July 2015 | Mermaid Stilettos

Day to night

 Having plans after work can definitely alter your outfit for that day. I never know what to wear that's appropriate enough for work, but cute enough for dinner or rooftop drinks afterwards.  This summer has definitely challenged me to be extra creative with my basic wardrobing pieces. 

One thing I've learned is to keep your outfit balanced. If you're wanting to wear a skirt, but it's somewhat short, consider pairing it with a more conservative top; like a long sleeve blouse or layer your look with a cardigan/jacket. Having that balance will definitely make the outfit more versatile for any occasion! 

This has definitely been one of my favorite day-to-night looks! I added the jacket to make the outfit more conservative and hide my shoulders. But for after work, showing some skin can't hurt... especially in this summer heat! 

// Disclaimer: this is not my house... I just wish it was and am in love with all the beautiful brownstones in this city! //

Intern 101: New York City

Landing an internship is like learning how to ride a bike. There’s so much “unknown”…you need someone to guide you, but a little push and bravery sets you rolling on your way. 
I want to potentially help you feel more prepared and confident by sharing some advice I learned along the way to landing my dream internship at Tory Burch!

Get ahead of the game
      I started applying/researching almost 6-7 months in advance!

It’s WHO you know
      Connections connections connections! Someone in the deli line behind you could work at your dream company (spark up a conversation!), or your mom’s old college roommate could be the CEO of an awesome place you would love to work! Who knows, unless you research and reach out! Another tip… keep in touch. You may run into an old high school friend on your way into an interview. Having kept in touch, she/he may put in a good word for you! 
God puts people in your path for a reason, be a positive person and treat everyone with respect and kindness...it's funny to see how things will all work out. 

Not all on paper
      A kick butt resume definitely helps land you an interview, but you can’t fit your entire life, past experiences, and talents on a one sided sheet of paper?! Be clear and concise. If you’re applying for a fashion internship send the copy of your resume that excludes your job as a bartender at school- thats irrelevant to fashion, duh! Edit and revise until what’s on the paper best portrays the aspects of your past that will be beneficial to the company in the future!

Phone call or flight?
      The nerves are uncontrollable by now. “Do they call you? Am I expected to fly there for an interview? What kind of questions will they ask?” If your interview is a phone call, do your best to prepare. Think of questions they may ask and how you’d answer them. Work on your elevator speech. This is their opportunity to get to know the personality behind the paper! Have a pen and paper to take notes during the conversation and have questions prepared to ask them. 

If they want you to interview in person and that requires a flight, book it! Getting face-to-face time with executives in the industry and absolutely crushing it can land you the job. Don’t be afraid. Be you, put forth your best, and do your research. Arrive prepared and confident.

You got it!
      It may take weeks or only a couple days to hear back. Keep a positive attitude and be patient until their decision has been made.
(lets stay positive here and assume the BEST!)...
Congrats! YOU GOT IT! Now, celebrate... And let me know if this advice helped you land YOUR internship!

( All advice and opinions are my own. This post was not sponsored)

Faryl Robin white ankle strap heels // Tess + Tricia Necklace // Tory Burch Dress (older style- see similar ones below!) // Fashion is my Boyfriend pouch 

Summer shades under $200

Sunglasses are my weak spot.
I have too many and somehow always "need" more. I think it's because I tend to enjoy being in sunny places (duh!)... Here are the three sunnies I'm craving for this Summer (click on the little plus signs below to shop them directly)

Which shades are on your wish list? Comment below with your favorite pairs- I'm always down to try new styles, colors, and lenses.


A Perfect Pair

A white fence, a green lawn, and perfectly sun-faded wooden shingles makes for my dream house. I know, I know, this is a "fashion" blog, but hey I can have pretty
 backgrounds AND pretty shoes, can't I? 
Welcome to the Hamptons. If you haven't been, this is what almost every street looks like. I've spend my whole life here and they still amaze me. I spent the holiday weekend out here and am missing it already. We had the best weather, food, company, and fireworks!

 I don't own any red so this is the most patriotic I could get, but holiday weekend or not- these shoes are definitely my new favorite and would complete any summer outfit! 

{Zara Short Sleeve dress (sold out) // Faryl Robin White Ankle Strap Heels // Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Bag// Gorjana Gold Necklace // Urban Outfitters Sunglasses}

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