Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Weekend at Home {in instagrams}

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The trip home to Cincinnati (ignore my dirty car window!)
Getting ready for my graduation party
My GORGEOUS graduation cake, made by an extremely talented family friend
Spending a little time with my favorite boy. He's getting so big!
Home decor shopping at Anthropologie to get ready for my big move!
My loot from a little trip to the outlets. Oh yes, that's a Michael Kors bag you see 

It was a nice, relaxing, family-filled weekend in Cincinnati. And no trip home is complete without a little shopping with Mom. I finally pulled the trigger and bought myself a "big girl" purse to replace my beat up brown tote from Steinmart. I guess that's one of the perks of having a grown-up job now! It will definitely be making it's appearance on the blog soon :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yellow Couch, Yes Please

Because of my new job, I will be staying in Columbus permanently. This means I will be moving into my first "real" apartment in August, so I will be doing a few home decor posts here and there as I gather up inspiration for the new place and turn it into a reality. Very exciting! I've been pinning ideas for about a year now, just waiting for the day to arrive when I would have my own place. A recent review of my home decor pinboard made me realize a trend is emerging. A very YELLOW trend, particularly in the form of couches.

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I'm really looking forward to making my new place my own, and it sure does look like a yellow couch may be calling my new apartment home as well. Any suggestions where to find an affordable, comfortable one? 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Workwear: Outfit Recaps from Week 1

Last Tuesday was my first day at the "big kid" job. One of the great things about working at a fashion company (besides the rockin employee discount) is that there is a lot of freedom to express my personal style. It is not a company that is insistent upon their employees wearing the brand 24/7, so I can still wear what I want and work in a few pieces of theirs here and there without having to be in the brand head-to-toe. Here is what I wore for my first week:

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Tuesday: H&M blazer, F21 top, J.Crew Minnie pants, Gap scarf, Vintage cuff, Kate Spade outlet tote, Steve Madden black flats

Wednesday: Equipment blouse via TJ Maxx, F21 skirt, NY& Co. outlet necklace, Banana Republic outlet sandals
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Thursday: Gap blazer, Anthropologie top (sale), Zara red pants, Mondani bag via Steinmart, DV for Target wedges
Friday: Old Navy vest, J.Crew tank, Gap jeans, Vintage cuff, Steve Madden heels

Unfortunately, I don't currently have anyone to take my outfit photos and I kinda suck at self-timer photos, so instagram will have to do for now. The worst part is that you can't see my shoes in any of the pictures; outfits like the one from Friday are much cuter when you can see the heels that complete the look. Also as a bonus, I'll show you my outfits from the weekend. Saturday was my last day at my part-time job at the bridal shop, and Sunday I ran errands. Don't forget to be following me on instagram (khaverland528) to see these outfits live!
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 Saturday: H&M blazer, F21 tee and necklace, Gap black skinny pants, Steve Madden black flats
Sunday: F21 tank and headband, J.Crew outlet cut-offs and tote, Target bronze sandals

What was your favorite outfit from last week?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Alumni Status

Last Sunday I officially became an alumni of The Ohio State University! I came to this school having no idea how much my life would transform over the next four years. After countless friendships, two internships, three jobs, and tons of classes, I can truly say I'm a different person than when I started this journey. I'm extremely sad to be leaving behind this part of my life, but I'm happy to say that I have no regrets and have definitely enjoyed my college experience, especially this past year. Now it is time to move on and start what I have been working towards these past 4 years=a career in the fashion industry. I am proud to say I am one of the lucky graduates who has been able to immediately jump into my career. I started my job this past week, and I love it! Eventually I hope to start regular outfit posts again, but until then, follow me on instagram (@khaverland528) to see what I'm wearing to the office everyday!
What I'm wearing: Pitaya dress, DV for Target wedges (last summer), Francescas earrings

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In the past month...

...I enjoyed Cinco de Mayo with some of my favorite people

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...I celebrated my 22nd birthday

(birthday hats, a present from my little bro, birthday balloon, my favorite little man) 

...I became an alumni of my honor fraternity

...I got a job offer!  
One week from today, I will be starting my BIG GIRL job as a production assistant at the home office of a major clothing company. This means I've also begun hunting for a grown-up apartment, so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of home decor inspiration from me on the blog and on my pinterest. It is still feels a little surreal that I'm graduating college Sunday and then starting a real job so quickly, but I am beyond grateful to be one of the few college graduates out there who has a job lined up. I feel extremely lucky!