Perfectionists starting a new job… listen up!

Hello Everyone reading from around the world! Thank you for tuning in on another Thursday with me.

I just accepted a new [DREAM] position this week as personal assistant to blank blank blank an NYC based Wedding Planner.Unknown-2.jpeg

Now I pretty much have to stay hush hush about the entire thing but I WILL tell you that whatever you are working towards.. KEEP GOING. I never thought this moment would come and it has finally arrived, guns blazing.

Naturally, since this is my first week, I am making mistakes left and right. My inner perfectionist cannot handle it guys.  So if you are a type A personality that has written down an allotted time to even read this post… Keep reading. IMG_2493

1. Anticipate that you will not have it all correct the first time around.

Mentally prepare yourself for the undeniable fact that you WILL mess up sometimes. Whether its with a new job, school, or just in life in general, no one is perfect, no matter how hard you try to be. Give your self time to get adjusted.

2. Over planning can actual kill the plan. 

Give plans some wiggle room. Life is messy and not everything can be laid out in a perfect little package. Your boss is expecting you to be a little erratic your first week.

It’s okay.

3. Write it down and then walk away from it. 

When you have a million projects going on at once.. overthinking and overworking your brain can actually cause you to become LESS productive. Write things down to make sure you don’t forget, then take a break. Whether its just scrolling through Instagram or just having a quick meditation session at your desk… Give your noggin’ some breathing room to process.

4.  Focus on the good.

You obviously should learn from every mistake you make during your premature days at a new job. But, its totally okay to keep reminding yourself that you are making some  right moves (along with some rookie mistakes). This can boost your confidence and help lower the intimidation a tad.

5. You are doing great!

I know it may seem like you can also do better. But just know that you are doing a great job at adjusting to your new environment. Reward yourself for making it another day. Before you know it you will be running the place.. until then just keep learning.

 

 

Embroidery: Not just for your grandmothers closet

Sorry for such a late post guys.. I’ve been crazy busy going on interview after interview this week. The doors been slammed in my face multiple times. But after rearranging my resume 10 thousand times, and digging to the depths of the Manhattan job pool, I think I’ve hit gold in the career department. Stay tuned! I don’t want to jinx anything

( yes I’m superstitious like that) download

but I will definitely update you guys once this becomes “real”

Now.. onto more fashion forward topics..  EMBROIDERY. 

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This week’s post is about one of my newly found fashion favorites.. embroidery. Now I know what your inner 12 year old self is thinking.

“Embroidery is for old people.” ” I don’t want to look like my 68 year old grandmother”..

BUT, I’m here to tell you that you can incorporate this little detail into your outfits to add some sophistication and texture to any one of your favorite ensembles.

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Found these loafers ON SALE at DSW.  $40 for these Frank Sarto babies.

This is definitely a fashion trend that I saw as a risk in the beginning. But I found that its a great twist to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall.

 

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Just grabbed this bell sleeve off the shoulder embroidered top from Express.   It really brings out my inner 2000 Britney Spears.

Happy Styling!

$15 Kitchen Table Makeover

Being a college kid really makes it tough to pursue your interior design goals.

This removable wallpaper made it super easy to add a quick and cheap fix to my grossly colored kitchen table. Walk into any NYC coffee shop and you will see very beautiful (and expensive) white marble tables. They are not only great quality but totally instagramable. The problem is they will cost you the equivalent of about 395 cups of coffee.

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So, what did I do? I googled a solution. I found this removable wallpaper on houzz.com for just 11 bucks! Plus tax brought me to a mere 15 dollars. It looked pretty real if you ask me, and was extremely easy to put on. It’s literally a peel and place type of method and pulls off easier than most fake lashes.

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 Left: Before, ugly warm toned.                        Right: Clean and sleek 

This is great for not just coffee tables, but any flat surface that needs an aesthetic update! You can really let your creative mind wander with this project.

The after! Not a caterpillar so I had to remove the over-sized leave napkins :/

 

Your avocado toast won’t see this coming

Your avocado toast won’t see this coming.

On my day off from working, taking hair clients, and city mischief, I ALWAYS like to make a well rounded breakfast to start my day. Im prepping my ingredients and the worst thing that could happen, happened. My avocado was still earths core status. Hard as a damn rock. Were you even brunching if there were no avocados…? Well, I found a solution.

You can never go wrong with the classic SaltySweet combination. This lead as inspiration for my new breakfast concoction. Now, I don’t know if this was a thing or has been a thing but for me, THIS was a turning point in my breakfast game. So, If your out of ‘cados. Try this. Thank me later.

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Cream cheese topped with jam, on toast.

Two Poached Eggs.

Fruit Bowl.

And the coffee. Don’t forget the coffee..

Fashion, PR, and Clothes Galore; Corporate, Structure and an Unlimited Supply of Post Its.

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If I could describe Showroom Seven and Seventh House PR in three words.. shoes, glitter, and dollar $ign$. Jimmy Choo’s hitting the polished mahogany floor, going important places with important people. The energy was electric and expectations were high. Our CEO was dressed to the nines, the same age as most of our grandmothers she rocked stilettos better than most of us. My biggest concerns were to know my designers, always dress to impress, and to make sure everyone knew I ate organically…

PR is full of sharks.

They wear the best names, go the the best parties and have enough in their bank account to go to SoulCycle weekly and get a double-shot vanilla latte with skim every morning. These are the people that ultimately could move me up the ladder so being on their good side was imperative. How do you mold yourself into their perfect little drone intern? Your outfit not only needs to match, it needs to make a statement. Walk in there like you just came back from brunch with Donna Karan herself. In your dreams, (Or nightmares..) you should see designers, cuts, patterns, venues,ect..

Main Priorities:

Being BFF’s with your superiors.

Be up to ANY challenge.

Network, Network, NETWORK.

The whitest teeth and silkiest hair

Take that girl out of the PR shark tank and throw her in the middle of Wall Street and ask her to swim.

I did.

Ever watched the Wolf of Wall Street?… Okay well it’s nothing like that. No ones cares about names brands, inches on heels, or where you got your coffee. Performance and ability to execute was unspoken hierarchy. Instead of taking the extra time in the morning to perfectly blend my eyeshadow, I found myself skipping my regular beauty regime all together. I was more concerned about getting there before my supervisor to show diligence. In a more corporate setting, you naturally still need sharp social skills. But instead of SoulCycle, you need to be knowledged in the status of companies, new Ceo’s and acquisitions and projected turns in the economy.

There is no glitter, no shoes, and definitely no one in stilettos. There is however, a professionalism that I was also able to thrive in.

Everyone at this point in our 20’s, is still trying to figure “it” out. Whatever “It” is. The route I’m taking is this: try everything. Even if it’s something you are convinced isn’t and will never be you. It isn’t what you do but what you have not done. Rule things out. Ultimately, have fun with this time to experiment with environments, types of people and of course different positions. My next feat; find a place where professionalism rules, but i can also rock my highest pair of heels 😉