Friday, May 28, 2010

Vintage Week, Finale


Well folks, here we are at the end of Vintage Dress Week.  It's been fun.  A huge thanks to Anna for allowing me to tag along...it was all her idea.  This last dress is one of my go-to frocks.  It's relevance not only spans decades, but seasons, climates, and weight fluctuations too.  It's been a good friend to me since I saved it from a free bag many years ago.  This may very well be the first time I've worn it without tights or leggings.  I had planned to wear leggings, but it was just too dark for the gorgeous weather we've been having.  It needed to be as light and airy as possible.

I received my Microsoft Application Certified Specialist - Excel Certificate (that was a mouthful) in the mail today.  Accomplishments that result in certificates or degrees or diplomas are not my thing...so even though this is a small feat in the world of continued education, it's a rather big step for me.  I'll spare you my thoughts on classroom style learning and general college education.  I WILL say that if you need a degree to obtain your dream job, DO IT.  Life is way too short to not do what you love.

I happened to meet with a VP at work a while back.  He really liked me and encouraged me to get certified, assuring me that I have great potential for advancement if I continue to expand my skill set.  I would be a fool to ignore that advice.  Even if advancement isn't my top-priority right now, no doubt it will be some day.  By the way...I love my job.  Next test:  Microsoft Outlook.  Piece of cake.  Makes me crave icecream.

3 day weekend!!!  See you Tuesday!

Dress:  Vintage, free bag
Booties:  Payless


6 comments:

Anna M said...

Again with the amazing shoes! You look fantastic and ready for a night on the town!

Thanks for tagging along with me! It has been so much fun. I still have SO many vintage dresses begging to be worn. Might have to continue... with the dress wearing at least.

Candycane said...

And hat a dress to finish with - simply gorgeous!

Sal xXx

Tamara said...

Love Love Love!!!! You ALWAYS make me want to get out and shop...that might be a bad thing!!! So, how are you getting your certificates? Are you doing it online or are you actually going to class? I've done several of those but always look for more ways.

Kristen said...

The dress is terrific sans leggings; those shoes really make it!

Congrats on becoming certified!

Girly Muse said...

Vintage Week is my favorite!!! Love this one!

J.Me. said...

I.LOVE.THIS.ENSEMBLE.TOO!!!!!!! Especially the dress. Love love love love.