Striped Tee (on sale here!) ~ Jacket: Zara, old (similar here & here) ~ Jeans ~ Infinity Scarf ~ Heels: Sam Edelman, old (similar style) ~ Leopard Clutch (similar style) ~ Earrings ~ Sunglasses ~ Lipstick: MAC Craving
I’m totally hooked on this black & tan combo lately. It’s a great go-to when you can’t decide what to wear! 😉 I picked up this striped tee during my last shopping trip, and it’s so cute. The back actually has a deep scoop, which I love (check it out here). I can’t wait to wear it in the spring with some leopard flats!
The real star is these jeans though!!! If you’ve been looking for the perfect pair of affordable black distressed jeans, look no further! I ordered these with low expectations, not expecting them to be anything special. Well I totally love them! They have just enough rips (I don’t like to go overboard, haha), and the petite length is just right. Typically I get all my jeans hemmed. Even the petite ones. These fit right out of the package, so they get major bonus points! They are a winter staple, and the only black jeans I’m really loving so far this year. Oh, and they’re $32. Yes, you read that correctly. Get em!
My leopard clutch is from J. Crew, and keeps coming back, then selling out again. If you love it, just keep stalking it, because I’ve seen it come and go twice already. I’ll try to keep an eye on it too, and let you know if they restock! I think it was around $68 (even better if they’re running a sale), so it would make a great gift for your leopard-loving friends. (There’s also a similar style under $35 here.)
So I got some BIG news this past weekend (well big to me anyway). I interviewed for a new nursing position last week and found out over the weekend that I got the job!!!! For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been working night shift as a nocturnal dialysis nurse for 5 years. Night shift has been good to me for the most part, besides the fact that I get almost no sleep. haha! I’ve struggled the past year trying to stay afloat, because I get home at 4:30am and Johannes is usually up by 8am. 3-4 hours of sleep just isn’t cutting it anymore, and I can’t physically keep up. Lack of sleep affects me in a lot of ways, sometimes making my super grumpy and irritable. I feel like a zombie on the days after I work, and feel like a bad mom, because I don’t have the energy to keep up with my kid. Not to mention, I’m away from my family three nights every week, and don’t get enough quality time with my husband. I’ve been looking for a new job for almost a year. You may have read my post a few months back about a crazy interview situation I had (check it out here if you’re interested). Then I was offered another position in August, but turned it down, because it didn’t seem like a good fit. Something felt off. I’ve been praying for months that I’d stumble upon the perfect position. Two weeks ago I found a job opening with my current employer that is only 20 minutes from my house (I’m currently driving an hour). My interview went SO well and I knew right away that this was the next step for me and my family. I’m so excited to start a new chapter, but at the same time I’m terrified, because this is going to be a huge (and I mean HUGE) transition for me, and Johannes, too. I’ve been home with him practically every single day since he was born. We still have a lot of details to work out (who’s taking him to and from preschool, who’s going to watch him when school is closed), but we will figure it out. It’s just a phase, and I think once we get past those things, it’s going to be better in the long run for us. In the meantime, I’d appreciate prayers, because change is hard! Necessary, but hard.
Thanks so much for reading!
Photos by CAG Photography