Sweater: LOFT (2012)
Pants: J Crew / J Crew Clearance Center (2012)
Earrings: Target (2009)
Wedges: Nine West / endless.com (2011)
These pants are too big. I have saggy diaper butt which is NOT a good look on anyone, I don't care who you are. (Okay, maybe Ryan Gosling would look sexy with saggy diaper butt - but no one else.) I wonder if they'll shrink some after I wash and dry them - they are mostly cotton after all. Anyone own a pair of Minnies who can tell me one way or the other?
The top I bought the week before last during LOFT's Friends & Family sale for 40% off - I think it brought it down to around $24. I had to have it as soon as I saw the colors together - plum + orange? Yes! However, my husband refers to it as my Virginia Tech shirt (he is a Hokie alum) even after I tried to convince him the plum was NOT maroon and in fact, PLUM. He wasn't having it. I think he sees what he wants to see. Whatevs, I love the shirt regardless. They did have a bright blue/white colorway in store (not available online) that I liked too. But probably not enough to have multiples.
Thanks to everyone who took the time out to comment on my last post - I am still on a high from the news today, as you can imagine. I just feel so relieved to not have to worry about finding a job anymore. The additional $8k a year is just icing on the cake. I am exceptionally lucky - I know this. But I also know that I deserve this. I worked very hard at my old job - was loyal to them for over 11 years. I did the best I could do there and left with my head held high, my dignity and integrity intact. The way I was let go was SKETCHY, even if it was during a layoff. I feel like this is my well-deserved raise for all the work I had taken on in the four months or so before I was laid off. Not a bad deal at all - I will have had 16 weeks of paid vacation by the time I start this new job (tentative start date is May 14th!). Not to mention I am still on severance pay - I'll get dual paychecks for two weeks which is AWESOME. I am just happy. I'll be doing something I like doing, which I think is so important. This is such a fantastic opportunity for me.
I have always said that I am a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason. This just reaffirms that belief, tenfold.