Friday, September 1 was my very last day as a Multi-Media Journalist for WXOW News 19 in La Crosse. After two years of working in the broadcasting industry in the City of La Crosse, a community I’m extremely proud to be an alumnus of, I decided a change of pace was necessary. There were parts of being a reporter that I loved and others that challenged my mentality and pulled at my heartstrings, but I’ll save that for another time. The fact of the matter is that for quite some time my gut had been telling me there was something else out there, something I needed to pursue. It was that internal instinct that was trying to send a message that took me far too long to interpret. As my contract terms at work came to an end, I knew what I needed to do despite constant pushback and commentary about my career the past twenty-four (plus) months. In hopes of bringing some clarity from my long Facebook post, I am pursuing job opportunities in other fields. This was a personal choice that took a great deal of time, reflection, and consideration. I am eager to begin a new chapter, whenever and wherever that may be; one with more flexible hours, time off on the holidays to spend quality time with those I care about most, and a creative atmosphere to challenge my interests.
Change is a scary thing my friends, especially when the future is unknown, but that’s okay. Want to know what else you should go forward with and embrace? Flowing sleeved, tiered t-shirt dresses! Oh, did I mention a more laid back dress code in a work environment is also something on the list? As much as pageants have prepared me to get ‘camera ready’ in a hurry, the everyday grind of being on television certainly takes a toll on your hair and skin (and yes, most anchors and reporters do their own hair and makeup…sorry to disappoint you).As I go forward with change, a shift in seasons is also before as the warm days quickly dwindle. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the fall months, it’s my favorite time of the year. The perfect weather for jeans and a t-shirt and perhaps a light sweater. Baseball caps, football, the crisp air…I could go on and on, but don’t worry I’ll save that for an ‘all things fall’ post as to not bore you before you get to read my outfit details. This grey cotton L.N.V dress is flowing, comfy, and trendy; but what I love most is how basic it is with just a hint of flare on the sleeves.
- Earrings are SurgarFix BaubleBar from Target, shop similar styles: Target
While I can’t seem to find this exact dress I purchased from TJ Maxx for less than $20, I’ve linked some similar styles below I know you’ll love.
- Contrast Gingham Flute Sleeved Marled T Dress from Shein, $15.00 – Aside from the apparent pattern different on the flared sleeves, this dress is almost identical to the one I’m wearing from TJ Maxx.
- Tiered Fluted Sleeve Marled Tee Dress from Shein, $17.00 – How some people might be obsessed with black and see it as their staple wardrobe color, that’s how I feel about grey. I love free flowing cotton dresses in the summer, but they’re especially nice as we transition into fall; even better that this one in particular has long sleeves!
Stay stylish, comfy, and trust your gut my friends,