Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Denim-free Work Days

I have the privilege of wearing jeans to work. Not jeans of the distressed variety (that would be completely unacceptable), but "nice" jeans, which roughly translates into "dark wash" jeans. Anyway, I switch it up every now and again and throw on a dress or a tunic and leggings, but lately I've been wanting something different. So I did what plenty of women do...I went shopping.

I haven't been shopping in a while, but I was able to justify my purchases for two reasons. One, it was for work. And two, I still had the gift card my seester gave me for my birthday. I only got three things and two of those three were primarily for work. Boring, right? WRONG! Okay, so the work pants weren't the most exciting, but they were "elegant red" and I couldn't pass them up.

Today I ditched the standard "professional" look, but still didn't opt for jeans. I was feeling more than confident in my new dark heather gray maxi skirt from Victoria's Secret, new StyleMint Lincoln T in Royal Blue, and my black Isaac Mizrahi for Target booties.  With my hair in a low side ponytail, I grabbed a few accessories and headed out the door...I was really quite pleased with the final product. I wish I had a complete head-to-toe photo, but these choppy ones will just have to do!

It's so much fun to switch it up a bit from the daily denim. I'm fairly certain I haven't worn a maxi skirt since jr. high when it probably wasn't "cool" to do so, but I was just feeling the vibe with this one. Not to mention that I was told that my "ass looks great" in it. Seriously. Not a bad way to start a Tuesday.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Ever since my last audition (waaaaay back during the summer), I stopped cutting my bangs. Any struggling actor knows how incredibly important it is to look like your headshot at all times, so I was pretty much breaking the rules. I'm SUCH a rebel. Anyway, it had been months and months and I was enjoying the change. I figured I could always cut them if I got an audition so it wasn't really that big of a deal. So I enjoyed my days without blunt bangs and swooped them to my heart's content. Then, I got to thinking...what if I wasn't getting any auditions because I wasn't emitting the right signals or energy or whatever into the universe? What if the reason I hadn't been getting auditions was because I was refusing to cut my bangs until I got an audition instead of cutting them in hopes of an audition? Okay, maybe it sounds a little silly, but you know what? I cut my bangs and got an audition in less than a week. It was promptly followed up with another audition and another notice of one that is casting straight off of headshots (my personal favorite).

Now that I'm back to being more like the brunette girl-next-door, I'll be anxiously awaiting word from my last audition (which went rather well)! Sometimes it pays to put some positivity out there...and it never hurts to pray either.