Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Make Way For Ducklings & Change (Lindy Bop)

It's been a BUSY couple of months behind the scenes here at In a Nutshell. I've been keeping a once a week posting cadence here just to help me juggle it all. Between our annual busy season (in the trade show world, March-May typically are extremely busy!), some looming division reorganizations taking place smack dab in the middle, and our ongoing wedding plans, I just knew my bandwidth would be pretty stretched thin.

As if that wasn't enough -  I have BIG news to share today along with this ADORABLE new skirt from Lindy Bop. LB recently released a bird collection and I immediately fell for their Francine dress and Adalane skirt featuring the cutest family of ducks parading around the hem.

In the end, I went with the Adalane skirt as I just couldn't resist the dark green buttons and pockets. I wish the skirt were cotton as opposed to this shiny polyester (something Lindy Bop has been doing a lot more of lately, weirdly enough, even though their cotton skirts/dresses were always what I loved about them previously) but that is really the only negative I have for this precious skirt.

The print TOTALLY reminds me of Make Way for Ducklings, a popular children's book that not only takes place in Boston, but has its own statue smack dab in the center of the commons in the city. Understandably, this book was a big part of my childhood along with many Massachusetts raised little ones!

It felt like the perfect skirt to share as I also make way for some big changes!

OK, so you're probably wondering what the heck this big change is that I keep referring to - don't worry, I won't keep you in suspense any longer!

I have accepted a new job outside of Dell EMC and my new chapter begins tomorrow! I am now the Marketing & Event Planner for the Primrose School of Natick, a private daycare/preschool/kindergarten that opened about 2 years ago and has been growing and expanding ever since. As you can already tell, it is QUITE the different scene than I am used to and a much different environment - one that I am very excited to immerse myself into.

It was time for a change. I was with Dell EMC for nearly 5 years now and in those years saw a lot of change with the company (I feel like we merged with other divisions once a year, not to mention the biggest merger of them all when Dell bought EMC), had many different roles and responsibilities, and on top of it all, learned SO much.

Being a HUGE creature of habit that thrives off routine - this change was a big challenge to take on. It took a lot of work and consideration to decide whether to leave or not but in the end, I knew it was time for something new (and slightly scary!) to keep my career moving in the direction I want it to.

So wish me - and my ducklings (because I am totally wearing this outfit for my first day) - luck tomorrow! It will surely be interesting to see where this new path takes me next!


  1. Good luck on your new adventure, Sara Lily!! But like everything else, I'm sure you'll be fabulous. Just like wearing this adorable skirt---you can't see it and not smile!!

  2. Your skirt is so adorable. And your shirt too!


  3. Congratulations and best of luck, Sara! That sounds like an amazing opportunity. You're going to rock it! And this is the perfect outfit for your first day. :)

    P.S. These photos are AMAZING! Are those swans in the background too?? So pretty!!