Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 Ways to Stay Organized




Juggling one job is hard enough, but having to manage two is an even bigger animal! 

I recently started an amazing job with Anthropologie, and am absolutely loving it! I'm so excited to grow and learn everything that I can from one of my favorite companies and feel so honored to be able to have such an exciting role with them. (More on that soon!) This new job + having Leopard Martini on the side has definitely helped me practice better organizational skills. When it comes to everything that I do for the blog & now all that I will be doing for Anthro, I have to make sure that I'm managing my time wisely and staying on top of all my tasks. Below, I'm sharing 5 of my best tips for when it comes to staying organized


1. Write Everything Down 

I honestly don't know what I would do without my planner. I carry it with me absolutely everywhere I go, and am constantly updating it, making changes, and rearranging and adjusting things. It definitely helps me to stay on top of everything that I have going on, and keeps me from missing any meetings, events, and to-dos. 

2. Practice Good Time Management 

I'm very easily distracted, and if I don't make time slots for each task or deliverable that I have for each day, then I might never get around to it or tend to push it off until the last minute. Ways in which I've eliminated this problem is by practicing good time management. 
For Example:
a. list your priorities for each day
b. work on the biggest projects first
c. delegate tasks if possible 
d. set realistic goals

3. Don't Procrastinate

I can't stress this one enough... There have been times where rather than tackle each assignment as it comes, I've given myself a little leeway to finish them. There are a few problems with this... (1.) It leads me to not focusing on the task as it comes, which keeps me from giving it 100%. And (2.) I end up getting even more overwhelmed because other tasks begin to pile up behind it. So in other words, don't procrastinate and put things off until the last minute! It will only lead to added stress that doesn't need to be there. 

4. Do One Thing at a Time

Multi-tasking is not always your friend. It keeps you from investing yourself fully into one specific project, because you're having to try and manage several other tasks at the exact same time along with it. Try to focus primarily on one task at a time. 

5. Devote 10-15 Minutes a Day to Organization

At the end of each day, I make sure to go through emails, check-in on tasks, update my planner accordingly, and make a list of things that need to be accomplished for the following day. This keeps me up-to-date and ensures that I'm set for whatever new project, event, or meeting decides to come my way. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

ShampYou






Happy Monday! 


I hope that everyone had a great, restful, and fun weekend. Mine was packed with events, catching up on emails, and some much needed r&r with a side of Netflix! 



Great news for today! I'm here to introduce a really fun brand, and a personal favorite hair care 'secret weapon' for me...ShampYou! Found exclusively at Ulta, ShampYou shampoo was inspired by cocktail mixology which can be personalized and blended specifically for your hair color & type. There are up to 165 different blends that can be created with tailored Super Serum shots and different scented ShampYou Base Blends including: Juniper & Mint, Mimosa & Jasmine, and Melon & Coconut. 


The best part is that each blend is parabens and silicone free, which means it's healthy for your hair! (Also, these blends smell AMAZING which is an added plus!Talk about a formula where you call the shots


Here's How it Works:

Step 1: Choose one of four scented Base Blends
Step 2: Add up to two SuperSerums tailored for color, thickness, and texture
Step 3: Shake it up! 
Step 4: Condition


You can create your own special formula right now at Ulta!! I went with Juniper & Mint scented with two SuperSerums: Beautiful Brunette & Turn Up the Volume. (I absolutely love my specialized blend.) 



To learn more about ShampYou, you can connect with them below:
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat: ShampYouUSA



photography by Laurel Creative

Thank you so much to ShampYou for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. xo 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Special Occasion Dress


















Sometimes a gal just needs that one dress to step out in every now and then. Whether it's for an evening at the ballet, drinks at the St.Regis, dinner at Eleven Madison Park, or an art gallery opening... I love knowing that I have showstopper dress options in my closet to make a statement for a big event or night out. 

This Cadence Printed Maxi is just that for me. (Very Carrie Bradshaw!The beautiful print, gorgeous colors, & perfect fit make it a wonderful piece to add to your closet for those special events. It's the perfect dress to make an entrance in, and sure to be a big crowd pleaser. 



photography by Laurel Creative.
Thank you to Anthropologie for sponsoring this post. 



LINKING UP WITH: COMING UP ROSES | DASHING DARLIN |




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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Currently Pinning

.:Pretty Pink Blooms:.
| Tangerine Dream |
{Fancy Feet}
Sheer Dress




Are you following me on Pinterest? I'm constantly seeking inspiration from there, and pinning some favorite looks, recipes, and ideas to all of my many boards. You can follow me below to see more from my daily pins! 




Monday, February 20, 2017

Rosslyn Dress + President's Day Sales


















Draper James Rosslyn Dress | SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Beaded Drop Earrings | Aldo Red Heels 


Happy President's Day!


Who else is loving this long weekend? As mentioned previously, I've spent most of the past few days outdoors in the sunshine. New York City is experiencing some amazing weather right now, and it's been making me so anxious and excited for Spring's arrival. (see more from my adventures this weekend on Instagram stories here!)

I thought I'd share a few great President's Day weekend Sales with you belowIt's the best time to stock up on some goodies in time to welcome the warm weather. 


Banana Republic:  Extra 40% off select items until 2/21
BCBG Max Azria:  Extra 30% off until 2/20
GILT: Extra 20% off with code:RUG20 until 2/22
Ann Taylor: Extra 40% off with code:WEEKEND until 2/20
Lord & Taylor: Up to 20% off select items with code:SALE until 2/20
Kate Spade NY: Extra 25% off sale styles with code:BUBBLY
Bloomingdales: Extra 20% off with code:NEWARRIVALS
Intermix: Up to 75% off until 2/24



I'm off to enjoy more of this wonderful weather! 
Happy shopping!! 


photography by Laurel Creative.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bohemian Floral








Lucy Paris Dress | Kenneth Cole Heels 


Happy Friday! 


I feel as though I've been talking a lot about the weather this week, but it's because I'm soooo excited!! It's going to be in the high 50s and 60s this weekend, and I absolutely can't wait to ditch the coat and step out in some of my favorite dresses. (Including the one above!)

I'm planning to play catch up on some projects for the blog this weekend, as well as seeing a few friends! I'm also hoping to get a workout our two in as well... I was a little bad this week guys! What are your weekend plans? How is the weather where you are?


Wishing you a lovely weekend
xoxo

photography by Laurel Creative
Thank you to Lucy Paris for sponsoring this post. 

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