Wednesday, July 20, 2011

OOTD: To celebrate my last day at work

I'm back! And now I can tell you some big news.

I quit my day job.

That's right. Last week, prior to setting off into the Florida sunset, I ended my corporate employment and am now self-employed (more on that after the pretty pictures).

the look of stylish self-employment

Bob was such a sweetie and took me out for a date night to celebrate.

We went to Palace Kitchen, and it was delicious. I had three different kinds of pork, because one kind isn't enough. Also, I had ham for lunch. Because I love the flesh of the pig, apparently. And who doesn't? Well, lots of people, probably.

outfit details:
sheer cream dress: clearance (no longer available)
under dress: Target, ages ago, it's a heather grey jersey number
black wooden platform wedges: Target
bangle: H&M

Anyways, "my last day" you may be wondering? Why am I quitting my job and what will I be up to? Well, as some of my old school readers may recall, last year I launched a fashion consulting business. It's my dream to help women find their personal style.

If you're interested in working together, or perhaps have a friend or relative you'd like to refer, I'd love to talk to you! I give a 15% discount to all blog readers, so let's get this party started!


Rachele said...

Wow! What a big step. I am so proud of you! I can't wait to see you do your awesome stuff. And you look lovely as always!

Blissfully You said...

Congrats!! Your blog is a recommended blog this month and I am thanking my stars that it was:) You are such a breath of fresh air and just beautiful:) I love the vintage chic look that you have culminated it is so sexy and as a plus size woman myself I know that can be a task to do! I look forward to reading your life and maybe being a part of it:) Please visit my blog as I have just started blogging and I would love your feedback:)

Your Bliss Buddy,

Anita said...

Firstly, I love your outfit! So chic! Secondly, congrats on becoming self-employed! I have a feeling it's the start to something so exciting and you are going to rock it!

JuJu said...

Congrats to you! I'm so jealous of your gusto and bravery! Best of luck. I am pulling for you!

Rebecca said...

Rachele - thank you so so much!

Rachael - I will definitely check out your blog. Thanks for your sweet words!

Anita - thanks so much!

JuJu - :) - thanks so much for the well-wishes!

geetabix said...

That's amazing! I'm sure you are going to be fantastic as a stylist. And it's so cool to hear about people taking this kind of initiative - good for you!

Hope you had fun on your trip too. I love those date night shoes. I just looked at the Palace Kitchen menu and it looks super yummy.

Amber Elfrink said...

Congratz!!!! That's awesome and truly inspiring! I hope to one day quit my bank job to fully focus on my photography so I can understand how you must be feeling right now. I also love the vintage tint to your photographs! Again love the blog! Can't wait to read about how your business goes! I wish you all the luck in the world!!!

Mme. Penelope said...

Ah! I absolutely adore the cream dress! And, I believe congratulations are in order, you fabulous, fabulous you! Good luck! :)

SassyingSarah said...

Congrats on your big step! Your style is awesome and your current outfit is evidence of that:)

Erin said...

I love that dress! You look great. Best of luck in your future career! :)

Anonymous said...

Woo! Its been a long time coming so congrats! Seems like an age since we were talking about how far away 14 July was when you came to its past tense! I LOVE the dress. ASOS does some amazing dresses...its a shame I'm on a clothes buying ban!

Jaimie said...

Love it! :)

Japh said...

Recently started following your blog and am in love with it already! Congratulations on pulling the plug on corporate life!

Sara Bee said...

Congratulations! I hope all goes well. :)

Your sheer dress is absolutely fabulous.

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Rebecca said...

Geetabix - thank you!

Amber - thanks so much! and thanks for the compliment on my photos - that means alot knowing that you are a photographer! Good luck on your dreams to quit your day job too!

Mme. Penelope - thank you so so much, you are too kind :)

SassyingSarah - thank you!

Erin - thank you! I read your blog already! Hi!

Monkey - yes, it definitely has. Glad the day is finally here! Now I just need to limit my netflix consumption and actually do something with my time :)

Jaimie - thanks!

Japh - thanks so much, and thanks for following!

Sara Bee - thank you so so much!

Shervin - thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Pretty dress!

Anonymous said...

Uh, can you say, dream job! SO jealous! Love your dress, tres beautiful!

Sarah said...

Good for you for going for your dream!!! You'll never be happier!!! :) Plus, I love your fashion tips!!!

Karvinen said...

I don't know what makes me more jealous: Quitting your job and following your dreasm or getting to eat so much pork.

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