A New Start & A Giveaway

The day has arrived! I’m off to my new job today. A new start in so many ways. Some things do remain the same though, like the fact that I’m linking up at Greater than Rubies. The challenge today is show to make a regular tee look amazing. I picked out this striped tee and paired it with my black pencil skirt and leopard wedges + some pearl jewelry. This is one of those outfits that looked good in my head but didn’t materialize like I thought it would. The photos also weren’t the best but I’m just going to roll with it.



As this new theme has been coming together, I realized I did lose a few pieces of the old blog in the domain transfer. Although that was frustrating to me in the beginning, I think as I move forward it will help me to be more focused on what I want to convey with this blog. What you will see in the near future is a few changes/updates in my pages. My posting categories will also be revised as I focus on developing a work wear wardrobe and weekend wardrobe. {I’m excited to have new categories to define my closet}.

I have been focused on purging my closet since January and have completed much of that to date. There is still a little more work in that area but I am in a place of contentment right now. I will also be working on developing capsule wardrobes and using classic pieces. My classic style will be a focus as well.

One area that I have neglected while I blog {and a reason I started to blog} is to share more about my marriage and my faith. I have had a little time to reflect on this while I had a few days off and I decided as I move forward I will incorporate a new piece called Faith on Fridays which will replace Lovely Fridays. The same sort of concept of a summary of sorts. It’s a work in progress so we’ll see how that evolves.

I’m also ruminating on a monthly post on my goals. I’ve been thinking about how intentional I have been or not been in accomplishing certain things in my life. Again, stay tuned you might see something along those lines very soon.

I am thankful for the faithful followers that stop by to read my posts and leave comments. As a little celebration of the job, the new blog and the 100+ people who have followed A Lovely Little Wardrobe, I am offering a giveaway. Hope you participate!

Linking up: Greater than Rubies. Not Dead Yet Style. Fizz and Frosting. Basic Training Corporate Style. More Pieces of Me. On the Daily Express. Still Being Molly. Style Elixir. Life’s a Party Dress Like It.
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  • I'm glad you commented on my blog! Otherwise, I might not have realized that i wasn't getting your updates. I've been following through my WordPress reader, but, with your change, I stopped getting updates. :( I think I'm going to create a Bloglovin' account soon, in an effort to keep better track of everybody. :) Good luck on your first day!
    • csc504
      Thanks, Selah! I'm glad to know that you aren't getting the updates because that confirms my suspicion. Hopefully, I can retrieve those who were following via email and let them know the blog still exists. :)
    • Thanks, Selah! I’m glad to know that you aren’t getting the updates because that confirms my suspicion. Hopefully, I can retrieve those who were following via email and let them know the blog still exists. :)
  • Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, and best to you at your new job! You look polished and pretty.
    • csc504
      Thanks, Patti! Always look forward to Visible Monday!
    • Thanks, Patti! Always love Visible Monday!
  • Sharon
    Congrats on your new job and thanks for the giveaway :) -Sharon The Tiny Heart
    • csc504
      Thanks, Sharon! Glad you stopped by!
    • Thanks, Sharon! Glad you stopped by!
  • ADA
    Congratulations once again on your new job. Great job remixing your Pink Striped Tee. And great giveaway. Target is everyone's favorite store, no? =)
    • Thanks, Ada! I know, who doesn't love Target! {This girl does}! :)
  • Congrats Carrie! I know what you mean about revamping the wardrobe. I have recently been looking through mine and we have bags we can put out for the VA or i go to Goodwill. I can not wear high heels or some other clothing is too big, so it does feel good to pair down to what you need. I am also looking at classic pieces and adding things tht are good investments. You look pretty as usual. Please drop by, from the link up, jess http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com
    • Thanks, Jess! I think the key to a great wardrobe is some very classic pieces - good pieces that really are workhorses {good investments}. This is what I'm striving for these days! Glad you stopped by!
  • Sarah C
    Congrats Carrie, loving the way your blog is looking! I can't wait to see how your blog evolves! Are you going to do the summer challenge?
    • Thanks, Sarah! Yep - I'm all signed up! Are you?
  • Good luck in your new job. I'm looking forward to reading Faith on Fridays. Your blog is already one of my favorites! By the way, I like your tshirt with the pencil skirt! Have a great week.
  • Elena Istomina
    thank you for the giveaway!
  • Laura K
    Thanks for the giveaway, good luck with the new job, the first couple weeks are always the hardest!
  • I think this look turned out wonderfully! The pink stripes look so good with your black pencil skirt and I love that you added leopard heels. I'm a huge fan of stripes and leopard. Best of luck in the new job.
    • Thank you! I might tweek that outfit a little but I do love the color together. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Maryanne
    Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a new subscriber. :)
    • csc504
      Thank you, Maryanne! Glad you stopped by and subscribed!
    • Thank you, Maryanne! Glad you stopped by and subscribed!
  • Erika W.
    Hope the new job is going well! Always nice to see my Texas girls blogging! New follower :)
    • Yay! Another Texas girl! I'm in N TX, what about you? Thanks for following!
      • Erika W.
        I am from N. Texas too. I grew up in Southlake but now I live in South Carolina. I was in town in April though. That construction traffic is insane!!! :)
      • Agreed! Horrible traffic in every direction around here.
  • you rock anything, but did great with the t-shirt! So excited you're in the Spring Challenge and I get to see your take on a whole new set of outfits!! Plus, you're one of my favs :)
    • Hey, lady {you're a little rockstar}! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the summer challenge. Ditto in the favs category.
  • I'm really impressed by your thoughtfulness and the direction you are taking with your blog! I can't wait to see where you take it!
    • Thanks, Whitney! I'm getting excited to make some changes but typically feel like I don't quite have enough time to complete all I would like to do. :)
  • shaunie
    I love the outfit that your are modeling. I hope that I could find an outfit that would compliment me as well as your has complimented you.
    • Thank you Shaunie! I'm sure you have great outfits. Do you have a blog? If so, what's the link to it? I'd love to check it out. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
      • shaunie
        Thank you so much!! ( I don't have a blog, will soon have one hopefully).
  • Danielle K
    Thank you for the giveaway and thank you for sharing your faith on your blog!
    • Danielle, you are very welcome on both accounts. Glad you stopped by and hope your weekend is a lovely one!
  • Alaine
    Thanks for the chance to win!