Big Girl Pants Be Gone

15 May 2012

Today, I put on my big girl pants, and actually believed it. Then I changed my mind and went for a skirt. No need for pants to tell me I'm a big girl anymore.
{Shirt} Old Navy  {Skirt} Forever 21  {Wedges} Thrifted 
{Necklace} Forever 21  {Bangles} Forever 21
After many, many, many years, I am a paid woman. After nearly a month of working, I get my first paycheck today. Seeing big girl numbers, not 'Starbucks barista' wage made my heart flutter a little. Yes, my work is rewarding. But getting paid to do such a rewarding thing just makes it a wee bit sweeter. 

Having to be a starving grad student pushed me to hone my thrifting skills, as well as helped me discover unique resources like Craigslist and estate sales for everything from home decor, sweet furniture, even my car. I am thankful for those times that make me appreciate the 'fruits of my labor' and teaching me that style doesn't have to come store bought. 

In other news, I'm about to tear through Anthropologie in a dollar sign induced spending craze.

25 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous floral print skirt, Britt! Your necklace is really stunning too. Yay for big girl dollars!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  2. can i have your skirt? and necklace? and hair? and dog? - how about i just get everything in this post haha!

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  3. that necklace is YUMMY! and congrats on your big girl paycheck woot woot!

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  4. gorgeous necklace and i loove ur shoes!! i just got my first paycheck at my new job too today! yay!!!!! xoxo

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  5. I LOVE your floral skirt and your necklace! Yay for being rewarded for your hard work! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Ah this outfit makes me happy! Love your necklace, just bought a similar one so you've given me styling ideas, thanks! :)

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  7. hahaha I love the part about tearing through anthro- I heeaaarrrr youuuuu.

    Also love the picture with the puppy :)

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  8. Yes! Love your outfit here. When I got my first big paycheck I went on an Anthro spending spree as well - I know money doesnt buy happiness, but being able to purchase some of the things I'd been drooling over FOREVER sure helps the mood ;)
    xo, KathrynLaine.
    http://kathrynlaine.blogspot.com

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  9. Britt, congratulations!!! As a starving grad student, I'm so looking forward to the day when I get a *real* paycheck again! I love the combo of floral and chambray, and your pup is just too adorable. Have a great week!

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  10. High five for the first paycheck!! You definitely deserve it!! Have fun shopping! And, oh, love the outfit pictures...you look beautiful!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  11. That must be such a wonderful feeling :) I love the outfit too . Have a wonderful shopping spree!

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  12. I've had such a hard time finding floral prints that I like, but this skirt is gorgeous! Congrats on the job and enjoy your shopping spree! :)

    Jess
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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  13. That is such a cute outfit and I love the skirt!

    Celeste

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  14. Congrats on the new job! Being a grownup can be fun especially the regular paycheck part.

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  15. hooray! congratulations on the new job and the big girl paycheck! I totally love your skirt. The fabric and colors are amazing!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  16. Hooray for a "career-job" work check! Also, you look like Springtime :)

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  17. I love that skirt pattern! it's so pretty!!!

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  18. You are on a roll!!! Congrats girlie :)

    Don't feel one bit guilty about any of those purchases - you earned it!

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  19. Holy heck you have gorgeous hair! :)

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  20. Cute necklace, love your curls!

    http://cookiescoffeecouture.blogspot.com/

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  21. great skirt! and you have a really cute blog! just checked you out from IFB :)

    www.aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Amazing look. I love your natural curls. And the photography is awesome. Whoever takes your photos does a great job!!

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

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  23. Beautiful combination of trends and fabrics! Everything works together so nicely, and I am green with envy over that chambray shirt...
    Congrats on your first paycheck!!

    http://myeverydayrunway.wordpress.com/

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  24. OMG...I totally agree with you. Finally seeing the fruits of your labor feels so refreshing. Having little makes you appreciate it that much more when things finally turn around.

    I love this floral print AND the necklace by the way. Such a soft and sweet look.

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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