We interrupt my little 31 for 31 challenge posts with a post about life.
Today is the end of an era around these parts. See....I'm leaving my current employment - a place where I have been for four and a half years to move on to other things.
See, back at the end of May Allan was basically handed a new job that was what he was
doing when we were dating just as a civilian contractor instead of being on
military orders. Even though it's way up North - it was a 30% increase in income and
would help further his career. Allan took the job and started June 1st.
I had looked around and interviewed a little bit here and there for new opportunities, but nothing ever seemed to work out. Shortly after Allan took his new job we had a conversation about what we want for our future and what not. Commuting is not something either of us enjoy, so soon after Allan started working, I started applying for jobs in the same area as Allan's employment. I had 1 phone interview (which didn't work out because the job paid a lot less than I was willing to accept), 1 in
person interview (which is slightly comical and I knew I didn't get the job before I even left the office) and THEN I had this
amazing interview at for a job and I felt SO GOOD about it. They offered me the job 2.5 weeks ago
and I start August 1st!
I'm so excited for my new job opportunity and the wonderful things that will come from this job. I'll get the chance to learn and grow some more and use the skills I already have to help out my new employer. It's going to be good and it feels so right.
Today is my last day at my current job. I've been here for so long and it's been my second home that it feels weird to be leaving it. Kind of like leaving behind school and my single life in a lot of ways. Even though I got married while at this job - it still feels like it's tied to my single life/post college days in so many ways. I'm excited to start a new adventure and get to create my identity as a married woman - my maiden name won't really ever come up. :o) (not that I don't love being connected to my maiden name - it's an identity thing though...)
Changes abound in our household and it's fun and exciting. I keep trying to imagine life five-ten years down the road and it's just so weird to think about. I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life figuring things out with my best friend. :o)
P.S. Only 8 more sleeps without my husband. :o) He'll get home on my 2nd day of work of my new job. woo hoo!
I almost cheated today. I spent most of the day cleaning and I really didn't want to put on real clothes. This sort of worked. Maybe. I also kind of felt like I was 12. :) oh well. At least I didn't cheat :)
Okay. Definitely over this style of shirt. Comfy? Yes. Flattering? Not these days....also, those shorts? Too big. Sigh. Pretty much I'm getting to the point where this challenge is harder and I am realizing how not flattering a lot of my clothes are now that I've lost weight and things. :P first world problems right?? Oh we'll c'est la vie.
In other news Allan will be home in 2 weeks and I am oh so excited!!!!!
I'm going to be honest here...I didn't love today's outfit. I think it was a combo of a weird hair day and my shirt not staying as tucked in as I wanted. :P I might give it another chance someday, but not anytime soon!
Top: gray striped button up with pink tank top
Bottom: jean shorts
Shoes: gray keds
See? In theory, it is cute, but in action? Didn't love it. Oh we'll.
D-day. Today I delivered my husband to Ft. Douglas. This was easily the hardest thing I think I have ever done. Sigh. I am going to be okay...at least that's what I keep telling myself.
Anyways. Here's today's outfit:
Top: Teal downeast
Dress: black a-line strapless dress
Shoes: Pink heels
I accessorized with an uber cute necklace I have had for a long time but haven't worn in a while. That's what is great about this challenge, I'm finding fun things in my closet that haven't been worn in ages!!
Today was my last day with my husband before he left me for four weeks. We didn't have any set plans, but just wanted to spend the day together and I wanted to look cute while doing that. Behold, today's outfit:
Top: Coral button up
Bottom: Brown capris
Shoes: Coral sandals
I love this shirt. I should have ironed it, but I was feeling lazy and didn't. :) in the end, Allan and I saw Despicable Me 2, and went to Tepanyaki for dinner. It was a lovely evening.
With fun plans like swimming, BBQ-ing and the Stadium of Fire, I wanted to be comfortable. :o) Thus today's outfit:
Top: Red t-shirt
Bottom: Jean shorts
Shoes: Grey keds
This was perfect for a day of celebration! I made Allan take the picture while @ my sister's house and it was fun times. :o) We had a great day! Now we just have a couple of days together before he leaves me... :P Ciao!
Sorry this is a couple of days late. :) Please note that being late might happen from time to time, but I'll try to not let it get out of hand. ;)
Anyways! Day 3:
Top: Gray Empire top with pink satin ribbon
Bottom: Teal damask maxi skirt
Shoes: Teal flip flops
I LOVE this maxi shirt. I'm trying to find more than one way to wear it (beyond the coral button up I bought to match it - you'll see that combo at some point in this challenge, I'm sure). I think this works, but I don't love it. There's just something about a maxi skirt that I feel needs a tucked-in shirt. Maybe it's just me. I tried to tuck in this shirt and it did NOT work.
Also, random fact - I've lost some weight recently due to some health things and I kind a feel like these empire tops do not do me the same service they did when I bought them. I was about 20lbs heavier when I bought these shirts and they helped slim me down. I'm thinking it's time to look for a different style of shirt that works for me now? Maybe? we'll see...
I'm feeling much better today. :o) This is a good thing. I hate being sick. I have the hardest time being okay with staying home sick and not doing anything. I started watching GOSSIP GIRL. I think it's going to be my guilty pleasure show while Allan is gone. :o)
ANYWHO....here's outfit numero dos:
Top: white downeast with my pink lace top
Bottom: Brown skirt
Shoes: white heeled sandals
Accessories: metal filigree headband, brown beaded bracelet, and a multi-chain pink/gold necklace (i almost never wear this necklace and have almost gotten rid of it on several occasions. I am happy it works today!
One of the reason I went with this outfit was because Allan and I are going to the temple this evening and I didn't want to wear two different outfits today. :o) I'm lazy like that....anywho, have a great day! Ciao!
PS. My friend Hilary is playing with us! Make sure to check out her outfits too! :o)
So, I am really excited about this challenge! I have picked my items and am ready to get the ball rolling!
Without further ado - my 31 items!!
1. Blue heathered slacks
2. Black dress shorts
3. Jean shorts
4. Brown cargo capris
5. Black strapless dress
6. Black lace pencil skirt
7. Green a-line eyelet skirt
8. Brown pencil skirt
9. Pink a-line skirt
10. Teal damask maxi skirt
11. Grey empire shirt
12. Coral button up
13. Orange lace top
14. Blue top with button accents
15. Red t-shirt
16. Black downeast top
17. Teal downeast top
18. Teal patterned empire top
19. Pink tank top
20. Grey t-shirt
21. Gray striped button up
22. Orange downeast top
23. Cream lace mock wrap
24. Pink lace top
25. White downeast top
26. Floral shirt dress
27. Pink peep toe shoes
28. White heeled sandals
29. Grey keds
30. Coral sandals
31. Teal sandals
There you go! I M excited to do this challenge. One rule I have told myself that I have to keep in mind is that I need to create 31 completely different outfits. Just changing out my shoes OR accessories does not count. Here goes!!!