Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello Again, Friend Of A Friend

It feels like forever since I've done a regular outfit post. I've been taking pics though, so I have a few ready to write. I keep thinking I am going to get used to the new schedule, but the new schedule changes every week. Not in a bad way, I don't dislike it, but I am having a hard time figuring out when and where to see friends. I have Fridays and Saturdays off. But which days I work open and which days I close fluctuates each week. The truth is there is so much to learn at Buffalo Exchange and even though I anticipated that, it's still draining. It's not just the hours that I'm adjusting to, it's the physical aspects (hours on my feet after hours on my bum for years and years) as well as the learning. Learning makes you tired! I had forgotten just how intense mass amounts of new information can be. I've done my register training. That was in all honesty, the scariest thing for me. And I'm doing pretty well on it. My Buy Counter training has slowed down to make room for that, but I'm not concerned. It will pick back up again. It's an ebb and flow. A give and take.

3.15.11

That cammo jacket was a much more versatile buy than you might think. I find myself wearing it with any and everything and I get tons of compliments on it. It's just a touch better on me than an army issued one because of the fitted waist (which is achieved by drawstrings inside, and to keep them at the same place I adjusted it once and then sewed them down so I never have to think about them again) and the light fabric. And that TIKKR watch? People ask me about it all day every day at work and I am always sure to give them the full lowdown on it. I hope they are going right home and ordering one, because it's so fun.

3.15.11

It's getting warmer. Which means I'm getting lazier with my hair and I'm wearing it in a topknot 8 times out of 10. I am planning on getting a haircut this weekend actually (Nathan is going to pay for me to get a REAL big girl haircut at Toni and Guy!). I'm planning on having the "U" shape put back in the back and the dead ends trimmed and...well, that's about it. I still like my hair long. I still know it would have more body and look more flattering shorter. I still don't care!

3.15.11

I mean look how cute! Who wouldn't want to wear a cinnamon bun made of hair on their head all day every day? And with my spin pins it's so easy!

Jacket, Old Navy
Dress, Forever XXI
Boots, Dr Scholl's via Zappos.com
Watch (and new pink band!), courtesy of TIKKR

34 comments:

Danielle said...

I love those boots. They look so comfortable.

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

I love your hair up like that, it looks so cute! I wish I could pull off that type of hairdo. Now those boots... those boots have me drooling.

TrophyBoutique said...

Was the last post title a Cure reference? If so, I think we really are bffffffs. The extra effs are for extra forevers.



Anyway, I agree. I love the topknot on you and I am jealous of anyone's ability to wear a cinnamon bun on their head. I of course would have to get a cinnamon bun shaped hat, and that would probably not be as cute.

I can see you wearing this jacket a million more times in a million more ways, so I look forward to that!

FutureLint said...

I love your hair that way, so I don't mind if you do it that way every day until the end of time! I love the mix of camo and floral!

Jenny said...

Love this outfit! I'm a messy top knot girl too and I think your boots are amazing!

Collette Osuna said...

I love the versatility of the jacket..its so cool!! The boots are awesome.and Ive heard RAVE reviews about the watch....cant wait to see your new "do"....:)

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grace said...

I love your hair that way and I love love love those boots!

Natalie Garza said...

This is an awesome look. Camo is something I would never think to wear, but now I'm kicking myself because it looks so good on you! I definitely need a jacket like this.

The Suburb Experiment said...

You look great! I am jealous of your cinnamon bun - I def cannot wear my hair like that.

Learning IS tiring but it sounds like you're getting into the swing of things. Yay!

Jenn

Sal said...

Holy cats, I'm enamored of those boots!

GoodFrameofMind said...

Oh, the Buffalo Exchange. I'm going to hit that up for the first time this weekend - excited to see what I can find :) You look great!

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

You totally rock the topknot, it doesn't look like an afterthought but a purposeful part of the entire ensemble. And you totally have the face to rock such a 'do!

And that camo jacket is pretty fab - I don't think I am a camo girl but I could imagine wearing it - it has a great shape!

Rebecca said...

I love the green boots. Your hair looks cute up. I tend to do the same thing when I need a cut, which is why my hair has been up in most of my photos lately.

[SMASH] said...

I love the hard & soft of the camo & floral. Really fun outfit!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

There is the camo jacket! I heart it! and I love the camo/floral print together!

You look happy!

Vanessa said...

Now I want a cinnamon bun!
But seriously... I am in need of a haircut, too, and am procrastinating because I can't decide to keep it long or chop it all off. My eternal struggle!
I love the unexpected pairing of the camo with the florals. Flirty but tough!

cbenavides said...

I aspire to have long hair as lovely as yours. For some reason, my hair gets about shoulder length and just gives up...... so sad!

Between Laundry Days said...

Ah, the crazy ups and downs of a new job. :)

Also, just absolutely KILLING it with this outfit!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You are just too cute! I love the boots...one of the things I loved about Buffalo Exchange was how many boots they had!

Tanvi said...

Those are really cute boots with a really cute dress!!! I have to get that watch NOW! I went for TxSCC and still didn't get it. Shame on me :P

I am a BIG fan on top knots. Specially since I live in them all day! :)

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Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Your hair is super cute like that!

Erin said...

Cute dress and boots = my favorite look!
I'm glad things are going well at the new job. It sounds like a hoot-n-a-half! Although at my age, the standing thing would break me.

WendyB said...

Those boots look comfortable!

Christy said...

If you need some moral support for the new job you have my e-mail address. It's kind of what I get paid to do anyway. :)

Elissa said...

*headdesk* Why did I not get a pink watchband when I had the chance?????? Argh!!!!!

That was me having a mental breakdown. As always, you look amazing. I never would have considered camo versatile, but you have me convinced. You make that jacket work with so many things.

Oh - and now I want a cinnamon bun, so thanks a lot for that too.

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Jess said...

Love the mix of florals and camo! So pretty! I am in need of a hair cut and color. I've went a little too dark the last time I was at the salon.

Jess (hellowifeonline.com) said...

I love those boots! I'll have to come visit you at BX when you're more settled in. :)

Krust said...

I love how you paired the camo with floral. It looks great. And the green boots are awesome.
Good luck with your new schedule and your training! Hope you're having some fun too!

Love, Krust

rosy+tart said...

AH! I saw those spin pins at the store the other day and *almost* bought them. Instead, I chopped my hair off. #hairfail Grrrrrr.

Krista said...

I love the boots as much (if not more) than that fun camo jacket! Love the ensemble. And I'm totally looking up what spin pins are!

Keely said...

Oh, how I love this outfit! Every. Single. Piece. I want those boots!

Cory said...

Love the watch. It. Just. Works.

kim said...

Love the pink TIKKR. Completes the look!

Brittani said...

I saw this jacket on you and loved it!!! I went to Old Navy's Stuff n Save this weekend and scored the jacket for $8. It was on clearance, BOGO on everything in the store and I got an extra 20% on top of that.