Best Behaviors

Jul 19, 2012

Julyblog122-1Julyblog121 This is my fancy "I have to drink after-work cocktails with my bosses" look.  Every time we have one of these events I always feel like pulling on my shirt collar and imagine steam coming out. Talk about being out of my element.

What does a 23 year old talk about over drinks in a room full of near-retirement folk? How, no, I don't have a savings account because I eat at Chipotle waaay too much? Or maybe how these drinks will probably help cure the hangover I'm currently riding on (sweeter than a mother's embrace, this Miller Lite, right?)

Secondly, how does a 23 year old not stick a straw in the free sangria pitcher sitting right in front of her and go for the win?

So many more life lessons to learn still, so many.

dress (worn as skirt)- thrifted
shirt- j crew
necklace- jcrew
belt- j crew
sandals- h&m (recent!)



57 comments :

  1. ahhh! i would never guess that that was a dress underneath! clever!

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  2. Ah, the lovely time when you're way younger than everyone else. I had a job where I was the youngest person by 15 years. I felt like a baby. You look cute, though! Your skirt is great :).

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  3. That is such a beautiful outfit!! I absolutely love it & that necklace was the perfect touch!! xo V

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  4. I was a writer in my room too. But i'm only inexperienced teenager.when you love it - show your love. Maybe you're awsome?

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  5. Lovely, i really like the collar :)

    xx
    N.

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  6. I understand what you mean...I'm almost 23 too, and I have also experienced these awkward small talk moments! Sticking your straw in the pitcher is always the best way to go..! Lovely outfit too, the necklace is gorgeous :)

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  7. Hahahah I laughed when I read your comment about the "almost" retired people ;) I hear you every time I am around my parents friends I feel way too young and immature to think like they do (buying a home, talking about savings and investments. What savings? My investments are my designer bags and shoes, which they don't understand. Good to be young!

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  8. Haha I hope you enjoy drinks with work! Your necklace is gorgeous. Thank you for commenting on my blog - yes food babies are the worst!

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  9. Love your style! This skirt is so beautiful!

    Xoxo, Maya <3

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  10. Lol you make me laugh. Live those sandals and the color of your skirt. I will also admit to loving chipotle a little too much...

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  11. thanks i love the way you dress...i truly hope you join the proverbs family :( your so sweet haha we need that energy on the site. i am following you btw

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  12. The straw in the Sangria is SUCH a good question. I now work in a office with mostly people around my age, but I definitely have had jobs where I am the youngest! It's hard not to talk about work, which is the one thing you have in common but also the one thing you aren't supposed to talk about after work!

    I am sure you did great, a few Millers and I am sure the stories will be rolling!
    Also,the whole point of this, was that you did SUCH a good job with your classy after work outfit! It's beautiful and perfect for the occasion- must get me a J Crew fancy necklace!
    xo Hannah

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  13. Hahaha I laughed out loud at this post. I always hate feeling uncomfortable around very professional people. I would have taken the sangria to the bathroom and chugged it. Regardless, you look great! I love that statement necklace!

    A Southern Drawl

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    1. HAHA i busted out laughing at the chugging sangria in the bathroom. just IMAGINE that haha

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  14. Oh what a nice ruffled shirt! It's funny because I tend to get along quite well with older folks, perhaps because I am a grandma at heart haha :) But I know what you mean when it feels like you're out of your element! x

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  15. mmm sangria :D you do look very sophisticated, i adore the ruffles & your necklace!

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  16. So cute! I love the necklace and skirt! Great style, now following on Bloglovin and GFC! :)

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  17. Gorgeous! Love your dress and necklace! So pretty :)

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  18. I'v always admired this necklace of yours. Like you're wearin' a crown of raindrops around your neck.
    Also, no worries about the Sangria. Totally with you.

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  19. I think this is the perfect cocktail outfit, sophisticated, yet still youthful :)
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the print on this skirt, it's so vibrant and the green really plays off of the top! (Love, love the top, the layers make it really special looking.) And that necklace is to die for! (Ooooh, be still my beating heart.)

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  21. Absolutely LOVE this outfit, You look great! :D Love how you paired the plain top with the patterned skirt, really makes it pop! (:

    xoxo,
    Cindy C.
    http://styleologie.blogspot.com/

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  22. Cute outfit! Really like the necklace!
    xx

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  23. I agree a jug of sangria is waiting to be 'strawed' ha ha. You look so wonderful, I love the skirt and those sandals are great!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  24. nice look sweety!

    http://preciouslovestyle.blogspot.com/

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  25. Wow, that necklace is absolutely stunning!!
    -Doris

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  26. I love this combination! So lovely :)

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  27. Great outfit, love the necklace, kisses

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  28. love the top<33
    yes I think with big age gap it's kinda hard to find the right topic to talk to....

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  29. that skirt is pretty!
    and I love your necklace :)

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

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  30. I love the cute print on the skirt. Plus, the green shade! Very pretty :)

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  31. Beautiful necklace, love the shirt and skirt too - gorgeous <3
    xx

    If you have a free moment I would so appreciate if you could check out my new post!

    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  32. Haha, good question... how DOES a 23 year old not stick a straw in the free sangria pitcher? Hahaahaa! ;)

    I really like the tiers in the shirt you're wearing! Fancy fancy.

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  33. The print of your dress is so cool (yay for triangle prints!), it looks lovely with the ruffle shirt belted over it :) And the necklace adds the perfect amount of sparkliness to the outfit, I love it! Hmmm drink after work cocktails with your bosses does not sound like fun at all, maybe it will get better after a while.

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  34. Ahhh love this look! And I feel your pain :D

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  35. Nice look c: I love
    the skirt and the
    chic looking
    necklace! xx

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  36. Beautiful necklace! =)

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  37. cute skirt <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. haha! lovely necklace. sangria is everyone's downfall..xx

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  39. hahaha hope you had a good time nonetheless. It sounds kinda awkward considering how old everyone else is but hey it's after work so it shouldn't be too stressful! the statement necklace is really cute btw :)


    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  40. omg, this skirt is too cute. Obsessed. Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  41. Loving the teirs of ruffles and the statement necklace.

    jadepurplebrown.com

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  42. Amazing outfit!
    I live the color of the skirt :)

    XOXO
    http://foreverfashion-2011.blogspot.pt/

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  43. Haha, this post is so funny! The skirt is just wonderful, I love the colour and print on it!

    Carmen Ri.

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  44. you look sooo beautiful! that dress/skirt is so lovely! such a pretty print! following you too :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  45. hahaha i love your writing style hilarious
    and don't feel too guilty about the chipotle.. its up there in my top fav spots :) love that nacklace! :)

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  46. Really cute look, and you look great. I really like the necklace.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  47. How funny! That's how I feel at company lunches at my internship. Such a big generation gap.
    Cute outfit! I love the earthy tones :)
    Vogue Villain

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  48. this is such a lovely outfit!

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