It's well known that I'm a huge fan of dinosaurs and have been since I was a child. So, continuing on that theme, of course I was excited when I saw Venetia Scott's work for Orla Kiely.
Not only does it include one of my favorite things, dinosaurs, but it combines them with a few other of my favorite things, light, girly dresses and seafoam green (that purse is adorable!). I've been up in the air about what I'm going to spend my tip money from Nordstrom on but maybe I'll keep saving until the rest of the S/S 2011 campaign comes out.
[EDIT] I forgot all about the Toujours Toi flower rings I saw on Rebecca's twitter until right now when I was looking at her tumblr. Oh the decisions I will have to make :)
Today I turn 24 years old. Though 23 may not have been the best year I think I learned a lot and grew as a person. I've worked at 4 different places and have finally landed a great job that I love. I officially broke up with my boyfriend of almost 4 years. I started reading a lot of style blogs and started this blog. I met a lot of great people and found out which friends will be there when you need them the most.
All in all being 23 taught me a lot of things and though sometimes times were hard, I'm glad to have learned so much. The picture above is from my past weekend, which I spent in Boston with good friends of mine. In undergrad we always celebrated our birthdays together so I was really happy to have the opportunity to do it again.
P.S. I finally have a picture of my purse from Jenny N. Not only do I adore her bags but her blog is great since she's always posting recipes and cute pictures of her dog!
As of late there has been a few changes going on in my life. The biggest change is I got a new job! Starting in about a week I will get to add medical assistant to waitress/hostess, clothes folder/cashier, and barista on my list of "Jobs Cadie Has Done." I'm really excited because not only will I get a nice pay increase but it's relevant to my career goals. I mean how many people get to make more money in a job that is actually helpful to achieving their dreams? I'm actually going to miss being a barista and my coworkers at Nordstrom but I'd be silly to not take this job. Besides, I'm going to stay on for weekends at least until the holiday season ends since I'd feel terrible to abandon my coworkers when they need the extra staff!
On a completely different note, it's been so cold here in NJ but no snow yet. As a former resident of Syracuse, NY it's a little weird for it to be so cold yet not have at least a foot of snow on the ground at this time of year. I haven't quite forgotten all those mornings trekking 12 blocks to campus from my house out on Westcott St. in the cold. However, this cold weather has gotten me excited about chunky sweaters and winter print leggings. My favorite purchase this season has probably been my earrings from Kimberly Baker!
I first saw them on Gossip Girl (yes I did watch it, yes I probably would still watch it if I had free time for tv) on Vanessa and immediately fell in love. There are a few other pieces I've been drooling after but unfortunately they're a little out of my price range especially since it's holiday season and I should be shopping for my loved ones! Speaking of which, I am completely behind online shopping but my problem has been that I have a hard time not buying something for myself after buying all my friends a gift from my favorite online stores. I hope everyone is having a good holiday season! :)
And that light is in my room because I drink lattes at 10pm. I almost went an entire day without consuming any coffee but I couldn't help myself and Starbucks is open late. In my sleepless state I am angry that my computer refuses to play my 500 Days of Summer Soundtrack so I can put the Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition" on my ipod and listen to it constantly and that I don't have V for Vendetta since that would be the perfect way to spend my night. That being said what was it exactly that I wanted to post about on my blog? Oh right, tights. Now that it's gotten semi-cold in NJ (Ok probably really cold but when you spend 4 years in Syracuse this whole 40-50 degree weather thing still doesn't faze you) I am obsessed with pairing everything with tights and pretending like it's appropriate for the weather.
Today I wore this tiny cute semi-romper (It has BOTH a skirt to make it look like a dress and shorts underneath) from Urban paired with one of my new pairs of Cynthia Rowley tights that I am IN LOVE with.
Yeah yeah I realize that my picture does not do my outfit justice but at 12:30am eastern time after a long day of eating and going to the movies I just don't have the heart to properly charge my camera battery that just died. In addition to that tomorrow I have to face the hoards of crazy women who are Nordstrom shoppers at the Woman's Half Yearly Sale so please forgive me.
Lindsey told me to blog something and being my best friend and all, she does get some say in my life. I get so caught up in work and making mistakes that again and again the good ol blog gets put on the back burner. However, shopping never gets put on the back burner because even if I can't make it out to the mall (when I'm not working at one) I can always shop online. I just made the purchase of a fantastic scarf from Snoozer Loser which I am super excited about and I wish I had the money to buy more from them! I originally saw photos of their FW 10 collection on one of the blogs I read (I think it was calivintage) and immediately fell in love with the great prints.
I'm anxiously awaiting this scarf!
I immediately fell in love with the scissor print and then the birdcage skirt! After more investigation I found an owl print that they do which is too cute (I'm a sucker for birds if you can't tell).
Hint Hint: crazy electric blue birdcage scarf would be perfect as a present! :D
I am a 24 year old, Nordstrom barista /medical assistant/college graduate who is passionate about things ranging from science to fashion. I aspire to go to medical school and until then I'm going to blog about what I like. :]