Friday, August 31, 2012

End of Summer and Freak Outs

It's been awhile since my last post, but things have been a bit overwhelming these last few weeks. I've been wanting to post, actually these pictures were taken ages ago for a post I had planned but I've completely forgotten about. Work has been extra busy with deadlines and reports. Also, I've started job hunting again since I will be back in the states in 5 weeks. Trying to figure out my next step in life is always a stressful thing for me to do. As days go by and October inches its way closer, the idea of heading back to New York unemployed and living off of my savings scares me. I know I'll eventually find something, but the thought of not finding a job that I will actually like freaks me out even more. I know I shouldn't be worrying and stressing out doesn't accomplish anything, but that's just how I'm wired.

Anyway, onto other things. Lately I've been looking forward to Autumn and planning my shopping list for the upcoming season. I've already marked a few items on some of my favorite sites to prepare me for October in New York. I can't wait till I am back in the city heading to my favorite coffee shop wrapped up in a warm cardigan. Summer heat and palm trees are nice, but I truly love that time of year when the leaves start to change and cool breezes take over. I'm a New England girl through and through and sure do love my Autumn's.

Outfit Details:
Skirt: mango
Blouse: Anthropologie
Shoes: Steve Madden

Friday, August 10, 2012

Work Trip (Part 3)

Today my post is heavy on nature and scenery. Since living in Africa, I haven't really had the chance to leave the city but during my work trip that's exactly what I did. These are the last set of pictures I will be posting, so I hope you like. These were taken during the three hour drive from one city to the next and from different views around Yamoussoukro. Today officially make it 4 months since I've been in Cote d'Ivoire, which means I only have 2 more months left and then back to New York. While I'm here I am enjoying the vast open spaces and random crocodiles hanging out in the middle of parks. Hope you all enjoy and have a great weekend!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Work Trip (part 2)

Here's the second set of pictures from my work trip last week to Yamoussoukro. I only have one more set of pictures to show and then I will be back to my regular outfit pictures. These were taken on a trip to visit the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix. I've been to my share of churches around Europe and never expected to see something like this in West Africa. I was blown away buy the size and artistry in this beautiful cathedral. Another amazing this was the quietness I experienced. Usually when visiting big cathedrals, there are long lines and crowds and non-stop camera flashing. Well on my tour there were only six of us and the guide really took his time to explain everything and we also had time to explore on our own. I have to say this was probably one of my favorite tourist trips I've taken while I've been in Cote d'Ivoire.