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

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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!

I Shower In My Kitchen.

You read right. I knew that Manhattan apartments were funky, but this is on a whole other level. What seems like a normal pantry is a small stand up shower hiding in my kitchen. Ironically, this inspired my newest post. Keep reading for some major skin care hacks!

 

Among your produce, greens, and sweets, there are some great skin product substitutes I have discovered. I know that every prestigious magazine and beauty influencer will tell you that you need to spend a pretty penny on your skin care regime. But, I am here to tell you, that is FALSE. I’d rather spend a fortune on shoes, not lotions and potions.

Every great tale has a back story

A while back, I got an extreme allergic reaction on my face, to a new product I was trying out. For months I was breaking out all over my face, and especially on my cheeks and chin. I eventually had to go to the dermatologist to be prescribed a fix for the construction site that was my face.

After this turn of unfortunate events, I wanted to detox my skin care routine from all of the extreme chemicals and reactive toxins that were in EVERY off-the-shelf product. After consulting with skin expert and practicing aesthetician, Mara Tsoronis of Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in NYC, I learned there are some great product substitutes hiding in your pantry!

Coffee Grounds & Honey as a natural exfoliant. $11

 

Take todays K-Cup and scrub away the day’s troubles.

 

Green Tea Toner. $3

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Brew, cool and GO! I add a few drops of tea tree oil ($8) for added antibacterial properties!

 

Coconut oil as a makeup remover/ moisturizer. $10

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I feel like a cup cake with this headband. Oh and look how shiny and healthy my skin looks:)

As a hair mask, to cook with, and now as a facial moisturizer. This product is truly 1000 uses in 1. Use with a damp cotton pad to remove eye/ facial makeup. NEVER buy 9 dollar makeup wipes again.

 

$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 :/