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Friday Favorites

It feels so good to be back to some normal routines, Friday Favorites included. This week has been a little hectic starting a new job and adjusting to working different hours than I was working before. Things are going good with the new gig. It feels weird starting a new job. I feel like the new kid at school, trying to figure out a good “work style” wardrobe, and where I am going to sit at lunch. I was invited to sit at “the cool kids” table at our Thanksgiving lunch yesterday….and for our monthly staff meeting on Wednesday. So that has to be a good thing, right? Apparently, monthly catered lunches for the whole company is a regular thing. How awesome is that?? Everyone has been so nice and welcoming.

Favorite Moments: Yesterday morning, I opened the door to let Mac out and was shocked to see snow covering our deck, with more falling!!! It was like a winter wonderland driving into work from the north side of town. Once I got into town, there was hardly anything. But still! Snow in Alabama in November is a rare, rare thing!

There is an Edgar’s Bakery in my building. Let’s just say I have eaten there three times this week. It is so delicious and so convenient!

Last Friday, I asked Laura if she wanted to meet for lunch. I hadn’t seen her since the weekend before I was let go from my job. It had been far too long, and we had something to celebrate!! Off to mo:mo: for this deliciousness!!! A fried potato on a stick with ranch? Yes, please!!!!

And since I have been gone awhile, I wanted to share a recent photo of Zoe for those of you who may not follow me on Instagram. She was Vamparina for Halloween and looked so cute! Girlfriend is full on toddler now. Seems like she is learning a new word every single day. Her personality is HUGE. She cracks me up. She has this little skip and wiggle that she does all the time when she gets excited. Her teachers named her little dance “The Zoe Dance” and has the whole class doing it now. She is going to be two in just a few weeks. I can’t even discuss it right now. I am in denial and maybe that is why I haven’t ordered party invitations yet. Need to get on that!

Favorite Purchases: Because my new work environment is a lot more professional than my old one, I basically needed a whole new work wardrobe. At my last job I could wear jeans and leggings. Here, not so much. When I was extended the offer last Thursday evening, knowing they wanted me to start Monday, I was like OMG I NEED NEW CLOTHES!!!! So Friday and Saturday I shopped til I dropped. Here are a few of my favorite pieces I picked up.

I grabbed this tweed jacket from Ann Taylor. It is actually more of a sweater material than true jacket, so I really liked that! YOu can’t really tell in this picture, but it has a sparkly sheen to it with some of the silver flecks throughout the jacket. I got so many compliments on this the day I wore it! It is on sale for 40% off, so holla!!!!

I also got these pants in black and navy. They are so comfortable, and a little thicker for winter. Perfect, since I now have to walk a block to my car.

This leopard dress is so flattering on!!! I absolutely love the muted, fun print. I plan to pair this with a black jacket or tailored sweater for the really cold days.

This textured open front cardigan is so perfect for dresses and nicer outfits. It has the look of being tailored like a jack, but the comfort of a sweater. Great price since Kohl’s is always running coupons and sales.

Women's Apt. 9® Long Boyfriend Blazer

This boyfriend blazer is also from Kohls. I love the length of this one for all the longer shirts I can wear underneath.

Favorite Funnies:

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10+ Random Memes That Will Make You Laugh

You know you're getting old when your birth year is not easily viewable in the drop-down menu and you gotta keep scrolling! #funny #humor #quotes #quote #life #inspirational #motivational #happiness

Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


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  • Reply Andrea Nine November 16, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Snow, yummy food, AT clothes, sweet Zoe…what more could you ask for!!!! Happy Friday my love, many it be an awesome one!!

  • Reply Lindsay November 16, 2018 at 8:23 am

    The meme about driving and singing and yelling is me. Lol. So glad you had a good first week! And I love all the clothes you bought! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Laura November 16, 2018 at 8:32 am

    OMG that meme about singing and driving is so me!! LOL. I’m so glad that you’re right down the street from me now!! It’s so convenient for bestie lunches. Hopefully we’ll get together soon and not just for lunch, but for actual hanging out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that leopard dress. SO cute.

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen November 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Your lunches look amazing! I cannot believe it snowed. Your funnies made me lol as usual. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... November 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

    That snow is insane! I can’t believe that it’s only mid-Nov & it snowed in AL! That driving meme… me! LOL

  • Reply Sierra November 16, 2018 at 10:50 am

    So glad you’re back and things are falling into place. It can be so nerve-wracking starting a new job and figuring the ins and outs. I love that tweed jacket you got! I enjoy being able to wear more comfy clothes to work but there is something about getting dressed up that I think makes me work more diligently. It could be all in my head lol. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Rebecca Jo November 16, 2018 at 11:11 am

    So glad you are getting settled in a little bit at work & with the “cook kids” 🙂
    & dont you love when a yummy place is accessible for work lunch? I’m so grateful for Panera in our building!
    I am cracking up at the funniest. I CRINGE when I have to scroll for my birth year. YIKES>
    Zoe is the PERFECT Vamperina!!!!!! Those pony tails are just the cutest thing ever

  • Reply Kay November 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    How cute is Zoe!!! Love it!

    Im glad your work is doing so well!

  • Reply Audrey November 18, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I love those clothes! And Zoe is so cute and was the PERFECT Vamparina!! I love that you’re excited about the Alabama snow. No one up north was pleased 🙁 And I was in Indiana this week and didn’t even see snow! Blehhh. LOL

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag November 18, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Vampirina is such a cute show – love Zoe’s costume! And it’s hilarious when kids start talking more…my youngest niece just cracks me up these days. I’m glad the new job is off to a good start! Needing new clothes is what worries me about getting a new job; among many other things, but still! I always feel like I’m going to need fancier stuff or something; not that I can wear jeans or anything now…


  • Reply StephTheBookworm November 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve been mostly absent from blogging since Holden was born and am just now catching up, but I’m sorry to hear about being let go. SO happy you started a new job though and I hope you love it!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis November 28, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Love the last two cardigans. So cute for work! Cracking up at the Target funny and totally relating to the driving one too. That is me almost daily! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Heather Carrier November 30, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Love all your new work clothes! Zoe looked so cute in her Halloween costume. Yay for fitting in at your new job!

  • Reply Marie December 3, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I love all your new work clothes. Great picks. Glad to hear that your new job is going well and sorry to hear that you had been let go. When one door closes, another one opens. You find the best funnies.

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