Friday, March 11, 2011

Good News!

Firstly, I'm fine - we got a 1 meter surge from the tsunami that hit Japan, but no one is hurt, no damage. Thank you everyone for your concern. I live on the West coast, so there is always a risk of an earthquake or a tsunami here, but you can't live your life in fear. If it happens, it happens.

Secondly, much better news! I called the company this morning (and thank you everyone for your encouragement and good vibes) and they sent me an offer this morning. It's a great offer and I'm accepting. I start next Wednesday!

I'm off shortly to drop off my accepted offer and other various forms, and then I am going shopping! I am going to reward myself with one of these gorgeous Desigual jackets (there's a shop in town that carries them).

I'm so glad to have an excuse to wear one of my new items - this lovely skirt:
This was one of the most expensive "thrift" items I bought yesterday at $22.00.'s real suede, and it's washable, just like my other suede skirt. I also love the colour - it's a nice sand shade - and the midi length, which I hear is all the rage among the cool kids these days.

I look so happy. I feel happy!

Second wearing of my thrifted Mexx top:
I wore it last here, also with a suede skirt (I'm getting quite a collection!). Also my second wearing of my gorgeous red boots (last seen here).

It's warm enough now to just wear a blazer as a jacket:
Such a nice dark burgundy! Last seen here.

I realized after I took these pictures that I forgot to put my jewelry on! D'oh! Here it is:
Gold hoops and my tree necklace.

Jacket (Zara, consignment), top (Mexx, thrifted), cami (Mexx, thrifted), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), boots (Miz Mooz), necklace (Foxy), earrings (gift from L).


  1. Congrats! What kind of work do you do? I love how your boots match your shirt and blazer. Very nice.

  2. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you wear to your new job.

  3. Congratulations on the new job! We didn't see much of a tsunami surge in San Francisco either (though Santa Cruz, south of here, did get some damage, as well as Crescent City in Nor Cal). I feel sad for the people in Japan, but we who live on the Pacific room all know that earthquakes come with the territory.

  4. Congratulations! I am glad to hear that someone can still get a job in this crazy economy!

  5. Such relief!!! Thank goodness you guys are okay. And woot!!!! Yay job!!!

  6. (job)!

    I'm loving it that it's almost blazer weather here, too...and thankful you suffered no damage with the surge.

  7. I'm glad to hear you're alright! Not only that, but you're looking fabulous. Major Congrats on the job. I hope it goes wonderfully.

    Love the MM boots, and I can't wait to see the new jacket!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you. And that skirt is amazing. I rather did the opposite than you: after finding that I hadn't landed a job in which I was interested, I bought four books and two necklaces. :) I can't wait to hear about your first impressions of your new JOB! Congrats again!

  9. Congratulations Sheila! I'm so happy for you, and so glad that we'll have more work outfits to look forward to...because, of course, my personal enjoyment of your blog is the important thing here. :-D

  10. Hi Sheila. So glad you're safe and employed! Congratulations!! You look extra beautiful in your new skirt with that radiant smile. Will look forward to seeing your new jacket and your back to work outfits. What a lucky company to get you. Eileen

  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Have fun celebrating...of course you need a great first day look!! Glad you are future son-in-law lives on the island of Saipan and they got a scare as well....

  12. That skirt is lovely! I'm glad your area escaped relatively unscathed.

  13. Many congrats, Sheila! You're looking radiant and happy.
    Glad to hear that you and your loved ones are safe. I've got my ears/eyes turned towards Japan right now.

  14. Congrats all around! You are beaming~you deserve it girl. Paula

  15. Glad that you are ok! I woke up to the news of the earthquake.
    I love all of the textures in this outfit. Congrats on the job!

  16. Yay! Congratulations!!!! That IS great news :)

    And a great outfit to match! I love the velvet jacket - such a rich and beautiful color!

  17. Wonderful news on both fronts. Congratulations!

  18. Yay!!!!!!!

    Now I can stop worrying about you! Whew, what a relief!

  19. Congratulations on the new job! I've never heard of washable it the same process as cloth garments?

  20. You look great that outfit is great. love the boots and blazer and top well frankly the whole thing!

  21. Hi Sheila, I'm so happy for you!
    Two for one - the job of course, and almost no tsunami. Yeah!

    I wonder which one of those fab jackets are you going to get. Leopard maybe? Can't wait to see it on you.

  22. WOOHOOOO Sheila!!!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats. They are lucky to get you.

  23. Congrats Sheila, that's awesome news.

    I can't wait to see which one of those jackets you choose :-)

  24. Glad you're fine and congrats on the new job!

  25. Aw, thanks so much to all you guys for your kind good wishes.

    Kari, thanks, it's doing project admin for an IT company. Thanks for commenting!

    Kasmira, I know, it's much more casual so I'm not sure what I'll do.

    Tizzy, thanks! Glad you're fine down there - exactly, it's a fact of life here. Thank you for commenting!

    Cynthia, thanks! Luckily, Canada is not quite as bad off as the US, but the job market is really tough in my town.

    Scary, thanks! I know - it's a weight off my shoulders.

    Rebecca, thank you. I am happy to abandon outerwear in favour of regular jackets and blazers. Yes, I'm also very thankful that there was no damage here.

    Thanks, Megan! I posted the jacket today - I couldn't wait to wear it.

    Chalkdust, thank you! Ha, you did a consolation reward, I like that! Books are good for that.

    Thanks, Christa! I know, it will be weird to be back into full-on daily blog mode again. I exist for your viewing pleasure, haha.

    Thank you, Eileen! That's very sweet of you.

    Pam, woo hoo, thank you! I will be carefully choosing my Day 1 look - I don't want to scare them! Ah, my heart goes out to the people who got hit with the tsunami.

    Ray, thank you!

    Rad, thank you - I feel pretty darned good, I tell ya.

    Paula, thank you!

    Thanks, Allison! I like your blog - thank you for visiting!

    Anne, thanks! I should really wear this jacket more...

    Thanks, LaShaune!

    Shy, it was you, I know it! You made them call! Thank you so much for your concern - I really appreciate it (*hug*).

    Thanks, Terri! Both of my washable suede skirts have polyester linings, which is the number one reason why they are washable. Both of them are machine wash, cold water, delicate, and tumble dry, low heat, delicate. They come out perfect!

    Freeda, thanks!

    Yolande, thank you so much. Thank you also for commenting!

    Tanya, thank you, sweetie! No leopard in the Desigual line that I've seen, but I did find a FAB jacket.

    Kristen, thank you for your awesome support, hon.

    Rebecca, thanks! Yay!

    Thanks, Wendy! I think you will like my choice.

    Thanks, Wendy! You know this means that I'm going to buy some of your jewelry once I get my first paycheque.

  26. Congratulations!!!! I hope it's the perfect, most interesting and inspiring job for you, and that you'll be VERY happy!

  27. Ooo, very nice new suede skirt. I finally found a really nice washable one, but, it probably won't fit much longer. I'm still debating what to do. Get rid of it or have it taken in. I might just wait to see if I can find a new one. I really like all the burgundy with the sand color. Very nice! (Oh, as mentioned in your more recent post, CONGRATULATIONS!!!)

  28. Thanks, Jody!

    Rita, thanks so much!

    Alison, check and see what it costs to alter suede - it can be expensive, so you might be better off just consigning it. Yay, thank you!

  29. OMG!!!
    Congratulations ! Felicidades !
    I knew that job was yours :)
    We were also lucky, we were not hit.
    But it's actually one of the first tsunami warnings we had, SO I WAS TERRIFIED - and living so close to the ocean maximized my fear.

  30. Thank you, Lorena! Oh, gosh, I know, it reminds you how fragile everything can be, doesn't it?


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