Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daily MelWear: A New Beginning

You guys.


I think by now most of you already know because of Facebook and Twitter, but just in case you don't keep in touch through those, now you know.

I am SO excited! So relieved!

If I haven't said it before, I'm saying it now: God is AWESOME. I could bore you with the details of how this entire thing played out, but I'm not going to. Suffice it to say that this was definitely orchestrated by God and everything worked out like a miracle for everyone involved.

I'll stay in my current position next week (when we move into the new building) and then on the 22nd, I'll technically be in my new position but will go between the two just that first week.

I keep my pay rate, I keep my benefits, I keep my accrued vacation time and accrual rate and most importantly, I keep my Fridays off with my girl!!!

I miss my girl. I'll get to see her again tomorrow. I can't wait. (I know, I have to wait so clearly I can - just work with me here.)

Oh yeah, I'll probably get to wear open-toe shoes there, too. It's a smaller, more secluded department so I think they're slightly more lenient. YAY!

Now for today's outfit. Perhaps I should have labeled this post "Simplicity" because really, how much simpler (and more boring) does it get? A black dress, throw on a cardigan, belt, heels and walk out the door. Done. At least I'm comfy, though. Someone hand me a pillow so I can take a nap now.

Today's outfit:
Black Dress: Plato's Closet
Blue Zebra Cardigan: Wal-Mart
Black Mary Janes: Wal-Mart
Necklace: Gift from ML


  1. Melissa I'm sooo happy for you, I know how
    hard it is to find a job these days specially with
    a decent pay and schedule, this has been my
    problem and that's why I'm still unemployed.
    Good Luck and God Bless!

  2. Congrats Melissa, I'm so glad it all worked out for you :)

    And simple does not mean boring! You look fabulous. Hope you enjoy your day with your daughter!

  3. Congrats Melissa, that's so awesome about the new job!!! So excited for you. And of course you look fabulous as always :)

  4. Yay! So so so happy for you!

    P.S. Simple is not boring! Its classic, chic, and effortless!

  5. Congrats on the job :). Very happy for you.

  6. That is so fabulous! I'm so glad that things are working out for you!

    As for the outfit, simple, yes, boring, no! After all, the belt itself is not something many women would necessarily do, or even think of doing. Secondly, you went with a printed coloured cardigan, rather than, say, black. Third, you've got the necklace, and hey, 90% of the time I might pick out a necklace, I just forget to put it on before I dash out the door. Even the maryjane styling of your pumps adds a little detail!

    I don't know where your fashion journey started, but sometimes when I'm down on an outfit I think back to what I used to wear. In fact, the other day, someone said they loved they way I mixed colours, and my thought was: "What? I'm afraid of colour, I'd never mix them!" only to realize how far I'd come! Hope it's the same thing for you!

  7. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! And I love your cardigan!

  8. That's wonderful! Congratulations!

  9. Super huge congratulations on the job!

    In this case, simple equals chic and classy. Definitely not boring!

  10. Congratulations Melissa, wonderful things are coming your way and I can see that big happy smile on your face. And the best part, you can still spend a precious time with your little girl.

  11. Congrats. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU. When I read the new I was like yes. I love you blog. Also sometime we just need to be simple.

  12. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :)

  13. That's wonderful news! Congratulations! :)

    I love black dresses for how easy they are. But I think the cardigan you're wearing is far from boring.

  14. Congrats again! I don't think the outfit is boring AT ALL - great black dress with a colored animal print cardigan over it? Simple maybe, but classic and lovely :-)

  15. I mentioned on Twitter, but it certainly bears repeating - I am so incredibly happy for you! Congratulations! Such wonderful news.

    And I love this look - you look confident, radiant, and so chic. I love the belted, printed cardi with that great black dress.

  16. YAY!! I'm so happy for you!! And I love the outfit. Sometimes simple is really, really nice and classic.

  17. Congratulations! And yay for a more lenient dress code :)

  18. I said this on Twitter, but I'll say it here, too! WAY TO GO!!

  19. Thanks for stopping by and I 'm more than glad to know that everything worked out.I hope you'll enjoy this Friday with your girl!!!keep us informed!

  20. MANY congratulations!! You look happy. Simple is good sometimes. I love the cardigan.

  21. Did you ever think if God was so awesome you wouldn't have been put into this situation in the first place and needed to get a different job?

    Don't get me wrong I am very happy for you and it is great you were able to find a job with such ease given the current economic times.

  22. Anonymous: I've had a lot of issues with my current position. I've been very unhappy and felt like I was stuck because of certain factors. I think this was God getting me out of that situation and into a healthier environment.

    If I don't praise Him for the good things, I have zero right to make him responsible for the bad things either. And sometimes what I think is bad (a job loss, in this case) ends up being a blessing once I see the resolution. I know what I think and what I want, but he always has better things than I can imagine for me.

  23. congratulations!

    you look amazing :)

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  24. YAY! Congrats, Melissa. No one deserves this more than you. I am so happy for you, and the best part is that you still get time with your daughter. How wonderful!

    And I think you look fabulous in your "simplicity" outfit. Hey, with a bright blue cardigan, it's never boring!

  25. God is good. I'm so glad that things worked out so well for you in this arena.
    And sometimes simple outfits are the best outfits.

  26. Yay Mel. You look really happy and relieved!

  27. Congrats my friend! I'm so happy for you.

  28. Yay!! Way to go!! Congratulations! Sounds like a step up on a lot of things, including the dress code! And fabulous outfit too! Super cute! Simple is great too, and I love the shoes and the necklace! :)

  29. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!!

  30. Congrats on the job! And cute sweater...

  31. COngrats on your new job !
    I also hope your grandma's condition improves, in the meantime leave it all in his hands :)
    Very pretty cardi.


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