friday fancies [blog swap]

hi all and happy friday. today we are having some blog swap fun so enjoy....

Today Friday Fancies is a little different, where we are doing a blog swap and writing an entry another blogger chosen by {av}. My name is Jill and I recently (well..kind of recently) entered the blogging world over here at A Little Petite. This week Jen and I came up with our own Friday Fancies topic and we decided on “Pleats and Colorblocking.” I was really excited for this because I think it would be fun to combine two popular trends into one. Heres what I came up with!

pleats and blocks

I was really loving pleated shorts, the material of this is thick and will keep you warm (to those of you who are experiencing mildly winter weather).

Happy Friday! 


graduation recap

happy monday! i hope most of you have today off so you can enjoy just one more day to yourselves. i will be scoping out two possible venue sites today but i am finally getting around to putting some graduation pictures into my laptop and wanted to share a few with you all.

i can't believe it has been more than a month since graduation. it really hasn't sunk in yet. i'm sure as i get used to my new routine and receive my diploma in the mail it'll really hit that school is over with and i now have an MBA, finally!

these are pictures are post-graduation, as i still have the pre-graduation photos to upload but here they are...
getting remus to pose for a picture is pretty impossible but hey it was worth a shot!

any exciting plans for this short work week?


my friday fancies [thirty]

it feels so great to be back and linking up with {av} for friday fancies. this week we are posting about our color crush and i have to say my color crush lately is blue and gold. those two colors are my absolute favorite colors to explore with. today is my last day at work and i will be heading to happy hour with some work friends to wish me farewell then heading to a celebrate a friend's birthday and take in some nice miami winter weather.

one. parker - cluster tank dress [$253] - this dress is perfect for a fun night out celebrating with friends. i love the loose, t-shirt top mixed with the sequined bottom.
two. wgaca vintage - vintage chanel jewel necklace [$2,420] - with small accents of blue, green and white this gold necklace does just the trick of tying together this blue and gold outfit.
three. alexander wang - emile large satchel [$975] - this bag is big enough to pack quite a punch and the unique shape will definitely turn some heads.
four. dara ettinger - victoria stacking rings [$106] - stacking rings have been on my must have list for some time and these are so simple yet fun.
five. b brian atwood - laracca high heel sandals [$350] - i'm normally not for heel sandals but these beauties are a show stopper and paired with this dress they complete the outfit!

if money were no object i would mix blue and gold and indulge myself in my color crush of the week. i have some more scouting appointments for potential wedding venues scheduled for this weekend and monday as well since i have it off and then tuesday i start my new job...wish me luck!

what colors will you be wearing this weekend?


big plans

hello all! so this year has flown by way too fast already! as you might have read, i got engaged christmas morning and my life has been in fast forward since then. some other big news that happened just a few days after the engagement is i got an amazing job offer. i resigned from my current position and i will be starting a new job next tuesday. i am so very excited about all of this! big things are happening this year and i can't wait!

why has my life been so crazy recently? well these last two weeks are my last at FIU and i've been preparing for my transition out which has been ridiculously hectic. it's also been sprinkled with good bye parties and the like. on the wedding front i feel like i am already in panic mode. we are looking to have our wedding in november/december of 2012 and i thought that meant i had tons of time but some places i've looked into are already booked! i feel like i need to find a church and venue for the reception by this month or my head is going to explode! on that note if any of you lovely readers have suggestions for me please feel free to share...

so how have all of you been? i am so happy to see i have some new readers, make sure to send me links to your site so i can pass by and say hi.

hope this new year is treating all of you right and remember to dream big!