Oh hey blog. Long time, no see. God, it seems like the last week just flew by with barely a second to rest or collect myself. My schedule looked something like this: Interview, other interview, Rapha Continental party in NYC, event at the Trexlertown Velodrome, promo work for the fashion show, and conducting my own interview with a local jewelry maker for the At the Piazza feature I'm doing for the blog.
Oh, and somewhere in there I got one of the jobs I interviewed for. Ok, actually I got offered both jobs and had to make the hardest decision ever. The job I turned down for was at Urban Outfitters headquarters, working in the sourcing department for Anthropologie knits and intimates. Total dream job, but the hours were temporary and only going to last two months at the most. Instead, I took a part time job working for Bike & Build, a local non-profit that raises funds for affordable housing projects through cycling. Not only does this allow me to continue my career in an industry I love, while also getting that "warm and fuzzy" feeling from contributing to a good cause, but it also allows me more time for school, my overall #1 priority. I'll always wonder what I gave up by turning down the Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie job, though. Who knows? Maybe after my 2 month temp was over, there would have been a full time position available in another part of the company. It would be great to work there, but I think I made the right decision.
On a completely unrelated note, can we take a moment to notice how juiced up my legs are looking? I don't know if it's the yoga I've been doing or just riding my bike, but leg muscles keep appearing where I didn't even know muscles existed. I won't lie- I'd love to have stick skinny legs, but I also know that will never be a possibility, so they may as well be as ripped as possible. A+, bulbous calves and monster quads.
Romper: Pins and Needles via Urban Outfitters
Belt: Divided via H&M
Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange (Philadelphia, PA)
Ring, Earrings: Diva Chic Jewelry (Philadelphia, PA)