So, yesterday… I got a job! I am feeling a little less Hannah Horvath than I was the day before yesterday. This now means I can worry less about where my rent money is going to come from and that I won’t be stuck in the flat on my own all day. I’m hoping that the hours aren’t too bad as I would still like to get to see Moon on the odd occasion, but I’m sure everything will be easy enough to arrange and for now I’m just happy that I’ve got a job. I’m playing it up like it’s something amazing, but really it’s just a customer service assistant role with Vue. So I’m still an undiscovered genius, but now I have less money worries, plus I love the cinema and will now get free tickets for myself and everyone so it’s pretty sweet. Tomorrow’s my induction day so I guess that’s when I’ll be finding out more, it seems like it’s time for another CV update.
As we’re on the subject of job hunting, two additional things happened to me yesterday. The first was receiving the bluntest, rudest rejection email I have had throughout the whole time I’ve been applying for jobs, claiming my CV was too ‘Photography-biased’ and that maybe if I tried harder, I might have had a shot, yeah okay. The second was a lovely telephone call from Grace at Give A Grad A Go who provided me with a great morale boost regarding my experience and CV, just before I got the offer to start with Vue tomorrow. Maybe the former was just having a bad day, but I thought it was important to mention GAGAG as I’ve seen them floating about since graduating and I think they need commending on their stellar advice, service and overall polite manner.
I’ll stop rabbiting on now and get the the real point of this post and that was to tell you that I might have gone and broken my clothes-fast after just under a month. Not a bad effort really, and in my defence, two of the items I bought were in the kids section and therefore super-cheap! You know what though, I might even pop out later and break the fast even more, although this time it’s much more reasonable – I need dark, smart things of which I have none; smart, yes, dark, yes, but not the two combined.
Multi-way handbag, £12.49 eBay
I blogged about a similar bag last month and although I ordered it a couple of weeks after that, it only arrived yesterday. I have to say I’m slightly disappointed, but I think it might just need a bit of wearing in, as it’s very ‘out of a warehouse’ stiff right now. It’s useful to have anyway as I have a ‘good’ bag and an everyday bag but nothing for in-between so I’m hoping this is where it will come in, for the price I’m not complaining too much anyway. I’m also a bit excited that it doubles as a rucksack.
Dresses, Both £5.99, H&M Kids
These were a confidence boost, I took a bit of Gem Fatale scrimping initiative and ended up wandering into the kids section of H&M yesterday. I couldn’t resist the cute heart print which I’ve seen everywhere lately, and I figured I don’t really have anything block-coloured, so why not break my fast with these bargains (I didn’t think they would fit anyway)? I got these in the largest kid-size 14y so that’s nice to know. If you want a proper look, they’re the same dress pattern as these ones on the website.
Belt, £6.99, H&M
This isn’t super-exciting but I’ve not been impressed with my belt collection for ages, it was a toss-up between this minty one or the same one in coral, would it be wrong to go back and pick up the other one too, you can never have too many belts when you have as many dresses as I do.
Cropped blazer, £14.99, H&M
I mainly got this because of how 90s it is, but also because I was a bit bored of my other jackets. It’s the perfect colour for when the sun decides to show it’s face too.
Thanks to yesterday’s good news I’m not half as sorry for these purchases as I was going to be. As it was the first time I’d bought anything in ages I thought I’d share them with you anyway. Have you found any bargains in the kids section before? I’m pleased more than anything, maybe I’ll take the time to browse more often.