Monday, 1 October 2012

It's Official

So it's official; we are all laid off, effective March 31, 2013.  They held meeting after meeting today with all the managers and employees.  It was a little anti-climactic; no histrionics, no agitated employees, nothing to indicate that over 100 people are losing their livelihood.

I had intended to wear something memorable for today - but in the end decided that warmth and comfort would be more important, and so instead reached for an old stand-by.
Pink Calico - Black and Mustard

I have a funny feeling I've worn this exact outfit before but couldn't find it in the posts - time to fix my labels.  So perhaps that's why I reached for it again - in times of upheaval, we cling to the tried and true.
Pink Calico - Black and Mustard
One good thing though is that at least due to a refashion of sorts, the buttons are now on the top of the collar instead of sewn on the other side.

I also had on a sparkly t-shirt which you can barely see:

Pink Calico - Black and Mustard

What better way to handle the layoff blues than some retail therapy?  More on that in another post.  Did you know that Canadians spend about $300 / month  on impulse purchases?  That's over $3000 / year.  If you started saving that $300 at twenty, in ten years, by age thirty you could have a sizeable downpayment on a house!

Today I wore:

t-shirt ... kenneth cole
jacket ... sasta
skirt ... kenneth cole
scarf ... fabric remnant
tights ... dollar store
shoes ... payless

  

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10 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear that u all are laid off next year... Hope u feel a bit better after the shopping spree...btw, the color blocking shape of your jacket is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Far, Yes, I got the jacket because it has that triangle shape at the waist which I think is slimming.

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  2. That's terrible news, 100 people... Clearly from your fashion sense you are a resourceful woman and I hope this will not be a long-lasting setback. I'm glad that you had sparkles close to your heart in this outfit. You still look great and this positive energy travels far.

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    1. Hi Melanie, Yes, I'm sure it'll be alright. I'm worried about my team - I hope they all find work sooner rather than later.

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  3. You look very nice in your "tried and true" outfit, and I hope that gave you an extra protective layer against all the sadness today.

    Could you monetize your blog, just to get something started?

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    1. Thanks! I did feel warm and cozy ... I'm not sure about the monetizing, will have to think on it. I'm not sure I'm a regular enough blogger.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about the layoffs, Narda, that is truly hard, but at least they have given you warning, and hopefully some time off to look for work. I love the jacket you're wearing - neat style and flattering on you. :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I think the jacket is supposed to be for sports because it has those thumbholes which keep sleeves in place and hands warm.

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  5. I'm very sorry to hear that, being made redundant is really horrible. I know I've been there twice! You seem to have taken it in your stride. It's interesting how you used dress to bring you a sense of comfort and protection in difficult times. At least you have a year's notice. That should give you a good length of time to find something new.

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    1. Ooh, you've been through it twice! and survived. So there's hope yet. It all seems a little unreal still. I'm sure when it's nearer the time, the gravity of the situation will hit.

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