Monday, October 25, 2010

Daily MelWear: BBCA Day 25

You guys are the GREATEST.

I am humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude at the amount of support and love you've poured out to me in response to my last couple of posts.  I can't begin to express how much each and every single comment has meant to me and helped me to stay strong.

I'm so blessed to have you all in my life, albeit virtually for most but that's so much better than not knowing you at all.

Thank you.

This weekend was exceptionally busy and while I did sport pink in my outfits every day, I didn't get pictures to post. Sorry about that! Trust me though, I did wear pink.  Anyone who saw me can vouch for me.
The dress I'm wearing today is one that I've been wanting to wear again for a while. I really like it but didn't realize how short it actually is.  It would be appropriate in most normal office settings but in my office, our length requirements are knee-length at the shortest and although I'm being laid off from this position in six weeks, I'm still a professional and want to adhere to their rules and guidelines. So - I added a skirt underneath! I wasn't sure it would look okay but I think the black cardigan pulls it all together. Yay!

Okay I'm off to contact HR to see if there are any positions within the hospital to which I can transfer and start looking around for other jobs as well. I know that one day I'm going to look back at this season of my life, getting divorced and laid off all at the same time, as one where God prepared me for something exceptional. He's wiping my life clean to make room for new things. I'm trying to be excited rather than scared!



Today's outfit:
Black/White Dress: Macy's
Black Cardigan: Kohl's
Black Skirt: Ross (I think...)
Pink Belt: Salvation Army
Pink Heels: Plato's Closet
Pink Earrings: Beya

28 comments:

  1. Hi, Melissa!I think you are a very strong woman ,one that sees change as a challenge.I also beleive that for the new to manifest the old has to go away.Eat healthy,drink your water and take one day at the time.

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  2. You look gorgeous as always, great job adding a skirt underneath the dress. I am sure a better opportunity will come your way.

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  3. Oohh, the pink heels are perfect for this outfit! And hopefully you'll hear some good news when you talk to HR today. Hang in there...I'm sure new and exciting things are right around the corner for you!

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  4. I'm keeping my fingers cross and my prayers are flying south for you! You look incredible and you sound wonderful. I'm so proud of you!

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  5. Great outfit, I would've never guessed you put another skirt underneath if you didn't mention it!

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  6. I like that dress! I totally just thought the bottom was black trim because I've seen dresses like that recently. Very in style. Good luck with your new job prospects.

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  7. So glad you've had success laying skirts under dresses! I'll be trying something like that, too, tomorrow!
    You're such an inspiration with your pink... I love how many blogs I'm coming across that are joining in on your challenge, even if it's for one day!

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  8. the skirt works perfectly with the dress - I didn't even know they were separates at first!

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  9. I love how you made that dress work!!! I hope you get nothing but good news from HR today!

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  10. "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."

    You are so right, He has bigger plans for you! Stay strong - lots of love...

    Andrea

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  11. *Hugs* Hope things go well today, friend. You are strong and brave, even if you don't think so.

    Nice idea on wearing the skirt underneath!


    JoAnn
    Sidewalk Chalk

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  12. Ok, I love the look of these pics. You can tell it's right at sunrise and your pics all have a PINK glow!!

    You're going to come thru this just great!! You're a strong woman!!

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  13. Your creative layering is amazing as always. I'm praying that something works out for you job wise!

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  14. your outfit is awesome today!! so classy!

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  15. Your positive spirit is inspiring. I love the skirt under the dress! I've worn a dress tucked into pants before, but I've never thought of layering a dress over a skirt! *Hugs!* Have a great evening!

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  16. Great idea on the layering. I'm still working on it, but I love how you've pulled together this outfit.

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  17. The dress is beautiful, Melissa. I hope everything will work out for you. You are a wonderful and sweet person, and good should go to you.

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  18. I love your shoe.

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  19. You look amazing! I didn't even realize that was a separate skirt under the dress it looks so perfect together. Way to rock it!

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  20. This dress looks gorgeous on you! I especially love how you added structure with the jacket.

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  21. The skirt under the dress looks great. I've seen bloggers do this but have yet to try it myself, but you've given me an ide for an outfit! You're right that the cardigan pulls the outfit together, and the pop of pink livens up the whole look.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you with the job situation. And I think you're going to have a pretty trying weekend coming up, so know I'll be thinking about you. :)

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  22. LOVE the layers hunnie...you would have never known!! Very ingenious:)

    You look great..and I have no doubt that you have been wearing your pink:)

    I hope you got good news today @ work.....keep pushing ahead hunnie...you are right....you are getting a complete new slate to start the next chapter in your life....:)

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  23. Oh sister girl, what a week!

    I am glad that you are able to see that silver lining - I think that makes all the difference.

    Hugs and best of luck - you are in my thoughts.

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  24. That print is super cute!! I love this outfit, and the shoes are great! That skirt works perfectly too! Best of luck with HR and the job search!! We are definitely thinking of you and praying for you here!

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  25. underlayer skirt totally works. I do this often as I can't wear too mini with the kids. Kind of a mandatory dress code emposed by my lifestyle I guess. Hope you have luck with HR.

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  26. i love your blog, and i love your style. so many cute and elegant clothes you have.

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  27. Wow -- love the pink heels. And the skirt absolutely looks like a wide band along the hemline -- from these pictures, I can't even tell they aren't attached.

    Keep going strong! You're one amazing lady!

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  28. I love the solid black skirt peaking underneath that gorgeous print dress! I thought it was part of the dress.. seamless layering girl, just love it :)

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