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6 Spring Recipes To Love

28 April 2016

Now that Spring is in the air and you've officially switched your wardrobe over to shorter hemlines, florals, and sandals; it's time to make the move with your pantry. Hello bright fruits and veggies! So, with spring on the mind I'm sharing some of my favorite recipes inspired by this season of color. Best part? They are ridiculously easy to make...



Mini Dress and Gladiators

27 April 2016

Ok, I'll admit it - I'm never taking these sandals off. I can't figure out how they pair so perfectly with everything but I'm totally ok with it. The latest "creation" is throwing them on with one of my fall favorites from Boohoo, the Allie Dress with the addition of a little fringe. Festival season here we come {but let's not kid ourselves here, I'm not going to any festivals and I'll be wearing the crap out of these all summer long...}.

Shoes Forever21, Dress Boohoo, Bag Marshalls

Success is Calling + Tips for Interviewing

26 April 2016



This post was sponsored by TracFone. As always all opinions are my own.

Two weeks ago we talked about the motivating and inspiring Afternoon Of Empowerment with TracFone and Dress for Success {You can check out the video from the event here}.

This week, I wanted to share a little more about the program, some of my personal interview tips, and of course, how you can help to make a difference for Success is Calling.

The Success is Calling program was created by TracFone and Dress for Success in 2015, to help women navigate a critical step in the employment process: the phone interview. As it turns out, 85% of HR managers and working professionals say the first impressions made over that call follow the applicants throughout the entire interview process.* They added that a candidate makes up for lack of experience with good phone skills. So, the Success is Calling program has proven to be a crucial resource and support in navigating the job search process, with the majority of the 300 graduates landing a job.

This year, TracFone and Dress for Success is expanding the program by offering it to twice as many women around the country, which is kind of amazing if you ask me.

Want to help the cause? One way you can make an impact on the program is to head over to Walmart and purchase a TracFone handset and service {they have phones from LG & Samsung and their plans are as low as $19.99 for 90 days, an average cost of just $7 per month**}. During the month of April, TracFone will donate 20% of its handset sales at Walmart to Dress for Success, for up to $525,000


My personal interview and career tips:

  • Research the company before the interview. When you show up with knowledge about who they are and what they’re looking for, not only are you able to show them exactly what you have to offer them in the terms they will understand, but it is an excellent way to gauge for yourself whether or not they’re a good fit for you.

  • Don’t be too hard on yourself if it doesn’t work out, and don’t give up. Staying positive and confident is key.

  • Get creative. I always want to show my creative side and how I can make a difference in either a campaign or new job. A creative pitch, like a video resume for example, can make you stand out and show them in a concrete way how you can contribute to their goals.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It can show that you’re always thinking ahead and are invested.

* This survey was commissioned by TracFone and conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1001 online respondents between March 07, 2016 and March 14, 2016. For further information, visit www.survata.com.

**Based on 90-day/60-minute/$19.99 airtime service plan. A month equals 30 days.

Cardigans and Overalls Pt. 2

25 April 2016

Overalls, again. Hear me out on this one, I'm actually kind of obsessed with this overalls and long cardigan pairing. First off, It's even better with the heels - remember it with my sorel booties here? Now, that things are rapidly starting to warm up I'm going to have to find new pairings to keep my overalls in play. Who else is on the overall bandwagon?

Shirt Peruvian Connection, Overalls Marshalls, Sweater Chicwish, Bag Sole Society, Shoes BCBG


6 Ways To Wear A Slip Dress {Outside}

22 April 2016

Slip dresses aren't just reserved for for bedtime anymore. They have especially come a long way since the 'nude' dress made it's appearance on SATC all those years ago. Now, while I love Carrie Bradshaw's barely there version I opted for something a little more covered up, and in black - because who can resist black? Thrown on with some laced up sandals, a camel moto jacket and a printed scarf for a little extra flair to kick it for the weekend.  Who else has slipped into the slip dress trend this season?

Check out how Jackie, Tiffany, Alex, Kacie, and Monic are styling slip dresses today. 

For The Foot: Foot Petals Sock-Free Savior + Giveaway

21 April 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foot Petals. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of my favorite perks about living in NYC is the option to walk everywhere. In most cases you can walk 20 blocks without even realizing you've travelled that far. It definitely is a walking city. Which is why there was no contest when it came to walking to work on National Walk To Work Day earlier this month. While, I do spend a lot of my time working from the computer at home I do find myself out and about for meetings, events and taking pictures on a daily basis. In most cases, I'm walking the majority of the day. Which is probably why I got on the practical bandwagon and got some comfortable shoes to help make my process a little easier. Because the last thing you want in a city that walking is the preferred option is uncomfortable footwear, blisters and aches. I've been there and IT IS the worst. 

So, when Foot Petals introduced me to their Sock-Free Saviors I was definitely on board. First off, any product that let's me skip the process of trying to find matching socks in our house is probably worth my time. Turns out, it is. They keep feet cool, dry and have an antimicrobial protection that won't wash away {machine washable!}. As well as keeping me odor-free, plus the PORON® cushioning adds all day comfort. 

 Each pair of Foot Petals Sock-free Saviors is trimmed to fit your particular size. I immediately decided I was the small so I grabbed the scissors and cut along the dotted guide lines printed on the cushion until it fit my desired size. I slipped mine {fabric side up} into my Converse earlier this week and I'm sold. It's literally like I have an extra layer of cushion AND I'm sans socks. Win. They are the perfect fit for sneakers, boots or any closed toe shoes - I'm definitely getting an extra pair for  my favorite black pumps. 
 

Want to win a pair of Foot Petals Sock-Free Saviors? Comment below! I'm giving away two pairs :)


Outfit Deets: Foot Petals Sock-Free Saviors, Shoes Converse, Dress OASAP, Jacket Old Navy, Bag DSW
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