Monday, February 27, 2017


"Skyrim Bunnies"--Saturday, 2/25/17

It's always nice to see someone else in a giant cream-colored cardigan.


In my case, this was with a rabbit blouse and (sadly not pictured) fuzzy boots.  Just the outfit for sitting around your apartment waiting for the towing company to take your car back to the shop to fix the problem they supposedly fixed with $3,000 worth of repairs 2 weeks ago, right?  I did go out to play Pokemon Go all afternoon, so it wasn't a total loss.

Cream/dark green rabbit blouse (Loft), $4.96/wear
Cream Skyrim cardigan (thrifted), $1.25/wear
Black peplum hem hiking skirt Black knit hiking skirt (Patagonia/REI), $2.14/wear
Black tights
Black fuzzy boots (Walmart), $1.82/wear
Black booth/claw necklace (Outfit Additions), $0.90/wear

Outfit total: $11.07/wear

"Puffy Leopard Redux"--Sunday, 2/26/17

Let's keep this inspiration party going, shall we? 


I somehow do not own a white puffy vest, but leopard print is a neutral, right?

Red cashmere pullover sweater (Macy's), $4.00/wear
Leopard puffy vest (Macy's), $2.44/wear
Black scarf (Target), $0.80/wear
Black bootcut jeans (thrifted, NYDJ), $0.88/wear
Black ankle boots by Sam Edelman, $1.94/wear

Outfit total: $10.06/wear

I'm probably slow to this news, but I was both astonished and unsurprised to read about this woman's experience as an engineer at Uber.  Here's an article discussing the issue.  So, in case you didn't already have a reason to delete the Uber app from your phone, here you go.


mom said...

The CEO has said he wasn't aware of the sexual harassment, but that shouldn't matter. It is the responsibility of the CEO to know what's going on in his company. In any case, it makes me crazy to know this rampant harassment still goes on.

Sally said...

It is just not credible that he was completely unaware that so many of his employees are out of control. But at a minimum, he created the uber-competitive (ahem) 'brilliant (male) jerk' culture that allowed this kind of shit to flourish. I was sort of surprised that the lead HR person's head wasn't on the chopping block, given what a central role they played in this particular woman's now-infamous horror story.

Jen M. said...

Not surprised about Uber. I've never agreed with how they do business and they have a reputation for not being a great place to work. Still pretty shocking though how even HR was involved.

Sally said...

Jen, I know, that was really surprising to me. The outright lies over and over and over again, covering up illegal acts and doing illegal things themselves. If I were an HR person, I'd be like, I'm not getting paid enough to cover up for these people. Of course, for all I know, they were being paid very well to do so. Still. It's one thing to get that kind of outrageous behavior from the male tech assholes, but from a female HR person? Wow. (But then again, I was surprised to see several women I know posting on FB *for free* defending Trump's so-called locker room talk video, so I can be naive about that.)

Tam said...

Sometimes HR people are really helpful, but it helps to keep in mind that their job is always and forever protecting the company, not the employees.

Tam said...

And, wow. I had read an article that mentioned that woman's experiences at Uber, but it in no way prepared me for the fullness of her account. Total insanity.

Sally said...

Tam, yeah, that's a good point re: HR. But in this case, they seem to be operating NOT in the company's actual best interest. And you don't really expect them to be so openly lying to you--like telling this entire cadre of women that it was a dude's "first offense." It's like, I don't know, Trumpian in its bare-faced counterfactual nature.

Tam said...

I'm glad my HR department did not behave this way with me when I was involved in two "incidents" on my San Diego trip. (I didn't call HR but my boss(es) got wind of what happened and got them involved.) They just called me to get my whole story and discussed what they were doing and asked me if that was all right with me, basically. And were very careful to clarify what I thought had and had not happened (e.g., whether the employee who was weird and drunk and so insistent on walking me to my car at the baseball game that I snuck out when he went to the bathroom near the end of the game seemed to be hitting on me or not).

Sally said...

I'd forgotten about that weird incident, Tam. I hope that your HR experience was more typical. I mean, you'd hope that most companies recognize that having employees doing weird/creepy even illegal shit would open them up to liability and other undesirable consequences.