Thursday, October 2, 2014

3rd Quarter Books Round Up & a Link Up!

I feel like I just finished the 2nd quarter books round up, but it's already time for my 3rd Quarter Round Up. I'm really excited for this one because I'm partnering up with Janssen of Everyday Reading to host a quarterly books link up!

For this link up, we would love for you to link up any books related post that you've put up recently. Whether is your to-read list, a book review, or books you're loving right now, we want to hear about it! This will also give you a chance to see what other bloggers are reading and hopefully add a few more books to your to read list.

My reading list (42 books!) and the link up are after the jump so click through and then head over to Everyday Reading to see what Janssen read this quarter!


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday Wishlist: ONA, a Product with a Cause

The Sahel Strap: ONA x charity: water Collaboration

This is a fun Product with a Cause for me because I just got a new camera and I'm in search of a fun camera strap and camera bag. ONA, which is a brand with beautiful camera bags, paired up with charity: water this September to create a beautiful camera strap.

A little backround: charity: water is a nonprofit organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to the millions of people living without it. In September, charity: water launched a campaign to hightlight the Sahel region-one of the harshest places in the world to live. The Sahel is a strip of land in Africa just below the Sahara Desert, that is frequently affected by drought and famine, and access to clean water is rare. With their campaign, charity: water will help to bring clean water to 100,000 people in the Sahel region of Mali and Niger and transform the lives of women and girls through sustainable  projects.

The Sahel Strap: ONA x charity: water Collaboration\
ONA hopes that buyers of the Sahel strap will use this to go and take beautiful pictures, explore your world, and tell the stories that need to be told.

I love how ONA and charity: water have created a product that not only benefits others, but reminds you to capture the world around you and tell your story. Take some time out of your day to learn a little bit more about the Sahel, ONA, and charity: water.

Photos c/o ONA

This post was done in collaboration with ONA, but no compensation was received. I truly love the brand and hope you will take the time to check it out yourself.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring Paige, the Publicist

I think I first found Paige's blog through her weekly Tuesday link ups (which you should totally join in with) and her outfits are so much fun! Go check out her blog to see more and you might even get to see some pictures from backstage at some pretty big awards shows.
Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring Paige, the Publicist, dress code
Name
Paige 

Blog

Age
25

Job Title
Entertainment and Non-profit Publicist

Job Description
Handle multiple accounts including vineyards in Napa Valley, CA which provide the wines for the Emmys and Academy Awards, luxury hotels in Beverly Hills and organize the public relations on behalf of 15-20 non-profit organizations in the Southern California area for their fundraising galas. 

Organization Description
Boutique PR firm in Los Angeles

Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring Paige, the Publicist, dress code

What dress code was given to you when you began the job?
Working in Southern California, business professional is a whole different ball game and wearing jeans to work is a pretty common thing. I was just told to come to work in comfortable clothing, but when it comes to events it's an all black wardrobe for me! 

What do you generally wear to work?
Usually colored jeans with a fun printed top, skinny waist belt to divide the outfit and a pair of heels, when I go to events I tend to wear flats because walking on the red carpet for a couple of hours than being on your feet for another 3-4 following is brutual!

Where do you like to shop for work attire?
Ann Taylor and LOFT are literally my best friends because they have the best petite departments. Banana Republic is also a favorite

How have you developed your professional style?
As I said, I don't really have much of one but I like to mix sweaters or bulky knits with sleek pencil skirts or blazers with skinny jeans and heels. It's all about comfort for me

Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring Paige, the Publicist, dress code

In your specific office, what is one thing you would tell a woman to definitely NOT wear? 
Loose necklines! I'm constantly bending down to put markers on the red carpet or picking up a sharpie which I tend to drop notoriously all the time. I wore an adorable pearl knit blouse without a tank top underneath it to an event and every time I bent down to pick something up everyone would get a clear view of my bra and cleavage without me even realizing it. Epic fail

What is the best "dress code" advice you have ever received?
Don't go too crazy with monochrome palates. I have to wear black at events but don't think I won't add a pop of color in my shoes or accessories, I may have to be in black but that doesn't mean I have to be dull 

What advice would you give to women starting in her career about dressing for her job?
Don't overthink it. If you're at a store and your contemplating the length of your hemline or if your shirt makes you look wider than you are, don't buy it. If you're not comfortable in it in the store and feel like you own the world, than you definitely won't be confident in the office.

Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring Paige, the Publicist, dress code

View other Work Appropriate interviews here and check back on Tuesday to see who I interview next!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Confusion

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

What do you do when fall weather is acting like it's still summer? Throw on a chambray and your favorite soft shorts (I plan on wearing these things out), and call it a day!

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Fall Confusion | Something Good, HM loafers, soft shorts, chambray

Chambray: American Eagle Outfitters (Similar) / Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters (Same) / Purse: Sole Society (Same) / Shoes: H&M (Same)

Photos c/o Ashlyn

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