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Life Update: Work, Work, Work!

Life Update

Hello Spice Girls & Guys! I thought it would be nice to give an update on how everything is going!

As I’ve said numerous times, I intern in New York City.  The office is full of kind, hard-working people, and it honestly feels like a family the moment you step in.  My supervisor is kind, understanding, and gives me work that I find both challenging and enjoyable.  I don’t have coffee-run duties or a Devil Wears Prada deal going on.  I have my own desk, my own computer, and even my own email and ID!

They added a new intern and now there is two of us in the office.  It’s nice! It’s like a little girl corner.   I had been doing the social media and updating articles but now I’ve been given more PR tasks, which I am honestly intimidated by.  I love it so far though, I love all the researching and the taking risks I’ve done.  I’m eternally grateful to be given such tasks and have such a great experience so far.

In the midst of all of this, I was let go/ quit at my retail job.  I loved working there but I also felt guilty because I could not give them 100%.  My priorities were in school and my internships.  I will not name the company, but I think you will be able to find out which one it is (rhymes with nap). I just want to write about it to get it off of my chest as it’s been bugging me.

I had been walking out of my internship when I got a call from one of the managers who stated that the head manager wanted to speak to me.  At this point, my stomach had flipped up into my throat, I was getting a bad feeling.  The main manager came onto the phone, asked me how I was, being all sweet and then sweetly told me that they couldn’t do my schedule anymore and I would have to hand in my two weeks.

Now, I have to start the job hunt all over again. It’s tiring and difficult as a college student with a terrible schedule.  I have classes Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

I still find myself running around and this summer break isn’t just a break anymore. I think I’m finally growing up..and fast.

Summer 2013 Trends

Summer Trends 2013

Summer is finally among us! With this hot weather new fashion choices and trends are available to us.  Upon researching, some of the top trends for this summer are: Bold Stripes, Overalls, Midi Skirts, Lucite, Leather, and Mixed Prints.

I absolutely love midi skirts as most of the skirts in my closet are in fact midi’s.  I find that they are modest and airy.  You don’t have to wear mini’s to get the same breeze.  I also find that I like to be a little more covered as I am considered plus size.  I will all do you a favor and try not to flash you in short skirts.

Midi Skirt Outfit

Summer just screams stripes.  Stripes are nautical and very summery.  Stripes are always thin but I am loving this bold stripe.  Bold stripes are more flattering than their thinner counterparts, plus it’s a great way to be adventurous and bold without stepping out of your comfort zone.  Stripes are always in trends and will continue to be so.

Bold Stripes Outfit

Lucite is very modern and cool.  It reminds me of the matrix or just very nice, modern decor.  I love how they are incorporating it into our wardrobe and adding it to shoes or jewelry.  It adds a great amount of interest to any outfit and I hope to rock it this summer.

Lucite Outfit

Mixed prints have been something that I’ve always wanted to do.  This summer the trick is to pair different sized prints with one another so that it looks intentional.  I’ve found that it’s a bit difficult to do.  You might end up like a clown. I think I will take a pass on this trend and pair my prints with a basic.

Mixed Prints Outfit

I’m a 90s baby, so I vividly remember wearing overalls and even have a 2nd grade photograph with me wearing some.  I shudder just looking at them.  Overalls are not flattering and are not visually appealing.  I can’t believe these are back, I just want to burn all of them.  They are only okay to wear if you are painting or doing some dirty work.  I also find them incredibly annoying when you have to go to the bathroom. Enough said. Take them back.

Leather in the summer? I don’t know if I want to fry.  Yes, I love leather for winter, fall, and sometimes in the spring but in the summer?  I don’t think I want to fry in 90-100 degree weather in the name of fashion.  Maybe a leather bracelet is a great way to incorporate it but never a leather jacket, leather skirt, or pant.

Leather Bracelet

I tried to make outfits to show how you can style them. I just couldn’t bring myself to make one for overalls. Be gone! What do you think of these trends?

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