Last week I purchased my first Equipment blouse. In my head (and sometimes on paper) I have a list of items of clothing I need in my wardrobe to have a classic timeless closet. A silk white button down is one of those items. The brand Equipment represents success, class, ease, elevated casual, and effortless style. I’ve wanted it for so long; I think it might have been one of the best moments of my life buying this shirt.

I love my new merchandising internship at Standard Style and Baldwin Denim & Co. I have wanted to work for these companies since I can remember my first shopping experience there (with my mother around age 7). I am lucky to be included as an employee, therefore also get the employee discount. I took advantage of it when this shirt when on sale, because I knew it was one of the items I could mentally check off my list. Yesterday before I left work, my manager asked to speak with me in his office. He made it clear that my “great work ethic” was appreciated and noticed. It felt so great to be recognized in that light, as he used the phrases I hoped he would: “making my job easier…doing the little things…I know it feels like people may not notice but I will because I am the person who does them…it’s scary when you read my mind…” etc. Trying to remain humble, I left work elated and motivated to work even harder.

This shirt is a symbol of my dedication, and it feels pretty fucking great.



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