Alissa versus The Spanish Matador

 In my quest to you know, spice up the job life and support the Kansas City Chiefs (Mostly I care because I need to be able to make small talk at work.) I've tried to inject more color into my life. However, this mission went a step in the wrong direction the other day. Scroll below for the example. See this? See that? See that black and white? See that red? I didn't see it. I went into work at 7 am and realized that I might as well be headed into work into a dirt arena because I am dressed like a Spanish Matador. Yes, I somehow managed to wear a black and white top with a bow, with a red jacket, with black pants and not see that I basically am a Spanish Matador. That happened. 

 Shirt: Joe Fresh (similar
Jacket: Love21 (similar)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Pants: Loft (exact)
Earrings: Antonio Melani

So you know, killing it over here. Professional by 7am-5 pm, Spanish matador every other moment. I can be booked for the weekend if you need a good show for your kids birthday party. I take payment in shoes.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share


A Touch of Embellishment

One of the things that I swore when I got a real job was that I wasn't going to always wear black and white. "How incredible boring." "How un-blogger to only wear black and white." Yet, almost a month into working full-time I am here to report that I have had to write several Post-It notes reminding myself to not wear so much freaking black and white. And if I insist upon doing so, it cannot simply be just black and white. There must be an added touch or point of interest.

 My boss just gets dressed in the morning. I have a philosophical conversation with myself at 6 am about what wearing black and white for the second day in a row says about me. Oy. The differences between men and women. 

Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar) (similar)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar in black)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Bracelets: gifts (similar)
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One Month Career Confessions

I've now had a career for a month. A month. In that time, I have learned more about what I do but you guy aren't here for that. You are here for the classic Alissa moments that we all knew would take place. 

During the second week of work I got an email from my boss on Saturday about needing to talk to me first thing Monday. No problem. I arrive at work early and call him while he's at a conference out of town. My command was simple: buy a Sporting KC jersey and ship it to him in the hotel. "You can find my address in my calendar."  No problem. I look on the calendar and can only find one address. I assume that naturally has to be the right address and go off. Now, apparently, over the weekend every sports store in the Metro sold out of XL Sporting KC jerseys. My phone was dying. I didn't have a charger. Life might as well have been ending because I didn't have gps. Did I call to confirm the address? No because stupid my iPhone's has awful battery life. 
I finally found a jersey. I thought about how jerseys could be improved. I then took the important jersey to Fedex overnight it. So at this point, I have basically spent $200 on the delivery of a basic jersey. I'm all proud of myself for managing the office by myself and officially delivering such an important package. 

The next morning I track my package. Drink a Vanilla Coke Zero. Mentally put my feet up on the desk because I am killing it. Then I get a text from my boss. "Check when the package is supposed to arrive." I check. It's out for delivery. Surely it will be there soon I thought. An hour later, 15 phone calls and some praying I realize that I selected "view work week" in Outlook instead of "view week" and sent it to the wrong hotel. Yes, I did that. Classic Alissa. 

Striped Shirt: H&M (exact for $20
Peplum Tank: Target (similar for $11)
Pants: DKNY (very similar)
Shoes: Target (exact and on sale)
Necklaces: C/O Onecklace and Forever 21
Earrings: J. Crew Factory (similar)

Second confession: In an effort to make small talk with my boss at 7:30 am I decided to ask if he went to the Royals game. He leaned back to look at me through my door. "Uh... you mean the game that was in California last night?" Yes, yes. I definitely meant that game but instead I just turned red, he laughed and I realized I can never make small talk about sports in the office again. 
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Oh Hey! I Got Job!

One of the positive changes that happened in the past month was that I landed a job. Yep. That's right. After months of tears, eating tear-flavored Chipotle because I was sobbing so hard about job rejection.... I have a job. I take that back, I have a pretty great job that I absolutely love and still understand little about. Yes, I said that. I can say that because I went into my marketing job with the understanding that I know nothing about supply chain management but I know that it basically is how my shoes go from point A (any online store) to point B (my feet) and such. I started on September 8th. Since that date I have managed to trip over carpet, forget my office phone number as I am giving it out and shipped a package to my boss at the wrong hotel but hey! I got a job. 

 Dress: Topshop (similar) (similar in floral)
Shoe: Target (exact)
Necklace: C/O Hello Cheeseburger 
Really though, how much more do you need to know? If you're in the KC metro area and your package arrives on time, you can totally thank me. You cannot complain to me because I don't have that much control over it at all and all I do is market.   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share


When Life Isn't So Adored

What do you do when you name your blog The Adored Life and then you go through a time when you realize life isn't always that grand and sometimes you don't adore it? I've wrestled with this question since I last posted on September 8th. There's been radio silence on this blog for a while.There's been eerie silence everywhere in my life. For those of you who have reached out to me, thank you. I've started replying to your emails, tweets, messages, everything but simply not known what to say. There have been a lot of changes in my life, especially the last six months. Not all of them have been positive. A great many have been positive. The past month has seen both an incredible amount of good and bad. I've had days where I don't smile at all and wonder how I could ever share the bad times with you. 

Plaid fall outfit idea

Plaid fall outfit idea

Plaid fall outfit idea

Plaid fall outfit idea

Plaid fall outfit idea

Plaid fall outfit idea

Tan Open Toed Booties
Shirt: Target (exact)
Jeans: C/O Aeropostale (similar)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Earrings: Target (similar) (similar)
Purse: Kate Spade 
Ring: C/O Hello Cheeseburger 

At some point I will be able to share with you some of the bad and the good. The truth is that life right now is a lot of unknowns. I've talked before about how life after graduation can be a little overwhelming due to the amount of possibilities you have before you. Your life is a blank slate and there isn't a guidebook that tells you what your life will be like if you go down a certain road, say goodbye to something that have been in your life for years. You really don't know. You make some mistakes. You laugh a little. You cry a lot. You wonder. You reevaluate what is truly important to you. You find out who you are, even that is who you are just for the moment.

But most of all, you learn that you aren't alone. Complete strangers on the internet reach out to you at just the right moment. You see a message from a friend. You read something in a book. You realize that life/blogging isn't perfect, it's not always adored. But it's part of life and makes you appreciate the good when it comes again. 
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