Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's All Hearts Over Here

Valentines Day Look

Ah Valentine's Day. I'm single, but I don't care! What is there not to love about the holiday? Hearts, reds and pinks, sweets - it's such a fun day whether you are a party of 1 of in a couple. Don't get me wrong, I'm still jealous of all of you attached people out there, BUT why not use it as an excuse to love ourselves?

This year I have no plans, but since it falls on a Friday I'm debating: hang with another single friend or avoid packed restaurants and movies and stay home? We'll see. If I go out, I want to be wearing this outfit above!

Now for a dose of the most bi-polar happies and crappies you will ever read, starting with the bad news first...

Got laid off on Monday

Booked a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on Thursday

Now if that's not the epitome of "when one door closes another opens"! Let's be real, I hated my job. My boss was a dick, I was treated like shit, never a part of the team, not doing was I was hired to do. A big miserable nightmare for the past 10 months. So them laying me off was a favor to me. Sure I'm worried about money and getting another job. But I has a feeling this was coming so I was prepared.

Fast forward a few days. My aunt had a cruise planned for the first week of March and she convinced my parents to go, who in turn invited me. The timing is perfect - no job, I've never been on a cruise, and I'm on a 28-day diet that ends the week before the trip (ideally I'd have months to mentally and physically prepare for a week in a bathing suit). So I figure, why not?! We're going to the following places:

Nassau, Bahamas
San Juan, Puerto Rico
St, Thomas, USVI
Grand Turk

If anyone has any must-sees/dos for these places, please let me know so I can plan excursions!

Linking up for Friday's Fancies & Happies and Crappies


Tracys Notebook of Style said...

I love this outfit for any night out! Being laid off from a job you hated is def a good thing and you'll get a fresh pespective on your vacation and enjoy some R&R!


Elle Sees said...

love that red jacket! that sucks being laid off but i love you've found a silver lining. that cruise sounds just what the dr ordered.

birdie to be said...

Such a fun look! And yay for the cruise! So exciting!

Allison said...

I'm proud of you for staying optimistic - you are going to find a new and totally kick ass job, babe. You're incredibly talented, you have a lot going for you, and any employer who treats you like shit does NOT deserve to have your talent! I am so excited for you and your cruise, girl. You're going to have the best time.
You always need to totally live it up next week - I'm not single, but I'm still going to a dive bar because I could give a fuck about the day. So go out and live it up for me :)

Marie said...

Great outfit!! I'm sorry to hear about your job. But everything happens for a reason!! I'm sure you will find another job in no time.
Hope you have a great time on your cruise! Sounds like it will be fun.
Nassau is so pretty. If you have time, check out Atlantis. It's a really nice resort and they have cute stores!! Ha, I'm always about the shopping!!

Best, Mree

Unknown said...

Love your outfit! Stripes always look cute :)
Honestly, I never celebrate V-Day... That cruise sounds amazing!! I'd love to see the pictures :)
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Bri said...

Something about stripes and destroyed denim that always makes me swooooon! Lovin this look for Valentine's Day :)

Shelley said...

That really sucks about being laid off. I'm so sorry! Maybe it will push you to look for a job you like even better though. And awesome cruise! That sounds so fun!

ae said...

That was perfect timing. Kudos to you for looking at the silver lining!

Alison Farnham said...

I love the outfit!

Old San Juan is beautiful with its architecture and colorful buildings. Check out the fort while your there too.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The job thing sounds like a blessing in disguise - here's to bigger and better things. Starting with a fabulous cruise!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Love, love, love that outfit! So sorry about the job, but it seems like you are better off if you disliked it that much. The cruise sounds like a great way to recharge and regroup.

Areeba said...

Love this outift! I'm wearing all black on V Day just to embrace my singleness haha! Enjoy your cruise!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yay for the vacay, boo (sorta) on the getting laid off...but I know there's better things waiting for you.

This then have time for coffee! :) We should get together. I need to explore the IE. ;)

Holly Copeland said...

Bummer about getting laid off! I've been there before, there's something way better out there for you :) Have fun on the cruise - it sounds like so much fun!

krystal said...

Sorry about that! Your cruise sounds awesome! Whenever I've taken a cruise to Nassau, I always take a boat/cab to Paradise Island. I end up laying out on the beach near Atlantis and buying coconuts with rum in them from strangers on the beach. I've done this all three times I've gone and had so much fun. I go to Senor Frogs too...just because there are games and music. We did a walking tour of Nassau as well once year and made sure to see the Queen's Staircase and the Fort. Tons o fun!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm going to be in San Juan the first week of March!!! How crazy would it be if we met up there!