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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Look :: Hello & Goodbye















Outfit details: Turban - RV. Shirt - Tea & Tulips. Skirt - Old Navy. Shoes - AT. Red ring - Target. Turquoise ring, gold beaded cuff - InPink / bought with gift card won in a giveaway. Leather wrap bracelet - Crash & Burn / won in a giveaway. Watch - MK / in my shop here. Nails - Modern Girl by OPI / painted by Rose at Nail Garden.

Normally when a blog post is published this early, it's because I've scheduled it in advance. This time, I'm actually awake. I meant to take a 'little nap' today and it turned into a full-on, seven-hour sleep. I can't complain, though; somehow, a late night spawns inspiration.

But let's rewind a bit. Thursday was my last at Ann Taylor, and it was as bittersweet as expected. I'd been with the company for over three years -- starting during college in Michigan, then continuing once I moved here. I'd worked at four stores, and though my co-workers at each one were different, they were also very much the same. The women were consistently caring, thoughtful, passionate, and so much fun! I am honestly going to miss working with all girls -- it's like being at a sleepover. :) They were very sweet with their goodbyes... I was gifted cards, balloons and a yummy Mexican dinner.

I spent the next day preparing for a get-together at my place! I hadn't hosted a party since Christmas, and at this point, I was going through withdrawal. Krystal, Kimberly, Bryn, and Dina came over to celebrate my new job, along with my friend Brandon and roommate Cris! My chocolate cupcakes made with applesauce were quite the hit. (Substitute three tablespoons per egg.) I topped them with white frosting and lots of sprinkles! We spent hours playing Would You Rather. Almost every question created a debate. It was a lot more intense (and hilarious) than I thought it would be! I'm so grateful for everyone that came over. Love them. ♥



Now it's time to drink some more tea and decide what to do with my day. I'm thinking a walk to Starbucks is in order this morning, then perhaps another bedroom overhaul... How's your weekend going?

16 comments:

  1. Aw, such adorable photos. And, yay, love hosting parties too -it's so much fun! And your outfit is the cutest!! Enjoy your weekend love, mines been mostly work, and a few delightful evening cocktails. Hooray! x

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  2. Fun pics...everyone looks so cute....I love hosting a party too, just hate the cleanup, lol.
    Ill be doing groceries today and laundry...fun!


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  3. Great post!! You look great in these pictures!

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  4. I love your maxi skirt and your bright colored nails! You look lovely! Where will you be working now?

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  5. Love your outfits! I like having people over too! Your cupcakes look yum!

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  6. Looks like a fun party! Hope ya'll had a blast.

    xoxo

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  7. Your photos look so cute and fun. And those cupcakes look so tasty!

    xoxo

    Lauren

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  8. Hosting is extreme fun, you have such stylish guests. I heart Halloween, never appreciated it until I got older for some reason... I'm visiting my mother this weekend, which means eating tons probably, LOL. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday. -xx

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  9. Creeper picture thanks! lol I love all these. Do you think you could send me/ e-mail me a couple that I took of the food after I brought the mac n cheese I want a couple of pictures of that if that's ok.

    It was so much fun. Just a little get together those are always nice. Shots, bar tending, and food my forte :) thanks for having us! We need a dance party next

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  10. I am so loving Kimberly's attire... very ME kinds :D


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  11. i love your outfit! all you girls look great! good luck with your new job!

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  12. oh boy! tell us why you left ann taylor (or did i miss it!?) also, love the pumpkin color of your blouse!

    <3 steffy
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  13. firstly you are divine in a velvet turban- you have the perfect turban hair and face. also, congrats on this big step. when i left juicy after so many years it was really hard, but you are lucky to have so many people to see you through your new adventure. last, i always put applesauce in what im baking- but i usually substitute oil with it. i will try your way!

    xxoo
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  14. Love that shirt! Your party looked like so much fun!! I hope you have fun at your new job my love!

    XX!
    Yvonnalivianna
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  15. I spent my weekend camping, but a get together sounds like a lot of fun. I don't host them nearly enough, but when I was your age I was constantly having people over. Keep it up! It's fun.

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