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Monday, March 4, 2013

Glitz and Polka Dots

 Hi there fabulous Ladies!

 I had an extremely busy weekend

On Saturday i was invited by the Government of  Quebec to do competitive entrance exams
I applied a while ago, i said to myself if i choose to return full time in a office might as well be with full benefits and excellent wages
The exams were suppose to start at 1PM but there was a so many people there that the exams started at 2 PM

I found the exams quite easy, we had ref documents to help us out and the rest was common sense
 I finished before time was up
Thank God! 5 hours of exams on Saturday is not exactly what i had in mind 


 

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I went to a clothes swap on Sunday, post coming up this week on the swap
The swap was so much fun, there should be more of those i tell you
I found such nice things
I scored big time!


 
I got the polka dot top at the swap
I thought it was perfect with the sequins skirt i purchased on sale at H&M for $7
 The finishing touch is definitively the yellow blazer that i purchased at St-Vincent de Paul half price sale  for $2

This blazer is amazing
No stains, perfect condition, nothing is missing, that is a find!
 

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These are Mr. D's birthday gifts to me
I was so happy
I'm not a watch person but this watch i love
Plus silver rings - He knew exactly what to get me
 

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Here is a good look at that gorgeous 70s blouse
Perfect!


Busy week- I have to figure what to pack for San Francisco

There will a post this week on what i will be packing for the trip


I'm not job hunting this week

Too many things to think about an do this week

 I have an appointment with my  employability coach, and oh yes! i'm a English conversation coach for a Russian Lady- I have to an appointment with her this week and I'm having supper with my Mom on Thursday -  

I will be at Patti's Visible Monday

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I will be back with more goodies this week

Take care of yourself

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx
 

27 comments:

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Ariane! Of course I love the sequin skirt, the simple sequins skirt!!! Awh fun!

The entire pattern and color combo is spot-on, girlfriend.

I love your posts. I have been viewing many of them on my coasting moments and you continue to put an awh in my mind and a smile on my face!

Happy packing and prepping for SF. I hope your travels will be super.

Paula Ruta said...

So cute as usual! Love the blouse.
Have a great trip and good luck in all your ventures!
Hugs paula

Joy Shana said...

Love the skirt and blazer, you look lovely
http://shana-style.blogspot.com

Connie said...

All sorts of good stuff is rolling your way. That's because you're so amazing.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Love the green button up and the silver rings are so pretty! I am such a sucker for silver rings!
Can't wait to see what you are packing for the trip!
becky :)

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Such a delight you are Ariane! I love that you share your little stories about your week, and I love your outfits...always! The green polka dot shirt would have been in my basket if I saw it first!

Sue xo

Val Sparkle said...

That's a fabulous skirt, and it looks so good with that blouse and blazer! You're right about the polka dots with the sequins. The color of the blouse is so pretty - I can imagine you'll be very creative with it!

The Grande Dame said...

The polka dot shirt is fantastic! What a great find, or swap I should say. I love your lavender hair, looks perfect with all the green you're wearing!

señora Allnut said...

really cute shirt and love how it works with that pretty sequined skirt and yellow blazer, it's a fabulous color combo!!, and you look gorgeous as usual!!
And so pretty bijouterie, love silver rings!
besos & nice weekend

señora Allnut said...

nice week, it should say!

Franca said...

J'arore la chemise. Bonne chance avec les examens! T'es super, ca va etre de bonnes nouvelles je suis sur!

Marla Robinson said...

I love your amazing skirt, and that top goes perfectly with it. Gorgeous rings also. Fabulous outfit as usual!

Lynne DeVenny said...

You always pattern mix in the coolest way. The perfect yellow blazer pulls everything together.

San Fran! I'm going in June and can't wait.

I bet you aced the exam :)

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

What a great week - you even finished your exams early! Love this new polka-dot blouse with your yellow blazer. Gorgeous birthday jewelry too : > Thanks for linking up!

grunge-queen said...

Ooh don't you love it when your man buys you bling? The rings are gorg and the watch looks fun. Congrats on your government exams ... of course they were a breeze for a smart gal like you! Love your outfit, as usual. The skirt is so cool and the yellow and green pop perfectly together and are so happy and spring-like. Your posts always make me happy, Ariane! Xoxo

Stephanie B said...

Wow la jupe! :e motif et les couleurs me font penser a un foulard que jai, mais avec des paillettes!

Sacramento Amate said...

5 hour exam, wowwwwwwwwwwwwww.
You look soooooooooooooooo fantastic in that clash combination so up my alley, dear Ariane.
Much love.
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Vix said...

That blouse is so gorgeous it makes me go weak at the knees, love it with the sequinned skirt and that smart blazer. The rings are lovely, Mr D's got great taste, but we know that already, he found you!
Can't wait to hear more about the swap and fingers crossed for a successful exam result! xxxxx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Good luck with all your ventures and adventures!! I love the beautiful gifts from Mr. D and you wear them so well. I think sequins may well be a girl's best friend. I need to pull mine out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I knew I would love your outfit as soon as I saw your blog post's title! Love polka dots. I just bought a polka dot bandana today. Got to figure out many ways to wear them. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Share my Garden said...

Such clever shopping, I'm so impressed by the prices. I would love to go swapping! Looking forward to checking out your packing.

FASHION TALES said...

I love the mix of colours here. The skirt is beautiful and goes so well with the blouse. Good luck! :) /Madison

pastcaring said...

Eugh, exams on a Saturday, that's not nice!
You look like Spring, Ariane, all yellow and green and sparkly and lovely! That shirt is fabulous, perfect with the cute skirt.
Mr D is very good at selecting great gifts, they are gorgeous rings, and I love a stylish watch. xxxxx

Frocktasia said...

Wow, you've been a busy bee :)
A competitive entrance exam by the Government of Quebec, that sounds very complicated and scary...I'm getting sweaty palms just saying the words, I'm glad that you did well. I was always mega nervous before exams, even if I had spent weeks studying and preparing, I was always convinced that I would sit down, turn the paper over and remember nothing...it never actually happened but I've still never been able to shake the nerves thing.
A clothes swap sounds like a great idea but my husband would demand that I left with a bagful and came back with nothing...I'm on a buying ban until further notice, it's not so much the spending of money as the bringing of more stuff into the house, I've really got much too much already.
It's been very nice doing the markets and coming home with much lighter bags than when I left in the morning :)
That green polka dot blouse is gorgeous, the sharp collar rocks and you couldn't find a better blazer to team it with in my opinion. I really love that funky sequinned cosmic print skirt too, it's a fabulous outfit all-round!
I'm not a watch person either but that one is very chic, gorgeous rings too.
Good luck with packing for your trip...now I'm off to check out your earlier post :)

Frocktasia said...

Wow, you've been a busy bee :)
A competitive entrance exam by the Government of Quebec, that sounds very complicated and scary...I'm getting sweaty palms just saying the words, I'm glad that you did well. I was always mega nervous before exams, even if I had spent weeks studying and preparing, I was always convinced that I would sit down, turn the paper over and remember nothing...it never actually happened but I've still never been able to shake the nerves thing.
A clothes swap sounds like a great idea but my husband would demand that I left with a bagful and came back with nothing...I'm on a buying ban until further notice, it's not so much the spending of money as the bringing of more stuff into the house, I've really got much too much already.
It's been very nice doing the markets and coming home with much lighter bags than when I left in the morning :)
That green polka dot blouse is gorgeous, the sharp collar rocks and you couldn't find a better blazer to team it with in my opinion. I really love that funky sequinned cosmic print skirt too, it's a fabulous outfit all-round!
I'm not a watch person either but that one is very chic, gorgeous rings too.
Good luck with packing for your trip...now I'm off to check out your earlier post :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I really love that yellow blazer, it's stunning, especially with that amazing shirt! oooh San Francisco, you lucky thing!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Love your outfit. Great pop and energy.