Wednesday, January 4, 2012

exciting news

Blazer & Belt- Thrifted; Tank & Skirt- Gifted (from my Dad); Boots & Tights- Aldo; Ring- H&M; Nail Polish- Vintage by Revlon
 Life change....hmm in hindsight that may have been an excessive phrase to use (many of you thought I was engaged- I'm working on it but not quite yet!) but I have been known to be a drama queen after all! My good news is that I landed the job of my dreams.  It combines my degree in Social Work, my passion in women's rights and my love for fashion in one full-time package.  Starting next Monday I'll be working as the Program Coordinator for Dress for Success Ottawa (DFS). I've been volunteering with DFS as a Boutique Manager for over a year and will now be joining the team as the first employee! 

The mission statement of DFS is: "to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and life."

{I just love this flouncy skirt that my Dad bought for me for Christmas.  Doesn't he have great taste!? I thrifted this blazer and although it's a bit big I liked the pattern and thought it was a fun addition to my wardrobe! My new position with DFS requires a business wardrobe so I won't be wearing bright tights to the office anytime soon.  Thought I should get the funky work outfits out of my system now!}


I will also be staying in my current position as Marketing & Social Media Coordinator with Lilac Lingerie on a part-time basis so my weeks will be busy.  That's where my New Year's Resolution comes in handy! I'm excited to start this new career chapter of my life and will keep you posted on how everything is going!

37 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's really great news!!! I love that skirt too, really pretty!

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  2. That sounds amazingly perfect! Congrats!!! And I love that skirt too - so cute!

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  3. congrats, dear! :) it's awesome that your dreams are coming true.
    and I'm in love with your flowy skirt. it looks so good with that belt. absolutely great combination! :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  4. That's such awesome news!! Sounds like the perfect job for you:) I do LOVE that skirt!! Bravo Dad! And can I just comment again on that tiny waist of yours? You look so fabulous.

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  5. hooray! congratulations, Em! That's great news! and yep, your dad has great taste! that skirt is beautiful!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  6. Congratulations! It seems like 2012 is going to be a year of many changes for a lot of us. Wishing you all the best in your new position with DFS!!

    Oh, that skirt is adorable. Your dad does have great taste :)

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  7. Congratulations! That sounds like an amazing job!

    And your dad does have good taste! Mine sometimes does, and sometimes thinks I should dress like an old lady I think. Ha.

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  8. Congratulations on the new job! Sounds like a perfect assignment for you to exercise all your loves.
    And the flowy skirt looks adorable on you..good job Dad! :-)
    XO - Marion

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  9. Em's Dad here.....thank you, I have always had a feminine sensibility when it comes to fashion (it helps having been the only male in a house of 4 daughters/stepdaughters, a wife, a granddaughter, and 3 female cats); hopefully Em will post a photo of her wearing the military blazer and the oriental business dress I also bought her for Christmas!

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  10. Wonderful! Congratulations! That's so great that you're working for a company that is in line with your values. That makes all the difference.

    I'm interested to see what "Program Coordinator Emily" outfits will look like. My business wardrobe and casual wardrobe are very different. It'd be nice to get some ideas for how to mix work and weekend items. Even if your tights can't be as bold, I hope you'll continue wearing wild nailpolish.

    And you Dad has good taste! :)

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  11. Congratulations, what an awesome position! I'm sure you will do great with Dress for Success as you are a sweet person and fantastic dresser yourself. I LOVE you belt and ring, and that awesome skirt, way to go Dad!

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  12. I love this skirt, it's lovely on you. And congrats on the new job! How awesome. Hope you are planning to celebrate :)

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  13. love the skirt
    Congrats on the job!!
    So cool and I know how hard it is to get
    There are only 2 paid employees at our office
    Thanks again to you for helping me to become a volunteer for DFS
    brett

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  14. thrilled to pieces for you! now you can help inspire even more with your cool style.

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  15. What a funky, cool outfit. Congrats on the new gig! You'll be busy, but you'll be great!

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  16. Congratulations! You are going to be such a busy busy girl! Are you still going to have time to do zumba, toO!?!

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  17. Omg! I am so excited for you! Congratulations on your wonderful new job. I love Dress for Success. I need to start volunteering!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  18. Congratulations on your new job! I'm loving that skirt! So cute!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  19. Your dad did do a great job on your gift - the skirt is so cute!! Congrats on the new job:)

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  20. Super Congratulations Girl! I am so happy for you! You'll do well! :)

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  21. Congrats! That job sounds perfect for you! :) Love the outfit too, your dad has AWESOME taste!

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  22. great mixed prints! i love your edgy bold style. you're amazing! happy new year!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow sounds like a perfect job for you! Social work and fashion don't normally come together in a package. All the best for your new job, so happy for you. You look great in this happy outfit, cute colors and nice mix of prints. I can't believe your dad bought those for you, he has got fabulous taste.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh yay!! Congratulations on your dream job!! It must be awesome to work in a field where you feel like you're helping people. That's one reason I can't wait to start teaching!

    That flouncy skirt is adorable!! And I love the bright tights!

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  25. Adorable skirt! Congrats on the job, dear!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  26. That is beyond fantastic! I am so happy for you. What a terrific organization.

    Love the skirt and those red tights!

    Julie

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  27. Congrats doll! You deserve this amazing opportunity. All that hard work you've already put into DFS has really paid off! Literally.

    So, your Dad picked out this skirt all by himself? You didn't send him a link to what you wanted? If this is the case, I would like to be adopted by him, please.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  28. Congrats on the new opportunity! i have no doubt you will knock it out of the park! xoxo

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  29. Congratulations again! Hope your first day went well!!

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  30. Congrats my little friend! Hope it's all you want. I'm sure you will be great in that position.
    And yes, your Dad does have good taste.
    Try to stop by for my Trending link up!

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  31. Congratulations on the new job, what a great opportunity!! And that skirt is so cute--your dad is a great gift buyer!

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  32. yay, congrats on the new job. So happy for you! new year and new job ;)

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  33. congrats, darling!! so happy for you! 2012 holds really great things for you!!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  34. Just found your blog, so I thought I'd say hi. Congrats on the new job! It's awesome that you get to combine a couple of the things you love. I think I've heard about DFS on What Not to Wear once haha. Congrats again!

    Audrey
    www.puttingmetogether.com

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  35. Congratulations on your amazing new position! That is really awesome! You look great here, that skirt is adorable and you've mixed prints fabulously.

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  36. Congratulations! That is fantastic news, they sound like a really great organization. Woohoo!

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily