Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Daily MelWear: Beauty Is Pain

So tomorrow is the Big Office Move. My old office is moving into their new building! I'm going to pack up my things and move them to my new office either today or tomorrow, rather than keeping them in my car until Monday when I start the new job. Or, when I partially start the new job.  Apparently I'm being "loaned" out to one of the departments in the new building to answer their phones in the mornings so that they can unpack next week, then I'll be at my new job in the afternoons. After Thanksgiving, I'll be in the new job full-time! Yay! I'm excited!!!

I've decided that I'm getting a little tired of myself...I feel like while I do have a lot of things being thrown at me, I really shouldn't be burdening you all with every minute detail of my life. There were a few more things that happened yesterday but I think I really need to stop whining.

{One last update, for those of you wondering about my grandmother: they cancelled the gallbladder surgery because she has fluid in her lungs. They are giving her antibiotics to get rid of the fluid, then they'll do the surgery in hopes of removing the infection from her gallbladder which they think is causing the sepsis. That might take a few days for the fluid to be gone, then the surgery, then recovery, so she'll likly be in the hospital for a bit longer. Thank you for your prayers! Please keep praying!}

Suffice it to say that I'm about at my breaking point with things I can handle! I know that God will never give me more than I can handle, but I think He has WAY more faith in me than I do! Maybe I should take that as a compliment. Or something. :)

Okay so look at the GORGEOUSNESS that is this dress. Isn't it fabulous?! This is a gift from the one, the only, the spectacular Marilou of Twenty York Street! Not only did she send me this beautiful dress, but she also owns one and sent one to JoAnn as well! I LOVE the way these incredible ladies have styled the dress (and since ML also sent me a leopard scarf like hers, I may have to copy her outfit one day too!)!

Now let's talk about these shoes. They're awesome! So adorable! So flattering! So versatile!

SO PAINFUL! I need to go buy some Dr. Scholl's inserts or something because seriously, my feet hurt before I even left the house this morning. But they are WAY cute and I couldn't bear the thought of not wearing them today. Beauty hurts sometimes, right? Right? Eh...

Today's outfit:
Watercolor Dress: Banana Republic (gift from ML)
Teal Tights: Charlotte Russe
Gray Booties: Charlotte Russe
Black Cardigan: Kohl's
Pearl Necklace: Ross (it's actually supposed to be a headband...but I like it as a necklace)


  1. Gorgeous dress..Love Marilou...shes a doll...cute cooties hunnie!

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  2. I laughed so hard when I read that you were wearing a headband as a necklace - not because it was a bad idea, I love things that are versatile, but because I have a headband that I've been trying to make into a necklace, or, even more difficult, a belt, and my fiancé thinks I'm crazy!

    And sweetie, don't feel like you're burdening us - we wouldn't be here if we didn't want to. I've been feeling overwhelmed with my little world of problems, and I've found that letting it out in a blog has been really helpful not only to get supportive comments, but also to see the problem on the screen makes it feel a little less daunting! It's your blog - write what you want!!

  3. WOW
    I must say that you are extremely elegant for someone who's office is moving.... :)

  4. That dress is great. I love that it is patterned but still in a neutral palette. Looking good mama!!!

  5. I have some shoes like that too!! Beauty is pain- I love your dress it's beautiful on you!! I hope things start turning up for you soon!! Don't worry about burdening us at all, we are your friends!!

  6. SO cute!! I Hope you grandma feels better and the infection gets better. xxox

  7. That dress is fabulous! It looks so fantastic on you! And that pearl necklace is just GORGEOUS

    Thank you for updating all of us on your Grandmother, I hope all goes well

  8. Good luck with your new job, and "temp" job haha!

    I hope all turns out well for your grandmum. And really this blog is your journal. Whine all you want! :)

    And dr. scholls are saviors for shoes

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  9. Woo! That dress is gorgeous! I love the booties too, I hope some insoles make them comfy. Beauty can be pain, but it doesn't have to be.

  10. I was so so pleasantly surprised when I saw your comment at 20 YORK STREET! I said - Yes, she's back in business!

    Aww, you are so sweet Mel, thank you for the very nice and kind words, I am book marking this post forever!

    You look beautiful in the dress, that almost means, everything will be alright!


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  11. That dress is gorgeous! It looks awesome on you!! Praying your grandmother is better! Happy hump day!!

  12. Beautiful dress! You look awesome. I definitely agree that God will not give you more than you can handle--and you can handle more than you think you can. Stay strong, hon!!

  13. Loving that dress and the teal tights!!

  14. love the shoes...they are very flattering...totally lengthens your legs.

  15. Hey Mel! You look amazing. I love the way you've put that whole outfit together. Love the tights and that dress is fab. What a great gift.
    So glad you got the job and hope it all settles down soon. :)

  16. The dress looks great on you! Lucky you!

  17. Such a gorgeous dress! I've been trying on booties when they catch my eye, but they really aren't comfortable. Props for pulling through the pain, they are adorable.

  18. Very cute outfit. On going Prayer for your Grandma.

  19. The blue tights look gorgeous with that dress! Great outfit!

  20. I love those shoes! I love that trend; I don't care what naysayers, well, say. (You don't wanna know. Or I don't wanna be the one to tell you!)

  21. Your outfit is so cute today!! I love that dress! Its just gorgeous! And the tights and booties are fantastic too! I hope you can figure out a way to make the shoes work out!! Your hair looks really nice too! We'll be thinking and praying for your grandmother too! And good luck with the office moving! :)

  22. Love the watercolor look of the dress paired with the colored tights, thumbs up!


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