Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"It Usually Doesn't Rain in Southern Californiaaa" -- Werking in the Rain

If you're anything like me, you probably do not like cold & rainy days... If you're not, you most likely embrace the rain, get out there and shine. 

Well it takes a little extra for me to do all that (lol). Today was the first real day of Autumn out here in SoCal (Pomona area). The leaves are all tan, the sky was dim, and rain poured down from the sky. If I was going to get up, get out, and go today, I needed a little brightness in my life! 
On days like these, I like adding a little color to my wardrobe...add your favorite Fall accessory, and BAM! --you're ready to shine, despite the cold.. Lol

Here, I'm wearing a Michael Jackson inspired crew neck sweater, black shorts with nylon leggings (kept me slightly warm), Steve Madden booties, my lovely quilted purse that I brought back from England, and my favorite flower-print umbrella (also from England). 

How do you werk on rainy days, so you can work?


Monday, October 7, 2013

Classe Chic

For the last few months (since April....) I've been going through fashion phases... 
1. Mint
2. Black & white patterns
This outfit showcases the two phases perfectly lol. 

I had a chance to be bold last weekend at the annual Ankara Festival, Los Angeles. Since it was a fashion show, I felt a little daring and allowed myself to step out of my comfort zone. I showed a little more skin than I normally would (lol) and wore a below the knee-length skirt (midi pencil skirt). 
I pulled my hair into an updo, and kept it simple with minimal jewelry. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Goal Digging Tools

One of the most important things I've learned as a post-graduate on the hunt after big dreams is that you can't stop there. Dreaming, that is. It's so important to dig deep until you've uncovered every bit and piece of your goals.

Over the last few months I've been engaging myself in tedious activities as a way of discovering what I want to do, and what it will take to get there. Last week I attended a networking event hosted by Aldo! It was great meeting other career minded, young men and women. I especially loved meeting people who were interested in fashion and public relations! (Something I've been working towards...stay tuned!)

Goal Digging Tools:

1. Conversation: I love to talk. This might be one of the most important tools I've been utilizing. Since I've officially relocated back to the Los Angeles area I've spent my time setting up meetings with various career professionals and graduate students from lawyers, psychologists, to MBA, and MD candidates. 

After googling various firms, and offices, I was lucky enough to set up appointments to meet with these professionals in person. I came prepared and ready with a notepad and pre-planned questions to ask them. These questions ranged from "Why did you choose this profession?" , "what did you study in college" , "what do you do on a daily basis?" to "Do you like your job?"

2. Networking: You might not know exactly how to dig for your goal or where to get started. Networking is an important tool in building your image. Events and social gatherings can be essential in allowing people to get to know you. Stay connected with the people you meet by exchanging business cards, email addresses, or blog sites ;) Who knows- you might run into someone who needs your services or someone who is doing exactly what you're interested in!

3. Persistence and tenacity: These are my favorite goal digging tools. The only person that can keep you truly motivated is you. No matter how long it may take, it's so important to remember the end goal. When it comes to meeting and talking with professionals, tenacity is key; make sure to follow up with people you meet. Learning about your business, career goal, or graduate research will definitely get difficult, but remain persistent because simply dreaming will get you nowhere. 
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