Monday, January 6, 2014

All Smiles









Cardigan: American Eagle (similar); Top: Gap (similar); Skirt: c/o Lulu*s (similar); Heels: Shoedazzle (old)

My first day of work today went really well - I walked into a welcoming, happy environment and am so excited to learn more over the coming days, weeks, months, etc. Now, tired, I'm relaxing with wine, Pinterest, and TV and want to take my mind of first-week anxieties so I can have a fresh start tomorrow.

I put on this fun, silly, non-winter appropriate outfit for in-apartment outfit photos today and have to be honest that it's not warm enough outside to forgo tights. But there come times when we need to kick off the million layers and try on something we'd rather be wearing. I'd rather be wearing this than multi-layered sweaters and tops. (I did wear this top and cardigan combination for my first day of work today and plan on wearing these shoes tomorrow, so there's some honesty in the pieces above. That skirt was just an "ooh the apartment is warm" afterthought.)

I think that the reason these photos are so uncharacteristically smiley is because I'm so happy at starting a new job and new chapter in my 2014 life. Ben and I have our 5th anniversary approaching and some upcoming days off when we might go stay somewhere on the Oregon coast (or inland) for our celebration. The month looks promising! I just need to get my head down, learn everything I can at work, and enjoy this process of newness. Happy Monday!

23 comments

  1. Those shoes are super cute!
    Wish you the best in your first week of work!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  2. This outfit is so cute and your cat is adorable! Congrats on your new job!

    Analisa
    www.rougefox.com

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  3. Congratulations on your first day!! And I totally agree on needing to take off the layers from time to time, I've been walking around my house like it's the middle of summer (with a blanket of course).

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  4. Congrats on the first day. I have the same type of outfits for when I'm at home, but it's cold outside.

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  5. Glad you enjoyed your first day of work...love your top!

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  6. Yay for the new job. I hope this one is great!

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  7. Congrats on the new job! We love that skirt! XO

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    Brooke & Meggan

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  8. congrats on the new job and love your fun outfit!!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  9. I'm glad your first day went great. First day at a job or school are always nerve wrecking. Loving the heels.

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  10. The shoes are adorable! Congrats for your first day.

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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  11. very cute! your cat steals the show though! lol jk! HeartofChic.com

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  12. cute skirt

    x
    Saba
    http://itsmysash.wordpress.com

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  13. the picture with the cat is so cute! Lovely look and amazing skirt xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  14. Oh wow , your top is fab sweetie !! ., want it so bad !!!you look beautiful in this post

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  15. love this look! That blouse is such a pretty print!

    The Style Scribe

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  16. very cut shoes!
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  17. Cute outfit and adorable kitty!! :-) xx

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