Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Now Wearing…

The sun was shining this past Sunday and it was the perfect time for me to head up to The Met Museum for one of my rare trips to the Upper East side to see some art and head to the rooftop for one of NYC's best views. Fall is definitely in the air and it is without a doubt one of my favorite seasons. Time to pull out the jeans and booties and enjoy the glorious day.

As Jeff mentioned this exhibit is awesome and it really is the type of interactive art that I love. I sacrificed my phone screen and poked a little snag in my jeans but I still enjoyed it and the reflective surfaces made for some photographic fun! Click after the jump to see what I'm wearing, more photos and where I've been.

Plaid Peplum Top - Vintage
Krista Super Skinny Jeans in Amnesia Metallic - Courtesy of Hudson
Tissue Tank Top - Courtesy of Petit Bateau
Eagle Ring - Fallon
Compass Necklace - My friend got tired of it and passed it on to me
Buckle Wedge Booties - Stella McCartney (snagged at Barneys Outlet!)
Lulu Tote - Courtesy of Katherine Kwei
Nails - Zoya Dea on the tips, NCLA Bel Air Trophy Wife as the base


So the past few months I have been more than at little M.I.A. on the blog. Truth be told I just underwent some personal trials as the US economy still struggles to make it's comeback. After nearly 5 1/2 years of working at one company I was laid off. Something that I thought would never happen to me - but as I am learning is the new reality that so many people are facing. No job is forever or at least not anymore. Within a short while I was hired back by my same company, but without the security of knowing how long the budget for the position would last and without benefits. And while I was there again for months, I never felt settled or comfortable.

So shopping, sample sales and blogging all sort of went out the window as I sought to find stability again in my life. I took it as a time to re-examine what has been important to me, my career objectives and I saw it as an opportunity to motivate myself to try something new and find something I love. I at long last was able to work on my portfolio again. I applied to jobs on end, interviewed and interviewed again, worked on endless "projects", tried to reach out to everyone I knew, worked with recruiters but there was a lot of false hope and feelings of rejection. After a while it started seeping into my sense of self worth and I feel like I couldn't motivate myself to do very much at all at times. Thankfully I have many wonderful people in my life who continually encouraged me and helped lift me up from my many self-pity spirals.

After months of uncertainty, life is finally looking up and I have the chance to learn and grow again. It's been a long road but one that I hope has been worth it. Now I feel free to live my life again and enjoy the things I love again. So I'm back again New York City!


Shana said...

Yay! I'm so glad everything worked out for you. I can't imagine another city grand enough for you to call home. :)

cousin mgk said...

you look so great in these shots, Erin. happy and comfortable and in your element amongst great art in the city of your heart. huzzah!

Debie said...

yay, great post Erin! Love the nails and those booties too!!

Anonymous said...


I don't really know you but sometimes read your blog for information about upcoming sample sales. I just wanted to tell you I was moved by your story. I know that times are difficult right now for many young professionals but you must believe in your abilities and talents and continue your job search. Your post made me really think about all my friends now who do not have jobs but are creating their own work through consulting and new small businesses. I hope things work out well for you.

Sugar Rock Catwalk said...

Thank you everyone for the well wishes :) I feel so glad to have made it through the journey - I am probably stronger for it now.

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