Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring/Summer Wardrobe Update and.....BIG NEWS!



Hi everyone...I have some big news that I'm going to share at the end of this post; but first I want to start with a spring wardrobe update.

I tried on these skinny jeans because I like my new ones so much, I wanted another pair.  I just love the pair in my last post and really want another just like it, but they were the last pair.  I do like these...not quite as much, but enough to make them part of my new spring/summer wardrobe update.

This is the top of a really cute new London Times dress that I thrifted.

.....and an adorable little thrifted INC summer skirt came home with me too.

...thrifted Worthington top to expand my black skirt options

striped nautical skirt, thrifted


....there are a few non-thrifted items too..Chalet top has a subtle peplum bottom and is very flattering

....saddle shoe pump oxfords that I've been seeking forever..

this Neon Buda cotton cardigan looks kind of shapeless but is nipped in at the waist for a really flattering fit


...the color on this cardigan is really more periwinkle; its super soft and comfy

...and  tunic!  Since I don't wear shorts, I thought this would look so cute with little capri leggings and sandals on hot days

...Chalet skirt; this has a slightly hi-lo hemline and its so me

....really unique, reversible jacket with an Asian feel...it doesn't look cute in the picture but it is adorable.

...couldn't resist this pretty, feminine top..


or this ruffle detail top...

...or this lace skirt

...or this gorgeous and flattering cardigan.

I overdid it on the wardrobe update.  I probably have a bit of buyer's remorse that I don't usually experience because I thrift most of my clothing.  
In the spring; I usually feel like I need a boost.
I boosted.

.....and I over-rewarded myself a bit...
because...
beginning in May 20th, I will start the job I have always dreamed of!

I will be working for the state's Department of Child Services in my local county.
I'm beyond excited.
And feeling thankful and blessed.
I've worked hard on school and my degrees and now..
I'm going to work even harder to protect the welfare of children.
This is an honor and I feel so humbled and grateful!




48 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! That's so exciting! Congratulations, Lisa!

    And look at all those lovely pieces - my favourites are the white shirt with all the different buttons (I adore details like that), the shoes, the Asian jacket, the blouse with the pearl collar (so pretty!), and the lace skirt.

    I often feel a little guilty for buying so much nice stuff when I'm out thrifting, but there is nothing wrong with it as a hobby. Lots of people spend their money on all kinds of different things - we shouldn't feel guilty for spending it on clothes. We're giving our money to a good cause, too.

    Anyway, so happy for you!

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    1. Thanks for adding a new perspective on this, Sheila. I never thought of it that way...although my 'other' hobby of ballroom dancing is on the pricey side too!

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  2. Congratulations! It's so nice to hear you are working in a position you dreamed about. Outfit looks great, well done on the shopping:)

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    1. Thank you, Joanna. I'm super excited about it.

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  3. Congrats Lisa! So glad you have the job you have dreamed for! And what great fashion finds! I am really loving the orange tunic, striped skirt and the pretty top with the pretty collar details. Looking forward to see how you will style your new finds!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Hi Alice, thank you. I'm thrilled and can't wait to start the new job.

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  4. Congratulations Lisa! You made it and that's so cool. I think you got amazing and cute outfits from the boost...:) They are colorful with unique details.

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    1. Thank you. I'm really happy about it!

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  5. Oooh, Congrats, Lisa!! I knew you'd aced the interview!

    What a haul! I love the feminine top with pearls and the lace skirt is gorgeous!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie....any ideas on how to style the lace skirt? I'm stumped!

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  6. Congratulations for the job Lisa!
    You found a very versatile spring wardrobe, cute pieces. I look forward to seeing you wearing them. I know what you mean with the boost in spring. I feel the same. Mainly before spring really starts.

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    1. Thank you, Sabine. I'm thrilled about the job.
      Spring and summer are more difficult for me to dress for than winter and fall...but I think I have a good start.

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  7. Congratulations on your new job dear Lisa! I understand that being happy about it you decided to reward yourself with so many new purchases :) I especially like the striped skirt and the Asian style jacket.

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    1. Thank you, Olga.

      I wasn't sure about the Asian print jacket....I kind of liked it...and then tried it on and loved it.

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  8. Wow, that's quite a good haul! I'm always jealous when I see what people have thrifted because I think they got all the good stuff. I think I just need to go more often. All this stuff looks gorgeous, and congratulations on your dream job! Looks like it's going to be a good year!

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    1. Hi Val. there are some keys to good thrift shopping....you do need to go fairly often...don't go when seasons are transitioning because the store is getting rid of past season things and have little to choose from. Lots of ways to do better at thrifting...maybe I'll do a post on it sometime.

      Thank you for your words of encouragement!

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  9. So I love those saddle shoes and that nautical skirt!

    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Rebekah; what a lovely little blog you have. Looks like you are enjoying being a young college student! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  10. Congratulations on your job! I appreciate people like yourself who work to help children.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm really excited to do this and to make a difference.

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  11. Congratulations to your spring finds, but first off all CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR NEW JOB! I am so happy for you Lisa! Have a nice weekend! Ps. I love the Oxfords Ds.

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    1. Thank you, Anna....I am so excited! I start the new job on May 20th...I'm ready now!

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  12. Congratulations! You deserve it - well done for seeing every hard moment through....and great spring outfits too btw! X

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    1. Thank you...this is an exciting new chapter in my life and I can't wait to start.

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  13. Congratulations on your new job - you deserve the spending spree.

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    1. Thank you! I suppose I've spent my first check already!

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  14. Congratulations on the new job!! And you found some amazing things shopping! I absolutely adore that reversible chinoiseire jacket!! Love the oxfords, the lace skirt and the pearly collared top too - wonderful choices!

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    1. Thank you.......I'm happy with the updates!
      I was not 100% sure about the jacket...but tried it on and it felt and looked so good.

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  15. Woohoo! So glad you had a chance to reward yourself, because that is a reason to be rewarded!

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    1. Thanks, Cara...I'm super excited.

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  16. Congrats on your new job, Lisa! What a wonderful career choice.
    You boosted! haha Love that.
    I also am loving the tangerine striped tunic, that unique asian jacket and that pearl collared top.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I can't wait to start the new job.
      The items you like best seem to be the ones everyone else does too. Especially the Asian style jacket which was the one thing I was most hesitant about.

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  17. Thanks for visiting our blog! What a great deal of awesomeness you found! Love the pearl blouse & being new to your blog I want to say Congratulations on your new position!
    Denise

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    1. Thank you Denise.
      I really enjoyed perusing your blog.

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  18. Welcome to state work! It's a very rewarding career.

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    1. Kathleen....do also work for the state? I would love to email chat with you about it sometime and pick your brain!

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  19. Congratulations lon the new job, Lisa! Very happy for you. It sounds like a very important mission you are going to take on. I wish you all the best.

    Great finds you've made. The beaded top is fabulous and I am looking forward to see the London Times dress. I also don't wear shorts but a tunic over capri leggings is a good choice!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thank you Annette. I'm excited about my new job and I can't wait to start new month.

      I have never worn a tunic with leggings, but I think its going to be a very good alternative to shorts this summer.

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  20. Gorgeous finds - love the pearl collar.

    Congrats on your awesome news Lisa - I'm so happy you've been rewarded with the job of your dreams, you totally deserve it!

    Have a fabulous week
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Wendy. I'm excited and just want to be the best i can be for the agency.

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  21. Congratulations on your new job. How nice you will be doing something you have longed to do and making a difference for others.

    And I love your new additions to wardrobe. You got some great pieces to play with! :)

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    1. Thank you, Heather. I think they will all work out to be very versatile.

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  22. Lisa, first off- congrats on the job! Even better its a job you want and love!

    Speaking of...your spring boost are great picks! I am in love with the saddle shoe heels. I need a close up of them- perhaps the next shoe shine event?

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    1. Sounds like plan, Bella. When is your next shoe shine?

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  23. Congrats L on your job !
    I have a few favorite picks from your great new selection of thrifted goodies: the pearl collared top and striped skirt are on top of the list.

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    1. Thank you, Lorena...I'm really excited to get started at the new job!

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  24. Congrats on the new job! (Catching up on posts, LOL.)

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    1. Thank you Kristen, I'm very excited about it!

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