Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Favorites

TGIF I am so ready for this long weekend! 
Here are some of my Friday favorites this week:

My New Job
I started a new job last Wednesday working for a Transition program at a local school district. Although the job isn't a school counselor position it allows me to get my foot in the door in a district and gain experience for when a school counseling job becomes available. I am very excited to have this opportunity that will only continue to fund my shopping addiction. 

I've been on this weird leather kick lately where I can't get enough. I found this amazing faux leather top in Last Call Neiman Marcus last weekend but they didn't have my size (isn't that the worst?!) but I just discovered it is available online so I'm excited to order it! 

ALDO Balek Boot
I've been on the hunt for a cute pair of light brown suede booties but the other day I stumbled across these Balek boots at ALDO and I think I may be changing my desire for a short bootie to a taller boot. I love the tiny amount of built in slouch on the boot and although they aren't suede they have that soft suede feel to them. They would look great with a pair of dark skinny jeans or even tights and a skirt.

Ashley Brooke Designs
Ashley Brooke is a fellow blogger with an awesome online shop that I've recently become obsessed with. She has really creative stationary and notecards but I'm currently loving her holiday line that includes notepads, napkins and holiday mugs! Those Jingle Juice napkins would be perfect for my upcoming Christmas party, The Jingle!
The Naughty and The Nice Foil Notepads // Naughty and Nice Mug Set // Jingle Juice Napkins

The Bonefish Grill
They just put a Bonefish Grill in my town and we went there for dinner on Wednesday night to celebrate my first day of work and let me tell you, it was delicious. They have a really fun drink menu and amazing food all at an affordable price. I had a Winter White Cosmopolitan and it was quite tasty. I just recently learned it is a chain so you should definitely look into whether there is one in your area. 

Do you have anything fun planned for this long weekend?
What are you loving lately?


  1. That is so exciting about your new job! I am thinking about applying to a local theater :)

    Prep on a Budget

  2. congrats on your new job - great step in the right direction!

  3. Congratulations on your new job Alex! :) That's so fantastic you definitely deserve to treat yourself to some of those fabulous items ;)
    I'll have to check out Ashley Brooke Designs because those Christmas mugs & napkins are too cute. Also, that cosmo looks DELICIOUS :)


  4. Congrats on the new job! That is really exciting :)! I love the Ashley Brooke designs!


  5. Congrats and good luck at the new job! How exciting :) Love your picks, by the way. Aldo is one of my favorite places for classic boots!

    Diary of a Debutante

  6. Congrats on the new job! I love bonefish grill too!!

  7. Where is Bonefish Grill!? I will be home next weekend and will have to check it out!

    Also, love those boots and checking out Ashley Brooke right now! I'm so excited to start Christmas shopping!

    jess | Quaintrelle

    1. Jess- It's on Wolf Road where the old Borders Books used to be. Very close to Colonie Center.

  8. Love the boots! Have a great weekend!<3

  9. Congrats on the new job! I hope you love it! Those napkins are adorable, too. Have a great weekend@

  10. Congrats on your new job! I am in the throes of a job search at the moment, so I understand how exciting it is to get a postition that will set you up for what you want to do :).

    I love all of your leather finds lately! That top is adorable!


  11. Congratulations on your new job! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

  12. Congrats on the new job!!!! I love that you said you are happy to fuel your shopping addiction lol.

    Ashley | History in High Heels

  13. Congrats on the new job. ha! Those mugs are adorable :)

    the way to my Hart

  14. Congrats on the new job! Amazing! :) And ahhhh I just got a leather skirt at French Connection and I'm obsessed. So on the same page, girl. Happy Friday! :)



  15. Congrats on your new job! That's exciting! And I love Ashley Brooks Designs... she's so adorable and so is everything in her shop!

  16. OMG what an AWESOME post:) your blog is one of my favs. and of course I follow.

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    Have a great week pretty

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  17. Congrats on your new job! I'm working as a substitute teacher right now, and no matter what your role is at a district, it's always a great step in the right direction to at least get your foot in the door! Excited for you! :)



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