Outfit: Ketchup & Mustard

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I’ve been on a little blogging break this past week, and it feels like it helped.  It was nice to not worry about taking pictures in the freezing cold and let my email inbox pile up.  Of course, by the end of the week, I found myself missing all of it, so here I am!  To be perfectly honest, I was starting to seriously consider shutting down Mox and Socks, but it seems all I needed was some time to step back and focus on other things.

What other things?  Well, it’s mostly one other thing: I’m back in the job market.  I won’t go into it, but I’ve been unhappy at work for a long time, and something happened that made me realize I need to move on to something better.  It’s been a while since I’ve looked for a job, but believe me, I did not forget how daunting it is.  That said, if you know of any job openings for a writer/layout artist/jack-of-all-trades in Chicago, let me know!!

Anyway, on a lighter note, I actually had a ton of fun shooting these pictures, even though it was probably about 20 degrees at the time.  The sun was warm, and I found a brand new location that I’m super excited about.  I’m standing on a small stage in a recently-renovated park, and I hope to get as much use out of it as possible before the warmer months are here and other people want to use it!

Hat: vintage

Scarf: quite old, from a chest at my parents’ house

Top: old, Gap

Skirt: eBay (Fun fact: I used to own this skirt, then I donated it, then I regretted it, and finally I happened to find another one on eBay and had to add it back to my closet!)

Tights: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: old, Topshop

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14 thoughts on “Outfit: Ketchup & Mustard

  1. I love this outfit! Those shoes are beautiful. Props to you for getting these photos in such cold weather!

    I’m also in the job market (have been for a while now…) and it is so daunting. I definitely know the feeling. Good luck on your search!

    Lee – leethrifts.blogspot.com

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  2. Do you watch Parks and Rec? The title of this post reminded me of the line where Ann tells Chris they should catch up, ketchup and mustard (If you don’t watch it ignore that insane rambling lol). I know all too well about the task of looking for a new job. When I graduated college I immediately packed all my stuff and moved into a house in Philadelphia with a bunch of strangers. I spent MONTHS looking for a job and it was so overwhelming. I would often question what I was doing, what I wanted. I eventually landed a job (which was to date, the worst job of my life). I was there for a little less than a year before moving on to the job I have now, which I love so much. I guess what I’m saying is that though the process is long, overwhelming and very difficult, it’s worth it in the end to do something you love. To look forward to going to work in the morning rather than dreading it. When it comes down to it, happiness is the key. If you don’t enjoy the place you are for 40+ hours a week, why wouldn’t you make a change?

    Sorry for all the rambling, just want you to know you’re not alone in making a scary choice. Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end.

    Laura

    http://www.foxtrailsblog.com

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    1. I absolutely remember that quote from Parks and Rec (I love that show)! Thank you so much for sharing your job hunting story! I am really inspired by the fact that you didn’t give up and landed a job you really love–that’s giving me a lot of motivation to keep searching for the right thing!!

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  3. I’m so happy you decided to continue Mox and Socks. I really love your little space of the web, and your photos are always so beautiful. Like these photos! They’re fucking perfect!!! And the location is so pretty, and that outfit is totally adorable. The skirt is so cute, why would you give that away!! I love the yellow with the red. I might just get a little inspired ;D
    Best of luck on the job hunt – you deserve a great one! And I’ve got my fingers crossed for you that you find something that makes you happy and fulfilled ❤
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you from the bottom of my heart! It feels great to know that Mox and Socks has made an impact. 🙂 As for the skirt, I don’t know what I was thinking when I donated it! I’m just glad I have it back again. And thank you for the job search wishes! I’m making some progress!

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    1. Thank you very much, Lindsey!! I’m so happy to have your support and encouragement. 🙂 As for the job hunt, it’s starting to make some progress, so I’m really excited!

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