Summer Brights! In the summer time I am all about the bold colors. I actually own this dress in seersucker. (Marshalls $40 -seersucker) I bought it for a wedding I will be attending in atlanta in June. If you have narrow shoulders and a smaller mid line it fits amazing! I own the size 2 and I still have hips.
Sooooooooo instead of studying last sunday, I decided to clear my mind and take a trip to the mall. It was just a great refreshing trip until this strange feeling overcame me...
I saw the sign BCBG, and it was like a moth to a light.... I couldn't stop. I felt like I just floated right on in to the store! However, my inner student budget facilitated me right to the SALE rack. Now passing up a sale is against my religion.
When I think of summer, its beach, sun, and fun! Of course all of us girls think about clothes, new styles, and bathing suits. I have seen NEON everything pop up lately for the spring breakers and summer lovers. Occasionally I have dabbled in the neon world for such things as socials or spring break or music festivals... BUT WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE??!! I'm afraid my friends we have entered the neon-never-ending-hole of Lisa Frank world, and its not pretty.
I must admit there are a few things on the good list for neon. Neon does may you look tan and gives off the vibe that you like to party (or just came from an 80s party gone bad).
Things on the good list...
Neon bathing suits - they make you look tan...and thats about it
OPI neon nail polish - they brighten up your toes and nails for a fun look
Nike Womens Running Shoe - Because you need to workout and why not have fun
South Beach - nothing is wrong with a little neon party in your life :)
Among other things there is a bad list...
1. Spring Break Tees are cool while you are ON spring break, after that you donate them so the less fortunate can relive your embarrassments.
2. Neon tanks and shirts are ALRIGHT if you are going to the gym or out for the day or beach but DO NOT wear them to an upscale club/bar and wonder why the bouncer will ask for two forms of ID.
3. neon flip flops, sure for the beach its great, but thats it...
THINGS THAT HAVE LEAPED (and i mean LEAPPPP) OVER THE LISA FRANK LINE
WTF - did you get these made after your favorite neon stickers? no one will take you serious...
Neon leopard print.. hmmm isn't that her signature???
The worst part about this, is I see hipster kids in miami where this on a daily basis.....
Nothing is okay with hot neon pink satin bows and a bathing suit..... it kinda looks like her hair accessories but for a different area of hair! what the heck?!?!? people buy this?
TOMS???????? LISA IS THAT YOU???? BRIGHT GLITTERY NEON HIPSTER (JAIL LOOKING) MOCCASINS..... did I die or did Lisa's design team make these... I do not understand all the rage for these Toms hipster shoes. they look like the jail moccasins convicts get.
Not to mention glitter is her trademark.
Now the REAL Lisa Frank can re-establish herself from all these impostors..
For the brief moments in my life when I desire to have a huge luxury home on the water in Fort Lauderdale... wait, I think I want this ALL the time. Anyways I have always LOVED greatly landscaped and designed backyards on the water. That goes along with a great pool, and outdoor furniture.
I am in lust with the South Beach look of the white cushion chaise lounge chairs. When looking at it it just makes you think you can lie back read your Skinny Bitch book and enjoy a daiquiri while pretending it has 0 calories. (but that doesn't matter, calories do not count on vacation... its this weird phenomenon)
Corsica Single Chaise - Pottery Barn $1099
I think this just screams south florida lifestyle! minus the foliage in the background and replace that with enormous stucco houses crammed together with massive yachts and cheesy landscaping :)
Sorry for my lack of word vomit on my blog lately. It's a mix of my steadfast attempts to get skinny and pass law school. Forgive me master.
I was thinking of a recent law firm recruiting event I attended...
REAL LIFE IS EXACTLY LIKE SORORITY RECRUITMENT...
So to get any job or network you will have to be able to make conversation. It's just a fact of life. If you cannot carry a convo you are out! Just as a PNM would be disinterested.
A good convo example, kinda.
Your mannerisms are KEY!!!! So if you look uninterested all of a sudden who ever you are talking to will become uninterested. You should always smile and be engaged in the words coming out of the other persons mouth. This actually is the hard part cause sometimes listening to employers talk about the filing system they use at work is way worse then having to explain to a PNM the breakdown of her dues. Also if you are lucky enough to be a function with food, it gets tricky. So you have to balance eating politely but knowing when not to pick up your fork. Same as the water cup in recruitment. Some girls grasp on to that for dear life, you have to be able to relax and be smooth ;)
Hmm bad - looking bored
Do not eat with your mouth open
Dress to impress, my favorite topic! Business formal is CLEARLY not as fun as matching floral print for recruitment. But you still need to look sharp. It's important to be put together, if your clothes are not tailored you may reflect a look of not caring.
Perfect of course ;)
The problem is one of adjustment. Yes adjustment and no not your chiro. If your buttons like to pop open, shirts rise, skirts turn around, sleeves scrunch up then FIX it but not obviously. The worst is to keep tugging on your clothes while trying to carry a convo. Recruitment you luckily have this miracle worker called spanx, those babies do not let anything move that's for sure.
Finally judgment. And not meaning this is any negative or positive way. When you talk to employer you are judging them as well. Thinking to yourself if the office has enough good looking employees, you can be entertained by their personalities, you like what they do at Least a little bit, what is your reputation if you work there and then you judge yourself thinking if you are qualified to be given an offer.
Go ahead judge me I dare you!!!
OMG it's the exact same for recruitment. Think about it.
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