I finally have a summer job! An acquaintance from high school put in a good word for me at Pier i Café, and now I work as a server there. :P It’s a casual outdoor restaurant on W 70th st. & Riverside Blvd. in Manhattan – right on the water with a lovely view! :D
I’m starting at $10/hr with 20 hours a week, which isn’t too bad. Depending on how well I do, they said I would receive more hours before I go back to school again. The environment is incredibly fast-paced, and the job can get hectic and stressful sometimes – but at least I’m getting work experience and money. My only complaints would be the 2-hour commute each way, and the inevitable rude customer from time to time.
With that said, I decided to treat myself out to something nice at Roosevelt Field Mall. ; ) I bought a black lace dress at Forever 21 for $24. Most of my old party dresses are too big on me now, and this one suits just about every formal occasion that I could be attending in the near future! Unfortunately, the pattern on the lace doesn’t photograph too well. It looks lovely IRL, though. : )
And I also got myself a pair of black Reebok athletic shorts at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $12. Because I wear a uniform that covers most of my body at work, what I wear underneath doesn’t really matter – as long as it’s not too revealing. Since we work outside, I may as well keep myself cool with cotton shorts and tanktops. Besides, this pair is soooo comfortable and soft! <3