I’ve Got This Friend

Today was a great day of learning. You don’t always say that when you attend a professional development session and today I was AMAZED!! It makes me so happy to be in a job where I can continue to learn, grow, and build capacity in others all at the same time! I know that I don’t really talk about my work and I am happy to have them separated, but some days you just have to share the awesomeness of what you do!!

Cardi, Cami, Shirt, & Jewelry – New York and Company, Pants – The Limited, Shoes – Guess via DSW

I feel refreshed when it comes to my work. That is a great feeling considering how tired I am right now and how much work that I have to catch up on. Being out of the office all day with very limited email access can make it difficult. The Hubs also got back in town tonight… so that helps with taking care of the Bug – who happens to not be feeling well. What a week! One more day and then a three day weekend. 🙂

What do you love about your job?

***I’ve Got This Friend – by the Civil Wars***

Check it out! They are such a talented duo and I love how soulful their music is. This song keeps playing in my head this week.


Where She Walks, No Flowers Bloom

Cowl Neck Sweater – French Connection via TJ Maxx, Jacket – Target, Skirt – Talbots, Tights – DSW, Boots – Chinese Laundry via DSW Necklace – Express, Earrings – I don’t remember

I love this little coat jacket. I love the proportions and the style it brings to an outfit. I also dislike this little coat jacket sometimes. I don’t like that it collects dog and cat hair like it is its job! I also don’t like that my forearms are exposed and  get cold. But on days like today, where it isn’t super cold and I am wearing a nice warm sweater – I love it!

This skirt is new. I have a Talbot’s Outlet right near my house. I haven’t really ever shopped at Talbot’s in the past, but saw that they were having major sales (up to 80% off already marked down prices) and thought that it would be worth the trip inside. I know that they carry classic pieces and as I said yesterday, I will need some more formal work wear with my new job.  I fell in love with this skirt. It is made from a flanneled wool and is so warm and soft on top of it being an awesome shade of pink! There was a jacket that went with it, but I thought that might be too much of a good thing. The other great part was that it was only $22!! I snatched it up. I also got another great red skirt for only $10. I can’t wait to wear it as well. I decided that this skirt would be best debuted in my new job with classic neutrals. This gray sweater with black accents did the trick. I also love that I am showing a little bit of my fun personality with these beautiful gray patterned tights. Last time I wore them with heels, today I wanted to just have a little bit of the pattern showing, so I wore boots.

Here is a picture of my tired little Buggy. She is beautiful even when grumpy! She is wearing a shirt from Kohls, and her skirt/pants are from Target.

Also – please ignore the fact that my skirt lining is sticking out. I didn’t notice that the skirt had shifted.

{Title taken from the Civil Wars once again! It is the first line in their Birds of a Feather song. I figured in this cold, there are no flowers growing where I walk. That and I love the rose color of this skirt. It fit in my mind & since this is my blog – that is all that matters! }