Monday, October 6, 2014

Banishing the Blues

A few of you commented that maybe my blue suit would be lucky. Which got me thinking that maybe it has been UNlucky. Well, I don't really believe that but I do know that I had wanted to NOT wear that darn blue suit again, luck or no luck. I was just tired of it. One thing I did come home with from Saturday's shopping marathon was a jacket I loved. Too expensive, but I bought it anyway to ... well ... dwell on it. I could always return it once I came to my senses. ;-) Well, I decided to throw caution to the wind (dollar-wise). Ya gotta spend money to make money, right? Haha.

So here's what I wore today. The ponte skirt and ITY drape neck top are me-made. The jacket is purchased. It's a knit with leather trim and faux welt pockets (which I wish were real but whatever). The silver necklace is new too. The burgundy shoes are not new.



I felt like a million bucks, and the interview went well. Not necessarily related, but looking good never hurts, right? And the jacket will join my permanent wardrobe, since I had to shorten the sleeves almost 3 inches last night, so I'll be enjoying and hopefully wearing it a lot soon. It will go with a lot of solid colors since I like b/w prints with colors. Just not on interviews. I like that it's knit, because it can be dressed up or down and is so, so comfy to wear. I can see me copying this once I can afford EmmaOneSock again. ;-)

So, I'll be returning the two blue print tops (aftering taking copious notes for a Jalie sweetheart hack) and keeping the jacket and necklace. And maybe a dress that also was a contender if I had been able to find a black jacket. ;-) But only if I get the job. Otherwise, it will go back too.

And now for something completely different ... here's me modeling the Jalie cardi hack. I think it could be a bit narrower at the sideseams. It's hard to tell since my hands are kinda pulling it downward.


Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes. I'll let you know soon if they worked.

21 comments:

  1. Your blue cardi looks great on you. And I like the white tie neck top you're wearing with it.

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  2. Cute cardigan!! Really love the knit jacket. Hope you get good news!

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  3. Fingers crossed for you! I love the new jacket and hope that it brought you good luck!

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  4. Love the new jacket and I am sure you looked very professional for the interview. I hope it turns out well.

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  5. Praying that you hear good news soon Debbie!

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  6. Wonderful interview outfit! Hope you have great news real soon. Based on the outfit, HIRED!

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  7. Your new jacket is beautiful. Good luck!!

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  8. You chose a great looking jacket. Good luck.

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  9. Love your purchased jacket and it looks great with the top and skirt you made. I mix me-made with ready-to-wear all the time. I wish I could make everything I wear but I just don't have the time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  10. I love your interview outfit! Hang in there!

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  11. Oh I love this outfit so much! So glad that you kept the blazer and I hope the new outfit did bring you luck!!!

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  12. I agree with you about spending money to (hopefully) make money. Lovely jacket and lovely ensemble. Fingers crossed!

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  13. I love that jacket, Debbie. Fingers crossed for your job!

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  14. Debbie-
    so glad it went well today. Please let us know whether this time was the charm. Hang in there.
    Best, Bernadette

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  15. Ooo, I love that outfit! So glad you felt like a million bucks - I'm sure you looked like it too. :) I hope it's a really good investment that pays off! :D GOOD LUCK!!!

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  16. The outfit looks great - fingers crossed for good news. Is there any way you could use the 3" from the sleeves to "un-faux" the pockets?

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  17. You came up with a great outfit, looks really good! I don't work in the corporate world but for what it's worth I think this combo looks a lot less fusty than a skirt suit. I hope it worked for you, Good luck!
    Debbie B

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  18. Great jacket ~ it works really well with the skirt and top ... gives a lovely polished look ... fingers crossed for good news ... J

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