Thursday, 14 March 2013

Choose Life

"Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself.
Choose your future...
Like Renton I choose something else too but thankfully it wasn't heroine.
I choose to chase my dreams :)
Life is sweet when you don't have to jostle for space on the tube at seven in the morning to get to work & then spend your day in a drab-ass uniform, working for a complete bunch of wankfists.
Grateful? You bet!

Sometimes I do have to bite the bullet though, when the bills are dropping through the letterbox like evil cluster bombs...usually at this time of year...stinging water rates & another years worth of painful council tax.
When it comes to working for the man I've always had a guerrilla approach, in and out as quick as you like.
It probably has a lot to do with the sort of soul destroying jobs that litter my past.
The longest I've ever lasted in one place was four and a half years at 'The Lamb & Flag' in Covent Garden. The job itself was as brain-numbing as they come but the people were awesome and the owners relished individuals. You could be yourself and dress the way you liked. 
Unfortunately the pub was sold to a big faceless brewery and that's when I jumped ship. 
The mere thought of working for a big company and having to wear a uniform gives me daymares.
I still know a few publicans in the West End so I may be able to get a wee part-time gig in a pub, as long as it doesn't interfere with my Frocktasia marketeering ;)

Today's ensemble was inspired by licorice allsorts...
Vintage 60s bubblegum pink skirt suit, 70s dagger collar shirt, 80s silk tie, J & M pin-badges, layered tights (sheer black & green nets), 80s boots, 50s crochet beret, gloves & Frocktasia earrings.

I'm currently re-reading Trainspotting in Swedish and I'm finding the translation rather hilarious for want of a better word, talk about lost in translation.
Have an awesome Friday folks, enjoy :)
Loads of love,


thorne garnet said...

dresses like candy is an awesome ides.

Penny-Rose said...

OMG I love the suit - it is fabulous!!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That pink suit is cute. I get you on the bills. I'm considering a part-time gig myself. Not looking forward to summer because sales get downright dicey :(
Trainspotting... Saw it so long ago. Takes me back.
Becky :)

Vix said...

That pink suit is gorgeous, the colour is perfect for a gloomy foul day like today. I bet even a 9-5 would be bearable if you could work in an acid candy Sixties outfit like that. xxx

pastcaring said...

A bubblegum pink suit? Now that's the sort of office/work wear that makes sense! You look great! Good luck with finding some extra work if you need to - hope it's short and bearable, if not exactly sweet! xxx

Krista Gassib said...

I need that bubble gum suit in my life! You look friggin so happy bright! I work for a small and would die in the corporate world!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm always trying to escape working. I've managed to be in this job for 2 and a bit years and that's ages for me. I definitely couldn't wear a uniform again and I'm desperate to escape office work. Your licorice allsort themed outfit is truely amazing. I adore the colour of the suit and mixing it with black makes it look really punk xxxx

Lisa said...

Cannot get OVER that pink suit. GORGEOUS. And I was very into both the movie and the book of Trainspotting when I was in high school...that soundtrack is still one of the best I can think of off the top of my head! The writing in that book was so vernacular/idiomatic that it must read INSANE in another language!

Anonymous said...

Right im.watching train spotting tonight!!! Gorge outfit! Xx

Panty Buns said...

OMG, you are brilliant! You had me reeling at the outset of this post (I'm atrocious at making decisions), but thankfully your sense of humour and witty commentary saved the day. I remember working for "wankfists" (argh).
I am positively in LOVE with that particular pink colour in your ensemble: The bubblegum pink of skirt suit (swoon). It's gorgeous.

Lucys Lounge said...

is there any stopping your amazing style. what a suit . i love it. lucyx

Underemployed said...

Dear Jennie,

Pink and black is my favorite, and it is because of this color combination I did not become a nun (long story).

By the way, I love you!

Best regards,

Underemployed in Chicago

Trees said...

This was one of my absolute fav movies when I was in my early twenties and it has to still be on my top 10 list. I think I'm pretty lucky, I do have an office job, but working for the public service in New Zealand is pretty rad I think. Perhaps its just because we are a pretty liberal country though. I've never had any issues with being a bit "quirky" and I always get comments about bringing colour to the office. I LOVE your pink and black look! Adorable xoxo