Thursday, January 20, 2011

Back in Chicago: Trip Highlights, an OOTD, and a Blog Sale Question

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I am finally back in Chicago and oh my goodness, it is so good to be HOME!   After my two week interview tour, I flew back Tuesday night, and have never been happier to see ice, snow, and freezing temperatures lol.  And with interviews over, I feel like I can finally breath a big, giant sigh of relief!  (I won't get official word of my placement until late February, but I did my part and now all I can do is wait.)  Overall the interviews went really well.  After the first two, I started to get the hang of it and eventually got into my interview groove.  There were some places I absolutely loved, several I liked, and a few that I wasn't so crazy about.  But overall, I am excited about what the future holds, wherever that may be.

Highlights from my interview tour...

Having Chick-fil-a within three hours of touchdown...
Getting to see my little brother play basketball as a big, bad senior...
Seeing incredible friends in every city stop (more on that later)...
Thrifting with my mom...
Enjoying real Mexican food...
Reading sweet texts from Matt (I missed him like CRAZY!)...
Interviewing with a few places in my sweatpants (phone interviews do have their upside!)...
Cruising Houston with Ryan and his sweet new system...
Having real, honest, and authentic conversations with my dearest friends...
Catching up on Criminal Minds with my mom...
Stopping at Bucees every chance possible...
Seeing a sweet friend's new baby bump...
Going to the Galleria and not buying a thing (going strong on my new year's effort!)...
Hearing words of encouragement from sites who were impressed with my work...
Jamming to my favorite Dallas radio stations...
Having dinner with my old boss from OU...
Playing Just Dance on the Xbox connect with my bff (I really want one now!)...
Indulging in my dad's famous Rice Krispie treats...
Meeting my friend Kendall's sweet "new" baby boy...
Hugging Matt when I got off the plane...

I will post more pictures of my trip once my brain gets adjusted to being back in Chicago and being back at work.  I wasn't as diligent with my picture taking as normal, because my mind was mostly focused on interview stuff, but you know me, I still managed to snap a few pics here and there :)  Speaking of snapping pics, here is what I wore today.  And if you're wondering whether or not I own any other clothes besides this jacket and this scarf, I swear I do.  These just happen to be my most favorite things right now and therefore I wear them way more than I should.  And by way more than I should I mean at least once or twice a week.  Eessh, must remember to wear the 9,000 other things crammed in my closet...

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Dress: Banana Republic
Jacket: Ann Taylor
Scarf: from a London market excursion with my mom
Belt: Ann Taylor
Tights: Kohls
Bracelet: Ann Taylor
Rings: vintage; thrifted
Earrings: Marc Jacobs
Boots: Vince Camuto

*PS: Random question: I need to do a closet cleanout.  I don't have a ton of stuff, but there a few things that I don't need/fit into/want anymore.  If I did a blog sale or loaded the stuff onto Smashion would anyone be interested?  I'm not planning to make a steal off the stuff, so I don't want to put tons of time into it, but if yall would be interested, let me know.

 

19 comments:

Alivia said...

Are you kidding? I would love if you did a sale!! :)

Amanda said...

yay! glad to hear that everything seemed to go well. i bet you'll be eagerly awaiting to hear word.

i would definitely be interested in some gently used clothes from you! :)

Kasey Lynne said...

new follower :)

i LOVE your scarf and your jacket...so if the clothes you want to put in the blog sale are as cute as those two items, DO IT!

Leslie said...

You should totally do a sale!!

Elizabeth said...

I do the same thing with my clothes, and luckily I work at two different schools so I sometimes wear what I wore the day before (granted, if it is clean and passes the smell test!!). No one knows and I get to wear my favorite or most comfortable outfits two days in a week!!
Love your blog, btw!

Alexandria said...

If you did a sale, I would die. DIE (that's a yes, btw).

Also, I'm sending you good vibes for your placement!!

J and A said...

YES for a sale! :) But please ship to Canada! :)

Glitterista said...

Welcome home! Fingers crossed for a fabulous placement, and I'm glad you had a great time traveling, but are now safe at home.

Have a great weekend! :)

MJ said...

I would love a sale! :)

I love the scarf, as always... can't wait to see more pics of your trip!

Courtney said...

Of course you should do a sale, and I'm not just saying that because I snagged some sa-weet stuff from your moving sale... Have you seen the way Pioneer Woman does her closet-cleanouts? Just an idea.

Whitney said...

Girl I would steal your clothes if I was long and lean like you. If you have any capris that perhaps I could wear as pants, I'm in :)

amy kelinda said...

A sale is always awesome! And I really think the scarf and jacket are AMAZING with that dress, so who cares if you've worn those pieces a lot? It looks great! I love the color on the dress, too. And mmm, Chick Fil-A! That place is AWESOME.

Loren said...

oh my gosh! Please do the sale! I LOVE when my favorite bloggers clean out their closets! :)
BTW, loving your outfit, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Totally up for a sale! Also, I think you mean Xbox Kinect haha. Glad you had fun!

Meghan said...

i'm so loving what you created on the wall behind you! can you tell me how you did that? love love love!

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Healthy Honey said...

YES YES YES, please do a sale!! :)

CessOviedo said...

Hey there! New reader over here! Just found your site and loved it, this outfit is great loved the leopard scarf mixed with the green dress, great accessorizing! ... definitely will be coming back! ;)

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Alexis Campbell said...

I absolutely love your outfit. You are so pretty!!

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Kate said...

I really, REALLY love this outfit! I would never have thought to pair leopard print with that color, but it works SO well! Gorgeous! And the leather jacket just ties it all together perfectly!