Friday, April 27, 2012

Outfitted for the Navy

I wore this on Wednesday for an all-day training session. I figured it was a good mix of being professionally dressed and showing some personality. I love me some nautical! 

Full shot of what I'd wear if I was in the Navy!
I felt very fashionable in it, so that always helps with my attitude at work ;) Oh, and I did my hair the night before since I knew I'd be seeing all of my bosses. It's funny how there are different stages of getting ready for work depending on who I'm going to see that day. Just coworkers? Lazy hair and makeup, maybe heels if you're lucky. My direct boss only? Lazy hair and full makeup, heels and a more professional outfit. All the bosses in one room? Completely done hair and makeup, heels, and a straight up "suit." Is that weird? I guess cause we don't have casual Fridays, I make an internal hierarchy of outfits that still all fit into the confines of what I'm to wear to work.
Closeup of the separates.
And this is what I ate for dinner last night. I was trying to recreate the Santa Fe Quesadilla I tasted at Sound Stage when waiting for my friend E.J. to perform her standup. (I love seeing local standup, ps.) Mine isn't quite as delicious, but I think I made some healthy changes (i.e., yogurt instead of sour cream, colby jack instead of cheddar, and I added kale). I also marinated the chicken in my sweet Thai chili sauce. It suggests it right on the bottle, but that never crossed my mind! Crazy! Highly recommend it.
Quesadilla. That's a mighty fine dilla if I ever saw one!
So there you have it. These are the final snapshots of my week. I'm hoping to take some photos over the weekend, but that won't be my primary mission. The mission is: Make new friends! I'm planning on attending a few new-to-me groups: a hiking meetup and a biking group. I'm REALLY nervous about meeting all these new people, and I'm sure I'll be exhausted by the time I finish each activity (not from the working out but from talking to strangers!), but I think it'll be worth it in the long run. I've been talking about wanting to join a few activity groups but have been to NERVOUS to do so until now. Well, I'm still NERVOUS (this is my nervous voice!), but I need to just rip the band aid off already. I'm such a wuss when it comes to meeting new people, but it's about damn time! 

Anyone else putting yourself out there this weekend? I'd like to commiserate about awkward statements, sweaty pits, and clumsiness come Monday ;)

Come Monday, it'll be alright. Come Monday, I'll be holding you tight. Da Da Da DA!

Happy Friday!

Stephanie Marie


  1. 1. I, too, love me some nautical! Love the outfit!
    2. Gonna have to try marinating chicken in MY Thai chili sauce! Yum!
    3. SO proud of you for joining not one, but two!, meetups! I know you're nervous, but you'll also be so proud of yourself "Come Monday." :)

    Love you!

    1. Yay you! I love your outfit, too. Your hair looks amazing, and the white coat is just so springy and bright! I can't wait to hear how the weekend goes and what your new friends are like. :)

  2. Thanks, ladies! I had a great time outside...even if I didn't make any best friends forever haha. Can't wait for the warm weather to come back for more bright clothes!