Hired!

Can I just say you all are amazing! It's like I had all my best girlfriends over at my house before high school prom, and you were all fussing over me and what I should wear...oh how I love being a girl!
Everyone had fantastic input and brought up things I never would have even considered! As requested...here is the update on what I decided to wear...
My first stop was to Target where they had this fantastic blazer on clearance! (And they have one in cream as well...I am really considering it...but maybe I should wait for my first paycheck! lol) There I am in Target looking for pants and possibly a shirt and I cannot get over how cute the blazer is! So yes, I splurged on the blazer...I considered it an investment. ;)I wandered around a bit and found some black pants on sale so I thought I'd try them on. After all of your input, I realized that black was probably the most versatile and reasonable for where I am at right now. If I am wearing the same jeans everyday, I will probably be doing the same with these pants. As mentioned, with black I can get "more bang for my buck" and wear them multiple times a week. I also found that I have a lot of black shoes and fun colorful jewelry...so I think black will best suit my existing accessory wardrobe.
Everyone said "pop of color!" Okay, okay...! I was going to go for a red shirt but the ones I had just didn't look right. I hit Ross in hopes of finding some fun red number but no luck. I came across this purple shirt and found it the most flattering of what I tried on. Plus I have zero purple...so adding a new color to my wardrobe was fun.
I was told simple hair is the way to go...which I totally agree! Isn't it those days that we are trying to impress that are hair is 10 times bigger and more extravagant than it needs to be...or for some reason it just won't do it's normal thing...well that is totally me! A ponytail was perfect...easy, normal, and no fuss!
To accessorize a bit, I added these purple earrings (which of course I have never worn because I have never owned purple...I got them as a gift). I didn't have any fun shoes to match the purple shirt so I thought I'd go with the earrings instead. They are big but not too gaudy...I was happy how it pulled everything together.
It was tempting to spring for a new pair of shoes as well...but I had to draw the line! How fun would leopard print be with the purple shirt!!! Well, if I can't have fun shoes, I can at least have fun toe nails!And the purse...I love this one but I never use it because it is too small...Yes, I said too small! I got some great advice about carrying a small purse because it helps you look more put together. Boy was this correct...seeing it in comparison to my giant size every day purses really made a difference...because, well, I am the bag lady...seriously...I need all that stuff...everyday... ;)

Thank you everyone for being so encouraging and giving great feedback...it gave me a little extra boost of confidence knowing you all believed in me! :) And I am happy to report that I got hired for a substitute teaching position! Yay!



31 comments:

  1. Congrats...the outfit looks great, and I love that purse, I dont do well with small purses because I need to bring everything but the kitchen sink along with me! Glad you got the job!

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  2. Congrats--so happy that you got the job!

    The outfit looks great--I think you made a great choice and got some versatile pieces :-)

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  3. I knew you'd be reporting to us that you got hired! You looked awesome with that outfit you put together, purple was the right pop of colour. Good job and congrats!

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  4. Congratulations on getting hired!!!! That is exciting! Your outfit turned out great. I totally love the blazer!

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  5. Congratulations! Very cool. I honestly had never heard that a smaller bag makes you look more together. Makes sense tho. Now I know why everyone looks at me like i'm crazy for carrying around a back pack everywhere.

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  6. Congratulations!! You will make a great teacher. You seem so fun and creative. The kids will love you.

    Good job!

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  7. Congratulations Ashely,, you look great and your choices were right on! Love the shoes and the purple shirt. You pulled all the suggestions and came up with what worked for you.. great job.

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  8. Congrats!!!
    I just bought that same blazer in the cream color a few weeks ago =)

    love the outfit!

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  9. Yeah!! You rocked it with your outfit!! I love how you showed all the little details. Rock on sister friend! The purple shirt was a great choice. I'm so happy you got the job. You go friend!!

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  10. Yay for you and you look adorable!!! LOVE the charcoal!!!

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS for your new job and for lookin' Cute while getting hired!!

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  12. Congratulations!! The purple was an awesome choice. Have fun with the kids you substitute!

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  13. You looked great! No wonder you got the job!

    The earrings are my favorite!

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  14. Congratulations! I love your outfit! :)

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  15. Congrats on getting the job, Ash! Your outfit was perfect. I am LOVING those cute shoes with the bow...precious! I bet you could have worn a potato sack and still charmed them into hiring you!

    Luv ya girl ~ Amanda

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  16. Congratulations on being hired! The outfit looks great! Love the the blazer and the purple adds a nice touch!

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  17. Congratulations on getting the job! You looked so cute and so pulled together! Loved the purple...and those earrings....I want some of those. :)
    Elaine

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  18. Congrats! Love the outfit. I think the purple was a good choice. But its my fav color so I am biased!

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  19. YAY!! congrats!! :)
    and that outfit looks so great! nice job.

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  20. Cute outfit! I love the purple! So exciting about the job. Yay!

    Jen

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  21. Ashley congratulations!!! I knew you would get the job. I love your outfit and those earrings are adorable! Where did you get those? Love that you wore your hair up. :) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  22. Ashley....Drop on by my blog when you get a chance and pick up your Kreativ Blogger award. I really enjoy your blog and I thought you'd be a great one to receive this. The post is Sunday Feb. 8th and has a few instructions to go along with it. Hope your week is starting off great!
    Elaine :)

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  23. Yes! A job! I love the outfit! It was helpful Im sure! :) I would like to personally invite you to both of my blogs...Screaming Meme and Project:{Create A Home}....Screaming Meme is a decorating blog that I created to share my career as an Interior Decorator and Model Home Stager, as well as, share ideas and how to's on decorating, faux painting and getting a professional look on a shoe string budget!...It is all about decorating over there! I then created Project:{ Create A Home}...I envisioned a blog that women could all share in...Where we could come together and learn everything from decorating our homes to stepping out and learning new things that we always wanted to learn but didn't have the road map...Project: {Create A Home} is that road map! We have decorating, organizing, cooking, finance, technical/computer knowledge, family rearing, relationship advice, spirituality and uplifting wisdom...just to name a few...I hope you get a chance to stop in and look around...And if you have something that you want to share...Something that we could learn from you...Well, we would love to talk to you! :) I look forward to getting to know you! Meme

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  24. congrats on your new gig. I am new to your blog and really like it!

    I like the photos and that is a great blazer

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  25. I enjoyed reading about the putting together of your outfit. You looked great!! I love having girlfriends help out, I usually end up looking so much more put together with their advice!

    Congrats on the new job!
    Melissa

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  26. I love the outfit! The bag and the earrings are my favorite! Congrats on the new position!

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  27. I love that purple shirt and earrings!

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  28. Way to go girl! With your creativity you will make a teacher. Outfit looks great and I love that purse ~ I am a purse girl myself. Congrats ~

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  29. Congratulations! Your outfit is darling!

    :0) Sharon

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