Explore A Career In The Fashion Industry

This post is sponsored. As always, all opinions are my own.

It took me six years in the corporate world to figure out what the heck I wanted to do with my life. Six whole years of trying different jobs and feeling defeated each and every time I found myself hating them. I’m happy to say though that I’m now a social media manager/copywriter at a kick-ass advertising agency, and I finally feel like I’m on the right career path. As far as your career is concerned, there’s really no better feeling.

I wish that I had tried different things when I first started college. I wish that I had gone after opportunities that allowed me to figure out what I was passionate about a lot sooner than I did. But in my early twenties, I had one goal in mind- to get my degree in Healthcare Administration and work at a fancy hospital. So much for that!

But anyway, I came across this new program that’s being offered by Parsons design school and Teen Vogue and I immediately knew that it was something I wanted to share on the blog. Because I figured that some of you out there must be interested in pursuing a career in fashion, and I think that this would be a great place to start.

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Career Talk Tuesday: Arrive On Time To Meetings & Pay Attention


The following is an excerpt from my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my book, so make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already!

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5 Stretches You Can Do At Work To Prevent Back Pain


So today’s post isn’t sponsored by the Laser Spine Institute, but their team had some amazing tips that I thought were worth sharing. I’ve had a desk job since I was 18, and let me tell you something- sitting on your butt all day definitely takes a toll on your body. So here are a few stretches you can do while you’re at work to help prevent back pain. And if you can think of any others, please let us know! Enjoy!

As a millennial entering the workforce, you will likely find (or may have already found) that your first “real” job is a desk job. If so, you probably spend more time working at a computer than you do anything else in your life. Along with that, you are undoubtedly learning the fun truth about the effects of sitting for hours at a time. Namely, it can wreak havoc on your body in the form of neck and back pain.

While not physically taxing in a traditional sense, office life can still cause injuries that lead to spinal discomfort. So, what can you do? According to the spine experts at Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, FL, the single most important preventive measure you can take is to move around throughout the day. There are many simple ways that you can alter your working environment to help you do just that. For instance, you might try standing while talking on the phone, walking to a coworker’s desk instead of sending an email and drinking water throughout the day (so you’ll have to keep getting up for refills and bathroom breaks).

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10 Easy Ways to Crush Your Commute


I have a one hour commute to work every day, and I’m not going to lie to you, it’s terrible. But that’s Miami! There’s traffic anywhere you go, and there’s nothing you can do about it. I absolutely hate it because I have way too much anxiety to be stuck in a car for two hours a day. There’s just nothing good about it! But since I can’t change how far I live from my job, I’ve been working on making my drive to work more enjoyable, so here are a few of my favorite ways to totally crush your commute! 

1. Grab your coffee!

Coffee-to-go is part of my morning routine these days and I’m absolutely loving it. Before I leave the house, I fill up one of my Dixie® To Go cups and in a couple of minutes, I’m out the door!


[One hot beverage, coming right up!]

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How to Win at Salary Negotiations

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Katie! Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

For years I had a hard time figuring out how much I should be paid—and then asking for it. Yes, I struggled with confidence issues and imposter syndrome, but I mainly just didn’t know how to calculate what I was worth, and then make my case.

In theory, compensation is based on “objective” factors like seniority, years of experience, and the responsibilities of the job at hand—but who’s to say how much any of those things are actually worth?

Nobody’s going to go out of their way to give you money. At the end of the day it’s up to you to make yourself attractive to an employer. Easier said than done, though, right?

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Why And How You Should Negotiate Job Offers


Hi guys! Hope you enjoy today’s guest post from my friend, Trisha! Let us know what you think!

Finding your dream job isn’t easy. For many of us it’s not even a feasible option. However, two traits that are absolutely essential to your job searching success are patience and persistence. It’s so easy to become discouraged when searching for a new job, especially if you are in a bind. Yet, the sense of accomplishment and security you can feel when you land a great job is priceless.

What’s more, landing a new job (even if it is not your forever job) entails a great deal of dedication to your new employer. Basically, if you’re going to be spending 40 plus hours a week doing said job, you should be respected as an employee and be compensated according to your expertise regardless of gender, race, or religion.

The fact of the matter is, the pay gap is real. Statistics show that men are being paid significantly more than women. Raising awareness about this issue is the only sure-fire way to end such inequality, but in the meantime negotiating your salary is one way to even the playing field for all those involved in the employment game.

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Wear To Work Wednesday

wear to work wednesday september

  1. Ann Taylor Sleeveless Pocket Shell Blouse//Okay, I live in Florida so just because it’s September doesn’t mean I need to pull out my sweaters yet. I love a classic white or cream blouse and this one is perfect on its own or paired with a cardigan on top! Chic office attire? Check!
  2. Ann Taylor Petite Kate Dot Everyday Ankle Pants// Let me say this…I’m OBSESSED with this color!!!! I want everything in this color! Shirts, bags, shoes, everything! I’m a huge fan of the ankle length  too, and I don’t know what else to say besides that it’s the perfect fall staple. God, Ann Taylor never disappoints.
  3. Vince Camuto Scallop Pencil Skirt//Is it okay that when I saw this skirt I died a little bit on the inside? GAHHHH it’s SO PRETTY! Super feminine and romantic but still classy and put together and work-appropriate. On freaking point.
  4. Bauble Bar Circular Pave Bracelet// I typically include a lot of statement necklaces in these wear-to-work posts, but hellooooo, statement bracelets are a thing, too! I actually have this bracelet and it’s gorgeous in person. It goes with everything, and adds a little bling to any work outfit.


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