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Etsomnia™ 218: Career Day


Just the thing for your career at the ugly curtain factory.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

When it comes to career clothing and accessories, Etsy sellers have some pretty radical ideas. I’d love to know what their day jobs are if this is what they think of as work appropriate. (#MeToo) On the other hand, there are also some truly lovely, creative examples of office-friendly items like bags, jewelry, and clothing that would certainly help you get your career on track!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

When this came up in my search for career clothes, I was first confused, then amused. Then I realized the listing was for a personal tarot reading. Back to confused.

A terrible purse, to be sure, but hear me out. It would be great if your career was shoplifting. No mall cop is searching that thing.

The problem with offering things in a rainbow of colors is that then I want them all! By CedarAndStoneGarden

Desktop organizers? Well, I guess that’s one way to keep people from stealing your pens.

It would be incredibly depressing to carry my diet food to work in an upcycled ice cream container. Also, it’s ugly.

As always, the best suits and jackets come from LauraGalic.

It’s the mullet of briefcases; business in the front/party in the back.

This looks to me like someone accidentally put a bouclé jacket in the dryer with this.

I’m all about these commute-friendly bento boxes! By EcoSavvyShop

Turns out I don’t like kale on clothing, either!

“Office tote.” Cat lady level: expert.

I love the tux-as-office-wear idea! By OblivionClothing

One way to succeed in business is hard work, patience, and persistence. Or you could just wear transparent clothes.

While it worked for Elle Woods, I don’t think this post-it dispenser and stapler are going to help you get ahead.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 218: Career Day

  1. Those animal feet (goat?) are just creepy! eewww!!

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  2. How would someone carry the bento box. And what does’ bento ‘ mean. what happened to lunchbox.

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  3. Love the business card holders – makes me wish I had call for one – and the adorable bento boxes look like mini picnic baskets. I can see those cloven hoof doorstops being the perfect thing for a devil worship based business. The cat litter bag! Imagine putting your fruit and veggies in that. Nope. That weird pink scrap fabric purse is my pick for this week’s worst item and that is partly because they seem to be displayed on a mannequin that looks like a misshapen body in a PVC dress. PS I never want to see the words “succulent” and “penis” in such close proximity again.

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  4. What the hell is with that jacked with the huge button (and I’m using the word “jacket” rather loosely here)??? Laura, thanks for explaining that purse; I was trying to figure out how the black stuff fit in. And I’d like to think the cat litter tote might be making a statement. The question is, what is the statement?

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