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COACH BAG GIVEAWAY!!
Hello followers! So I’ve decided to do a giveaway. I want to thank all my lovely followers for keeping up with my blog and being so great! Above as you can see, I am giving away a Coach Hamilton Swing Pack in a lovely camel color. The bag retails I’d say for about $120 USD although I’m not entirely sure being that I received it as a gift. The bag HAS NEVER BEEN USED and even still has the tissue paper inside. Also as you can see in the photo the tag is still on it.
SO how can you win this lovely bag? I’m going for 3k! I’m trying to get 1,000 followers on each of my social media platforms - tumblr, twitter, and Facebook.
Once I’ve reached (and it must reach on all 3 in order for this to be given away), I will pick AT RANDOM one person from either my twitter, my tumblr, or my Facebook.
IF YOU LIKE / FOLLOW ALL 3, you have a better shot of me picking you!!!!
I’m sure some people may think that that’s a little much but remember this bag retails for over $100 USD and I will pay for all the shipping!
RULES:1. Must be a follower of me (duh)2. Don’t wait until the last second trying to win the bag and then unfollow me - that’s just plain rude.3. Must live in the USA. Sorry guys I’m paying for shipping so I really can’t afford to send over seas. Maybe in the next one!4. Must be 18+ years. I really don’t want people’s parents flipping out because their child is getting mail from a stranger.
So that’s it :) very simple. So do what you can - share me with people so they know all about it and I’m also not putting an end date on this because like I said I’m really just trying to get 1,000 followers on each social media platform.
Thanks guys :) Good luck!
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All black everything
Zara Shorts || H&M Blazer || Gap T-shirt || Adrianne Vittadini Smoking Flats
MY FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

PR is a tough industry to break into. It’s particularly hard when you don’t have enough experience as well. In my posts, I always talk about the importance of interning because it’s the best way to get hands on experience from the industry’s best. Especially in this industry, making sure your experience is relevant and up to date is one of the things that will help you the most; no one wants to hire someone that hasn’t worked in PR for 3 years because it’s an industry that’s constantly moving and changing, even more so when you are in fashion PR. 

After some time, I felt that I needed to take another step above interning but not quite into a full position. I didn’t want to intern because frankly, I wanted to start making money. I didn’t feel that I had enough experience to jump right into an account executive position, but I needed a middle ground to both get experience and make money because paid internships are hard to come by. The step between intern and position is freelancing. Although technically you are in that position, you aren’t permanent so while you are handling many tasks that are done, you don’t have them all. What I mean by that is you may be more internal and may not have to deal with clients first-hand or any sort of client dealings which makes the job easier because sometimes clients can get a little prickly.

I started freelancing after an internship but before my first real position and the best part was that the firm that I had done my internship in was the one to offer me the temporary position. Freelancing was a humbling experience, mostly because when you intern, you sometimes think you know how the job works but in fact, there’s way more under the surface. I freelanced at that firm for about a month and worked strictly with the accessories team. I had originally wanted to wanted to work with only apparel, but I found that I  loved accessories much more (in fact I work on an accessories team now!). 

As I mentioned earlier, sometimes as a freelancer you are internal. In my case, I was, which meant that all my day to day tasks were corresponding with my AE only and not with any editors or clients. I helped prep for client meetings, writing weekly reports, pulling images for requests, etc. All the work that I had completed, I sent straight to her and she sent to the appropriate parties. Although I didn’t directly speak to anyone outside of the office, I was CC’d on all emails so I took it upon myself to go through every one and understand how she connected with clients, how she approached editors, etc. 

It was the best experience because I got more experience than I would have if I had just kept interning. You don’t realize sometimes that when you’re interning, you aren’t going to learn everything that an AE does but will mainly be sample trafficking or working on other such projects. It was definitely also a perk to be getting paid.

I highly recommend to anyone that feels as though they’ve interned enough, to find some sort of temporary to permanent position because it’s another step in building your resume and keeping your experience relevant. There are so many great agencies that can help you find these positions as well because sometimes they aren’t listed online or anywhere that you can find them. Do your research and see what is available out there for you because there are options aside from interning.

If you have any questions about what to expect in a freelance role or how to get one, ask me here!

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I want to introduce you to my absolute favorite new jewelry brand, Black Tied! I got introduced to them through Twitter when I received a follow. Anytime a company follows me I always check out the store; I want to see what brands are out there that I may not know about. I can’t explain how happy I am that I found this one. 
The company sells gorgeous gemstone necklaces, which are a personal favorite of mine, as well as symbol pendants, inspirational saying bracelets and delicate rings and earrings. 
You can see above that I purchased the Rose Quartz necklace, which is on a long silver chain that I can either wear as is, or double up and layer. This piece is GORGEOUS. The rose quartz is a delicate baby pink in a pendulum shape; I wore it to work the other day and received so many compliments! The chain is super delicate which I love, but you need to be super careful because I got it caught on a rolling rack at work and the rose quartz hook that attaches the chain opened a little bit and slipped off. Luckily, I work with accessories so I knew how to fix it and it’s back to new!
The gold skull bracelet was a great purchase as well. I saw something similar on another website and it was about 5x the price, which obviously I cannot afford nor want to spend that kind of money. When I received the bracelet, I was amazed by how heavy it is which is fantastic because I know it’s not flimsy and will break. I love anything with skulls so this was a must have purchase!
Lastly, the company was nice enough to include these two beautiful gold twist midi rings. I have larger fingers so they don’t fit over my pointer or middle finger enough to be a midi ring (it’s more like at the edge of my fingers) but they fit amazing on my ring and pinky finger! I could never find a midi ring small enough to fit my pinky without going all the way down so I’m super pleased.
All and all this company is amazing - shipping was super fast and they’re shipping from overseas! The packaging was adorable and everything was so nicely put together; you can really tell that they put a lot of care into what they do. I was also in contact with the company and they are super sweet and I can’t wait to order more stuff!!
I highly recommend them and hope that you check out their site and make a purchase because you will not regret it. :)
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Ain’t it the truth
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Anonymous: Hi! I'm sure you have been offered multiple internships at one time, so how do you turn them down for the one you really want? I am afraid if that does happen, I will never be able to work for the companies I have turned down, if that makes any sense, cause I could possibly want to work for them in the future...

This is tough because this can happen if you get job offers too. Don’t think that just because you turn one down you won’t be able to work at that place in the future. You need to think of which one is going to give you the best experience because that will be what’s most important to your development and for your future. I got offered an internship but the timing wasn’t right and I turned it down. Within 6 months I reapplied and told them that my schedule has opened up and I really wanted it and they had me come in and reinterview and then they offered it again. This is a tough decision but it’s a decision that you will have to face more than once. I’m sure you will make the right decision and you’re not closing any doors! Good luck!

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Anonymous: Do you have any ideas of what I could get my supervisor/close friend for a thank you gift? She really helped me with more than just the job and shes moving to Berlin in two months 😱

Start with a handwritten note. I can guarantee that that will mean more to her than any gift. Make sure you let her know how much she has helped you and how much she means to you. I would maybe get her something that she absolutely loves that she maybe won’t be able to get in Berlin. That will be a nice and thoughtful gift. May it be a certain beauty product, hair product, or whatever as long as she sees that you care!

Anonymous: I didn't get the CFDA position 😞 and I am very sad. Also a guy was led me on for two weeks and I am also sad about that

Aw I’m so sorry!!! Don’t be discouraged though. Remember it’s happened to all of us and you’re not the only one! It happened to me several times because people want the perfect candidate. I would keep trying to find what it is that you’re looking for and I’m sure that you will!

Anonymous: How is your new job? Why did u change

It’s going really well! It’s a small firm but it’s an environment that I feel that I fit into more. Plus I really enjoy working with the clients they represent. I changed because I felt that I needed to be somewhere where I wouldn’t get lost in the crowd. That’s the only downside to working in a larger firm is that there are so many people working there, it takes a lot to shine. At a smaller firm, you have opportunities to not only grow with your company but watch as you help your company grow. 

I’m taking it day by day but so far I’m really happy and I really like what I’m doing and the people I’m working with!

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COACH BAG GIVEAWAY!!
Hello followers! So I’ve decided to do a giveaway. I want to thank all my lovely followers for keeping up with my blog and being so great! Above as you can see, I am giving away a Coach Hamilton Swing Pack in a lovely camel color. The bag retails I’d say for about $120 USD although I’m not entirely sure being that I received it as a gift. The bag HAS NEVER BEEN USED and even still has the tissue paper inside. Also as you can see in the photo the tag is still on it.
SO how can you win this lovely bag? I’m going for 3k! I’m trying to get 1,000 followers on each of my social media platforms - tumblr, twitter, and Facebook.
Once I’ve reached (and it must reach on all 3 in order for this to be given away), I will pick AT RANDOM one person from either my twitter, my tumblr, or my Facebook.
IF YOU LIKE / FOLLOW ALL 3, you have a better shot of me picking you!!!!
I’m sure some people may think that that’s a little much but remember this bag retails for over $100 USD and I will pay for all the shipping!
RULES:1. Must be a follower of me (duh)2. Don’t wait until the last second trying to win the bag and then unfollow me - that’s just plain rude.3. Must live in the USA. Sorry guys I’m paying for shipping so I really can’t afford to send over seas. Maybe in the next one!4. Must be 18+ years. I really don’t want people’s parents flipping out because their child is getting mail from a stranger.
So that’s it :) very simple. So do what you can - share me with people so they know all about it and I’m also not putting an end date on this because like I said I’m really just trying to get 1,000 followers on each social media platform.
Thanks guys :) Good luck!
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Absolutely loving Spy Love Buy's holographic additions to their shoes! I think that it is such an interesting trend, very 90's, and it's great to see it again. It's a great way to add a sort of 'texture' to your outfit to give it dimension and a touch of creativity. I just purchased a bunch of shoes from here and will be doing a haul once it arrives, but this is next on my list! Check out SLB's Tropic Wedge here!
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Winners list! Follow your fave animation movie, your birthday month, fave season and fave band, like this post, so We’ll check your blog!
Shrek 
Monsters Inc.
Frozen
Despicable Me
Toy Story
Brave
Simpsons

January/February 
March/April 
May/June 
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WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK IN AN INTERVIEW

Here’s the scenario: you’ve successfully landed an interview for the job you want. The day comes and you go through the interview process with ease but now comes the time when the interviewer gives you the floor for questions, but you’re drawing a complete blank. Now what?

I’ve been here more times than I can count, mainly because the jobs I’ve held before never put me on the spot to ask questions because it had already seemed as though whatever questions I could have, they sufficiently answered. It has come to my realization that even if you are more than impressive, if you don’t have any questions for your possible employer, you instantly become less eligible for the position. This is because your possible employer wants to see your interest for the company and how much you want to work there. If you’ve got nothing to ask, you look like your interest is not there.

What the best solution for this is to always be prepared and do your research! See what type of work the company has recently put out, any charities they actively donate to, etc.

Here’s a short list of some questions you should consider asking when in an interview:

1. What is expected of this role?
2. Can you tell me a little bit more about (a certain project they did)
3. How soon are you looking to hire?
4. What qualities do you believe the person to fill this position should have?
5. What has your experience as an employee here been like?

Also FYI DO NOT ask about salary in the interview it literally is the worst mistake. I know it seems tough because you don’t want to go through the entire process to find out it pays next to nothing but it’s part of the process. If you ask that straight out of the gate, the interviewer is going to think your only interest is money and they probably won’t hire you. Ever. If the pay isn’t what you believe you deserve it even what you want, you can always say no later but you at least want to get the offer first.

(And try and have realistic expectations of what you think you should be paid. No ones going to pay you $70k for an entry level job unless of course the job you’re applying for requires you to be insanely skilled)

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