When I moved to LA (from Sydney), I took a figurative leap of faith. I dared to dream my dream; and just like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, I suddenly saw the world in color once again. A liberating experience, not only to discover that for the first time in my life I was choosing my own path, but also that my dream involved moving to an entirely new country.
My leap of faith has now become a literal one.
We have to admit, at //OUT incorporated, we could be considered ‘late-comers’ to the podcast pleasure train.
Being honest, the concept sounded a little dull. Like an audio book without the potential to review prior to. So how to know if it was worth your time, and ears?
Then there was a dramatic shift. A friend’s recommendation to tune into “Serial”, the hugely popular “This American Life” spinoff podcast. An amazing listen for any of us with the delusions of one day being discovered as a true detective. Released in weekly episodes, it garnered a huge following in its re-examination of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a Maryland teenager that resulted in the conviction of Adnan Syed, her former boyfriend.
A Working Woman’s Guide to Figuring //OUT What to Wear...
It’s official. Fall is here!
Don’t use that as an excuse though to ‘fall’ prey, (pardon the pun), to the same drab, corporate poly-blend attire you may have worn last year in order to keep your tush warm as the temperature dropped.
We feel it’s time to tackle corporate attire in an honest and straightforward way. And…. hopefully give some inspiration on how to inject some fashion spark into your salary-servicing garb.
Bluntly, if you want to scoot around the water cooler in a knee-length stretch black skirt, matching peplum flared jacket and mid-rise nude pump, good for you. But don’t expect to be earning fashion kudos outside your own cubicle, as there are plenty of 9-5 appropriate looks that can bring you style joy while also allowing you to “get the job done.”
With this in mind, we’re taking a look at five corporate style trends that can truly take you from office chic to post-employment hour elegant.
Sydney style and the stereotypes.
Hailing originally from Australia, we feel it’s fair enough for us to break down Sydney style in an honest and truthful way. A no holds barred approach to looking at what makes up the style scene of this textured city.
Sydney has always prized beauty over brains, whether it's the sparkling blue of the harbor, the sensational sails of the Opera House or the tanned bodies haunting Bondi Beach. Sydney certainly values style as much as substance, with the clothes you wear and the suburb you live in denoting your status in the pecking order of the city.