Went to a focus group tonight after work. I'm so funny - sometimes I forget that I'm not a poor college student anymore. HA!
Just thought it'd be fun. And no matter how flush I am, making a few extra bones will always sound better than going home and working out.
The session focused on a new styling product for frizzy hair. My specialty for the last 30 years. Wah.
Actually, all of us in there had some serious hair issues. Always so interesting to hear women talk so candidly about their appearance and how it affects their self esteem. It almost ended up feeling like a therapy session.
When I got home and I proceeded to delineate for Mr. Diabolina why the marketers were positioning the brand all wrong for market. He laughed and said I had no business being in that focus group.
After all, I've worked for companies that do focus groups. I've helped prepare the marketing presentations for them. My job is actually to give marketing opinions all day long. So, he said, I might be just a tad overqualified, not quite the average consumer.
Humph. Whatevs. I still have the right to earn some extra walking around money.
Forever 21 dress
Black wrap sweater
Forever 21 lucite bangles
Manolo Blahnik patent heels
This is that adorable black and white sailor dress I got at Forever 21 dress last Sunday. Have been dying for a black and white dress for months now.
Been seeing too many satin ones that were trying to be this Chanel runway look. But they just looked cheapie. And weren't very forgiving /flattering on my lower half.
Remember this little number I got downtown that looks just like Diane Von Furstenberg? Well I was pining for a less dressy version of it. Something chic and uncomplicated in a light weight material for summer.
This dress was a great option at $22. Comfortable with clean lines, pockets and a sweet neckline.
The waist is a little funky. A bit high for a normal body and very high for my no-waist body. But I overlooked it. Just liked overall how easy and simple it looked. Very school girl Chanel.
Paired it with Chanel earrings and the bag to really make it sing. Added the wrap sweater because the new office is a meat locker.
Added Manolos on my feets to complete look. These are the patent heels that I broke a few months ago. Hadn't worn them since I repaired them. Too frightened. Teetered around on them oh-so-carefully today.
Hearing pointy black pumps are way "in" this fall. Not sure they were ever completely out. But am excited to bring a few good pairs out to play.