Wear To Work Wednesday

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  1. J Crew Ruffled Button Up Shirt // A white button up blouse is something every single working woman should own. You can wear it with almost anything, and makes you look super put together (as long as you iron it). Please don’t go to work looking like a wrinkled mess. I’m begging you.
  2. Banana Republic Straight-Fit Chinos// Okay, I love the fit of these pants, and the color is amazing. I love adding some color to my wardrobe in the spring, so these pants would make an awesome new work staple. I’m all about straight-fit, skinny work pants. They just look so good!
  3. Ann Taylor Pineapple Lace Pencil Skirt// I could honestly buy almost anything from Ann Taylor, but when I came across this lace pencil skirt, I died for like 15 seconds. It’s so pretty, so classy, but still kind of fun. It’s feminine, but still office-appropriate at a good length, and paired with a cream blouse and nude heels, yea, that’s a perfect outfit.
  4. Kate Spade Watch // Now this one I’ve been obsessed with for some time. Ha! Time! No pun intended. But really, how freaking pretty is this watch? It’s the perfect way to spruce up an otherwise bland outfit, and it totally says SPRING!!! Love it.

Let me know what you guys think! Like these? What are your wear to work staples?

And in case you missed it, here’s last week’s Wear to Work Wednesday!

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Wear To Work Wednesday

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So here’s a series I’ve been wanted to bring to the blog since FOREVER!

Today, I’m super excited to share with you our very first Wear To Work Wednesday!

In my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties, I mention how important it is for young professionals to dress appropriately in the workplace.

Really, it’s important for EVERYONE to dress appropriately at work (and not look like a stripper) but for us young peeps, it’s 10x more important.


Well, because we have to work extra hard for people to take us seriously, you know?

And if we look like we’re going clubbing later, people are going to pay attention to our boobs, not our brains.

That being said, I’m still all about looking chic and fashionable at work.

(Except on the days when I sleep through my 14 alarms and have to throw on the very first thing I see in my closet.)

Because we CAN look like the kick-ass boss ladies we are at work, while still keeping it classy.

So from now on, Wednesdays will be Wear To Work Wednesdays, and I’ll share with you guys some of my favorite fashion picks of the week for the corporate world.

  1. Express White One-Button Jacket // Now’s the perfect time for a chic white suit. Pair it with some nude pups or add a pop of color with some bright pink sandals, and you’ve got yourself a classy work outfit.
  2. Halogen Slim Stretch Cotton Blend Ankle Pants// LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I’m a big fan of ankle pants, and this pale pink color is to die for. Perfect for spring, while still saying, “yea, this girl over here’s sophisticated.”
  3. Ann Taylor Embroidered Floral Top // I absolutely adore this top because it doesn’t have a low neckline but still has a flirty feminine vibe. I have like a million shirts this color because they pair well with almost anything.
  4. BaubleBar Collar // Nothing says #bosslady like a statement necklace.  Even if you tend to stick with the blacks and whites and nudes as far as your clothes go, every once in a while, it’s nice to bring some life to your outfits with a bold accessory. I’m loving mint now, so this color is perfection.

Let me know what you guys think! What are your wear to work staples? Any epic fashion fails you’ve seen at work lately? I’m dying to know!

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7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Workday

7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Workday

It’s 6pm on Sunday and the anxiety’s starting to kick in.

You know, the “I have to work tomorrow” anxiety.

Isn’t it the freaking worst?

I mean, I’ve had an awesome weekend, but now the thought of having to go back to the office in the morning’s totally bumming me out.

So this week I’m gunna work on making my workdays stress-free.

LOL okay, fine. Maybe not 100% stress-free, but at least as stress-free as possible.

Here’s how you do it, in case you’d like to join me.

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Living A Bold Life As A Blogger + A Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ListerineBOLD #CollectiveBias

Living A Bold Life

Hands down, this has been the boldest year of my life. I got married, moved into a new house, and in June, my first book will be available!

That’s right! This little millennial blogger over here was bold enough to go after her dream of writing a book, and in a couple months, I get to see it come to life.

I couldn’t be happier about it.

So today, I’m giving you a behind the scenes look into my bold life as a blogger (and now author).

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Freebie: First 10 Pages of My New Book Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties

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Hey guys! Happy Tuesday!

Hope you’re all off to an awesome start this week!

So today, I’m super excited to update you guys on my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties!

Guys, it’s a legit book, and I finally got my copy in my hands a couple weeks ago and all I wanted to do was cry.

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Following Your Passion While Having A Day Job

Following Your Passion While Having A Day Job

Last week, the Chicago Tribune published an article called Millennials: Tips on How To Pursue Your Passion, and I was fortunate enough to have been able to contribute some of my ideas (oh, and my friend Paul from All Groan Up was also featured, yayyyy Paul!).

The author of that article, the extremely talented Andreaa Ciulac, reached out to me a couple weeks earlier, and I answered several questions over e-mail.

Since I had so much to say about this topic, I feel like it might be helpful to share with you guys my answers to all of Andreaa’s questions.

Because at the end of the day, I think most of us millennials are constantly facing that internal battle: follow your passions, or sell out and work at a crappy job for money.

But I think if we  change how we look at things a little bit, we’ll be a whole lot happier.

Here’s the interview:

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What to Look for When Relocating for a Job


Hi guys! Enjoy this guest post from Holly! xoxoxox, Kayla

Job-hunting isn’t all about the job. If you’re looking into relocating for an awesome work opportunity, you also have to take the area into consideration.

If you’re a music lover, you’re going to want a good local music scene and places for you to go see shows. If you’re an adventurer, you’re going to want to know how close you are to mountains and hiking trails. Take everything into consideration when you’re relocating!

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