Monday, April 25, 2011

The Perfect Freelance Job

PLAID SHIRT - Old Navy
BELL BOTTOM JEANS - J Brand
RED BELT - Thrifted
BLUE/RED/PINK HEELS - Charlotte Russe

NAIL POLISH:
NYC - Fuchsia Shock Creme (111A)
SALLY HANSEN HARD AS NAILS - Strobe Light (200)
Today I had a lunch meeting with a friend, Flannel, who offered me a freelance writing gig!  I can't tell you how excited I am.  It's been tough since having kids to try and work, because the truth is (and though I never imagined I'd be doing it) I love staying home with my girls. 

Yes, most of my day is spent cleaning up after them, chauffering from school to classes, cooking dinner, folding laundry and diffusing tantrums.  But the thought of NOT being with them makes me sad, so I sort of let go of my dreams.
 
When Flannel told me that I could write AND stay at home, I burst out laughing.  No I'm kidding, but I was thrilled.  I'm writing a script for an animated series, which hopefully (if I do a great job) will turn into writing more scripts for animated shows. 

I decided to wear something casual to lunch (so I didn't look like I was trying to hard...though I totally was).  I wore Fierce's bell bottom jeans and a plaid shirt.  To give me a little confidence boost, I wore my sky high heels (thanks, Fierce, Fedora and Fancy for the early birthday present!) and put glitter on my nails to add some sparkle.

Anyway, nothing gives me more confidence than being offered an awesome job that gives me almost everything I could ask for!  And the best part?  Princess Sparkles and Pigtails can watch the show and might even think I'm the coolest mom ever!

37 comments:

GretchTM said...

Congrats on the job! It sounds like a lot of fun! You look great by the way!

Lei said...

Hey congrats! I'm excited for you! You get to do something you love! :)

Love the look, too. Take care! :)

Tiffany said...

That is awesome!! Congratulations on landing such a sweet job! And you look so great! Those shoes are gorgeous!

Gracey said...

Oh, congratulations! I'm so happy for you. And for Pigtails and Princess Sparkles - I'm sure they're happy you get to stay home with them.

Courtney Erin said...

Congratulations!!! That's such wonderful news and I'm sure you'll be brilliant at your new gig.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

AlbeeLucky said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

Congratulations!! Yay, I'm doing a happy dance for you over here!! I know your very excited and your daughters are going to be so proud of you! Can't wait to read about the show! :)

Cute outfit and I love your shoes!!

Amber Lena said...

That's wonderful! I'm soooo jealous. I wish I could get paid to write! At home, no less!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

wow! Congratulations! I saw your fam pic, you guys look sweet! Are your girls, twins??im not sure....=)....we have the same things to do at home, the folding of little clothes are never ending laundry after laundry...your top seem to feel cool and breezy...i love to wear something like that in the warm weather!

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

loooove those amazing shoes and the wonderfully bright nails.

Tara said...

Ok, first of all, I adore this outfit. You do casual-cool so well, I love it!

Second, congratulations on the freelance gig...that's so exciting! It's so great that you're getting to do what you love while staying home with your adorable girls :)

*chameleon* said...

i love love love the shoes,fab!!!:) great style and blog...follow u now...;)
p.s. congrats on the job!;)
xoxo
Jelena
http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

This is amazing news. CONGRATULATIONS!
I know the feeling all too well about not wanting to work. But this job sounds perfect where you can be with them and work towards your dream and it would be something they can relate to which is amazing.
Hope it is everything you hoped for.
Great outfit too...
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Skinny Jeans Mom said...

How cute are you?! Just discovered your blog, loving it! Oh, and how I envy you/congratulate you on this new prospect! Being a WOHM myself, I know how hard it is balancing it all, and I can only pray that by some means I'll somehow get to be home more with my own little one.
Hope to see you on my blog sometime, I just posted on Spring 2011 trends! =D

http://blogs.inlandempirefamily.com/2011/04/14/color-florals-and-skirts-spring-2011-trends/

Claire said...

wow, you are so lucky with the job! i hope it goes well for you x

Jlo said...

All the best in the new job, Congrats! :D Your outfit are casually Chic! :D Love it~ Nice blog & your kids are amazing & adorable!!

Regards,
pretzyness :)

Marella said...

Looooove your shoes!

Monique said...

Love you in plaid!!

Monique xx

misszuman.blogspot.com

rachel said...

congratulations!!!!!!!! i can't wait to hear more about your job! and cute outfit!

k come karolina said...

congrats!|!



xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/
(there's a GIVE_AWAY)

dotie said...

congrats on your new gig..that's like the perfect job ever!
adore your watch :)

eclectic du jour

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit! And congratulations! That's so exciting! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

G said...

Congrats!!!! :) and beautiful outfit!!

if you like ultracoloured belts..have a look on my blog..you could win one of them ;)

http://cihc.blogspot.com/2011/04/cihc-giveaway-tie-ups-personalized-belt.html

Juillet Clair said...

congrats! :D
Chic heels!

juilletclair.blogspot.com

It-Blogirls said...

love this outfit !and the colours of the nail polish are very beautiful!
thanks for your comment

Kimberly said...

great outfit love the shoes!

giveaway on my blog!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

stylefyles said...

Oh wow! That sounds like an awesome job! Please keep us up to date with how the series goes, and whether it gets picked up!!!

Sunny & Star said...

Congrats on the great job!

Love your outfit. Those shoes are so amazing.

Sophie - Country girl said...

congrats on the new job, sounds perfect. love your shoes!
http://cgdn.blogspot.com

Becca [Free Honey] said...

What an awesome gig! Congrats. I've been trying to pick up some freelance work myself. And it's great to be able to work from home and at your own pace (somewhat!). It's also really pleasant to be working but also doing something you enjoy. Fingers crossed that lots more work comes your way from this project!

Shea said...

Congrats on the freelance job, that's awesome! And I love how you dressed up that plaid shirt with the fun belt and awesome heels!

Roxy Heart said...

Congrats on your new job! I'm sure you'll do great!
I want those nail polishes!
http://fashuhneestah.com/

Lacy said...

LOVE the shoes!! and Congrats on the job, I love staying home with my kids too :)

Kimberlee said...

Get Out!! Congrats to you! That is awesome news. And you looked adorable.

Nnenna said...

Congrats on your new freelance job! It sounds perfect for you! =)

star-crossed smile

Jermarmonuments said...

Nice blog dear I like the way as you present your view among the all visitors. I would like to join you again on this blog it’s a very nice visit on this blog. It’s very attractive and effective for visitors. Affordable Headstones | Affordable Headstones Monuments

Document Management System said...

I ran across your current content along with distributed backlinks quite lovely along with nice…You get elevate crucial place throughout this site.
document management version control | indexing document | records management software