Friday, July 15, 2016
Hello! Here'as a casual Friday outfit. I actually really loved this one, but it didn't photograph quite as nicely as I think it looks in person. Who would have thought I'd be loving white jeans again? I've struggled over keeping this top and now I'm glad I did.
I'll have more posts soon about the status of my wardrobe and other closet-related endeavors I've been up to lately. One thing I wanted to mention was shopping compulsion. I'd been doing very well up until recently again, and I thought about the reasons WHY I've been shopping more again. I found one key factor that I didn't expect at all. I started a new job 3 months ago, and I LOVE it. I do have one small issue I try to ignore or not care about- my main coworkers (all people I know and have worked with in the past) are all friends, and I am NOT one of them. I don't know if they mean to make it so obvious, but I've struggled not to feel 'left out'. For instance, this past week a coworker had a birthday and cupcakes were given out. I was not invited. They go to lunch together frequently, but I am never invited along. A coworker's last day lunch was had, but again I was not invited. In perspective, it's not a big deal and I shouldn't care. They are all friends and have worked together for years as well as see each other outside of work. I don't even want to be close friends with them! I just want to feel more like a part of the team. But, they chat with each other and socialize but I am never talked to unless it's work-related and it's a bit lonely being strictly work only. I think I was shopping to compensate- in a weird way, I think I thought subconsciously that if I looked a certain way they'd want to be more friendly with me?! Obviously this makes no legitimate sense. I'm not sure how to deal with my emotions but shopping isn't the answer.
Posted by Meli at 4:45 PM