Friday, October 29, 2010

outfit post: When the Going Gets Tough

"So you think revolutions are made with rosewater? "
                                                                                             -Francis Bond Head 

So do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? Or should we avoid this conversation all together? Fine by me. 

If it seems like I'm wearing my cranky pants, it's cuz I've got a good reason to be cranky. I'm out of coffee, out of money, and out of a job. Yep, you heard it, folks: I am now unemployed. Well, aside from my gazillion side projects (see here, here, and here) and my neglected online shop @ Etsy, I am cut free of any resemblance of the nine-to-fiver. So please excuse the panicked look in my face, but I'm a bit nervous. 

And I could use your help. I'll be building said Etsy shop, and doing some local trunks shows, so your support will be most valued in the coming months. In the next month, I'm offering a 15% discount to Citizen Rosebud fans & followers. Convo me for details. 

And be sure to check back soon for an update of the glass half-full. And, I promise, I won't be wearing my cranky pants. Which in this case another pair of "mom" jeans that have been cut and rolled into shorts. I liked the outcome of them so much, I wore them for 3 days straight. Which should save me some money on laundry, lol. There's good change on the horizon, and I'm looking foward in sharing the GOOD news with you!                                                                                 
                                                                                                      xo. -Bella Q

Now Wearing: 
  • Target, cloche wool hat
  • Gifted, Striped cotton scarf (GAP)
  • One Star, ratty old cut-up T
  • Target, black cotton sweater (not shown)
  • Free, cut-off "mom" jean shorts
  • Vintage, men's pin-striped double breasted jacket
  • Fringe, vintage lucite cameo pin
  • Target, grey over-the-knee socks
  • Clarks "Artisan" black leather shoes
  • f-21, straw hand bag


Marissa said...

Sorry to hear about the job, babe. I've been out of work, too, and it's incredibly nerve wracking, but you always find a way to make it through. In my case it was dog sitting, which I kind of loved. :)

Anonymous said...

Great scarf;)

P.S. Polish blogs - I like;)

Unknown said...

You look terrific, baby!
I must post my Mom jeans (i keep forgetting - or maybe because i really don't want to ;)
And join the un-employed, out-of -work crowd. It's really not so bad.My trick is to smile like a crazy person skip breakfast, buy off-brand soda (Oh how I miss you Diet Coke.....)
and pinch pennies :)
I have found that I get what I need, somehow. Kinda the loaves and fishes thingy :)
Thanks again, sweets ;)

kristy said...

hi darling!! i am so sorry to hear about the job... but maybe it will turn out to be really amazing!

i love this outfit though. you look amazing, i love the layering, i love that jacket being worn with jeans shorts. so cool!

Vogue Gone Rogue

mispapelicos said...

What about the wonderful cooking job???? Never mind...Things always happen for a reason. Perphaps now, you will be able to dedicate yourself full time to a job that it is also your passions.
Fingers crossed.
Un abrazo fuerte.

Amy Acorn said...

great blazer and i adore over the knee socks x

Anonymous said...

That sucks. I will be looking forward to this expanded etsy shop however. I'm not quite ready to put away my jean short either. I think a pair of tights will keep them going for another few months recessionista style.

Stephanie said...

I love your outfit! I hope everything works out on the job front and you cheer up soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your words of encouragement. Believe me, I'm drinking LOTS of lemonade.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you all, for your thoughtful words of support. -Bella Q

Anonymous said...

Oooh, the hat.

This job it something you didn't want to happen or did you kind of want it to end? May great things unfold. And I'm headed over to the Etsy I didn't know you had!

Heather Fonseca said...

If those rolled up jeans are your cranky pants then maybe you should wear them more often - they look great on you!

Sorry to hear about your job. It's tough out there right now. I've been looking for a job for over a year and I'm lucky to be teaching a sewing class for a bit of extra money.

I'll be sure to check out your etsy shop.

moonshinejunkyard said...

at least you look good while cranky! i am sorry about the job but i know with your creativity and determination you are going to find something even better. can't wait to hear the good news! happy halloween and best wishes with all that annoying money stuff.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you all for your supportive words. The Etsy shop is empty at the moment, but come Monday, I start listing! xo. -Bella Q

Isquisofrenia said...

ill check your shop and i really love how you put this outfit together, the hat looks amazin on you!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks, amiga! <3

Unknown said...

Awesomeness !!!!!!!!!!!!
I made some of you and would like to add you to my side-bar as well
which one? or can I choose? or can i use a photo of you?

Eloise In NY said...

ah, im in the same boat! keep your head up dear :) I bet everything will get better soon, just stay positive.

propriatress said...

stripes are always the right choice! sorry to go all cliche-girl on you...but it is true that it is always Darkest before the light...