I'm in Canada! My first time here!!
The VP invited me to attend a client assessment meeting somewhere here in Alberta and I was so thrilled for 2 reasons:
a) I've never been to Canada and;
b) this is my first time to be involved in this early stage of an engagement!
The meeting went well but I definitely have so much to learn in this business. For one, I do not know anything of what's going on in the business world enough to carry out an intelligent conversation with top level executives. Time to start reading Time mag or BusinessWeek so I have something else to contribute other than "Ahuh.." and "Oh, really!".
I felt so stupid and I prayed they would talk about the fashion trend or the consumer spending on shoes but they didn't. Instead, they talked about the GDP of China, education % attainment of India, inflation in Canada and... get this... predicted the top 10 economies in 2020. Hmmm.....
If I want to play this field, it seems I need some apps on my iphone other than Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Stylish Girl, My Closet and Photoshop Express.
Very well, I'm installing The Wall Street Journal mobile now as we speak... Oh but first, I need to enter today's calories in my MyFitnessPal app!
Ok, I digress. Argh. I need to do less of this digressing too because these CIOs and VPs, they seem to be very focused, you know. Kinda like how I am when I'm trying on Loubies and Blahnik's on sale at Neiman's. Yes, that kind of intense focus! Focus. Focus!
Ok, now focusing on my outfit (this is a style blog afterall!), I just realized I don't have enough business-y outfits in my closet. I spent about 4 hrs last night trying to think of what I'm gonna wear for a 2hr meeting today. Ridiculous!
My conclusion: I need a default, go-to, standard outfit for an occasion such as today. I wonder if the hubz would be so agreeable to me investing on a Chanel tweed suit?? Coz I feel like once I'm clad in Chanel from head to toe, talking about GDPs and growth rates and ROI's will just come easy! Heck I'm sure it will make me so confident I will even predict the economy of Pluto in 2030!!
-- Ann Klein suit -- Ann Taylor ruffle top -- Chanel-esque Stuart Weitzman cap-toe pumps --