Thursday, February 10, 2011

good things do happen!

If you don't follow me on twitter, you may not know. But on Tuesday afternoon I got a very unexpected, yet totally appreciated phone call. I got a call from HR letting me know I got promotion (and a raise, and extra PTO days)!!!!!!I wasn't expecting this, our mid-year reviews were weeks ago, and these things don't normally happen to operations folks at Corporate America (aka my employer).

Needless to say I was shocked, thankful and overly excited!!! I had started to lose hope a while ago that anything would ever happen - it is true what they say, act like you are doing the job you want, push yourself and try your hardest - it will pay off. Beyond excited that it did! So what does one get themselves as a self-congratulations gift???? I have no clue! I am all set with handbags (although, you know I've looked -this amazing deal specifically) but I can't figure out what to treat myself to!

I want to make sure it isn't an impulse buy, and that I don't need to wait at least 3-4 months to use (aka pretty sandals or floaty dresses) - so I've consulted my list - and here are a few of the front runners. (Now the question becomes, a larger ticket item or a few littler ones??? le sigh.)

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Oh the choices....hrmmph! 

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the promotion! You deserve it!
    And in terms of the items you want, I vote for the nude CL pumps and of course the J.Crew shirt.

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  2. my vote- that Anthropologie blouse. i love it :)

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  3. Take a little time and have fun virtually shopping! Then get the Loubies :)

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  4. @Rosa & Katie....I know everyone going to say the pumps....I have my 10 yr HS reunion coming up and I am treating myself to another pair then (well thinking so) so I am torn....But really all 4 would be very welcomed in my house!!! Like VERY!

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  5. Congrats on the promotion!! That's great! Well, you can't go wrong with Loubs, but I think the Anthro blouse is beautiful and you will get lots of use out of it! Hope you share what you decide : )
    Xoxo

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  6. Holy hell....how do you choose?! All 4 are fabulous...jeez, I'm definitely no good to you right now! you deserve them all!!! xo

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  7. so cool and chic! I heart this post! :)

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  8. Congratulations, that is excellent news!!!
    I vote for the CL pumps or get the sunglasses and take advantage of your extra PTO days and take a mini vacay somewhere sunny. :)

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  9. I am so very excited and proud of you! I told you the hardwork would pay off. Now, I know it isn't your 'dream job' but it pays the bills for now :-) I definitely say go for the CL's!!!! I can't wait to see you sportin' those babies at work!

    XOXO

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  10. Congratulations hunnie!!! You totally deserve it!!!!!


    xx
    Nikki

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  11. Woohooo!!! Congrats on the promotion, sweetie! So happy for u! xoxo

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  12. Congrats on the promo and raise!! How wonderful, you deserve it!

    Now I'm off to find you on Twitter because I didn't know you were on Twitter! :)

    Lulu

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  13. Congrats! I love that green blouse and the nude heels!

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  14. Congrats again Taylor!! How about a nice pair of sunnies and a few things from Anthro that would be special ones? Every time you wear them you'll totally feel so good about yourself!! (not that you don't already, but you know what i mean)

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  15. Congrats!

    The sunglasses are fantastic. Love them!

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  16. Congratulations, so exciting! I am loving your picked items here, especially loving the Anthro blouse and those incredible Christian Louboutin shoes (amazing colour)! AND thank you so much for popping by my blog and for the sweet comment! Great to meet your blog too, consider me a new follower. xx veronika

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  17. Is that a heart pocket on that chambray shirt?? Adorable!! I'd go with a larger ticket item, that way you can look back and say 'oh yes, this fabulous (insert item here)? That was a gift to myself for my promotion in 2011.' CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  18. Congrats on the promo!! That is one of the best feelings ever!! And getting to get a little celebratory something is the best! Love those nude CL heels...

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

    Stop by my blog to enter my $100 Shopbop.com Giveaway!!

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