I have made it through two weeks of working. Prior to working here I have always had a casual job. I could wear jeans and t-shirts and truth be honest I never wore make up while I was working in claims. (I mean I was on the phone and claimants did not care what I looked like only that I was handling their claim) That being said my current job is very face to face, I greet people when they walk in the door and impression is everything. It is also a business professional environment.
So needless to say, I had to buy some basic items that were affordable but durable so I could survive at work and essentially fake it until I make it type of thing.
Reflecting on that, I have constantly used these 5 products pretty much every day. They are durable, high quality, versatile and affordable. All are less than $100 except for the Marc Jacobs bag (hint the bag is often at TJ Maxx if you are on a budget like me).
Living broke the past year has taught me that high quality and durable far out weighs something that will fall apart after a few washes. So I am really trying to focus on saving and buying quality now.
I have an obsession with Marc Jacobs hand bags. Actually, I love handbags period. I like unique pieces that can add flare to any outfit. I bought this particular bag in cement as it is a very neutral color that will go with just about every outfit. This bag can also carry a LOT of stuff, which is fantastic because I have been carrying a lot of stuff.
The Lauren Conrad blazer is fitted and affordable if you are in a bind and need a business professional blazer for an interview. (I literally bought this the night before my interview because I was scrambling for “business professional” wear)
I love Cargo Picture Perfect foundation because A: They have a perfect match for my very fair skin and B: is buildable and a little goes a very long way. Plus BONUS the product is cruelty free.
I love Pur waterproof mascara because it is allergy season (I am allergic to pine) and my eyes run. No smudges here. This make up lasts all day. Once allergy season is over I will switch to their other formulas. This is my favorite mascara line. I LOVE THEM.
DVF heels. I bought these and I love them. They go with anything and have the perfect heel. They are also super versatile and I can wear them with almost anything and I have.
So these are the products that have helped me survive my first week.