Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daily MelWear: Team Building

Today was our annual Team Building/Employee Appreciation Day.  We got together at Truffles and Trifles for a morning of cooking together and then sat down to enjoy all of the lovely breakfast dishes that each team made.

My team made some kind of sausage casserole (I didn't do that part - I don't eat meat) and beignets! So yummy.  Some of the other items were a raspberry breakfast cake, hash browns, blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, banana waffles, breakfast cookies, cinnamon sticky buns...among some other meat items that I didn't notice. :)

And I may or may not have smuggled in some Amaretto to add to my coffee. 

Attire was casual so I decided to wear a super cute dress that I'd never be able to wear to the office.  You can't tell in the pictures but there are little orange accents in the flowers on top. I love the colors (although I'm not a Gators fan so blue and orange isn't a natural choice for me) and I adore the ruffles on the skirt.  So twirly and fun!

I'm including a couple pictures of some of the girls that I work with too - scroll down for those! (Aren't the aprons lovely?)

Today's outfit:

Dress: Kohl's

Yellow Peep-toe Wedges: Payless

Yellow Necklace: Wal-Mart
Me & Cheryl, the Executive Assistant for the Institute
Me, Brittany (Front office check-out) & Gladys, one of the Research Coordinators


  1. I love that dress! Did you get it recently? I need to go to Kohl's! Also love that team building idea! So great. Way to go company!

  2. I got it a few month's ago but they still had some (clearance!!!) the last time I was in there. They're in the Junior's section. It's so comfy!

  3. Your blog is so cute! And you definitely walk the line of looking professional and still incredibly chic and fashionable. I'm amazed by that! My work environment is so casual I'm always the most dressed up person.

    Wanted to thank you so much for commenting on my blog and for your honest insight. I really appreciate it and thank you soooo much for reading!

  4. Ooh love this! My eyes instantly went to the great pop of yellow. Also, your blog is too cute for words! Keep it up!!


    P.S. Thank you so much for my birthday wishes; it was so sweet of you!

  5. Ooh, I absolutely love this! I love love lobve blue and yellow together and those wedges are so fab! You look totally cute.

  6. Hi Melissa,

    I just came across your blog - what a great idea. Love the yellow - it adds a real touch of fun.

    I was wondering if you'd like to share your team building story on my new website about team building ... you'd be my very first visitor story so you'd be doing me a huge favour! Just the same kind of words as you wrote on your blog would be great, and maybe the photo in the aprons. If you're interested, here's the link. Thanks, Alison.

  7. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your feedback!

    Alison - I went on the site and submitted a story. :) Great idea for a site, I hope my submission can help!

  8. That dress is gorgeous, especially with those shoes. Love it!

  9. I love your dress! I'm a sucker for ruffles these days, as well as, stripes. So cute1

  10. Melissa - your story on my team building website is perfect. Just what I wanted! If any of your other blog visitors want to read it, here it is: The Team that Cooks Together, Grows Together. Thanks again.

  11. You girls are all making me want to wear this dress again soon! Thanks for all the positive feedback!

    Alison, thanks for posting the link! I have the confirmation email so I may send it out to my co-workers too.


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