Monday, September 10, 2012

Well, I survived.
First day of the real world was a weird mixture of exhilaration... and pain (it's the heels, man).

I gave Grahm a two-hour fashion show last night, because I obviously needed his opinion for my most important decision -- aka what to wear on my first day. Our walk-in closet turned into a weird episode of Hell's Kitchen, except for less screaming and food and knives. Strangely, Grahm had several opinions of my recent work-appropriate purchases.

Silly me, I thought I would walk out in my planned outfit for the morning, and he'd say "Great! You'll look beautiful tomorrow!" Nooooot. Instead, he decided to channel his inner Tim Gunn and got all Project Runway on my buns. 

"It looks good, but I think we can do better."
"How many pairs of black heels do you have?"
"What about coordinating your earrings with that teal belt?" 

After lots of trying on, I finally decided on my tried-and-true pair of gray slacks and a button-down shirt I've had in my closet for about... oh, forever. Figures. Spend a bunch of money on clothes, and the only thing I wanna wear is something I've already worn 4565.64 times. Luckily, it was also husband approved.

My eyes haven't fully adjusted to the cubicle life. It's gray. And monotonous. I really wanna play paintball in there and blast some color on the walls... But I feel legit. I haven't started the actual editing yet, but I'm sure once the training shenanigans finishes up, I'll be up to my eyeballs in red pens and Chicago Manual style books. My kind of heaven.

Since the position is only a temp (6 months), I feel a lot of pressure to do well. Guess that's why I need to strap on my I'm-a-big-girl-now panties every morning, and no, I'm not talking about Huggies.

 Don't worry, I took this in the comfort of my own bathroom... responsible and super classy. Also, I'm taking tips on how to get make-up to stay on your face for like ten hours. Ready, go.


Leia Glover said...

Congrats on your first day! & If you discover the secret to keeping make-up on all day, please feel free to share... my 4pm face will appreciate it (:

Kristin said...

Congrats on the first day!! I am sure it'll get better and easier (hopefully!) :)

Sar said...

You're adorable, it's ridiculous.

Woohoo for temp jobs, cute work clothes, and kicking butt--Chicago Manual style. ;)

Michaela said...

Yay congrats on your first day! That's so funny about Grahm being all Project Runway. As for getting makeup to stay on all day - depends what you're currently using and what skin type you have! I find though wearing a primer underneath definitely helps my foundation last all day!


Blynn said...

This sounds so weird, but close your eyes, hold your breath, and spray your face with hairspray. I know, I know, you've spent your whole life trying not to burn your eyeballs to oblivion, but it helps set the make-up. I'm not sure if it will last for ten hours, but does work.

Nagehan said...

Pearson? Congrats!! When I worked at Columbia Journalism School this past summer, they came and brought a lot of material and lectured the students. Very solid company. xo

Carlie said...

I'm glad your first day went well! And I totally know what you mean about clothes! I would take that as a sign that you've always had good taste in choosing clothes! :).

Amy said...

Congratulations on your first day DONE! :)
I do the same thing almost every morning and my closet/room becomes a bomb shelter haha.

Kristina from Everything Changes said...

Congrats, girl!

You can get through ANYTHING so long as you know when it'll be over, right? You'll do fine! :))

As far as make-up...okay. Here's the deal. This is my trick, and it works awesome and I'm a waitress/ I sweat at work. Haha. Start with some lotion, even if you have oily skin. Then add some primer. Then tinted face lotion. Then foundation. Then set it all with powder. Add blush/bronzer as needed. have to top it off with E.L.F. setting spray! It's so awesome! :) I know this probably makes it sound like I'm a I'm sure you could leave out some steps if you'd like. This is just what works for me! :) I hope you find a trick, yourself!

Kacey Batterton said...

Mac Studio Finishing Spray. LOVE it!!!

Congrats on the job and the great first day.

Tamara said...

YAHOO! Congratulations on a wonderful first day! I wish I could help you with the makeup situation, but I got nothing. I usually work out on my lunch break, so I end up wiping off everything with sweat & the back of my hands.
I should probably invest in some deodorant now that I type that...oops.

Allison said...

Congrats on your first day. They are lucky to have you girl. :)

Tom said...

Gratz on the job and coming through the first day! Unfortunately I'm going to have to pass on giving any make-up advice...

Lauren said...

Congrats on your new job! Sounds amazing! :)