Ah, here we are, peanuts! It is my favorite time of year when all the girls and boys splurge on pretties from Collectif's big 50% off sale and get to show them off to all their virtual friends. In honor of my new job, I did a bit of shopping in the sale and got more pretties than I ever had in a Collectif sale before at such awesome prices.
You know, it is a bit ironic (or maybe Alanis ironic) that I chose buying new dresses as my way of celebrating my new job. Why? Well, my new job is 100% remote - even when COVID ends. HA! So I went and got all these new dresses...only to never have a need to wear them to work. <<shrug>>
Once COVID dies down and we can have social lives again, these will obviously get worn, but for now, I will simply take photographs in them as if life is normal and will admire them in my wardrobe as I head back into the world of 9-5...from my home office.
I was SO excited to share this Meredy dress ASAP. It was the one I was most excited to get in the sale and it's just as magnificent as I hoped. I have never seen this style before on Collectif and I so hope we see more because I LOVE the cut on me.
The bodice is gorgeous (not to mention the sleeves and neckline are trimmed in a velvety soft fabric), the pockets are adorable, and the fabric is nice and thick/stiff so it is flattering to my shape. It just FEELS good and therefore looks good, too!
The name of the dress is Meredy Holiday Check and I believe it may have been released as part of Collectif's holiday line. I suppose the velvet trim gives SOME holiday flare but, to me, this screams WELCOME, SPRING! Is it too early to look forward to spring? Yeah? I suppose it's only February and we have a long ways to go...
Enough about this dress - I am sure you want to know how the job is going now that we're into week 3. Well, it's...going! It is so hard for me to start a new job. Everyone is excited for you and want to know how the job is when you first start. I tend to get overwhelmed in the first couple months of a job and usually can't judge it until I get my feet wet and I feel less...new. I much prefer to feel capable and not need help from teammates all the time.
But all that weird newness aside, I really am enjoying it. I am excited to keep learning and taking on more stuff. It's a great company (one that I already knew quite a bit about because they were actually a partner of my previous company!) and I have felt so welcomed and supported, which is fantastic considering I have been onboarding remotely from my house!
Oh 2021, such a time to be alive...