Sunday, 13 September 2009

The New Girl

Ok, so tomorrow is my first day in my new job.

Ladydi asked for a photo of me so here I am*.


A bit empty headed as always!

But do you like my new red shoes and bag?

I really do! In fact I'm quite excited about them - and I'm really NOT a shoes and bag kind of girl! Give me a pair of imitation crocs and a handmade bag and I'm happy. But I do REALLY love these red shoes! They make me very happy!

But I have to confess that I'm rather nervous about starting work again.

And my coping strategy when feeling nervous is to be prepared! (But I'm no Boy Scout!)

I was prepared for my interview and rather astounded the interview panel when I turned up with a file of research that I had done for the post (nothing major, just stuff I thought I should know)

And so that I feel super-organised and prepared for tomorrow I came up with this design yesterday:

My very own
"fit-everything-in-that-you-could-possibly-need-except-the-kitchen-sink-folder-wallet-pocket-notepad-thingummy"


All in gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric that I bought from Ring-a-Rosie's on Friday when I had a little meet-up with Charlie P (and Mr P of course - but more on that another day)

There are a million pockety things and it can fold back on itself so just the notepad is at the top.


I'm really pleased with how it turned out because I had to figure it out by myself.

The only problem is that although I am very organised and have lots of info on this new job, I haven't actually, erm, read it all yet!

Still, I'll LOOK like I know what's going on and that's what counts isn't it?!?!?!

P.S. * I asked Daisy to set up my outfit like this as it is what she always used to do when she was about 4 or 5 and had decided what to wear the next day including jewellery and accessories! And that's not a very messy bed - it's a blanket laid on the floor so my new clothes didn't get messy!

35 comments:

Leah said...

Love the shoes and your organiser folder.

Good luck for tomorrow xx

Charlie P said...

Good luck for tomorrow! I'm sure you'll enjoy it and they can't fail to be impressed by your incredible folder :-) Love the red bag, too!

lyndyloo said...

Good luck with your new dog! And yes looks do count!

quinn said...

Love your outfit! And you are looking very, um, thin? ;) And that portfolio is gorgeous!!

I think your strategy for facing a new challenge is an excellent approach.
My "strategy" consists mostly of things like waking at 1 AM and 2 AM and 3 AM and fretting about nothing...like yours better!!

Off to a lovely start, you are :)

rachelmp said...

Good luck Lucy!!!

Jo in TAS said...

Red shoes ooze confidence! Have a great first day!!

Working Mom Knits said...

And have the organizing folders made it to the etsy shop yet?

ps: as one who is looking forward to someday STOPPING work, your outfit i fab. Yes, LOOKING like you know what's going on is AS important (if not MORE important) than actually knowing anything. But remember, you have a 3-month time limit on using the "I'm new here" excuse. Any longer and your co-workers will turn on you like a den of vipers. Just sayin.

Now get out there and show 'em what you can do!!!

Carin said...

I adore your red shoes and purse they are so sassy! Your folder will be great to keep you all organized and fashionable!
You will do fantastic I just know it! HUGS and love Carin

dottycookie said...

Oooh, good luck - you're going to wow them!

Daisie said...

I lurve the new shoes, they could only be nicer if they were purple!
Love the thingummy too, very posh indeed!
Hope you have a lovely day!
xxx

Jodie said...

Good luck Lucy !!!! I hope you have a smashing start at the new dog!

Gina said...

Fabulous outfit, even more fabulous shoes and amazing organiser... you'll wow them Lucy. Good luck! x

wonderwoman said...

loving the shoes and bag - brilliant. lots of luck for today but i'm sure you won't need it!

xxx

periwinkle said...

Good luck Lucy , I have no doubts you will be fine ... you can't go wrong with red shoes either ..

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That first photo made me laugh! I know you said your diet was working...but don't you think you've taken a little too far? LOL

Hope today went well...nothing worse than the first day jitters..but it's once it is done it can only get better.

Moogsmum said...

Hope you got there ok, Locket!! I was rather alarmed to hear you'd missed the metro and have had visions of a red-faced flustered you bursting into your new boss's office....

....mind you, you'll coordinate with your lovely shoes and bag ;)

Very impressed with your super organised folder. I think you should sell patterns for it!

Can you design one that'll make me organised enough to get off here and actually do some work?

xxx

French Knots said...

Sure the new dog will be brilliant! Love the red shoes, perfect amount of pazzazz for a first day XX

Michaela said...

Red is the very best colour for shoes. I love red shoes. The only thing is, a friend once said to me 'ha, ha, ha, Red Shoes, no Knickers'.

Most of my shoes are red. And I do wear knickers.

Hope it all went ok.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- you're looking VERY hot Mrs. Locket. Love the new shoes and bag and really LOVE the new little paper bits thingie. Well Done!

Helen said...

You won't need any luck . . . . . . they are lucky to get you . . . . . . . you are gorgeous!! Luv Helen xx

April said...

Good luck Lucy!

April xx

michelle said...

ooooh I love your red shoes

Hope you had a good day :o)

I also had a first day today ... my first day at college. I loved it and can't wait to go back tomorrow .... so sad!

Ali said...

Good luck Lucy! Or rather, hope it went brilliantly.

Love the red shoes - everyone should own a pair (and I think I've oggled yours in the window of the well-known-high-street-shoe-shop recently)!

ladydi said...

By the time a person is the 24th commenter she might sound a bit repetitive saying, "LOVE the red shoes, hope it all went great, they're VERY lucky to get you, love the organizer, etc., but I'll say it anyway. Thanks for the photo!

est said...

love the red shoes! and your notepad is very cool too!! all the very best for your 1st day at work! :)

JuliaB said...

Lovely outfit Lucy .. GOOD LUCK for today .. There must be something very primal about red shoes because they have been adored since forever by women and girls, and fairy tales written about them in every language ... you never hear a story about magic black shoes ... just like a Ferrarri isn't fast unless it's red .. hmm interesting thoughts for my day ... xx

monda-loves said...

new job! How have your first few days been?

Monda
x

The Garden Bell said...

Your sure to be a smash hit in that adorable outfit. Love the red shoes. too cute. Good luck. I'm sure you will be just fine

joanie said...

The oufit looks as fab as you are. I'm sure it will have gone well. All the best to you for a great start. I love your notebook thingymabob, great job!!!

Marie said...

Congrats on the new dog Mrs Locket.

Hope the first week is going well.

xMx

smiffy66 said...

I hope your new job is going well. Sue x

twiggypeasticks said...

Hope your first week went well. I love your new shoes too!!!
What a great folder
Twiggy x

a nutt said...

I love your notebook-thing-a-ma-jiggy.....can you sell them on etsy perhaps? you know...with all your free time?!

Mistea said...

I see your looking gorgeous still and that is one cool dodah! Hope the job is going well.

Leanne said...

The only colour shoes that beat red in the feel good stakes are green. You will look very professional in your outfit and with organiser to boot.