Friday Faves and Some Career News

Happy Friday! It feels like this week has gone by really fast, but I’m happy about that!

My fave looks of the week: I had 2 great items from Gwynnie Bee this week. I really loved the sweater dress, it was so cozy and warm! I was very surprised at how much I liked the black & white cardigan. Normally I don’t do oversized items (it’s a plus size no-no) but I found it to be very flattering on me. I kinda want to keep the cardigan. I also debuted a new sweater from Ann Taylor – they always have the greatest classic pieces. I ended the week with my #BlackGirlsAreMagic tee, which always makes me happy.

Also can we talk about my posing this week? I’m finding my sweet spot in terms of poses.

Gwynnie Bee Striped Sweater Dress Gwynnie Bee Oversized Cardigan Ann Taylor Pink Sweater Black Girls Are Magic Tee

Career News! I’ve talked multiple times about my up and down relationship with my current employer. I took a new internal job in October 2014, and since then I’ve had 4 different managers, been through 3 rounds of layoffs, and had my chain of command (VPs & higher) change 4+ times as well. Well now I’m up to manager #5 because my last manager left the company last week. This week my team learned that we’re changing our chain of command once again, so we have a new VP and our other senior leaders are new in role as well. At least this time my actual job isn’t changing – that happened last summer *sigh*.

As I deal with the day job craziness, I’m trying to spread my wings and push myself in different areas. One of those areas is writing – I’ve written here for years but I’ve never thought of myself as a writer. One of my favorite websites A Practical Wedding announced their 2016 writing internship last November, and I decided to throw my hat in the ring. Well, I’m happy to announce that I was selected as the 2016 writing fellow for APW! I am super excited to join their team – the site is one of my faves and I visit each day. This internship will give me the practice writing that I need, as well as experience writing different types of pieces for the web.

How was your week? Any plans for Valentine’s Day? Hit the comments!