One way I keep myself inspired is with Pinterest’s visual pin boards.
I find that seeing images and images of possibilities that could result from my hard work helps get my motivation back. See for yourself!
|classic trousers + blouse|
|Black + grey pumps|
What inspires your career wardrobe style?
For more images from my ever-growing list…visit PinkPoniesPins on Pinterest.
More on professional wear: Harper Bazaar’s How to Dress for Success article
I took care to make sure the items on my desk absolutely needed: Cordless keypad, mouse, notebook, phone and lamp. I also had one ceramic bud vase for the occasional flower I’d bring to the office with me to remind me of my balcony garden.
Overall, my work-space was devoid of my outside-of-work personality – which is quite different from my office at home.
OFFICE AT HOME:
Although I tote around my macbook and work anywhere and in every coffeeshop in the city, my office at home is mainly for thoughtful hand-written notes and a space to read…
|golds, ambers, warm colors…|
|a beautiful and comfortable chair is essential.|
antique pencils, modern lighting, notebook, mirror (of course)…
…piggy bank, make up brush, pens, postage, clock…
|sentimental items of significance|
…cuban cigar box filled with drawing supplies (charcoal pencils, erasers, leather notebook)…
…colored pens for highlighting…
I’m curious about your workspace…What do you keep on your desk at the office? What does it say about you? Is it similar to your office space at work?
– Meg (“meg dot email”)
influenced by my mother.
twist of irony my generation feels compelled to add when they wear classic styles today…subtly mocking
a previous generation known for dainty manners and strings of white pearls.
silhouettes and she wore it like she meant it…
aware that they were in the presence of a lady. And, to those who knew of her
her self-made success, it was understood that she ran her company with the
graceful strength of a savvy woman.
– pencil skirts, gold bangles, diamond studs and fancy high-heeled shoes. I
adore tailored sheath dresses, A-line skirts and silk blouses. The similarities
between my office style and my mother’s professional wear wasn’t apparent to me
until very recently when I discovered a dusty old photograph from childhood –
there I was in my Catholic school uniform walking on stage to receive an
academic award of some sort wearing bangles too big for my tiny forearms. In
the background was my mom in a classic yet angular A-line dress with geometric
patterns proudly walking with me…When I returned back to the
“present”, I realized that I own and wear a dress with the same
patterns, the same color, a similar silhouette in my own fancy shoes. I
continue to discover as I continue to find old photographs that I wear exactly
the same styles my mother used to wear when she was a young mother and business
woman in her early 20s.
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I’ve screwed up simple situations that most of you would’ve probably handled with more maturity, tact and foresight.
*enter growing pains + embarrassing realizations
I take time to wax introspective on my behavior, my thinking, my values, et cetera…to understand how I managed to make silly mistakes that my friends claim they wouldn’t have made. I mull this over until I’m satisfied and have come to grips with how I screwed up or inadvertently created a negative impression on others. (Please don’t ask why I spend too much time reflecting)
That being said, I’m certain all failing results I’ve been part of aren’t always caused primarily by my deficiencies. Deciding whom to blame is not a productive activity; it’s a waste of time.
However, I’m hoping my insight and reflection will provide perspective that will help others who like to mull things over.
I’ve decided that a lot of times, errors are combinations of misinterpreted facts, emotionally-charged mis-judgements and unnecessary conclusions people make about others.
The problem is, often times we tend to think our abilities to decipher and decode human behavior are a gazillion times better than they actually are. Sadly, we are only wasting our time when we sit and analyze others’ actions to try and determine WHY they behave the way they do.
Fact is, people’s motivations change all the time. Even if you pinpoint another’s motives and intentions, they aren’t helpful. For instance, if you’re someone’s boss, then your role requires you reduce risk by assessing others’ behaviors to predict their future behaviors – not judge your direct’s value as an individual.
A. Needless to say, a person who believes he/she has the natural Freudian acumen and capacity (and time) to analyze enough behavioral data to comprehend others’ intentions is ineffective.
Again, ineffective. Why?
- you’re not Freud.
- you’re not smart enough to make those conclusions.
- you don’t know the person’s background (even if you do dig and waste time and resources to find background information about a person)
- you’re not in the person’s head.
- Your conclusions don’t matter and will probably won’t contribute to your overall purpose.
These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The ‘…happily ever after’ is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues… Disney’s perfect Princesses [are] juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.
Famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz, is also credited for her beautiful work photographing celebrities as Disney Princesses. Let’s examine the different messages their images convey:
|Snow White courtesy of Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)
by Annie Leibovitz (Rachel Weisz)
|Ariel by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)
by Annie Leibovitz
|Cinderella by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)|
Dina Goldstein’s photographs serve just that purpose – and well. What a force to counteract the ever-so-influential princess cartoons children are exposed to.
|Belle by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)|
|Pocahontas by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)
by Annie Leibovitz (Jessica Biel as Pocahontas)
The Disney Princesses
Do well in school, young ladies!!!
…so far, I’ve accomplished all four in the last 20+ years.
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