Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Striped Blazer + Random Morning Ramblings

Cece shared this genius post last week. You can read it here if you haven't already.

I decided I might as well post the outfit here. No reason to let the pictures go to waste because it's not often that I can convince Sean to click, click, click.

I think it was this day that actually began my pneumonia. I promise that will be the last time I mention pneumonia again. And hopefully the last time you see snow in the background until December.

{I don't know who told this chic she could model}
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Pretend that you don't notice my hair. The wind was blowing something fierce that day.

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{Blazer & Pants: Old Navy - Top: Alloy - Necklace & Earrings: Forever 21 - Shoes: Zaras

Now for some random chit-chat.

The weather has been so nice the last couple of days. Of course today it decided to go back down and bring some rain.

I usually would be having some serious allergy issues around this time but nothing. I don’t want to say “yet” because I don’t want to jinx myself. I guess it has to do with the fact that we had snow fall just last week. Or maybe, just maybe, age is being kind to me.

My sister isn’t down with me sharing my gorgeous niece on the Internet, but y’all, I’m obsessed. She is gorgeous. I seriously kiss my phone screen every time I get a new picture. I can’t wait until May to see and go all paparazzi on her. She is going to think that a camera is my face.

Sean and I have been talking about trips to take this year. We’re thinking Chicago either July or August and somewhere else in October. But for the life of us, we can’t come up with anything. We were thinking Mexico but we’ve already done that. Any ideas? We’re thinking beach, all inclusive and not too crazy expensive, ya know, a gal has to shop for vacations.

After Easter, I kinda, no I did, go crazy and buy lots of Starburst Jelly Beans. The only problem is that I still have tons of bags left. Because of this I feel like I have to eat it all that way I can start fresh. So much for my plans to detox this week. I need to remember that summer is around the corner and that I like skirts and tank tops. But throwing away my precious jelly beans or sharing them feels so wrong.

I had to fire someone on Monday. And I didn’t feel bad. Am I horrible?

Happy Wednesday! Yeah. I know. What was so happy about that last line? I am horrible.

59 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

girlfriend those shoes are killer!

YeamieWaffles said...

I thought that was a new profile photo I spotted Faith but I didn't want to tell you how much it rocked just in case it had been uploaded before, you look great in the striped blazer. I like the sounds of Starburst jelly beans to be honest and your figure is great as it is so try not to feel too guilty! Those holiday plan do sound amazing too!

Kathy C. said...

You should model...seriously! Then I can say I have a model friend... lol.
Sorry you had to fire someone...if you didn't feel bad, then odds are they deserved it. Happy Wednesday!

Christelle said...

Another super cute outfit!! And I love those shoes!

I love Chicago, so jealous y'all are going!! I wish I could pack up and move there, but I'm such a chicken! Ha!

I saw some pretty cheap all-in-inclusive deals on Groupon and Travelzoo the other day for Jamaica and DR, if you don't want to go to Mexico...

Life with J and J said...

LOL @ not feeling horrible able firing someone. No doubt they deserved it!

As for vacation spots, have you done a cruise? You might enjoy doing a Caribbean cruise where you visit multiple Islands. Its all inclusive and loads of fun.
Not sure if you like being on water though (some people done) but its fun!

Adrienne said...

You look fantastic, Faith!!! Love that blazer ;)

If you come to Chicago, please, please, please eat at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria.

It's my favorite restaurant <3

Life After the Aisle said...

haha! I am right there with you on the jellybean front! I have at least a dozen bags at our house. thankfully over the past couple months I have developed some self control and limit myself to 1 - 2 handfuls a day. SO they will last ALL year. It's about portion control right?!=)

Jasmine Hellogmsunshine said...

First let me say, Love Chicago
and second.. don't feel bad - some people deserve to be let go -
the same way I get joy sometimes when I have to lock someone up. Its our job... someone has to like it. Why not let it be you! LOL.

Feel bad for the circumstance but if they "earned" their being let go, then flip hair and keep it moving as I say.

Kirsten Wiemer said...

you are so gorgeous faith.
i love your hair so much, it is sooo fun!
and i think you should go to san fran, but maybe im biased ;)

i also have been thinking about a vacation. ryan and i have never had a real vacation, and i know we probably won't get one for at least a year, but i did start dreaming of where we could go. haha. i'm crazy.

K

Law_Fal said...

That outfit is super cute! Chicago is a great choice! I'm slightly afraid of cruises now but the ones I went on were fun. Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic are on my list of places that seem fun to visit as well!

Carolyn said...

Love this outfit! So cute! :) And I did the same exact thing with jelly beans. Only I bought one bag of every single variety. Crap. HAHA!

Katie Slatton said...

You look so adorable in your pictures! I love your outfit! I really wish I was able to get my hands on those Zara heels...I have them in black but I really want the maroon!

Katie
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Cece said...

I love those shots!! You look so cute. I still can't believe you came down with pneumonia after taking them!! I went a little crazy with the Starburst jelly beans myself after Easter. They are just so good!! Now...I'm juicing it.

Katie said...

You could definitely model. You are gorgeous!

Yay to hoping there will be no more snow!! And yay for vacations. Derek and I were just talking about a quick trip to Chicago in May! I lovvvveeee planning vacations! What about a Dominican Republic all inclusive. Or key west vacation? Either sounds perfect to me!!

Mrs JK said...

I saw it on Cece's post first. Love the blazer! And now Ima find one and dent my pocket...lol. You look great as always!

Jessica Jean-Marie said...

Lovin' the fit! Especially the blazer. I need some blazers in my life. Ughhh. Oh & Starburst jelly beans are addicting! :)

Brittany said...

You look gorgeous!!! And I LOVE that peplum top...so pretty! You look skinny minny, too..can't even tell you've been eating all those Starburst Jellybeans :). I bought a crapton of Easter candy for 70% off at Target yesterday and am kindof regreting it...but who can rest 20 cent Cadbury and Reeses Eggs?

I can’t wait until May to see and go all paparazzi on her. She is going to think that a camera is my face. -I laughed so hard at this. I bet she is beautiful, all the girls in your family are! Can't wait to see all the paparazzi pictures you take :)

As far as a vacay, I don't have much to throw in but I do know that Z and I have talked of a Chicago trip too...wish we could be there at the same time! We've also talked about a cruise, since with all the Carnival drama they've gone down in price. Maybe you and Sean could take a cruise? Have you ever been on one??

Jennifer said...

Seriously, you are like my style icon. I love everything you put together!

I got to fire someone once - it was kind of thrilling. I didn't feel bad either. I don't know what that says about me, but the girl was a MORON. Just saying. (o:

Desiree Macke said...

Need that blazer and necklace in my life. Stat.
Do.not.throw.the.jelly.beans.away. Those things are seasonal! Once your stash is gone you have to wait until NEXT YEAR to stock up again. I'm slowly pecking away at my remaining jelly beans. I'll be so sad when they're all gone. :(

Denise said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this blazer, Faith! You look bomb in it!

Angela K said...

Oh I am in LOVE with those shoes!!! Cute outfit Faith!

Katie said...

i love that blazer!!! so cute!! and i have so many bags of jellybeans too - they are so good!!!!

Stesha Jordan said...

That outfit is fabulous, your pictures look amaze miss!! Summer vacas are the best, I have always wanted to go to Chicago!

xxS

Kiki said...

Girl you look HOTTT! I love everything about this outfit and though shoes OH LALA me gusta!! My boss went to the Dominican and she loved it!! she found a great all inclusive on groupon!!
Have a great day girl!!

Susannah said...

You look great! I love that last picture!!! ;-) I'm dying to go somewhere warm too!

toi said...

you look fab. i really like those heels and top, jeans all the outfit :).

you can model chic! if Sean is the photographer send him my compliments, he is a great photographer :).

I am going to feature this outfit on TC30s next week

Danielle said...

Come to Atlanta! Please please PUH-lease! It's not the beach, it's not all inclusive but it is definitely fun!

You should model! You'd definitely be the PERFECT Colgate model, your smile is gorgeous!

Whitney Cypert said...

I love the striped blazer, you look great in it!

Our weather has been CRAZY. One day we are grilling outside and the next I'm sitting inside shivering with the heater on. Dumb.

I really need to see more pictures of your niece! I just know that she is so gorgeous!

I was proud of myself, I didn't buy one single piece of Easter candy. We are still fully stocked from Valentines! But, just so you know, you look great and apparently the candy isn't your worst enemy, can't even tell you have had any!

As far as trips go, Chicago sounds so fun! I have always wanted to go there. I'm with Brit, maybe a cruise too? Or Denver? : )

Ashley said...

Hello, Miss Fashion Blogger!! I'm diggin' all of those pictures. Seriously. And, the wind in the hair ;-)

I wish we could see your cute lil' niece, but def respect your sissy's wishes. I'm so happy my sister doesn't mind me showing off my little nephew. I'd die if she didn't. Ha-ha.

Please pack me in your suitcase whenever y'all decide to go. Please? Thank you :)

Angie said...

Such a cute outfit. I love striped blazers! Oh and I'd give anything for your hair. I love it!

Our weather has been amazing lately. Tomorrow we are supposed to get severe storms and rain though. That doesn't make me happy. I hate storms!

I've been in trip planning mode too. Oh how I love Summer!

Amy said...

Your outfit is cute and your hair is fab!

Sunshine - www.cancerinthecity.com said...

too cute! love it...

Kristen said...

LOVE the outfit. :)

I'm eating all the current sweet stuff we have in our house right now, so I'm not tempted later. Crazy logic? Absolutely. lol But I refuse to buy more for a while. And sometimes, you have to just throw it away so you won't eat it. I've done that multiple times. Especially when my Mom gives me candy because I'm losing weight. lol

Ryan and I are thinking of going somewhere in October as well, but we'll probably do Tennessee. It's a standard go to for us, but we love it and haven't been in a few years. Though I really want to go back up to Wisconsin or try somewhere new.

Maria said...

So pretty, Faith! You are so much fun...always smiling...it's refreshing!!
I love thr blazer and bright blue necklace! Those shoes are fabulous and so is the color!
Your neice sounds adorable!! :)
I'm glad you're feeling better and the weather is getting nicer...it's waming up here too and I am loving it.
Have a wonderful day! Xoxox
Oh, and I feel ya on the jellybeans. I just ate a handful at almost 3am :)

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

Jellybeans are my weakness like I'm pretty sure I can go on a all jellybean diet! Love the outfit!!

Lauren said...

Love these pictures, Faith. That blazer looks great. I've been wanting to get one for awhile so I'll definitely have to check out old navy.

Lauren
http://choosingjoy7.blogspot.com/

Georgina said...

You can send some of those jelly beans my way please and thanks!

I guess if the person really deserved it (or was incredibly nasty) it would have been a relief for lots of people that s/he now has the opportunity to find something elsewhere....

Meg {henninglove} said...

if you need someone to help you eat those jelly beans mail me a few bags. or better yet buy me a plane ticket and we can eat them together :-)

Emily Gilbert said...

I LOVE Chicago,if you haven't been there, go there ! In fact take me with you- LOL. You are so cute. I love your outfit <3

Jess said...

Girl, you`re totally a model- look how happy you are in that second picture! I love it :-)

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Jess

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oooh fab!!! And your hair faith is just gorgeous!!

LB said...

You look beautiful!! And you are in no way horrible-you're just doing your job! & your too fabulous to ever be horrible :)

Xlovehappyx said...

1) love your hair
2) wish you could show us your niece!
3) i can't imagine having to fire someone but it's hilarious that you don't feel bad lol
4) i loved visiting Nassau, Bahamas and they have great all-inclusive resorts for not too much $$. check it out!

Pegster said...

Go ahead with your bad self. You totally pose like a legit style blogger. Hello model Faith.

Cancun is an awesome place at a reasonable price but it's in Mexico so I don't know if you'll be up for it.

Montaya said...

Loving the hair, outfit and the shoes. I am longing for a vacation also I need some beach time asap have you been to Playa Del Carmen? I was so tempted to by the 75% off start-burst at Walgreen the other day. I passed them up since I eat about 15 reese and ton of jelly beans a few day prior.

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Monique said...

This may very well be my favorite of your outfits. Your hair your outfit those shoes, sheesh you look hot! As for vacations Jamaica, Belize, Costa Rica and Brazil are all countries I've been to and loved. Have a great weekend.

Eesh said...

Love the blazer! I have the exact one in black & white!

Vacation...hmmm... maybe you should, nah! I'm just saying that perhaps...ok nope. St. Lucia maybe??? I think there's a Sandals there ;) but there is also two Sandals here. One in the Exuma Islands & one in Nassau. I think the Exuma islands are FAR MORE GORGE than Nassau. #ijs ...nevermind the fact that I live in Nassau *whistles*

Should you feel horrible? Depends on the reason for dismissal. If it was for cause then heck no! If the person just wasn't working out then um...ahhhh...girl I never understand how we HR folks deal!

Have a beautiful weekend.

xo

josie renee said...

I am loving the hair and the outfit! Cheers to no more snow (hopefully).

LWLH said...

You are the freaking cutest thing ever! :)

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Franziska said...

girl this is SO CUTE! I love the stripes and those shoes were a fun surprise when I scrolled down. Of course I feel you on the crazy blowing around hair, but I think it's adorable :)

Chrissy + Nate said...

Hope you are feeling better! And you look fabulous, you totally could be a model!

eaduran08 said...

Hello Sis! You are gorgeous!!! XOXO

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Faith, just wanted to say these photos of you made me smile :)

Love Meghan said...

i love your outfit in this post! so cute!

Desi said...

Love that last photo of you! I'm trying to figure out where we should vacation also!! I just can't decide! I'm thinkin someplace warm and beachy though! Any places you can recommend? We went to Destin, FL last year and it was amazing!!!

Kasey Proctor said...

This post might be about that blazer, but I can't stop thinking about those pink heels!!

Kenya Hunter said...

Love the blazer! So cute and I love those shoes! Pink!! So adorable!

xo, Kenya

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