New Fall Booties + a Life Update

Sharing a big ‘ol catch up session & what’s been happening lately!

White Lace Top: Gap || Jeans: Wit + Wisdom (best jeans ever!) || Booties: c/o Clarks || Apple Watch with this Band

Hi friends! I am so very sorry for the radio silence at the end of last week- and I owe y’all a BIG life update to explain what’s been going on! As many of y’all know, I am an Associate Jewelry Buyer in my 9-5 job and I work for a national retailer. Well in January our company was bought by a sister company and we’ve been going through tons of changes and re-alignments since. On Wednesday morning we had a company meeting and found out that 200 people would be laid of in the next few hours. As you can imagine it was one of the most emotional, nerve wracking few hours of my life! It was so sad and heartbreaking to say goodbye to co-workers who have become dear friends. But, I’m beyond thankful & grateful to have kept my job during this time.

BUT, even more big news! In my 6 1/2 years with the company I’ve always been in Jewelry, and due to this realignment I will be moving to Apparel (starting today)!! This is a big change for me and I will be working in Product Development and working on all of our private label brands which will be so different but such an amazing opportunity and chance to learn so much! It is a silver lining to this hard time so have the chance to learn and grow in apparel. I can’t wait to share more as I get into the area!

White Lace Top: Gap || Jeans: Wit + Wisdom (best jeans ever!) || Booties: c/o Clarks || Apple Watch with this Band

On a lighthearted note, y’all have to try out these great new booties from Clarks! If you’re like me you may have though Clarks were for a “more mature” age group, but they have been developing so many new on-trend styles (like these Jax booties) that will look great with your fall sweaters and dresses! I love mixing the edgy style of the booties with the feminine lace in my top- its a perfect “leather and lace” style! Plus, Clarks is sold on Zappos which has free two-day shipping – which means your order will get to you in the blink of an eye!!

Have you checked out Clarks lately?

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20 Comments

  1. October 22, 2018 / 9:07 am

    What a stressful time! I’m glad that you are able to transition and I hope your new position in apparel is one of growth, excitement, and joy.

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 6:12 am

      Thank you Jess! I am so appreciative of your support and well wishes!

  2. October 22, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I’m so happy to hear that you have job security! How nerve wracking. You’ve got great style so I’m sure apparel will be a great department for you!
    Totally agree about Clarks! I feel the same way about Lifestride-it’s totally for old ladies, but I have one of their slingback heels in 3 colors. They are cute and comfy!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 6:23 am

      It was a scary & hard day but I’m beyond grateful to be where I am!

  3. October 22, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    That top is so pretty! Congrats on the change at work!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 6:21 am

      Thank you!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 6:20 am

      Thank you so much! I (and they) appreciate it!

  4. October 22, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Our company had some “realignment” lately as well. It’s very tough! Congratulations on the change though. That is perfectly suited for you!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 23, 2018 / 6:19 am

      It’s definitely a silver lining that I am so excited about!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 6:22 am

      Thank you so much! I am excited for this new chapter of my career!

  5. Ashley
    October 23, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    You will be Amazing! As Always! You Go Girl! 💕

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 5:57 am

      Thank you so much Ashley!!

  6. October 23, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    So excited to watch this new chapter of your career unfold! What a great opportunity to grow, but also stay with a company where you have clearly made a name for yourself!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 6:25 am

      Thank you so much friend! So many changes but I’m excited to see them all play out!

  7. October 24, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Congrats on your job! I can’t imagine how nerve-wracking those few hours were though! Absolutely love your top as well!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 27, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Thank you for the well wishes! I am just so thankful at how it all worked out!

  8. October 25, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    That is a stressful time! I am so sorry for your co-workers. Glad too however that your job is secure and you also have an exciting new opportunity! Are you a buyer? Inrtuiged about Clarks – as in British label Clarks? Joanne x

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      October 27, 2018 / 9:45 am

      I am an associate buyer for a US retail company -now making the move from jewelry to apparel! My next career step would be a buyer :).

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