It's a Celebration!

This is what I wore to a celebratory brunch with DH and DD. We were celebrating my first attorney position (Yay!) I have been MIA this week because I have been finalizing daycare for DD (I start tomorrow!) and preparing to spend a lot less time at home so I have not had time to post this week. I love the fact that this position will fit into my life rather than me having to fit my life into it. Also my daycare is 3 parking lots over from my office (how convenient is that???) So DD and I will be going off to work together. Also, because I will be working full time my outfits posts will be regular from here on out.

Today's outfit is almost all from Old Navy. The boots are Rockport. I fell in love with this high-waist pencil skirt last fall admittedly because it's blue and green (a favorite color combo). I paired it with an indigo turtleneck rather than navy one because I felt that a more vibrant shade of blue would bring out the green in the skirt and contrast nicely with the boots. I'm also wearing a statement necklace but it's obscured a bit by the camera angle. I thought the denim jacket was a nice touch because the organic texture would contrast nicely with the graphic print in the skirt and complement the boots. I wanted to up the casual factor of this skirt but still keep it polished. Have I succeeded?

Additional styling suggestions are appreciated.

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  • CocoLion replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations, that is great news about the job and the daycare situation!  Love this skirt on you and the way you combined it with the denim jacket.   I'm looking forward to your regular outfit posts.

  • Jane replied 9 years ago

    Well done with finding a way to balance everything. The blue green combination is great.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    Great outfit, Day Vies, and congratulations!

  • Ginkgo replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations, this is super news! Very much looking forward to your outfit posts.

  • rachylou replied 9 years ago

    Spunky! Knock their socks off at work!

  • Ruth M replied 9 years ago

    You look fab as always, Day Vies. Love your outfit, and cuffing your sleeves makes a nice change from scrunching. Congratulations!

  • Summer replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations, Day Vies, and I'm glad you struck lucky with the day care.
    Your outfit is, as always, perfect.  You have definitely succeeded in achieving a polished casual look.  Actually, I may steal "polished casual" as a style descriptor for myself.

  • Vildy replied 9 years ago

    What a blessing how this all came together for you. Though, as I study your outfit elements, it's obvious how you have good instincts to search out what is right (beautiful) for you and your talent at planning. :D

  • frannieb replied 9 years ago

    You look wonderful and polished casual are the perfect descriptors.

  • Daria replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Hope everything works out for you and your baby! You look great.

  • shedev replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations on the new job. Great outfit.

  • Ornella replied 9 years ago

    Congratulatuons on the job DV. Sounds like you are ready for the change and how wonderful that daycare is so convenient.

    Fabulous outfit, you are right about denim jacket being a great touch. That's one gorgeous skirt. 

    I am thrilled to read you'll be posting more often :-)

  • Momo replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations!! Outfit looks great. Love the skirt.

  • Thistle replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations, both on the position and on the daycare! I can't wait to see more of your outfits :D

  • kkards replied 9 years ago

    wow, you look fab. love the way you have played with the colors to bring out the green in the skirt.
    and congrats on the job! and how lucky you were to find daycare so close.

  • Nebraskim replied 9 years ago

    That is exceptionally great news, Day Vies. Congrats on the new job and finding such an excellent daycare situation for your little one. And dang, your outfit is super hot. You are sizzling.

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    Congratulation on the new job! This is another great outfit. A denim jacket adds a nice jolt to an outfit, doesn't it? The boots you are wearing are gorgeous too.

  • marianna replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Very exciting times in your life! Plus, you look wonderful. :)

  • Sveta replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations on a job which fits into your life! You look beautiful, this high waisted skirt is very flattering. No wonder you love blue and green - you look especially alive in these colors.

  • crutcher replied 9 years ago

    DV...Sending you big bouquets of balloons to celebrate your new position and having one that works for precious DD...When you leave her in the morning, you may be riding a bumpy road for a bit but imagine DD saying, "Get on with it Mom, I want to play with the kids;;;" You can walk out smiling..albeit through one or two tears...
    I love you outfit...The colors look perfect on you and I love how you wore casual and kept it chic...Great look with the boots..

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    Congrats, and you look wonderful. 

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations! You look fab and your new job sounds ideal!

  • replied 9 years ago

    What a crazy convergence of good fortune! I love your outfit, and enjoyed your description of the process (I'm daring to suggest one slight change, maybe no necklace?).
    Your post is so joyful it's impossible to read it and not be happy for you, and you are as usual, gorgeous.

  • AM replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Double win with job and daycare.  Love this skirt with the denim. You look wonderful!

  • Catnip replied 9 years ago

    Great outfit, both casual and polished.  All the pieces work really well together and are flattering.  I'll llook forward to seeing more of your outfits.

  • UmmLila (Lisa) replied 9 years ago

    Great news, counselor!

  • MsMaven replied 9 years ago

    You look wonderful. I love this outfit. I think having a baby agreed with you. Your style is just blossoming forth. 

    Congratulations on the job. It isn't always easy for a new Mom to get a good job in the legal world. (Trying hard not to say it. . . but I will . . back in my day, it was.) Added to nearby day care--this is indeed fabulous all around.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations, gorgeous! What great news, and especially so with the daycare situation. You look wonderful -- chic, relaxed, and casual polished. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations :)

  • columbine(erin) replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations! It is so great that you will be close to your daughter. Lovely outfit. 

  • jackiec replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Your look amazing in those greens and blues. Wow.

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations, DV!

  • Runcarla replied 9 years ago

    Excellent news! Congratulations.

  • Diana replied 9 years ago

    Congratulations!  Fantastic how everything has worked out perfectly!

    You look great!  Love the blue and green color combo, of course.

  • gardenchick replied 9 years ago

    Congrats on the job. Great outfit!

  • gradfashionista replied 9 years ago

    Super! Congrats!

  • anne replied 9 years ago

    Well done on getting an attorney job and the convenient daycare!

  • Archer replied 9 years ago

    You look HOT.
    Congratulations. Impressions count!!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Congrats on the triple win: job, daycare and looking fab! Love this look on you!

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  • Windchime replied 9 years ago

    You have lots to celebrate! Congratulations on the new job--how exciting! I look forward to more frequent posts from you. :)

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Thank you all for your encouraging complements. I want to start a new post but I am so tired.  At least I took the pictures this morning. There is so much preparation that goes into getting myself and DD ready for the following day --  making sure I don't forget anything and that I've packed everything. It's only Tuesday and I am already looking forward to the weekend. Oops but there is no sleep for the weary there either. DH signed us up for and all day alumni event on Saturday.

  • Laurie replied 9 years ago

    You look ready to take on the world!  I had a similar day care situation when my son was an infant and it worked out great.    All the best juggling everything.   (Coffee is your friend)

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    You definitely succeeded in your goal:  to use the skirt is a casual, but still polished way.  The denim and brown leather gives just a bit of "flannel shirt" vibe to the plaid, and the fits are tailored and crisp, which retains the sense of polish. 

    Heartfelt congratulations on your new job! I'm sure it will take several weeks to hit your stride.  If you take photos, you can always group your outfits into posts as Aida and Sveta do!  Be gentle to yourself --- I think we wear out much faster in a new job or routine.  Being in Learning Mode is like driving in overdrive -- it takes more gas!

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    I am just now seeing this, and I am so happy for you! Hooray!! You look amazingly fab, and I am looking forward to seeing your career outfits!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Wow.  You look amazing.  Congratulations on everything.  

  • unfrumped replied 9 years ago

    Best of luck ! Tell DH he needs to help you keep schedule simple at first 'til you hit your stride with DD adjusting, you adjusting,  plus all the usual things that still need doing.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Unfrumped -- You couldn't be more correct. DH and I went on a date last night and he asked me what help would I need adjusting to the new schedule. It takes me 2.5 hours to leave the house in the morning even when I prep the night before. The good thing is all that time built into my schedule means I am not rushing even if everything takes longer than I thought it would. This morning I discovered DD was sick overnight and it took 20 minutes to clean her up (just when I thought I'd be leaving early) But DH was home (mental health day) so I was still able to leave on time.

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