Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time to Unleash Little Miss Home-Maker

Another day, another dollar. Or dollars. Whichever.

Is it too early in the day to say I'm ready for a nap? Because I definitely am. I feel like I'm constantly busy, but there's still so much to do! You should see the house right now, it's actually quite disgusting, and I'm having company on Friday night for a BBQ! I'll be in power-clean mode tonight for sure.

I'm also going to attempt to make some cupcakes. Is it tacky for me to make dessert for my own birthday party? I think everyone will appreciate the sweets.

As if I'm going to be 25.
As if I'm going to be 25 and still use expressions like "as if."

blouse - H&M (2011); jeans - Tommy Hilfiger (2011); heels - Spring (2006)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Went to NYC & All I Got Was...

I know, I know, this is far more tame than the neon green I wore last, but lets be honest - Colour Scares Me!!!
I feel far more comfortable in neutrals, and while I occasionally add a random pop, neon green is quite far out of my comfort zone... I loved the response to it though, so I will definitely have to style it again!

I bought this top at F21 on Fifth Avenue in New York. I know what you're thinking, "you went to FIFTH AVENUE and went into a FOREVER 21?!?!" But lets face it, I am far too poor to go into a Chanel, Gucci, or Prada, regardless of how badly I want to. That, combined with the fact that I have absolutely no self control when it comes to pretty things would have left me in a world of hurt.
I'm proud to say that on my vacation I spent only about $400 on clothes, which I budgeted and saved for. I did splurge a bit on a Michael Kors bag (which will debut on the blog soon, I'm sure!), but even that I got at a bargain for only $200! All in all I'd have to say I deserve a good ol' pat on the back!

blouse - F21 (2011); jeans - Dynamite (2011)

Edit: I just realized you can see puppy bum in the reflection in the mirror! Haha, awesome.

Friday, August 19, 2011

[(challenges + stress) x 5 days a week]/awesome people = greatest job ever

I barely have a spare moment these days. Between the fabulous new job, studying for my CMA exam, taking care of little Coco, and trying to have a social life, I am on the verge of burning out.
Yet I couldn't be happier.

My vacation last week came at the perfect time, but with the go-go-go of everything I wanted to see and do & keeping up with work, it's almost as if I needed a vacation from my vacation. But that's typical I suppose.

This week has just flown by, I can't believe its already Friday. It is definitely a stark contrast to my last job. I work and work and still feel like there are ten million things I still have to accomplish. It's completely rewarding and I love it.

Added perk? Getting to wear things like this that would never fly in a regular corporate environment.

tee - Smart set (2010); necklace - Smart Set (2010); maxi - thrifted (2011);
bag - Old Navy (2011); flip flops - Aldo (2011)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Takin a Breather

It's so nice to finally be able to sit down and relax! These last few weeks have been hectic to say the least, but with the exam finally behind me I can actually spend a little time being lazy - and its lovely.
Now there are only two days of work that stand between me and the Jersey coast line. I can't wait to hit the beach.
Is the Jersey shore tacky to Americans? All I know is that summers there as a kid were always amazing so this is bringing me a healthy dose of happiness and nostalgia!

On a completely unrelated note, the new job has been fabulous. A challenge, but fabulous none the less. Coco can come to work with me which is so much better than leaving her in her crate for hours on end, and I can actually wear whatever I want! So much better than a business casual code... though I guess my style is kind of classic anyways (at least that's what I strive for!), but I do like trying out trends and adding some girly pieces, so this is the perfect opportunity to play with my look a little bit!

tank - Dynamite (2010); jeans - Dynamite (2010); wedges - Aldo (2011)