MASQUERADE, WUW & TBB STYLE LINK-UP


When the Loft is having such good sales, I feel like I’ve hit the clothing jackpot. This Dress is a newer arrival and I got it for 50% off. 
 I love the name: Masquerade dress! While the tiered sleeves are flirty and fun...the pattern, is even cooler in person! I wore this for a family dinner out a few weeks ago. And guess what? I'm wearing it today for my last day of work!


There for awhile I wasn’t fixing much at the Loft but wow, they are nailing it lately and I am loving my purchases, many to take me right into Spring and most even discounted more at 60-70% off. 


The Karen Scott booties form Macy's are so comfy, come in 4 colors and are on sale right now for under $35!
DRESS HERE //BOOTIES HERE
//CLUTCH HERE


Linking up with Shay and the gang. Now here's what's up in the Nine neck of the woods...

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Shepards Pie, Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
Shepard's Pie Recipe HERE

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: The boys all being together for the Holiday's. Miss em' so much!

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: That come tomorrow morning, I do not have to get up early, although I probably still will because that is how my internal clock works plus, I am a morning person.

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Searching for coffee..long story to be explained later, lol. Talking about Summer trips and plans.

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: A root canal and crown..eek, it's not the pain that bothers me, it's the claustrophobia anxiety.

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Giving the old house a good clean for the new owners.

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: MY LAST DAY of work after 18 years is TODAY!!!! I told you a bit about it in Monday's Post and I want to thank all of you who emailed, commented and supported me. I couldn't ask for better Blogland..come to be true life friends!! You fill my heart with JOY!!! *side note: I was asked this week to stay on as a consultant for my replacement. My answer "Nah, I'm good," lol!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Finishing up Bloodline and gearing up for.....

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: All kind of mixes..I go from The Garth Channel, to the Blend, to hits, to 80's, to Prime Country.Also, did you watch any of the Grammy's... I LOVED the performances by Lady Gaga, Pink and Kesha...Oh man, Kesha was soooo good and sweet Cyndi Lauper was up there too..


10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Sweaters...




11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Moving the last of the old house stuff from the Garage and Shed. We have no where to put the shed stuff until our pool house goes up in the spring so we are putting it all in the 3rd stall for now.

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: All kinds of house projects, Valentine's Day, maybe having friends over..during the day!! :-)

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: The Future looks brighter than ever! 

Bonus Question: WHAT'S YOUR FAVPRITE SOUP RECIPE? Hands down, my Beef Vegetable Soup

Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what one of our beautiful ladies is styling and loving!


58 comments:

  1. Beautiful you for your last day of work - and smart you - no consulting! You will still get up early but enjoy the slow pace of your mornings, it is delightful! I'll be thinking of you today my friend and sending you good vibes!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. Enjoy your last day of work, Andrea! I love this dress on you. The colors, pattern and fun sleeves are all fabulous. And perfect with those booties! So excited for the Olympics to start, too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Love this dress!!!!
    Jaymie

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  4. What a great dress and you look gorgeous in it...of course because you are, my friend!

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  5. So many cute things! Can't wait to hear more about your projects at the new house!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  6. Best of luck with your last day of work!! Your reveal of the house and how you're decorating is going to be amazing!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Eeeeek! Enjoy your last day! You earned a little R&R, though I am sure you will keep yourself plenty busy. Woohooooo! I am so excited for you!

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  8. Ahh I hate the dentist so much! I need to go to the dentist soon too. Good luck on your last day of work!

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  9. How did I miss your post on announcing your leaving your job after 18 years ??? I'm heading there now to read Monday's post ! Congratulations :) I have a fear of going to the dentist and I'd need to take a valum to survive a root canal. Hang in there friend and happy Wednesday !

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  10. Gorgeous!!

    I have to tell you, you might feel a little lost at first when you don't have to rush off to work but you sure are going to enjoy that coffee. :)

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  11. I like that dress and the evening time photos are really nice!

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  12. Your dress is so fabulous! I love the cut and the colors are so fun! Beautiful lady!!!

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  13. Cleaning the old house is possibly the worst part of the whole process for me. Especially if you are doing it immediately after moving. However, it is nice to give them a clean home to start with. That dress looks beautiful on you!

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  14. As always, you look beautiful! I think you're one of the most fashionable people I know! Also, how handsome are all your boys?! Absolutely love it!

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  15. A good Loft find is hard to beat - their sales are SO good! Big yay on your last day and I hope there is no negativity from anyone. HOW could anyone ever say anything like that to someone as kind as you?!

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  16. I have to pop in there sometime! You always look great in what you wear! Love the colors and the fun sleeves! I read your post about your job, Congrats on your last day!! I bet youll feel a sense of freedom! there are people in this world that can suck the joy out of things, just say to yourself, ' they must be a very unhappy person.'
    Have a wonderful week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  17. I hope that you are going to a fabulous Mardi Gras party in that adorable little dress. I'm hot and cold on the Loft. I really like it because it has petites but sometimes their inventory lacks style. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  18. That dress is amazing on you Andrea!! I just bought a couple of things from their 70% off sale last night (eek--I was supposed to be on a spending diet)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. I'm all about those retro prints&bell sleeves lately myself.
    Winter games... Being em on!!! Go USA

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  20. You look fabulous! Those booties go with the dress so perfectly.
    I hope you have a good last day and good for you for saying no to staying for another week!

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  21. Your last day at work today - YAY! Congrats and you look so lovely, Andrea!
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  22. Such a great name for such a fabulous dress! And I spy our favorite clutch <3
    Green Fashionista

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  23. Your booties are adorable. They work with both pants and skirts. Great find.

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  24. Andrea, that dress looks so much more amazing on you than the model! Love it and especially perfect for VDAY! That's right! Keep telling 'em that "you're good"! They can figure it out!

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  25. I love that dress on you. LOFT can be great when you hit the sales right! Great post and congratulations on leaving your job! Enjoy!

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  26. You look so pretty in this print dress and fun booties! Eeekkk! I would be dreading a root canal too :( Enjoy a slower morning and enjoying yourself! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  27. Yay, last day of work! What a dress to celebrate it! Enjoy the you time you will now be having, I know you will make excellent use of it. I am looking forward to the Olympics as well!

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  28. Im all types of excited for you! I hope your last day of work is the best and I know that excitement over not have to wake up early tomorrow will be wonderful! I would wake up early too, but I can only imagine what it feels like after years of momming and working to wake up with no where to be!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  29. Sometimes Loft can be hit or miss but it’s always awesome when it’s a hit and 50% off! And I seriously can’t wait for the Olympics! It’s always so much fun to watch and root for the USA!

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  30. Congrats on your last day of work! How exciting!! I'm definitely excited for the Olympics, and the Grammy's had some awesome performances. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  31. All of that food looks SO good!! That dress looks fantastic on you and I love those booties! :-) Congratulations on it being your last day of work too. You are an amazing lady and you will be great in whatever you do next! xo

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  32. Hands up in praise mode saying: That's right girl, do not give them a day more! It feels so good to walk away that last day but also bittersweet. I remember my last day. I got in my car, almost started to cry, drove straight to get my favorite drink, then had the best night ever. CHEERS!

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  33. Way to finish out work looking amazing!! Love that fabulous dress! I've been wearing all the sweaters lately too. It's too cold for much else. I need to check out that beef soup! Yum!

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  34. HAPPY LAST DAY!!!!! WOOHOOOO!!!!

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  35. Love love love that dress! Happy last day of work. Cheers to you my friend 🍾💕

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  36. First, that dress looks beautiful on you! What a great find!
    Second, would you believe I never made Shepherd's Pie before? I wonder if my kids would like it?!?
    Third, congratulations on your last day of work!

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  37. The pink purse ties in so well with the dress and cute booties! I'm so happy that you get to say your final farewell and move on to a happier and brighter future! I'm glad you turned down the consultancy offer for the sake of your own sanity LOL...Yum Shepherd's Pie is so perfect for the cold months! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  38. Oh my gosh. The optimism in this post is beyond wonderful. I hope you had a wonderful last day of work and are breathing so easy this evening. Welcome to the next chapter sweet friend! Okay, so I bought that dress, but it looks so much cuter on you. I took it back. I think I'm so "compact" that some of those dresses just look boxy on me. You on the other hand, look like a knock out! I really love the sleeves and the booties are perfect with it. Here's to getting up in the morning, drinking your coffee and discovering whatever the day has to offer. XOXO

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  39. Well, you sure did go out "in a blaze of glory" in your cute dress and booties. I'm so happy for you. I just ordered two sweaters from The Loft for half price. I've never ordered from them before but hopefully I'll love them. Blessings abundant in the days ahead! Oh, just wanted to tell you that we got and accepted an offer for our old house today. Closing is Feb. 28th. Have mercy, 2 1/2 years later!

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  40. Oh Andrea, I love everything about this post! From that stunning look to those peanut butter cheesecake bars, to your last day at work!! How amazing!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  41. I'm a Loft girl - how did I miss this dress? So pretty on you. You're looking younger and younger - must be the excitement for your last day of work! I need to call and schedule a crown too - I hate dental work!

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  42. I just adore your last comment about the future looking brighter than ever! It really is, Andrea and I can't wait to hear more! LOVE the dress from Loft, by the way. It's stunning on you <3
    Huge hugs
    Suzy
    xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  43. LOVE that dress! It looks darling on you!
    Congrats on not having to wake up early!

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  44. I am so curious about the coffee story haha! I hope you share about it soon! And I'm with you and Loft has been killing it lately. That dress is a great find!

    <www.rdsobsessions.com

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  45. LOFT is my favorite place to shop for all of my work clothes. They have such great pieces, and when they have a sale, you really DO hit the jackpot! Great score on this dress, girl! What a perfect dress to end your working days!! Congratulations again, enjoy this LAST day and I hope you get to sleep in on Monday! Have a great weekend!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  46. Andrea, you look more relaxed already. Last day...yes!! You will no doubt keep busy. The veg soup looks yummy...that may be lunch today. You always look so cute and find the best buys. My daughter shops at Ann Taylor and Loft for her work clothes too. Don't keep us in suspense too long about the coffee story...you know we all love a good story. The best part of a last day is driving away with the place in your rearview mirror. xoxo

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  47. The print of this dress is so fun! I love that you're calling it your masquerade dress!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  48. What a cute dress, and that shepherd's pie looks really good :)

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  49. Still so excited for you and your new work adventure! This dress is so gorgeous--love the colors!

    Rosy Outlook

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  50. Love your dress! Excited for your new adventure~ I love your bangs, could you tell me how you fix them like that? I try but mine never looks like yours!

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    1. Thank you so much. I trim and notch them myself at an angle then just use a straightener on them then brush out and spray. ;-) Xo

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  51. You look so pretty Andrea! I love Loft, and that dress is just so gorgeous! They have the best sales! Thanks for hosting, and have a great week!

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  52. I can't wait for you to share more of your house!!

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  53. Loving your new Loft dress, Andrea! And thanks for linking up to Vis Monday, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  54. Beautiful dress. It really does look lovely on you. I love the print and the sleeves. Congratulations on your last day at work! It must be bittersweet but I am sure you are ready to move on with what's next on your plate. How do you feel?

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  55. Such a fabulous style statement! I am wild over these colors and the pattern of your shift dress. Those booties work with this wonderfully!

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