29.8.11

the sun will come out tomorrow

I would apologize for not posting in over a week but that's, like, sooo mainstream. Rather, I'll enlighten you all on the minute details of my life. I.e. I AM EMPLOYED. I have now enter the realms of adulthood. DUN DUN DUNNNN. I have acquired a job at Forever 21. I received the job on the spot, so I'd like to extend a ginormous 'thank you' to my obnoxious, ahem, unique style and inability to stop smiling/ talking in nerve-racking situations. You "quirks" have done me well. Awww cute.

My job is treating me well, aside from the fact that the hours are goofy and the mall hurts my head. Aside from that, all is well. Toronto is treating me well, as well. (How many times have I utilized the word well?! Jeez.) I find these folks far more responsive to my style, which is snazzy. (Although I have garnered the occasional, "Is that seeeeriously what you wear on a regular basis?" - new coworker.) The weather has been beautiful. It's fantastic how that works, hey? Beautiful days? Spent inside in the mall? Yeah. Oh well, shmo well.

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Toronto is turning out to be a fun place. It's nice venturing out on my own. There are, of course, some things I hate about it (how rushed/ disconnected people seem, the number of smokers, et cetera). There are also, of course, some utterly wonderful things about it (I've had multiple conversations with wonderful strangers). The point is: Big city > Small town any day, mwahahah TAKE THAT HOMETOWN. (more city observations are for another post. granted.)
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Starting out a job is weird. It feels like I'm the new kid in school. A lot of this whole experience is, in fact, reminiscent of being in school (minus the boring classes/ and I'm making money, chaachhhinnng!). I'm not sure what to think of this, but I'm enjoying the people, so it's good...

Anyways. I'm working in a few hours. (Until 10:30. Pm. At least. #messedupmallhours). In the meantime, I'm going to try to find a park and read for a little and maybe find a bubble tea store and perhaps I'll chat with a stranger. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES IN A CITY!!!! Ah, tehe.

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I hope you all have a smashing day!

What was your first job? What is your current job? Tell me your job history!
(If, of course, you are part of the WORK FORCE. Sorry. That word gives me a kick. It feels very military-esque.)
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63 comments:

Lee said...

THAT SKIRT IS AMAZING!!!

Congrats on the employment =]
I started work when I was 16 and 6 years later I have the same job. Shop girl =]
It's putting me through college so big hearts for that!!!

Enjoy F21 and I hope you get a MASSIVE discount =]

Lee x

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

oh gosh the mall jobs...I worked in a fancy denim boutique, Delias, PacSun. Ugh. The boutique laid me off, Delias wouldn't let me have off for my senior prom. PacSun...we were all drunk all the time so we all got fired. Oops.

Have they given you "on call" hours yet? You'll want to scratch their eyeballs out if they do. The one awesome thing about retail is that folding stuff is SO relaxing and you will literally never suffer a messy closet ever again. Also, you make friends.
If you get sick of it though, I cannot recommend a movie theater more. All you can eat popcorn, working 20 mins out of every hour (the rest of the time you can chill with the other employees or read if you sell tickets), you get to PREVIEW ALL THE MOVIES the night before they come out when they test the film AND you can get your friends in at a discount. Best. Job. Ever. Better than my grown up job even.

Nieke said...

I love all the colors and patterns, amazing! You look super pretty. And fresh starts are always good, hope you had a good day on your new work! :D

I'm currently jobless as I'm starting an internship in LONDON in two weeks. Of which I'm totally and SUPER excited. Before that.. I worked in a clothing store (Vero Moda), snackbar, another restaurant and I made some websites. And I'm only 20, well I need some money once in a while. But the internship in London is definitely gonna one of the best!

FarBeyondBelieving

Sarah said...

My first real job (i.e. one where I paid taxes) is the one I'm still at. I work at Starbucks (yay, three years?) and my hours are rough. Starting several times a week at 4:15am is killer, I'll admit it. Out of most people I know, I've had the fewest jobs but I've held mine the longest. Congrats on scoring yours. (:

About your clothes: that skirt has an incredible pattern. I kind of want it right this moment, please. Haha. I look forward to hearing your city thoughts soon.

Anisa Young said...

I LOVE your lighting in this set! So pretty! Girl, you go girl! Congrats on the job, I love forever 21! Go you! I'm just GOing you alll over the place! MY first job, the job I have now, is at a daycare and I absolutely LOVE it! <3 Anisa

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Love the gorgeous light and pattern in these photos. Sunnnnshine!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

ronan said...

love this outfit, your gloves are my favourite thing of yours though, i love them so much! and well done on your new job :) i've just got a new job in a shoe shop! :D xxx

http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

Hello Naka said...

i lvoe the last photo its so pretty ^^ and i love your outfit! congrat on ur job aswell :3 ive worked in a chinese takeaway all my teenage life XD

Clairedontcare said...

WOW you look amazing. I love the big city its the greatest dont you love living in one. I wish i could shop at a forever 21 u work at im sure you would give me great advice.
have fun making money!

Bonnie said...

Congrats on the job, girly!! I bet you fit in at Forever 21 so well. The girls are always super stylish and friendly, so you are perfect! My first job was at Hallmark, a stupid card store. It was so.damn.boring. The candles gave me a headache, so I quit after a month. Noooo, thank you. Forever 21 sounds much more fun!

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Ally said...

it's fantasticals you dress outrageous every day and I love it!
My first job was at a video rental store in Aus, Blockbuster.
I slacked off a lot and the creepy guy with the lazy eye had a thing for me so I got away with it.
hahaha
xo www.veritableally.net

duckalicious said...

AWESOME skirt! is it too strange that I just wanna swim in that print?

congrats on your job, I hope the initial weirdness passes quickly. as far as my job is concerned, I don't even wanna go there - it's uninspiring, boring, frustrating - it just sucks. if it wasn't for some very cool colleagues, I'd probably quit a long time ago.

KyandiiCandy said...

the pictures are so cool! love the effecT! xx

Hazelnut said...

Congratz on getting a job at Forever 21!! You're lucky you get to work somewhere fun and stylish. :)

Love the outfit! And those shoes are total kick-ass!

Ali said...

woo, workforce! ha. actually I prefer to make my own work but we all know that doesn't pay the rent!

I seem to have racked up a lot of jobs without even noticing... my first job was at a fabric store. then I worked at an Italian restaurant with a crazy boss (while still working at the fabric store). then I worked at a hotel in a ski resort where I was a maid by morning and waitress by night. sometimes I'd serve breakfast in the morning, clean rooms before lunch and do dinner at night. then I worked at a clothes store popular with middle-aged women.
I got my current job as a design assistant for a fashion label two years ago by being an intern for a few months first. I just recently got a job at IKEA too, but I haven't started yet (it's a new store). whew! oh and I'm doing a masters in teaching so I'll be able to do that eventually too.

20thCgirl said...

I want to steal your shoes !!! (In the nicest way possible :P) and I love the pleats in your skirt!

Unfortunately I've only ever earned peanuts as a babysitter and done unpaid internships (boo). I do plan to hopefully get a job which is kind enough to pay me one day...

Congrats on your job!

Roma said...

Oh the workforce! I'm a babysitter (i know cliched) but its kind of ironic because small children freak me out and i have little patience. YOu look so freaking snazzy! I wish I had a skirt that colorful. aaarrghhh! Were did you acquire such an item?

HazelandMare said...

Hooray! Congrats on your new job! My first job was in a bakery. I pretty much filled canolis for like 16 hours a week. So Forever 21 sounds like waaaaay more fun!! :)

The GUILTY HYENA said...

Congrats on your new job! The fruit of your labor is sweet, well maybe sometimes! :)

My first job was working for Toys R Us, and boy were everyone crazy for Harry Potter goods, after the first ever movie came out.

Hope you get some fun co-workers, the hours fly that way and feet seem to ache less.

Vivi said...

The skirt. The blouse. Together. Awesome!

Congratulations on getting a job...on the freakin' spot. You must have charisma for days! Let me get some. lolol. Hmmm...my very 1st job was assisting my next door neighbor. She worked for Mary Kay. I got paid shit but, hey, free makeup!

jess said...

I love the print on your skirt so much! My first/current job is working at chick fil a. It's pretty good. My hours aren't too long and someone gave me cake yesterday.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Love the pattern mixing here, you look fantastic!

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Flow Disruption said...

Ahh, that is too perfect! You're exactly the kinda person who should be workin' at Forever 21. ;) My first job was retail. Apparently, my folding skills are prime, so they had me fold shirts for 8 hours a day ... yeah, it was as boring as it sounds. ;) Have fun!

The PvdH Journal said...

the print is INSANELY awesome! And I love the energy in the photographs. Cool-To-Boot girl!

Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

AMAZING
xx
I LIKE IT FAST

Louise said...

I like the sunny shades and light in your photos. Really nice outfit too.

My job history? I've worked in a library, a bookshop, in an airport news-paper-and-related-things-kiosk and... a patisserie. (patisserie is not a very good one though, gained 4 kgs in 6 months). :')

Aphrodite said...

Amazing style you have!! Following!

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olivias-pizzaz said...

Your shoes are to die for! They are so so so incredible! Also looving your photographs really really cool effect!! I want to learn how to clash prints as effortlessly as you! oh and my job at the moment is nannying! I regularly nanny for a very nice family :)

Maria Sondule said...

Congrats on getting a job!
I worked at a Subway last summer, which was annoying. I'm glad it's over.

SOJOURNED IN STYLE said...

I got my first job at the beginning of august and my plight of the jobless was over! I work at a call center, and send out free samples of "bladder leakage" products to people :) its exciting stuff. you are a total shoe in for this, because of ahem, your quirkiness, love the skirt and those creepers!

Eli said...

I only had one retail job when I lived in Las Vegas, but there, the malls dont close until 11 or midnight because of the whole casino/tourist culture. It was absolute torture!

My first job was pushing shopping carts at a grocery store, worst job ever. I quit after a month hehe

Chanel Tonè said...

Your site is incredibly awesome! You are so adorable! Your style is too fun and I am lovin' all of it!! I would love to have someone like you as a follower of the Style~ Spotlighted. Of course, I will return the gesture. Hope to see you soon ;)

Stay FABulous,
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D ♥ R said...
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D♥R said...

Omg I just love you ! The pictures or seriously amazing! Love them !

t said...

Nice look!

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bridechic said...

Luv Forever 21! You're very lucky and I know you'll add a certain cache to a place already soaring in quirk and class. My first job was in a Ballroom dance studio selling lessons. My current job hhas been as a fashion designer of bridal wear for the last 25 years. Congrats!

Antonia said...

Woow, girl you're looking fabulous!
I really like your outfit!;)


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

Closet Hound said...

Love the pattern of your dress- so cute and quirky, very like the name of your blog ;) My first job was at retail store in the mall, and I absolutely hated it!

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Forever 21?? Congrats sweetie, wish u all the best with your new job, I'm sure it'll be better and better with the time!;) Love these sunny pics and patterns in your outfit, love your lively and happy look, love your hair like that!:) Have a beautiful day!! kisses
Jelena (http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/)

Cloudy said...

babeness, thx for your comment, it really made me smile.

and BOOOOOM; what an outfit ! LOVE IT ! You are definitely someone special !!!
And congrats to the new job!

x

thekellytang said...

haha yay for being employed! I hope I'll be employed soon-ish! haha! I'm still looking for a job!
And I love how colorful your outfits are! :)

<3 Kelly

FashionJazz said...

Love the print on ur skirt so much hun! Happy Monday xx

SunnyToast said...

Congrats on the employment and don't forget to have fun!

Isabel Spectre said...

This is an amazing outfit!! Congrats big time on your job. My first real job was a receptionist - answering phones & whatnot. Then I worked at a clothing store similar to forever 21. I hope you enjoy it as the weeks go on!! You always look great, so I am sure that will go over well!

sharon lei said...

Gosh hun, you are still adorable as ever. I hope you're having a great day!! Smooches.

xx Love & Aloha

Audrey Allure said...

Congrats on the job! Retail can be a killer - I currently work at Express, definitely a lot of standing & late hours.

Ellen Farida said...

Hi Lexy, how are you? Do you still remember me or my blog? It's been a long time I never posted anything. I miss you. You're doing very well! keep posting :D


Ellen,


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Ellen Farida said...

Hi Lexy, how are you? Do you still remember me or my blog? It's been a long time I never posted anything. I miss you. You're doing very well! keep posting :D


Ellen,


www.fashiondailyspread.blogspot.com

roxanne said...

congratulations on your newfound employment! my first job was at a library, which was much cooler than it sounds, i swear. there was always a rotating crew of new employees under the age of twenty-one, so it became like a big extended family. yeah, it was real cute. *end nostalgic rant*

between this post and last, i feel like your style is getting better and better. you are all crayola-colored femme fatale right now and i'm so into it. rock on.

char said...

love the sunset photos! :) i wish i had a job! it would help me pay soo much expenses.

xx char

cryskay said...

gorgeous photos! love the colorfulness of your outfit! xx

suki pooki said...

Omg first job? Does running errands for my parents for 2$ count? hahahaha My first real job was retail and my second was also...retail <-- see a pattern here? lol The photos are gorgeous, especially with the sun setting in the background LOL and yes, smiling like a food surprisingly works when it comes to job interviews =P

Davina said...

the title of the blog totally suits you! : ) thanks for stopping by my blog, i do love color blocking..i think you are quite good at mixing patterns and prints, you should teach me that!! we can exchange tips and such ; ) i love how outrageous your outfits are, don't shy away from being unique! and congrats on your new job. welcome to the world of retail : ) btw, i shall be in your hometown next jan for a wedding..i hear i may be freezing my cali-arse off!! :O

Rosalind said...

Now THAT'S what I call a vibrant outfit. I bet you brighten up so many people's day simply by dressing in such a unique and inspired way.

Melissa said...

photos, skirt, gloves, blouse, you=AMAZING!!!
the camera i used was a canon 550d :)
xxxx

Angelica Ng said...

OMG you were in Toronto??? I was just there to visit too!! I'm loving the city! Did you see Bloor Street, or Yonge Street? Omg, crazy...shops everywhere! To be honest, I quite like the rush and the huge masses of people. Although the quiet life is good as well.

As for my job history, I had a part-time job as a sales associate for The Children's Place...which I quit after two weeks so I could go to school. Let's just say I probably have a bad rep there. XD

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gwen said...

ZOMG! THOSE! GLOVES! I! WANT! MUST! HAVE! WANT! WANT! WANT! andd... I'm still in school= boring classes/not getting payed. FUN!

gwen said...

OH! By the way (HEHE) please check out my blog! THANKS!

http://under-a-bridge.blogspot.com

GWEN

aki! said...

Congrats on getting a job! I'm currently interning.

I hope you have a good time at Forever. Love that store, but I could never work there.

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Lyosha said...

good luck with everithing, dear!
P.S. can I have your shoes? or dress? pleaseee!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i have to comment on this post because it's my first day back to blogging and i've missed all your color! :)

lisadrivesavan said...

bloody amazing outfit!!!! xx

Izumihiiiflower said...

What an amazing outfit!!! <3 It's cool to take vintage clothes for create crazies outfits! Love everything about this look! you rock!
Love the light on the pictures!