Hope you have a great week!
This is week is National Administrative Assistants Week, and as an admin myself, I felt it was only right to take a moment and commemorate some of the great assistants of pop culture (as well as how to emulate their awesomeness).
No secretarial list would be complete if it didn't include the infamous "Joanie", known for her curves and the red hair that is just as fiery as her attitude. Loved, revered, and never underestimated, Joan puts out office fires like nobody's business, all the while looking her finest in a dress with a boldly cut neckline and her pencil necklace. For all her feminine attributes, she certainly knows how to be one of the boys, and smokes like an absolute chimney (these days, a cigarette case makes a great credit card holder). One of my favorite Joan moments? That time she smashed a vase over the head of her nincompoop of a husband.
Dress: Modcloth "Work the Right Angle Dress" $50 / Pen Necklace: West Coast Jewelry $20 / Cigarette Case: Etsy $64 / Vase: H&M Home $6
While Lucy may not be the most efficient or drama-free admin we've ever been graced with, it's hard to deny her greatness. Whether it be her high pitched squeak of a voice when she gets angry, her scrunchied ponytails, sweaters and lacy collars, or maybe even her baby-daddy drama, there's something undeniably lovable about the girl (which is probably why Officer Harry Truman doesn't fire her). And, there's something to be said for the fact that she always has donuts ready for meetings, and she's one of the few (only) characters to get a happy ending on the show.
Scrunchies: American Apparel $5 / Sweater: H&M Wool-blend $50 / Cotton Lace Collar: Etsy $4 / Mid-Century Serving Tray: Etsy $54
Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly is the only guy to join the list, but his spot is well earned. Nicknamed "Radar" for his uncanny ability to hear "choppers" (helicopters) before everyone else and complete tasks before they are requested, he is perhaps the most universally loved member of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077. Always seen in a knit cap and his glasses, the corporal constantly attempts to appear older (all the while sleeping with a teddy bear and adopting all manner of Korean bunnies, cats, dogs, and guinea pigs).
And one could not forget the unforgettable Kitty Sanchez, the cuckoo frizzy-haired and cross-eyed receptionist of the Bluth company. She is much loved my a couple of the Bluth men, often making waves for the rest of the family. While she's not the admin you ever want working for you, it's undeniable that her boob flashing, cooler stealing, turtleneck wearing, blackmailing self is hard to not find entertaining. Just promise me one thing.... don't get an asymmetrical boob job, okay?
Hair waver: BayBliss Pro Triple Barrel Waver $54 / Vintage Cooler: Etsy $29 / Turtleneck: American Apparel $32 / Mesh Bra: Princesse Tam Tam Sublime Underwire Triangle Bra $79
Cheers to all my other admins out there!
Hope you have a great week!