Friday, November 29, 2013

Outfit: Here Kitty

I love anything graphic, black, rock n roll!








Most days I have to dress classy and professional, which I think is awesome, but sometimes I miss dressing with my edgy fun stuff.  I just have to make more of a point to do it.  So many new things going on in our lives right now... jobs, school, changes in our home... changes are great, especially when the changes are positive. Just don't forget to still be yourself!

How was your Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
I was sick. Sick sick oh so sick... but I got to be with my family and the food was amazing.
I missed out on Black Friday shopping, but honestly, there isn't much I want or need. I have been so fulfilled!

xoxo
Vanessa

What I wore:
Dress, Love Culture.
Jacket, Forever 21.
Boots, Frye Veronica Shorty.
Bag, Michael Kors.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Best Anniversary Yet!

It was last month but I must post about our amazing anniversary.  My husband and I have always been adventurous and always love traveling, but to travel and not have anything to do other than relax and enjoy each other... THAT was a treat!
Last year on our anniversary, we were apart due to his deployment, so being together this year was automatically a step up!
My mom watched Aveline for us so we could take a quick weekend trip through San Francisco - for a quick stop in Chinatown, Pacifica - where we stayed the night, and through Napa - where neither of us had been.




























Good food, even better drinks, beautiful sights and sites of California, all with the man of my dreams.  I am so blessed to have him in my life and I can't wait to spend all of it with him forever more!

xoxo...
Vanessa

Life update!

Oh my gosh!!  Just as I was so hyped up about getting back on the blogging wagon, life started happening!  Job hunting was like a snowball effect... once I started with the applications and interviews and registering on job websites and beyond... it didn't stop until... until... UNTIL... I landed a position I am so excited about!!
So, that's where I have been at. WORK... I am a banker... and I have vault keys, business cards, I wear nice shoes and lots of slacks and blazers now.

Life is going pretty swell.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The tides have turned!

September 13 2006... I had to quit and leave my job to relocate.  It wasn't feasible for me to find a new job when I was already a few months pregnant.

September 12, 2013 I get the offer on a job I was really hoping for.  My husband is in the process of finishing his military service honorably and being able to move onto a new career, hopefully in a civilian service of sorts.  So basically to the exact DATE, 7 blessed years later, after being a mom, traveling the world, earning my degree, and buying a home, dog, cat, cars, etc... we are turning the page!

I look forward to what is to come!  I can't wait to be a working girl - a business woman... someone who will do her best to make a difference and prosper and be successful.  I want to put my degree, my communication skills, and my past experience to use in building a foundation for a possible career.
My mind is racing with a million things right now.  Of course, figuring out what I need to wear!  But more importantly...

My anniversary is coming up!  We are taking a fun little trip somewhere, courtesy of my wonderful, over-spoiling mom!

Here are my quick business headshots my husband took of me.





These black and white shots I like to call my future "book jacket photos"!! I can still dream of being published, right?!

I wore these pearl earrings to every interview I had... and I probably had about 7 within a week.

xoxo...

Vanessa Innes
Universal Associate

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thank you New York...

It is the eve of one of/if not the most horrendous day in modern American times, and I definitely feel it is a day to reflect, remember and embrace those you love and care about who are here with you now.
Life is so crazy sometimes and throws you so many curves, one can never truly understand how or why or when or where... All I know is that in my life, in this moment right this very second, I am grateful.  And that is one of the greatest feelings in the world.  I am grateful for my daughter sleeping in her bed, peaceful and safe, as there are thousands of children all over the world that are suffering from any horrible assortment of things.  I am grateful for my loving and supportive husband, who is safe at work tonight, working one of his last shifts as a USAF fire fighter.  I know he would have done his best on that day in New York or Washington D.C. if he could have.  I am grateful for positive things happening in the lives of my parents, grandparents, and friends.  Some changes are extremely hard and trying but I admire those that are staying strong and pushing for the positive and good in their lives.
This is life... we only get one.  We need to live it to the best of our ability, keep on trying even when it's hard.  Be smart, be sexy, and be kind... like the now famous words of Ashton Kutcher to our young Americans...

I want to thank New York... for persevering and being a pulsing example of American and human spirit... being smart with everything, being sexy with fashion week this week - which is a living example of giving creativity a chance, and being the kind of city that accepts the world no matter how fucked up the world can be.

I LOVE YOU, and I hope tomorrow will be alright and know that it's okay to cry and be sad... but be happy for having survived and grown despite what the terrible winds brought in that dreadful morning.

  Carrying my little "Big Apple" with me every day...

xoxo...
Vanessa

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Who What Where: The Nantucket on a Tuesday

A little detour can be extra nice.  It's something we used to do all the time in Europe.  Being back in America there is so much of a rush... something needs to get done, some place needs to get stopped by...

Well, there really was no need to drive to the bay for the best chowder I have ever had, but it was definitely worth the while!



















Where: The Nantucket located under the Carquinez bridge.
What: Fish n Chips with slaw; chowder with Caesar salad and bread, cherry coke.
Who: me and my hubster. he spoils the shit outta me always! i want it, he gives it! :-)
When: Tuesday! my favorite day of the week!

Wearing:  H&M dress, Qupid Sandals, Michael Kors Grayson bag in Vanilla.

xoxo...
Vanessa