Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Today was a massive failure on several levels. First, we were supposed to have training on a new project at work today, but after three hours the internet (and therefor the training) was not available. So everyone left for a two hour lunch. We all came back at 2pm (which meant back to the parking garage) and before I even left the parking garage, we were all told to come back at 3. So I paid for parking and left again. Then at 3 we were all sent home for the day. So I got no work done and paid for parking three times. No es bueno.

Also, I was supposed to have a job interview today. It was cancelled. Can you tell it was a good day for me? At least I looked good. This outfit didn't translate very well (it's hard when you only get one photo with your photographer and you end up with a goofy look in your eyes). But it looked great in person. I felt very pulled together and very sexy 1950s secretary.

What I Wore While Paying for Parking Three Times:

  • lavendar scoop-neck short sleeve T
  • black pencil skirt (George/Walmart)
  • purple/black/white jacket (Simply Vera)
  • black belt (?)
  • black patent buckle heels (Payless)
  • black leather purse (Reaction by Kenneth Cole)
  • grey pearl brooch (thrifted)
  • silver/purple earrings (?? via Ross)
  • silvertone bracelet (jewelry party)

What I Ate While Watching "Doubt":

  • lemon pepper chicken
  • brown rice
  • snow peas with red bell peppers

What I Did With Erin Yesterday:

I promised to post pictures of our trip to hoop group yesterday and here you go! Erin kindly emailed them to me and I know she has some on her blog today too.

We really did have a good time together. Erin is a ton of fun. If you've got a fellow blogger in your area, why not try getting together? You know you have a least one thing in common. (and yes, Erin and I very briefly talked about our blogs and your blogs, and she may have shown me a Target purchase. Good times.)


Elaine said...

Hi, just found your blog! I love your style. Just saw a few of your outfit posts and wanted to tell you that you look GOOD because you know how to dress for your body type! Alot of people dont' know how to do that. You should put tips up. And I like that print on you. I couldn't wear it but it looks fab on you. WORK IT.


Honeybunches of Roses said...

Wow, I haven't hoola hooped for ages. That must be so much fun. I hope you know you ALWAYS look great! I really do love your style :-)

Kasmira said...

Oooh, action shots! I love action shots! That looks like soooooo much fun.

eednic said...

as i mentioned on erin's blog...i have the jealouses that the two of you hula hooped together!

next time she comes down for a girl weekend visit you need to come with her!

i don't have hula hoops but i have a dog!!

Charlotte Sometimes said...

Wow, looks like you had a great time with Erin. Well done on the hula hooping, last time I tried it I couldn't make it work at all....might have to invest in a hoop and practice.

Sher said...

Your attention to details is awesome!

I don't think I could hula hoop. I am so un coordinated LOL!


ohthatgirl said...

Hoop Group! Why have I never heard of this? I normally just get embarrassed by my daughter in the backyard. It looks like fun and I'm glad you ladies had a good time. :O)

Cute outfit. Sucks that your interview was cancelled. :o/

Struggler said...

Really like that jacket! Suggest you wear it again when your interview gets rescheduled, and good luck!

Lmac said...

Hula hooping is so much fun, which you look like your having! Love your outfit. That skirt is killer!

Tina said...

Thanks, Elaine! And welcome to the blog!

Everyone, hopping was a lot of fun even though I looked like an idiot to begin with (okay okay the whole time). As Erin mentioned in a post yesterday, these hoops are made for adults and are easier to use than the ones you used as a kid. And I think that any of you that are interested should definitely look into it.

Kasmira, I'm pretty sure that with hyour dancer skills, you could put me to shame. Those are some action shots I want to see!

Sharon said...

This is such a great outfit. You look fantastic in it. And, I'm super crazy about the brooch. Hot!

Tina said...

Thanks, Sharon. I love that brooch too. I paid more for it than I normally would pay at the thrift store (I think it was $11) but I am very happy that I did.