have the privilege of being invited to multiple parties; that could be a good or a bad thing. The holiday parties are all planned around the same time, which makes for many conversations, many plates of food, many fake laughs, and many weary days. There is a holiday party for the firm and a holiday party hosted at the departmental level, which can break down into multiple levels with a company the size of mine. Since our parties are during the week and directly after office hours, I have to be cognizant that what I choose to wear to work will convert well for the holiday party. My motto for this week is adorably comfortable. Of course I'll have on hand a small make-up pouch for a quick touchup and refresh. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Craziness at Gucci

My boo A.T. alerted me today that Gucci is having a major sale on-line. If you're willing to spare the dollars they command, you'll be happy to learn that they are also offering free shipping through the end of the month. Lucky for me there's nothing I need there, but do we really ever need anything!

Sunday, December 02, 2007