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Aren't You Cold?

Dress: Target   Cardigan(s): thrifted   Scarf: Old Navy   Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes   Belt: Rue 21
That's always the first question I get when I wear a dress during the fall or winter - especially on snowy days! For those cold, wintery days, I often don't mind donning a dress as long as I've got my fleece lined tights on. And the day I woke up to this winter wonderland, I was definitely not in the mood to squeeze myself into some pants. So this oversized dress won.

However, when I emerged from my class later that day, I walked out into a snowglobe that someone had just shaken! There was snow flying everywhere, and the wind had kicked up. Um, yeah, this dress isn't exactly a bodycon fit. I awkwardly penguined my way to my car and drove back to the apartment to change. However, I decided I might as well get this outfit documented. It was too pretty not to share! Haha, I don't think I've featured this dress on the blog yet, and it's an old summer clearance find from Target. The overlay material (crochet?), tribal patterns, and rich colors make for a great pick-me-up for dreary days! 

Soooo...I have some wonderful news to share with you - I GOT A NEW JOB!
Haha, I didn't want to jinx it by saying anything on here, but last month I was searching for something (anything) new. I've worked at Golden Corral for almost two years, and hadn't been advanced onto the floor as a waitress yet, so I decided I would set out to find something else. Of course, they finally moved me onto the floor the day I tell them I've gotten another job...and after making bank the two waitress shifts I did, I'm really hesitant to let it go. Perhaps just two nights out of the week I can work at Golden Corral...

Anyway, last month, I had an interview at Moxie Java. It went amazingly well (one of the regular customers met me during that interview and told the boss that, "She has a great smile!" Then he turned to me and added, "Well, I'd like to give you an advanced congratulations!" and it seemed like the owner was going to hire me right away. However, some complications came up and there was a misunderstanding (he thought I wanted to work both my GC job and the one he was offering me). Anyway, when I followed up on it, he seemed really regretful in telling me right then wasn't the best time. However, he wanted to keep my application on hand and promised that he would give me a call if anything came up.

Well, you guessed it, something came up! He lost some weekend help (which is exactly what I'm looking for, what with school and all), and hired me right away. So now I'm a barista in training! I'm so thrilled to get this job! It's definitely going to be challenging learning everything (you have no idea...it's pretty intimidating really, especially when they get slammed with a line inside and a drive-thru line!) but I look forward to the day when I'm more comfortable and confident in what I'm doing. I've always been a caffeine addict, so to get to work with it and get free drinks is a definite perk! Plus, the people I work with are awesome! They're such fun, hardworkers and are super helpful in explaining stuff to me.

Hope you all had a lovely Valentines weekend, whether it was spent with a significant other or just a bunch of loved ones in your life!

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
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48 comments

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Perfection Linda, "sheer' PERFECTION. I learned all I know from you......lol.

(no, really)

I love the knitted snood and the knitted belt that just shows a titch.

Thank you my sweet!

Lily Fang said...

Oh I've missed so much Linda! First off, I'm so happy that the Imagine Dragons concert was everything you imagined (haha puns). I love soulful singers who really get into it. Second, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How wonderful of Corina to organize a surprize party! And you are so right about V-day. Love your attitude.

Okay, CONGRATS on the new job! Being a barista sounds complicated but fun. And I'm sure that your friendliness will realyl connect with the customers. What a serendipitous opportunity! Best of luck figuring out the what to do with your old job too. I saw that instagram post and was so happy for you. I'll be praying!

I get the same question haha. I prefer skirts and dresses over pants any day, so I'll wear tights and carry my dresses into winter. Target is honestly the best--love that cool print. And the belt balances the boots so well. This look really compliments your vibrant hair as well!

Also, check your email for a guest post request! Have a wonderful week and try to stay warm ;)

Stephanie Georgiou said...

Looking gorgeous dear.x I absolutely love your outfit, the dress is gorgeous and I love how you made it Winter appropriate! I hate windy days as I always end up changing my skirts into pants in order to avoid the embarrassment. Congratulations on your new job, I am sure you will be great at it! Have a lovely week!
xxxx
Stephanie
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Hoda Katebi said...

Aw these are such fun photos! Haha oh my I know your pain of taking photos in the snow! But I think you are doing it better than me ahah! c;
Oh and CONGRATULATIONS on your new job! That's so exciting! xx

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

woohoo to getting a job!! =D yay!

love your look and those glasses!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful!

Love that belt and cardigan <3

xx

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Flavia Eriel said...

Hi lovely,
I totally love these pictures!!Very inspirational
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Samantha said...

Ouuu, I am totally drooling over your boots! And the print of your dress is so perfect, bright enough to keep you cheery, but great for winter too (except for when the wind blows fiercely though? hah)

And congrats on the job, Linda!

Bernadette Czle said...

pretty cardigan, looks so comfy! xx

Elle said...

Love your Aztec print dress and the scarf is so pretty. Congrats on the new job!!
XX, Elle
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Vanessa A said...

Loving that fun colorful print! These photos are so cute!

xo, Delightful Sunflower

Lexie blogs said...

I love the dress and belt! It looks stunning on you! Congratulations on the new job! :) xx

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Congrats on the new job, hun. Fantastic work!

It definitely looks super cold over there, complete opposite to here. Love the pattern on the dress.

Wardrobe Quarry

Ali Hval said...

BARISTA LINDA! Gasp, that's so exciting that you're gonna be a barista. Guess those punks over at GC just didn't appreciate who they had. I'm glad you're gonna do something more down your alley--at least, a coffee shop barista sounds to me like it'd be what you want to do. :)

haha, "penguined your way"... that's the perfect way to describe it, lol. I adore your terminology. You do look cute and cozy here, though, even if the wind was trying to sneak under your dress and give you some Marilyn Monroe-esque poses, bahaha.

Stay warm, sweetums!

Maiken said...

congrats, Linda! and good luck with learning and mastering the new thing! you go girl! oh and what a happy dress that is. goes nicely with your bright (ombre) hair that looks like fire ;)

Maiken,
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Toks said...

Definately the right decision to post this look, you look so nice in this dress and the belt looks really great, Congratulations on your new job, sounds like you're gonna have a lot of fun.
xoxoxo

FASHION TALES said...

I love your hair here dear, and the colour goes so beautifully with your outfit. Have a wonderful week., sound like you're doing well. xx/Madison

Raizel Greco said...

Great outfit!

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Amanda said...

Oh you look stunning! I love the pattern of the dress. And omg, congratulations on the new job. Well done, Linda!

Tanya Minxy said...

Congrats on your new job and good luck! I'm sure you're gonna rock it guuuuurl <3

A•Mused said...

Congratulations on your new job! Finding one seems like such a challenge these days.

I've seen fleece lined leggings at Marshall's - how are they? Do they keep you warm?

Lovely outfit!

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Ru B said...

Congratulations on your job. :D
Love your outfit.
-Ru
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Avi Valencia said...

Congrats on your new job <3 You are going to be amazing and enjoy every minute.

Your hair looks so red in this pictures!!! It was a shame you need to change because this outfit is very pretty.

Avi
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Avi Valencia said...

Congrats on your new job <3 You are going to be amazing and enjoy every minute.

Your hair looks so red in this pictures!!! It was a shame you need to change because this outfit is very pretty.

Avi
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Avi Valencia said...

Congrats on your new job <3 You are going to be amazing and enjoy every minute.

Your hair looks so red in this pictures!!! It was a shame you need to change because this outfit is very pretty.

Avi
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Avi Valencia said...

Congrats on your new job <3 You are going to be amazing and enjoy every minute.

Your hair looks so red in this pictures!!! It was a shame you need to change because this outfit is very pretty.

Avi
www.petitefashionmonster.com

Kim Alston said...

Linda, I LOVE that dress! What a gorgeous print! I love tribal prints. The colors looks fabulous on you and I love the sweater and boots you paired it with. The photos are gorgeous girl.

Super Congratulations on your new job! The scheduling worked out perfectly. You are a SMART COOKIE girl! You'll have those recipes down pat in no time. You may even make up some for them to use. LOL So happy for you!

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Mustika hayati said...

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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

congrats on your new job linda, sounds great!
and i must say, your hair looks stunning in theses photos! and i love the dress.

x

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Mili said...

Congrats on the new job!! I wish I knew how to make fancy coffee. And the hair! I like the new color :) It's very vibrant and suits your personality!

Mili

natalia wijaya said...

love your dress pattern :D

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Jessica Mattioli said...

You look adorable!

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You are adorable as always. Love that dress on you xx

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The Fierce Berry said...

great layerings!

mysecretfashionpoison said...

You look adorable, what a nice dress!

Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

Lindsay Truax said...

I love gray tights for winter. Your outfit looks perfect with the gray color.

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Sam said...

Yay, congrats on the job Linda, I know you're going to make the best of it, sounds like a great place to work at. This dress is the prettiest, love the print and knit, the perfect cure for a cold icy day. You look beautiful. Thanks for sharing your opinion with me on your last post.

alexis said...

I think the dress is adorable--- even if it was cold!

Congrats on the job! Speaking from experience-- serving jobs can make crazy money, so don't give it up just yet--- you might find it financially worth it!

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Danny said...

I think this is my favorite outfit of you! so pretty and feminine! the dress is gorgeous and i loved the way you matched it with the cardigan and the boots

Ivana Split said...

congrats on the job!
as for the outfit, it's just so perfect! I love how you have included different shades of brown.

Marlen said...

woah, you're gonna know how to make such yummy coffee!! congrats on the new job, and the waitress promotion! also, i find fleece tights warmer than my jeans, so what do people know haha. though i can see the wind being an issue!

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A Lychee a Day said...

I love how your hair compliments your dress.. Absolutely gorgeous. And I love your snood!

Ayesha xxx

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Alessandra Mazzini said...

Your hair <3 <3 <3

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czarianonuevo said...

Glad you documented this outfit! LOVE the bohemian-winter vibe of this outfit :)

Congrats on your new job Linda! Before, I've always wondered why you're not working in a coffee shop or something since you love caffeine! Now you get an opportunity and I couldn't be more grateful for you!!


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czarianonuevo said...

Glad you documented this outfit! LOVE the bohemian-winter vibe of this outfit :)

Congrats on your new job Linda! Before, I've always wondered why you're not working in a coffee shop or something since you love caffeine! Now you get an opportunity and I couldn't be more grateful for you!!


czarina :))

SaraM said...

Congrats on the new job!! I know you'll do awesome!
Believe it or not, if you wore that down here in AZ, people would ask if you were really hot! Hahaha!! You look stunning, so it's worth the cold, yes? :)

SaraM

SaraM said...

Congrats on the new job!! I know you'll do awesome!
Believe it or not, if you wore that down here in AZ, people would ask if you were really hot! Hahaha!! You look stunning, so it's worth the cold, yes? :)

SaraM

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