Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly Wardrobe: Pleats Please!

 Glasses: BonLook
Cardigan: H&M
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters (circa 2005)
Belt: Anthropologie/Similar
Skirt: Zara
Tights: Nordstrom
Flats: J. Crew/Similar

Well, guys, it was quite a weekend! As you may have read in this post, Friday was my last day working at Theo Chocolate, a company I've spent the last 5 years working for. My last day there could not have been more amazing. I was met with flowers and baked goods that morning, had lunch with my department, and then headed to drinks with my coworkers for my going away party at the end of the day. 

It's kind of stupid, but I feel really confident about friendships and interacting with people one on one, and then as soon as I'm presented with a group situation, particularly one centered around me, I'm immediately convinced that no one likes me and no one will come. Well, my coworkers squashed the hell out of those insecurities. Over 30 people, including the CEO of the company, came out for my going away party, and really showed me an amazing time. Between the thoughtful things people said, the shows of support, the card signed by almost the whole company, and the sweet gifts people gave me, I couldn't have been more touched or more overwhelmed by people's kindness. I'm sad to have left behind such an amazing group of coworkers, but I know I won't be a stranger and have been told that I'm welcome back any time. It pretty much took everything in me to not be choked up all day.

Since Friday was such a big day, I let myself have a reaaaalllllll lazy Saturday. Admittedly, I was a bit hung over when I woke up, but also just tired from having such an emotional day on Friday. On top of that, I had to rest up, because I had big plans on Sunday!

My friend, Michele, and I have the most amazing Oscars tradition, and so Oscars day is one of my favorite days of the year. We meet up, make ribs, drink champagne, and watch the Oscars and the red carpet. What could be better? Oh, well, let me tell you. This year we upped the ante and added Raspberry Champagne Jell-O shots to the menu! So good! It was a blast cooking, talking about all the Oscars red carpet fashion, and watching the awards.

Today, I've got a whole bunch of errands to run, and then tomorrow is the big day: I start my new job!

All in all, it was a REALLY amazing weekend, and I'm looking forward to the adventures this week will have in store.

What did you get up to this weekend? Do you have any Oscars traditions?

XOXO
Becca

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37 comments:

  1. Your oscar tradition sounds like so much fun! I have decided that I REALLY need to see American Hustle now. P.S. Putting pop rocks on top if Jell-O shots is surprisingly amazing - FYI! :)

    Allison Katelyn @ SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It was a total blast. Pop Rocks on Jell-O shots DOES sound amazing! I gotta get on that!

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  2. I love pleated skirts, the way they twirl around is so awesome! Sounds like you had a really great weekend ^_^ my other half and I watched the Oscars together for the first time, had pizza and beer and just chilled out, it was so much fun!

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    1. Thank you, Kate! That sounds like a great evening! I feel like accordion pleats are going to be everywhere this spring and summer, and I'm quite happy about it!

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  3. So lucky you look so lovely in these neutrals! I wish I did too. :) hehe. Anyhow, good luck at your new job!! That's sooo exciting! I want to have Oscar's traditions, but so far not yet. We did watch for the 2nd year in a row though, and I posted about the gowns last night... oh the gowns! ;) XO-Alexandra


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    1. Oh, why thank you! I'll be curious to see how this skirt looks with bare legs once it gets warmer. I'm worried it won't fare quite as well against my fair skin. I LOVE looking at the Oscars gowns. I can't wait to see which your favorite was!

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  4. these pictures are the greatest, and i adore that skirt! super femme pieces with graphic tees are one of my favorite looks, and one i definitely have trouble pulling off this well.

    so glad you had such a wonderful send-off from your (former) workplace. it sounds like you put in so much love and energy, and they returned the favor. i can't wait to hear all about your new gig!

    also, those jello shots sound amazing. i missed the red carpet this year because i was stuck in traffic because it decided to freeze randomly in austin. lupita won the whole damn thing and my heart.

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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    1. Why thank you, Nicole! We finally got a Zara in Seattle, and I was SO pumped when I found this skirt there. I bet you would totally rock that look- you just need the right pieces!

      Don't worry, the red carpet coverage was barely worth watching. I saw way more outfits during the actual awards show.

      Also, thank you for always leaving the sweetest comments. You are the best, Nicole!

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  5. Lovely outfit. Love the skirt and belt, so cool!

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  6. I love this outfit! The colours you paired together are perfect.

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  7. Oh my those pleats are so pretty Becca! The color and the fit of that skirt is so flattering on you! Where can I get one??

    Your coworkers sound so nice. It's hard to leave a place you've been for so long but I hope your new job brings you much pleasure and many new wonderful coworkers :)
    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

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    1. Thank you so much! It's from Zara- we finally got a store in Seattle and I am thrilled about it!

      They are an amazing group of people. My new coworkers are great, too, and I'm definitely liking it so far.

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  8. That skirt is sooo cute, Becca! It suits you so well (all midi skirts look really pretty on you).
    So sweet of your coworkers to prepare a party for you. They're really going to miss you!
    Your Oscar day sounds wonderful!
    I hope your first day at your new job has been great! Good luck!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Why thank you, Sofie! It really was so sweet of them. I was so touched!

      Thanks for the well-wishes! My new job is great so far. The only downside is that I came down with a cold on my first day! It seems to be passing quickly, though, so that's good!

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  9. You look extra pretty in these photos and I love that skirt + the way you put it together!! <3 Last day of work? Sounds like you had an extra special day, and all the best on your new job! xoxo

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  10. I'm so happy that your last day festivities went well. Of course all of your coworkers showed up and celebrated you-you're the best and I can only imagine that they will sorely miss you at Theo!
    Katie

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Katie! It was really an awesome experience and I start to tear up every time I think about my last day there. Fortunately, the new job is great so far!

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  11. Your Oscar tradition sounds like SO much fun- and those champagne jello shots sound delicious! I really need to start making a big deal out of the Oscars, a fun night with friends like that sounds so perfect haha. And that's so lovely all those people came to your going away party, it must have been so hard to say goodbye :(

    xo marlen
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    1. Marlen, I'm not going to lie, it's pretty much the best! I highly recommend making a big deal about the Oscars. It's super fun!

      Man, saying goodbye was rough! But, I'm friends with a lot of my coworkers and live near my old job, so I'm sure I'll still be able to keep up with everyone!

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  12. Love the pleats Blee!! Big hug and best of luck on your new adventure!! Xo

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! You're the best!

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  13. Oh man, I don't know how you didn't bawl on your last day, that all sounds so sweet! Love the outfit--I always dig pairing a casual tee with a nice skirt. Very cute. :)

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    1. Well, I cried my eyes out two nights that week, so I think I had gotten it partially out of my system by the time Friday rolled around! Thanks, Marlene!

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  14. such a cute skirt! and I totally feel you on needing a lazy day after something a bit bigger...Sometimes I feel that way after like nothing hahaha! lazy lazy me :/

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    1. Thank you, Mouna! I feel like that a lot too. Doing nothing can be really glorious!

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  15. Aww what a sweet story! About this outfit, I gotta say - I love your style! The color of the skirt is so pretty, and I'm convinced I need a belt like that now :)

    <3 Megan
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    1. Thanks, Megan! Belts can do wonders for an outfit. I have quite a collection at this point!

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  16. I just need to go shopping in your closet :)

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  17. I used to LOVE the Oscars and I haven't watched in years. I don't know what happened, but maybe if I had a fun party to go to it would be different. Maybe I need to host one next year... Your get together sounds awfully fun. I love the look of tees with cute skirts, always have, always will. What a pretty shade of pleats! I think most of us have some degree of social anxiety, oh man- where do I start! :)

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    1. You should totally have a party next year! I bet it would be a blast. Social anxiety is the worst, but I'm glad to know I'm not alone!

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  18. ooh, i love your style!! those pleats look perfect on you!

    xx
    ~Chantilly

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  19. becca, that is one very sweet skirt! again, you look so pretty! i love your smile--it is infectious--in a good way!

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