2.21.2019

Monochromatic Blue


I love this look. I love this shade of blue. I just want to wear it every single day until the end of time but I wish it wasn't so dang cold out so I could shoot and wear this on the streets of New York City! But alas, it was like -10 when we shot this look so now you get to see it indoors and with some meh lighting. Enjoy!


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Karl Lagerfeld: Blue Button Front Double Weave Topper Coat (also here on sale!) / Eliza J: Fit and Flare Sweater Dress / Stuart Weitzman: Eventually Heel (and shoe clip) / Chanel: Navy Double Flap Bag / Etsy: Blue Drop Earrings (similar)

When I first saw this coat I was like heck yes that needs to be mine. I have never really seen anything like it and I just fell in love with the color. Then like the next day I found this sweater dress, made by one of my favorite dress designers, in the same color and I thought it was fate (not really, but let me be dramatic for a second). So I scooped it up and found they match perfectly.

I am so here for a full monochromatic look. I added the shoes just to be extra but I probably would never wear them to an office. They're just too formal! But they are good looking, right? I think they are in contention to be some of my wedding shoes for our festivities in Nantucket!

Both the coat and the dress run TTS (6 and M, respectively) and the shoes run a half size small.

Also a quick job search update since I know a lot of you have been asking... I've applied to maybe 10 or so positions and only got a call back from one. It's a lot harder than I originally thought and it's taking a toll on my confidence if we're being honest. I don't really like talking about it for that reason.

For those keeping up with the vlogs, I keep you updated on most of the progress and let you know if anything comes out of it but I've found I don't show me actually applying to places or talking about it. Thats for a couple reasons -- first, I don't want to put any names out there for places I'm applying. Feel like that just crosses the line of privacy.

Second, I'm the time that was allotted to me through work to just take a breath. I've been working for 5 years straight with two jobs and little time to take care of myself. This may be the only chance I have for a while and I plan on taking advantage of that. I'm also not in a dire need to find a job since I'm not technically unemployed. Since getting laid off, I've been pouring everything into the blog and have had two of my best months yet (for Q1). Between that and my severance, I am afforded the ability to relax some.

And finally, it's really hard. I hate being so venerable and showcasing rejection. I mean, a girl can only take so much mental abuse. So I'm not trying to mention every single time I apply for a role (frankly, because it's no ones business) to just then share the rejection with the world. Not really my idea of a good time lol.

So I guess what I'm saying (and this is directed to those who speak ill of myself and my situation) is that you just have to trust that I know what I'm doing, that I'm taking care of myself first and foremost and that either way -- corporate job or no corporate job -- I'm going to be fine.

I'm waiting to hear back on a final round interview for a job that I really want and my stomach has been in knots for days. The fear of the unknowing and the possibility of rejection sucksssss -- especially when I know I'm perfect for this role and there wont be others like it to come along. So send all your good vibes!


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11 comments:

  1. This look is SO you, Krista.
    Also, keep your head up - sending you lots of positive vibes!

    The Champagne Edit

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  2. You got this girl! Applying for jobs is THE WORST, but you'll find what's right! Keep your head up!

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  3. Hey Krista - just wanted to share my job searching experience with you in the hopes that maybe it will make you feel a bit better, and maybe less alone. In 2016 I went on a huge job search because I was very unhappy and looking to switch jobs. I applied for at LEAST one job a day (sometimes up to 5-10) for - I am not joking - almost 9 months. I made it to the final round of seven interviews, and I think in that 9 months had upward of 20 interviews. I'm not saying this to scare you! haha It usually doesn't take people that long, but to say it affected my confidence was an understatement. I felt HORRIBLE. All the time, and I HATED talking about it -so I totally 100% get you. But like you said, I pressed ahead and kept applying and kept going on interviews, and eventually I got a job!! And it was awesome. I also had another job search experience at the beginning of 2018 that went much quicker, and I after applying to about 25 jobs I got one in about 2 months. And by that time I had learned that these things take some time. One thing I've learned in my 34 years is that job searching is a lot like dating, and they can both be really hard and really fun, all at the same time. You can do this! Sending all my best job luck!

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  4. Self care is so important and you need to take care of you first to be your best self in these interviews! You are doing great and I'm enjoying the vlog so much :)

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  5. I think the coat is gorgeous too, it's really different and original. And good luck with your job search. I'm only 22 but I've already had a bunch of jobs and it was really hard searching for them and getting rejections all the time. Or something even worse in my opinion is the people who take advantage of you and have you working for a month or two to see if you "fit" the role and then close the door on your face, that happened to me a lot. But I believe you're gonna get through this and are gonna find something you love.

    Marta - www.aroundcolours.com

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  6. I love this look! I found a long cardigan/coat in the same color recently and felt real Krista vibes! I remember when you first shared the jacket a while back and I couldn't wait to see styling pictures.

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  7. I've been looking for a new job since last June and I have only gotten past a phone interview once. It feels like I'm under qualified for everything or my capabilities aren't coming through on my resume. It's extremely frustrating. I totally understand your frustration, but I'm really enjoying your blog and the videos.

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  8. Love this color on you! Such a pretty, soft blue. Regarding the job search, it's OK that it's taking some time! Please don't think it's a reflection of anything you're doing, you are awesome!

    I have no doubt you'll find the perfect new role for you.

    Olga
    www.littlethingsolga.com

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  9. Okay first of all, this might just be one of my favorite looks you have ever done. I have been following your blog for years but I love this look so much! The coat, dress, shoes, earrings, ahh.. LOVE!

    I know you will find the job that is right for you. Keep praying about it and working hard! We are all rooting for you (:

    PS. I am loving your vlogs!

    xoxo,
    Juliana Grace | www.julianagraceblogspace.com

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  10. Thinking of you Krista! I have been there on the job search and it sucks—I didn’t want to tell my family or friends anything because of the possible upcoming rejection id have to share, so I totally get not sharing it with the world on your blog!

    And I NEED that coat and more monochromatic looks!

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