Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Step Outside

I'm a perfectionist by nature.

Always have been and probably always will be.

This is probably why I'm good at my job. I always want everything done properly, which also means that my clients are happy. If my clients are happy, then I'm happy.

Today, I had a client send me a pretty nasty email, which rattled me a bit. There's been a lot of back and forth on the project we're working on, and when they finally made a decision to move forward, the product they wanted was no longer in stock. Without completely boring you with the ins and outs of what I do at work, I can tell you that this happens a lot!  Most people are understanding, realize it's not the end of the world, and work with me to find a solution. 

Other people are just so difficult to work with, and no matter what, you just can't win. It's frustrating, especially because it just takes one negative person to change how you feel about the day. Honestly, when these kinds of situations arise at work, taking a few minutes away from the computer really helps me calm down at feel better equipped to tackle whatever the issue is.

It was finally nice enough outside (or so I thought) to snap some outfit photos! I ended up having to throw the coat back on pretty quickly once those winds picked up. The sun was shining, so I think that's what fooled me into thinking it was a nice day.














OUTFIT DETAILS:

Jacket - Esprit // Sweater - RW & Co.  // Shirt - Joe Fresh (suuuuuper old)
Pants - Citizens // Hat - Roots73 // Necklace - Target // Booties - Urban Outfitters

How do you manage to keep your cool at work when a client or co-worker just pushes your buttons?






50 comments:

  1. Sometimes you just gotta shake them haters off, girl! LOL j/k
    Cute outfit, by the way (with and without the coat) :)


    - Gita
    mimiandchichi.com


    - Gita
    mimiandchichi.com

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    1. Oh, I know!! So much easier said than done though.

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  2. and the outfit is very cute too! Love your coat.
    ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm just sick of that coat already!

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  3. Ugh tell me about it. I work in politics so sometimes the phone calls I get from people who complain about politicians and things that are way beyond my control. It's so draining and sometimes all it takes is one negative person to ruin all the great things that happened during the day.

    That said, it's been warming up out here too and I'm glad to see you taking advantage of the nicer weather! I so love your boots - the color is so pretty and chic!! Gorgeous! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I feel like sometimes, people just like to take their negativity from other parts of their lives out on us at work. Seriously, it's just the worst!

      I actually got those boots because of the colour, since my go-to's are black and brown.

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  4. Another cute cold weather look! It's always a good idea to take a few minutes of "me" time even if you are at work and start fresh after a short break :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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  5. Cute outfit, you look comfy and warm!

    Christine
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  6. I'm sorry about the difficult client at your work. That really can bring a person down.

    Your pictures are gorgeous :)

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know, it's just frustrating. Thank you so much by the way!

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  7. Come on! Dont let your clients' nasty behaviour affect you!! <3 And you look absolutely gorgeous!! <3

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  8. gorgeous outfit!
    love your layers and winter colours
    xx
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  9. love everything! great photos :D

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  10. Love your layering and your lipstick :):) I work in customer service at a Bank and people can be the worst lol I like it when they are only on the phone and not in person so I can at least roll my eyes :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  12. Boo to someone being rude to you! I hate when people act like they are the center of the universe and you should cater to their every whim... okay, rant over!

    You look great though, so that should make you feel better! I am loving your red booties and the layering going on in this outfit.

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    1. I know, seriously, I could go on FOREVER!!

      Thanks - feeling like you have a good outfit does help a bit :)

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  13. You look cute! Don't let the nasty email get you down :)

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  14. oooo i LOVE the rust and burnt orange colors together- also, i think the beanie totally made the outfit. and i used to be a client manager at my old job and i can totally feel you on those nasty emails. it was enough sometimes to make me question humanity haha, people can be pretty horrible

    xo marlen
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    1. I know, like I literally just CAN'T understand how some people can be so nasty. I'd never treat a vendor or client the way some people treat me. UGH!

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  15. i like this outfit! and ignore horrible people ;)

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  16. Ugh, it is so true that one person can totally ruin your day! I hope your day got better after that!! Cute outfit, and loooove you in hats!! Stay warm!!
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  17. you're killing it with the beanie & burgundy booties!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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  18. Awh for every person that can bring you down, hopefully there is 10 more that can bring you right back up! I am so obsessed with this look! I love the different materials in the sweater!

    Xo, Kelsey

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    1. Thank you! I actually bought the sweater because I loved the unique detailing in the back :)

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  19. gorgeous outfit!
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  20. Absolutely loving this layered look! You are just too cute girl! And so sorry to hear about the nasty email, those are never fun to get :(
    xo TJ

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  21. Love the outfit, and love all of the warm colors you mixed together. xo

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  22. Loving this cozy warm look! So sorry you had to deal with some difficult people!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  23. love the brown and grey together! you look fab pretty lady! xx

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  24. Nice outfit! Those pants are a great colour!

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  25. It takes so much practice to not let a negative person ruin your day! I am still working on that. Love your outfit xo

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    1. I know, definitely a work in progress! It shouldn't bug us, but it totally does.

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  26. Ooo, love the color of those boots! And what a pretty smile :)

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  27. That sun always fools me too!! Love your outfit! Sorry you have to deal with those grumpy people!
    xoxo
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  28. Perfectionists unite! :) I'm with ya, girl. And can relate to dealing with difficult clients/partners. There's this internal client I literally want to STRANGLE right now. No adherence to process, no respect for the workload of others, sense of entitlement, etc. OY.

    On the bright side, you look super cute in this layered outfit. :)

    -Ashley
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    1. OMG that would drive me nuts! I'm lucky that the people I work WITH are awesome, and so are most of my clients. Key word being most hahah

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  29. Oh, I'm sorry You had to deal with negative people, but they're everywhere and I don't understand why people get like this:-)
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  30. I am a perfectionist too!! I am so sorry that you had to deal with such negative people, but don't let them bring you down! Your outfit is absolutely adorable!
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  31. Loving the deep rich tones :)
    Also don't worry, i totally understand what you do! :P

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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    1. Thanks!!

      Oh, I know... but then I get to be the annoying client as well ;)

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  32. Perfect pants! I love that color and the maroon shoes pair beautifully with it!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  33. Love this look! So sorry you had to deal with a difficult client :( At least you looked great doing it! ;)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  34. Hi dear! You look perfect. Love the whole outfit.

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  35. Glad that you were able to take a few snaps despite the day at work. Yes, taking a breather away from the computer always helps! :) great outfit. /Madison

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  36. Girl, I know what you mean. I've had clients blame me for everything, like them getting fired after filing a claim against their employer. I'm like..."what did you think was going to happen?" Haha Sometimes stepping away from the situation for a moment is the only way to keep your sanity. You look super cute by the way!!!

    Xoxo
    www.bowsanddepos.com

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  37. I too find that taking a break from my computer when things get a bit challenging is the best thing that I can do. It gives me a chance to clear my head, focus on something else for awhile, and come back to my work with a fresh perspective. It's essential for taking care of myself.

    Also, awesome outfit!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  38. Very cute booties! Love that deep red.
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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