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Day 268: New Job!

Last week I wrote a joking post on how to make your boss love you – I guess it worked! I was asked to take over the strategic planning for digital and social efforts for my company (in addition to the direct marketing efforts I already manage). It’s funny; just the other week I felt like I finally knew my job down pat. Now I get to start all over! I’m super excited about the change, but definitely nervous. I guess you’d think that a millennial would know the in’s-and-out’s of the online space, but I’m quickly learning there’s so much more than meets the eye. Here’s to a busy few months while I figure all this out!

Last week one of my coworkers wore a monochromatic navy outfit that I was so in love with, I copied it! Both the dress and the cardigan were additions to my closet after my challenge started (birthday/Christmas presents). Thank goodness, this color is so much fun!

Sound off: Any advice for starting a new role?

Outfit Details
Cardigan: St. John Bay gifted this past Christmas (similar, similar)
Dress: Gifted by L’s mother for my birthday (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (SLATE Nessa Pendant Necklace) retails for $47 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased ten months ago for $60 (similar, similar)

Day 255: Coming Home

It’s tough being without my photographer – I had to resort to selfies in my hotel room! This morning was not as rough as I thought it would be after staying up until 1am.  I guess I’ve still got it in me! Today I work up pretty early so I could run down to the beach and watch the sunrise. Ever since I moved to Atlanta, the ocean is what I miss the most about New England (sorry mom!). Something about that smell and that sound that just calms me right down. Ugh if only Atlanta was near an ocean and had better public transportation…

Anyways, the rest of the day was a blur. We toured our vendor’s print facility and then hopped on a quick flight back to Atlanta. I arrived back home around 6pm – just in time for game night with a group of friends. Needless to say, I was absolutely exhausted and ended up tapping out around 8:30. Back in the routine!

As far as my outfit goes, I knew I’d probably be hot so I wore some cropped work pants with a flowy blouse for optimum air flow. I topped my look off with a great wide-brimmed hat because (a) I’m in Florida and (b) I burn just thinking about the sun. Which I do have a quick bone to pick – my dad’s side of the family is Portuguese and Irish. I clearly got the Irish bit. My little sister? She and the sun are BFFs. Sometimes life just isn’t fair…

Sound off: if you could choose anywhere to live, where would you?

Outfit Details
Hat: Nordstrom Rack purchased two years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (SLATE Helios Necklace) purchased seven months ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Top: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew purchased two years for for $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 219: Rainy Day

Okay so a month ago we needed rain. Now I think we’re pretty saturated and I’m pretty sick of the rain. It pretty much defined the mood for my entire day. It was a meh day at work and when I got home, L and I both weren’t in the mood to cook. It was just such a classic rainy day.

Today I wore my striped skirt from Stitch Fix along with my birthday shirt! As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m not actually a huge fan of Stitch Fix but this is one of the items that’s stuck around since I tried it a few years ago.

Outfit Details
Top: LOFT gifted for my birthday (similar, similar)
Skirt: Stitch Fix (41Hawthorn Walt Striped Skirt) purchased two years ago for $68(similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Anita K Wild West Moon Horn Long Necklace) retails for $32 (similar, similar)

Day 207: Family and Friends

My parents and best friend get in today and I am SO EXCITED! It doesn’t hurt that I’m getting out of work at 4:30 to pick my mom up at Marta either. Today I actually have a ton to work on and a ton of meetings, so it will fly by!

This weekend I going to pick out my wedding dress. It’s starting to feel real.

Casual Friday for the win here – I paired these light wash jeans (L calls them my ‘mom jeans’) with a plain white t and a drapey blazer. The lighting is a bit off, but I was wearing a gold pendent necklace too, which is quickly becoming my favorite.

Sound off: Any advice for wedding dress shopping?

Outfit Details
Blazer: LeTote (AVA Striped Lining Blazer) retails for $72 (exact, similar)
Top: Gap purchased second-hand for $16 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased six months ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Sophie Harper Pave Pendant Necklace in Gold) retails for $41 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased eight months ago for $60 (similar, similar)

Day 201: Locked Out

I officially have the best fiancé in the world. Hands down. Two of our good friends are getting married in Indiana but I’m staying in Atlanta to watch some pups during the holiday season. To make it to the wedding in time, L left this morning at 7am. Fifteen minutes after he left, I managed to lock myself out of the house. With no phone and no keys. Luckily I was able to borrow a phone from a very nice man (and by very nice man, I mean someone who was just now stumbling home from a night out and was very suspicious of me in my sweatpants begging to borrow his phone). L promptly turned around and made his way back here. Next time, I’ll remember the keys. For now, I’ll just thank my lucky stars for L.

Anyways, best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. Reese! You both are absolutely AMAZING and I’m so excited for you. Prepare for a upcoming celebratory night in Atlanta.

Today I’m planning on being the puppy fairy, as well as setting up from Christmas! L’s uncle got me this cardigan as an early Christmas present and it perfectly matched the striped shirt I already had on – score!

Outfit Details
Top: LOFT gifted one month for my birthday (similar, similar)
Cardigan: St. John Bay early Christmas gift (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased four years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Anita K Wild West Moon Horn Long Necklace) retails for $32 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Birkenstocks given as a given eight years ago (similar, similar)

Day 186: Pre-Cortaca

As some of you know, I went to a small(ish) liberal arts school in upstate New York. Our biggest claim to fame to Cortaca – our yearly rivalry game against SUNY Cortland. Now up in the northeast, we don’t celebrate college football they way they do down here with all day tailgating and celebrations. For us, Cortaca is the one time a year when we wake up bright and early for kegs & eggs, put on seventeen sweatshirts (it is upstate NY in November after all), and “watch” football. I had to put “watch” in quotes because I think comparing how we watch the game versus how these southerners watch football is a bit misleading. Our version of ‘watching’ involves chanting back and forth about how neither of our schools actually have a real mascot and then getting bored with the football aspect mid-game and leaving to get pizza.

Anyways, this weekend I’m headed off to NYC to hang out with some of my old college roommates to celebrate Cortaca in the city! My flight leaves Atlanta tonight at 8pm and I’ve spent all day trying REALLY hard to get work done. So far I’ve color-coded my research… using crayons. The work day needs to be over!

Onto my outfit! L kept teasing me that this cardigan makes me look like a bull fighter. So I couldn’t resist this silly picture below. In all seriousness, I always fly with a cardigan. I feel like planes can go from frigid to sauna-status in less than a minute, so I like to be prepared. Speaking of which, I’m actually moderately prepared for this trip because I’m actually already packed. This is a first.

Day 186

Anyways, GO BOMBERS!

Outfit Details
Top: LOFT gifted for my birthday (similar, similar)
Cardigan: LOFT purchased second-hand two years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Jeans: J. Crew purchased two years ago for $60 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Perry Street Flora Crystal Necklace) retails for $75 (similar, similar)

Day 177: Crutches and Working Out

I never realized how many things L helped with until he was on crutches.  Seriously, I’m not responsible for all things trash/recycling, late night pup outings, and cleaning. I think I’m counting down the days that he’s off crutches almost more than he is. At least he really doesn’t feel too much pain, so that’s a bonus (for him at least).

So today at work a couple co-workers and I decided to have a November challenge. We have to go to the gym twenty days during the month of November. It’s a good kick in the butt for me – I’ve definitely been slacking lately. And when I say lately, I mean for the past few months. So help me out, what classes actually get you out of bed in the morning??

I went back and forth on what color cardigan to match with this outfit. I finally settled on this bright pink – nothing says “nobody puts Baby in the corner” better than neons.

Outfit Details
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Top: J. Crew Factory purchased one year ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Bottoms: ThredUp (Gap) purchased one year ago for $22 (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (exact, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Perry Street Flora Crystal Necklace) retails for $75