OMGoodness!!!! It has been almost a month since I posted and I feel really bad! I have been really busy at my part-time job (the retailer that shall not be named) and when I say busy, I mean busy. Almost 40 hours a week, in addition to my full-time job. That should explain my last post. There was so much more I could have added to that list, but the holidays are over and I won’t go there.
Anywhoo. I had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and the new year is looking promising. 2010 had its ups and downs, but all in all, God was with me. I lost weight in 2010, started working on my Masters in Counseling, watched my daughter graduate from high school and go off to her first year of college, and turned 40. I am speaking success and victory in my life, in every area. I am feeling good about myself and feel like now, unlike in my youth, I know who I am and I love who I am. :^) It is a blessing to have a good self-concept, high self-esteem, confidence, and a positive outlook on life. I know who I am and I am a happy new me!
Ok, now on to my next favorite subject after myself; fashion and shopping.
The perk of working retail, is you get a first look at upcoming trends, incoming items, and…………………… sale and clearance items. I will be honest, I shop while I work. I am constantly on the lookout for things that are being reduced and *Billy Bob Thornton in Slingblade voice* ……I done good, this season!
I will of course be posting pics and I will be posting a new Deo Volente list, real soon.
I am going to kick off the year with some pics from my aunt’s retirement party and my New Year’s Eve outfit.
The dress I wore to my aunt’s retirement party is one of my favorite dresses, that I have had for a couple of years. It is a classic example of the perks you get working in retail. This dress was designed similar to some Calvin Klein and Tahari dresses that were in the store the season I bought it and I watched and waited for it to go on sale. It did and I got it for less than $30. The picture may not show how the skirt is khaki with a metallic sheen. The dress is sleeveless and I love to wear it with a black cardigan. This particular evening, I did something different and wore fishnet stockings with my BCBG peeptoe pumps. *side note* I LOVE BCBG shoes!!!! They are so comfortable! I carried a little black and gold clutch I got from ForLove 21 for about $5.
Retirement party for my Aunt-December 11, 2010.
Me and my Mom at Aunt's retirment party
*please note-my NYE pics were taken on a camera phone, so…….LOL!*
My NYE outfit. Corduroy Leggings-Hue, Wedge Booties-Nine West, Tank-Ashley Stewart, Jacket-American Rag
The detailing on this jacket is so cute!!! :^( I wish I had better photos, but I will be wearing it quite often and I have it in gray, too.
I hate that you can’t get a good look at my outfit, because it is SUPER CUTE! I wore it to work and then to church for our NYE party. It is another example of items hitting your department and you snag them. A couple of the items I have on, were dirt cheap.
Well…………I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I pray 2011 brings you joy, peace, success, happiness, and takes you to a new level in every facet of your life. Remember, the Lord loves you and I do, too! HAPPY NEW YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR! TTYL!