After an unemployment dry spell nearly as grave as our great state’s precipitation drought, I finally received fabulous news that I scored a Design position with Old Navy’s womenswear division.
While I’m over the moon to conclude this seriously uncomfy period of my life, where far too often I felt like the star of The Graduate 2.0, my newfound adulthood also entails a hasty relocation to San Francisco in T-minus 11 days (or whenever Gap Inc. deems that I am not, in fact, the face behind some vicious Mexican drug cartel upon review of my background check).
Following my frantic housing hunt to avoid casually inhabiting a fancy sleeping bag much like the rest of San Fran, my second order of business naturally involved compiling a list of wear-to-work wardrobe essentials to sport at my first big girl job. I worked strategically to stock my shopping list with pieces that will hopefully pass me off for a hip Bay-area profesh rather than the spawn of a Real Housewife of Orange County.
While I might end up taking on “I Have No Idea What I’m Doing” Dog as my spirit animal in my new workplace, below are a few picks that will perhaps paint me as a slightly more professionally clad version of my furry counterpart.