OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Hello and happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and you’re enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve had today (that is, if your day has been as nice as mine has!). This is my last week of undergrad (well, college in general actually because I am not going to grad school!), and I am starting to feel a little sad about leaving this wonderful place I have called home for the past four years.  With graduation approaching this Friday and Saturday, it is all getting to be really real lately.  I guess I better get ready though, because whether I want it to or not, it’s still coming! I have been on the job hunt for quite some time, but I have really been cracking down lately.  While I would love love love to work in fashion (as you all know!) I am starting to really open myself up to other options as well, just to get my foot in the door somewhere, network with all kinds of people (you never know who they know!), and get some real experience under my belt.  So, I’m hoping something comes up soon, but until then I will just have to keep trying and keeping a positive attitude – eventually I have to get a job, right?! But, if any of you know anyone who is hiring or have any suggestions/ideas as far as a job lead, I would love to hear from you! Please email me at kristen.booth06@gmail.com with any comments or suggestions!

But, now that I just rambled on forever (we’re not getting any younger here, Kristen!)… Let’s finally get to today’s outfit of the day! This week’s Trendy Tuesday is the perfect outfit for a fun spring or summer day.  I am loving these lace/crochet shorts – I really need to get a pair! And these colors are just so fun and summery… They make me so excited for pool days and barbecues! So, here is this week’s Trendy Tuesday outfit: Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday   Top: Alexander Terekhov, $749; Shorts: Alice + Olivia, $275; Shoes: Corso Cosmo, $69; Necklace: Stephan & Co., $24; Bracelets: kate spade new york, $48 (turquoise) Valentino, $545 (gold) Bauble Bar, $66 $34 (coral) On Sale Now!; Earrings: Stella & Dot, $24; Nail Polish: OPI, $8.99 – Bubble Bath (neutral) and Where Did Suzi’s Man Go? (Coral)

What do you guys think? Is that fun or what?! I don’t know about you, but all of these items (well except the nail polish… I already have those two and love them for the summertime!) are definitely going on my wishlist of summer items! Let me know what you think of this outfit and I would love any suggestions you may have for me! I hope y’all are having a great week so far!

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Happy New Year, Y’all! What Will You Change In 2014?

Good afternoon gorgeous! I hope you all had a fabulous New Years Eve and New Years Day and you’re having a good day back to work if you had to head back in today! It is widely known that you are more likely to stick with your goals and plans if you tell people what they are… That is why I am tell all of you lovely ladies what my New Years resolutions are! Coming up with at least one resolution is something I do every year, and usually it is always to be more healthy or try and lose some weight (that one may or may not have made my list again…), but like almost everyone else who makes a resolution, I tend to ditch these goals and plans sometime around spring break (if not before!). So this year, I am hoping to stick with these resolutions that I am making all year (or at least until they are completed…)! This year, my New Years resolutions are:

  1.  Save more money – as I’m sure many of you can tell, I may have a little bitty shopping problem… And, as you can imagine, this “addiction” as some may call it, leads me to spend far more money than I should be.  With graduation right around the corner (and dreams of moving to the greatest place in all the land, New York City), I really need to start saving as much money as I possibly can!
  2. Live a healthier lifestyle – I really do try my best to be as healthy as I possibly can, but this pertains to more than just my diet, I obviously would like to eat a little healthier (my roommate and I are going to cut carbs and sugar when we get back to school!), but I also am going to make a conscious effort to get back into going to the gym at least 6 days a week.  This also includes many other aspects of living a healthy lift!
  3. Be more positive – Whether or not you’ve been in my shoes or not, we all know that looking for a job these days is a rather bleak thought.  With the economy on the up side, the job market is certainly getting better, but it is still not the greatest.  So, one thing I am going to work on this year is being more positive about the hunt for a job.  (After all, even if I am not employed right when I graduate, someone has to hire me eventually, right?!).  This resolution to be a more positive person applies to more than just the job search though. I am really aiming to be more of a “glass half full” person in all aspects of life!
  4. Read more – I am not sure that you guys know this about me, but I absolutely love, love, love to read.  Reading, like running, is one of the few things that just takes me to my own world and makes me such a happy person.  However, with the stress of school and the seemingly never ending pile of reading for class, I always seem to lose track of the books that I read for myself during the school year.  But this year, I really want to make the conscious effort to read a book that is totally for me at least a few times a week.

There you have it ladies, those are my four resolutions for 2014.  I am going to take steps to make these happen that will include you guys (who’s ready for a book club?!).  Do you have any ideas for me to carry out any of these resolutions? What are your resolutions this year!? I’d love to hear ’em ladies!

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Dress To Impress: How To Look Professional, Classy, And Stylish For A Job Interview In The Fashion Industry

Dress The Part For Your Interview

No matter what industry you are pursuing, it is always of the utmost importance to look polished, professional, and put together.  However, while many interviews look for applicants to arrive dressed in a suit with a pair of closed-toe, three inch, black heels, the world of fashion is looking for something entirely different! The first step to landing that dream job, is looking the part.  If you believe that you look and feel like you belong, then your interviewer will be more likely to feel the same way.

Rule #1:  Research The Company

Do Research On The Company

I’m sure you all know that you obviously need to do your homework before you show up for your interview, but what you also need to do, is research the clothes and the style of the brand.  By looking at the current and past collections of the company, you will get a sense of the style and type of clothing they offer.  When choosing your outfit, you should then take into account the type of clothes they sell and try your best to fit with that look.  This will give your interviewer the sense that you are the right fit for the company and that you venerate the image that the line portrays.

Rule #2: Wear Their Clothes

Wear Their Clothes - Devil Wears Prada Closet

If you’re interviewing with a design house, try and wear something that is from their line if possible.  I know when you’re looking for a job money can sometimes be tight and the places you’re interviewing may not necessarily be affordable, but even if it is something small (the cheapest thing they sell!), it will really set you apart from others who have never worn the label, and it will allow you to be able to speak from personal experience when asked what you like about the brand.

Rule #3:  When In Doubt, Over-Dress

Undredressed vs. Overdressed For A Fashion Job Interview

When you’re going to an interview, it is always better to over-dress rather than under-dress.  You would much rather be the girl that they remember because of her impeccable outfit and her professional look, rather than the one they remember only because she looked ridiculous and inappropriate.  You want your potential boss/interviewer to be able to envision you in a position higher than the one you’re applying for, so make sure you don’t look like a bum!

 Rule #4:  Wear New Shoes

Wear New Shoes To Your Interview - Christian Louboutin

While you don’t have to go out and buy a pair of brand new, $1,000 Louboutin heels (although, it could never hurt!), you should make sure the shoes that you wear are either new or appear to be new.  You never want to show up in a pair of shoes that look like they are old and ragged.  The nicer and cleaner your shoes appear, the more put together your whole look will seem.

Rule #5:  Always Steer Towards The Conservative Side

Dress Conservatively - Prada Shift Dress

You would be surprised at how many women think it is okay to wear a low cut shirt or a short dress/skirt to an interview in the fashion industry… They think, “Oh I just need to look fashionable and I will have that job in a minute”, when in reality yes, looking good is a huge factor, but maintaining a professional appearance and having the right experience and background is just as important as what you are wearing!

With that being said, keep it classy ladies! Make sure you are wearing more conservative options. If you’re wearing a dress, it should come to (or below) the knee and it should not be revealing or low cut AT ALL! For example, the Prada shift dress pictured above is a perfect option that is professional, conservatice, and extremely fashionable!  If you’re wearing a top with pants or a skirt, make sure the top is not too revealing or low cut.  If you’re wearing a skirt, make sure it is an appropriate length (same guidelines as a dress!).

With these five simple tips, you’re sure to land that job that you’ve been dreaming of your entire life! Good luck with that interview, go get ’em girl! :)

XOXO Kristen

 

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