Thursday, October 30, 2014

Infinity Scarves, Booties, and Camera Bags (Oh My!)

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham

Scarf: made by my mom! (Similar) / Shirt: J. Crew Factory (Same) / Pants: Loft (Similar) / Shoes: TOMS (Same) / Bag: Jo Totes c/o / Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Same)


There has been a serious lack of outfit posts on here lately and I'm truly truly sorry. I love getting to share all of my favorite things with you from books to recipes, but I really want to get more outfit posts up here. I could give you excuse upon excuse of why there's been a lack of them (cause ya know, the dog ate my laptop), but at the end of the day, it's really just my fault and that's that. However, I'm going to make a serious effort to get more outfit posts up in the upcoming weeks, because really, that's why you come here (other than my charming personality, of course). 

Also, let's just take a minute to laugh at me for that last sentence since we're starting to enter a blogger's least favorite picture taking season (helllooooooooo winter). But seriously, I'm going to try.

So anyways, as a follow up to Monday's review of Jo Totes, here's how I styled my bag on it's first outing. Lauren and I were getting together for some picture taking, so this bag was perfect for carrying my camera with me on our outing. I love that it looks like a regular purse and you can't even tell there's a camera hidden in it, being kept safe.

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham


Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham

Infinity Scarves and Camera Bags | Something Good, infinity scarf, How to wear a scarf, cable scarf, flannel, wedge bootie, gingham



Photos c/o Lauren



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday Wishlist: A Bracelet with a Cause

October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month may both be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you should stop bringing awareness to your every day life. I came across Accessory Concierge a few weeks ago and their bracelets are a great way to keep spreading awareness throughout the year. 



THE COLLECTION
The BCA collection includes three pieces: an engraved gold “Fight Like a Girl” cuff, a second engraved “Here Comes a Fighter” gold cuff, and a pink and gold-dipped “Tough as Nails” necklace. Each piece retails for $32.00, with 20% of all proceeds will benefit breastcancerfund.org, a non-profit dedicated to fighting breast cancer by eliminating toxins in our environment.





Accessory Concierge, the e-commerce destination that provides effortless style, was inspired to launch the capsule collection to celebrate and support Breast Cancer Survivor, Cathy Williamson, the mother of Alexandra Williamson, Accessory Concierge’s 26 year old Creative Director & Director of Operations. 


 
Here Comes a Fighter” Gold-Dipped Cuff; $32.00


The "Here Comes a Fighter" cuff and "Tough as Nails" necklace are only available through Friday, October 31, but the Fight Like a Girl cuff will still be available after October! Buy yours now and show everyone that you "Fight Like a Girl."

Thank you to Accessory Concierge and Skirt PR for partnering with me on this post and supplying information! No compensation was provided for this post, I just wanted to share with you how much I love this brand.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring the Property Manager

Happy Work Appropriate for Who? Day! Another fun interview with A LOT of great advice! Read through and learn more about creating your work style
 
Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring the Property Manager | Something Good


Age
32

Job Title
Senior Property Manager

Job Description
As a Property Manager my days are filled with staff training, property inspections, marketing vacant properties, lease orientations and rent collections. I coordinate with subcontractors during turn season and spend hours toiling with Excel spreadsheet during internal audits in the fall months. 

Organization Description
 Property Management Firm with focus on student housing

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What dress code was given to you when you began the job?
Business Casual / Casual

What do you generally wear to work?
I love to wear pencil skirts or slacks with a blouse and blazer. Since our clients are young adults and the office is more casual, I have a lot of flexibility with my attire so I quite often wear jeans with blazer and get a chance to dress fresh and trendy.

Where do you like to shop for work attire?
My go to for blazers, skirts and pants are The Limited, Ann Taylor, White House Black Market and Banana Republic. For my casual attire I choose Loft, H&M, Asos, TJ Maxx and Abercrombie. I'm loving all those gorgeous dresses from Cache.
Work Appropriate for Who? Featuring the Property Manager | Something Good

How have you developed your professional style?
 …the hard way with tons of fashion faux pas! Once I got them out of the way (lol), I started with basics. A black blazer, a pair of black pants, pencil skirt and two blouses. I learned that less is more at the office. I use very few jewelry if any at all, and over the years I got a sense to play with colors and textures while maintaining a professional look. 

In your specific office, what is one thing you would tell a woman to definitely NOT wear?
Do not wear skirts that are shorter than an inch above knee and always have a pair of flats in your car! There are a lot of unexpected property viewings or inspections throughout the day and if you can't walk on rough surfaces or your skirt is too short when you have to get down on your knees to check the floor, that's a problem. I also don't recommend to wear your investment pieces at work unless 1. you have a big meeting or 2. you are absolutely sure that thou will not have to go out to the field.

What is the best "dress code" advice you have ever received?
Less is more. So true! A well tailored suit with a simple cut and delicate pendant makes you look sharp and gorgeous!

What advice would you give to women starting in her career about dressing for her job? Keep it simple and discreet. At the end of the day you want to be recognized for your brain not for your latest find during the big Sunday flash sale. Start with a couple of good quality suits (keep it classy, choose simple cut and conservative colors: black, navy, grey). White button downs are must. Once you got the basics, you can start adding more colors for pants, skirts and blazers and choose trendier pieces. The simple cut suits with dark colors look very sophisticated and professional and this is the kind of look you want to show at meetings with the board or clients. Let your tops, blouses and accessories show most of your personality. However, be careful with accessories! I usually leave my statement necklaces and earrings for date night outs and wear my delicate necklaces and earrings for work.

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

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Hunt for a Camera Bag

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When I celebrated my 1st Blog-iversary I decided that it was time to get a camera. You know, one of those fancy DSLR cameras. I was excited to get it, but I was also then plagued by the question: how was I going to carry this thing around without breaking it? I wanted to be able to just throw it into my purse and call it a day, but paranoia and fear, you are my friends. Thus, the hunt for the camera bag has began.

I came across Jo Totes and I loved how these bags easily disguised themselves as purses! I contacted the girls over at Jo Totes right away to see if I could test out one of their bags. 

I picked out the "Allison Butterscotch" which looked big enough that it would hold all of my things, but not overly cumbersome and feel more like a weekender bag.

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I'm trying to not get too punny, but the bag lived up to its name and felt like butterscotch. It's a faux leather, but it's still just as smooth and a good limitation. At 10" x 12" x 5", the bag also didn't overwhelm my petite frame at all. 

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The Hunt for a Camera Bag | Something Good, camera bag, jototes, dslr camera

The inside of the bag is padded and contains removable dividers. The plus side of this was that since they were velcro, I could adjust them as need be. The downside of the velcro is that it catches basically every knit fabric, so I'm hesitant about throwing a scarf or sweater in the bag with my camera.

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Additionally, there were also side pockets to store tablets or any other thin devices you may need. This is awesome for me, since I try to always have my kindle or a book on hand whenever I leave my apartment. Since I only have one lens (for now), I'm able to use the extra divided area to store my phone, wallet, and sunglasses.

The Hunt for a Camera Bag | Something Good, camera bag, jototes, dslr camera

The Hunt for a Camera Bag | Something Good, camera bag, jototes, dslr camera
Overall, I really like this bag and will definitely be using it when I'm running errands around town and I know I'll need my camera later. The only downside was that after about an hour of wearing it, it really started to pull on my shoulder. This is a tendency I have with a lot of crossbody bags, so I may opt to wear this as just a shoulder bag from now on. 

Here's a sneak peek of how I styled this bag for a outfit shoot with Lauren and come back on Thursday for the full outfit!

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Disclaimer: This bag was sent to me by Jo Totes to review, but all opinions are my own!

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