Posted on June 22, 2015
“Lettermade is a brand for the modern traditionalist, who values classic design and decor stirred up with a contemporary flare,” boasts the Lettermade About page. I would say…I have to agree.
I have always loved picking up small treasures at street markets and boutiques throughout my travels. Putting them in the perfect place when I return home makes me smile and remember the memories that are held with that piece. I stumbled upon the Lettermade Instagram last week, and loved the line “modern traditionalist.” If I had to describe myself in two words, this would be it. I love a classic palette (hello light-grey walls!) mixed with pieces from my favorite street artists.
The next addition to my home-goods collection will be these hashtag cocktail napkins. The dainty design will look great out on a bar cart, as well as scattered over end-tables and beneath unique glassware. Quick tip: steal the idea in the above champagne photo and rim glasses with glittery sanding sugar to kick your cocktails up a notch.
Posted on June 9, 2015
Saturday was the first (semi)relaxing day I had in a while. I took my math final in the morning, walked around Green City Market, and then relaxed in the sun. I picked up this simple cotton dress with bright blue embroidery on a vacation in December and am ecstatic that it is finally warm enough to wear it over a bathing suit.
After a long week, sometimes all you can do is go get a glass (pitcher) of sangria and cozy up to the bar. I stumbled upon a photo of sangria and a cheese board from Black Bull a few months ago. DJ and I finally went and tried it out Saturday night. Black Bull definitely lives up to the food porn photo hype splattered across my news-feed.
On our walk home from the roof a butterfly started landing on me. Health wise, I have had a very rough few months with a lot of tests in the horizon. I have always taken butterflies as a sign of my grandfather’s presence, who passed when I was in high school. I would like to think that this is him keeping an eye on me.
Posted on June 5, 2015
Brunch is one of my favorite meals of all time. When else can you eat breakfast foods, lunch, pastries, all topped off with a mimosa and have it be socially acceptable? Exactly. My family loves brunch at The Publican. The avocado scramble with a side of frites if my dish of choice.
My mom brought this dress home for me from J. Crew last year. Being a little curvy, I wasn’t sure that it was the right fit for my body. I put it in my closet, and did not touch it for a full year. I stumbled upon it two weeks ago and fell madly in love with the blue and white color palette and high-neckline cut. I have worn it quite a bit since, often with a leather jacket thrown on top or with a brown leather belt wrapped around my hips for a boho look. The best part? The loose fit allowed me to consume all the baked good and scrambled eggs I wanted. Now, that’s a real winner
Posted on June 2, 2015
Last week I had the opportunity to be a part of an exciting new web-series chronicling bad-ass industry experts moving and shaking the digital sphere. While the whole series is not yet available, I wanted to share the trailer with you. If social media did not exist, my job would not be as valuable as it is now. I was so happy to chat with C1 Revolution, and cannot wait to see what all of the other featured professionals had to say.
Instagram didn’t exist five years ago. Print is still alive. Twitter is past the point of being a fad. Who could have ever predicted this is where communication would be? And more importantly, who can say with 100% certainty where it’s going?- No one. But there is a industrial revolution happening in communication. And the people who aren’t afraid of the unknown are breaking through the noise to stand-out as leaders across their respective industry. They don’t just show wins, they have a track record of success.
We call them: The Revolutionaries.
As their name suggests, they’re a busy bunch, hustling behind the scenes to create the biggest waves in the business. For that reason, C1 Revolution is launching a namesake web series that highlights them and their work in communication, (public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, journalism, events and branding). Why? Because it only helps further the perception of the industry and helps others see its importance. Right now is an exciting time to be in communication. No one can say where it’s going and there’s no better way to understand the industry than to hear it directly from the people who are living it.
Be a part of the revolution. (via the C1 Revolution website.)
Posted on May 29, 2015
Late nights and early mornings can leave your body feeling less than stellar. Dark circles, acne, dry skin, exhaustion…sound familiar? Instead of popping a few aspirin or grabbing a Venti at Starbucks, try swapping those solutions out for a new one: a fresh pressed juice. A fresh, unprocessed juice is a quick ticket to a glass chock full of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients that we often miss in our diet. While it might take a trip to the grocery store instead of reaching into your medicine cabinet, you will feel the benefits after a few days. We rounded up the best juice RX for your body problems:
THE SKIN DEFENDER:
1 1/2 cucumbers
2 celery stalks
1 cup beets (with skin!)
1/2 handful parsley
Complexion-calming cucumber and free radical–fighting beets restore balance to the skin when your concealer isn’t enough.
THE ENERGY BOOSTER:
1 orange, peeled
4 apples, cored
1 handful kale
Roll up the kale in a long cylinder so its easier to juice. Core the apples. Peel the orange. Juice together and serve.
IMMUNITY FRUITY DELIGHT
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 mango, peeled
1/4 of a lemon, peeled
1 medium peach, remove pit
Optional: 4 tbsp wheat germ (for an extra kick of vitamin E.)
This smoothie provides an extra kick of vitamin A and vitamin C, being a great cold fighter.
Posted on May 27, 2015
Style bloggers are popular because…well…we love their style. Unfortunately, often times their head to toe get-up is unrealistic and would also cause you to declare bankruptcy. So that’s super fun!
Style Recipes will break down your favorite bloggers garb, but for a much cheaper price. With brands like Pixie Market, ASOS, and Nasty Gal at your finger tips, there’s no reason you can’t look stylish for less.
Today we are breaking down a simple outfit from We Wore What. It consists of:
One: cool sunglasses.
Two: a striped tee.
Three: wide-legged jeans.
Four: white flats.
Get the look:
Posted on May 26, 2015
In a two part guest series, Ashley Altstadt let’s you in on her tips and recommendations for going after what you want, and ultimately landing a coveted spot in the fashion industry. This is part II.
Do as much as you can on the side.
When I’m not at my current job, I’m writing for online fashion magazines. Start a blog, take photos and show off your work anyway that you can. Companies want to see someone that takes the time to do what they love. Having a blog will also show off your personality and point of view to future employers.
Dress the part.
When you’re trying to land your dream job, you want to be taken seriously. I always go for a tailored pant or a midi dress for an interview. Employers want to see that you can put yourself together, but you also have your own personal style. Don’t wear too much jewelry, keep it light on the make-up, and always wear heels that you feel confident in.
Before every interview I always research the company inside and out. You want to impress these future employers by knowing the company background and philosophies. Doing your homework shows that you’re serious about the job.
Be smart on social media.
Make sure that you’re putting out a positive image of yourself on every social media platform. Employers will look there first to see what you’re like and who you are. I always stick to classy and respectable posts because you never know who is looking. Social media has become the largest representations of ourselves whether we like it or not.
I’ve learned that being nice to people will get you further in life than anything else. Always be pleasant, be nice to everyone you meet and SMILE! Also, HAVE FUN! Fashion is supposed to be creative, artistic and exciting.