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Blonde Files: The Industry
One thing I have always appreciated about the blogger world is frankly its not that big. It may seem like everyone has a blog – but those that are committed to making it instead of faking it – those are the bloggers we all know love and follow.
PRCouture is one of those long standing portals dedicated to not only fashion but Public Relations and perfect marriage that exists between the two. Looking for a job? Need best practices for how to pitch a style outlet or simply recover from bad press? PRCouture has got it all!
BUT SOMETHINGS COMING! My new friend (yes, Friend – I think I can call her that (more…)
Today I am blogging over on NYCPRGirls.com with a few things to keep in mind before you start your summer internship. Thought about keeping a journal or ways to leverage your social networks while still wanting to make a good impression? Check it out!
13 in 13 is back! And trust me this one was worth the wait! By definition – I’m a baby in the blog world but if there is one thing LuckyFABB taught me – its blogging is measured in dog years. So if that’s the case than Hallie Wilson of Corals + Cognacs is one seasoned and gorgeous Golden. Hallie has been a blog mentor of mine since I started over a year ago and if there is one girl that balances color block, community management and NYC fabulous best – well, it’s absolutely Hallie of Corals + Cognacs. (more…)
What Drew Barrymore said was true. “Sometimes sh*t just falls off the table.” Well she may have not used the curse word in her description of what it means to “have it all” but hey guess what, I am. This week my busy life has caught up to me and so has the pollen that has been plaguing the state of Texas and my nose since about 2006. Yep, I’ve turned into “that girl in the office” the one plagued with foggy sick, sniffle brain.
Normally I am ready and rearing to go at the start of the week but yesterday and today I am lost in a shade of grey with my brain firing on less than a few cylinders. In our PR Girl world we know that even with our mighty minds, operating on nothing short of peak condition is one way ticket to having materials fall through the cracks. So to avoid work slowing down too much check out a few tips to keep you together when you feel like you’re falling apart:
Believe in the desk drawer pharmacy –
Whether you are totally okay with OTC’s or more of a wholistic, shamen healing type, stock your drawer with whatever you need to get you through the day. Believe in the power of modern medicine. We are not sitting in cabins with pelts over us keeping us warm so why suffer if a little pill can help take the edge off. Plus it will save you from feeling like total s&*t around your co-workers who most likely already think of you as an infested walking amoeba.
Come prepared to work –
Nothing is worse than forgetting the few items that can help cut your cold in half. I am a big fan of Airborne and Emergen-C. The stuff may have your energy level buzzing but if it gets you through a 8/10/12 hour work day it’s like miracle in a glass. Of course it also says what it will do on the label – boosts your immune system!
Take a Sick Day – it’s okay –
Bed just a tad more comfortable than your office chair? The sweet sounds of Matt Lauer’s Today Show voice accompanying you as you read your e-mail with your mint tea in hand as you’re surrounded by tissues? Though that is my less than ideal picture of a good day, it’s not a bad sick day option. Take the day – rest, drink and medicate with all of the above. Frankly, if one day can cut the sick time in half and save your office from hating your hacking cough, take the day!
No Really – Take a Sick Day –
I know – we’re wonder women. So to take a sick day in PR land just drives the anxiety a little further up the flag pole. But that’s why we have co-workers and interns, to be able to help us out when our plate gets a little too full for our foggy brain. Set yourself up. Reach out to your most trusted team-member and send a note with the few items that have to keep moving for that day. A virtual check-list will keep both you and your co-worker honest and on task. If a few things can be pushed a day or two – take advantage of that timeline. (Just remember – if someone picks up your slack, maybe treat them to lunch… then again this business is built on relationships!)
What other tips do you have when you need to take a “me/feel better” day?
One year ago today I started this blog and my first post and welcomed you to somewhat of an online journal where I could explore different interests and the life led outside of my busy PR world. A hub of pictures and prose soon became an interface of fashion trends and style, PR “Points of View,” guilty pleasure entertainment and so much more. (check out the past year’s roadmap) I am so thankful for the world this has opened me up to – the people I have met and those that have guided me along the way – 2013/2014 is going to hold some big changes and I can’t wait to share them all with you!
If there is one thing that I could celebrate in 2013/2014 is more of the things, the daily routines, worries, ambitions that make us – well us! After all this blog is about balancing it “all” right? Whatever all is…
So tell me – what makes you tick? What do you want to talk about – I love new ideas and love hearing from you – even more! Leave a comment, a little lip service – I’ll give you a penny for your thoughts!
This week was a long time coming – like a really long time! If there is one thing that stuck with me at LuckyFABB it was – blogs are measured in dog years. 1 year can equal 7 off your life with the time dedication and how much you can learn in a year you can turn a space like this into something GREAT! So this week I am dedicating all my posts to celebrating the year past, the year ahead and of course you! The READERS! It’s like an Oscar speech – I can thank my mom, my developer and all the blogs/bloggers/brands that I have worked with, but when it comes down to it, its the readers and “fans” that keep the traffic comin’ in and the wit flying out the door.
So to celebrate my one year – I went out, (yes, PRBMom, came to town and took me to a happy 1 year dinner) but of course I had to dress the part. What are you going to do when you celebrate your own milestone? Well, I re-examined my style in the past year and found the staples that I couldn’t say no to – one way or another a piece was a part of every outfit. It’s a “PRBlogaversary” – perfect for celebrating my “1-year-old” baby’s special day.
| 1. Alexander Wang Color-block silk dress (a steal!) | 2. Nila Anthony Colorblock Clutch Yellow/White | 3. Argent Vivo Drop Earrings | 4. Urban Outfitter Black Ice Stone Ring | 5. Vince Camuto Collar Gold Tone Necklace | 6. Valentino Rockstud Pumps (splurge!) |
But just in case you missed it – I had to take a look back at the last year – a map of the journey… take a look…
“13 in 13” is BACK! 13 Blogs 13 months – featuring some of my favorite and most inspirational bloggers from around the community – this month, a BONUS post! This time we’re spanning the continents, crossing the pond over to meet an entrepreneurial woman who isn’t afraid to go after it all.
Online Mag Your Coffee Break, brings rich reads to inspire the professional woman. With writers spanning the globe, content reaches even us PR girls all the way in Dallas. But what is a popular digital-mag without a fearless leader? At the helm – a world traveler with a enviable Rolodex, meet Charlotte Giver, Editor-in-Chief of YCB. (more…)
She needs no introduction, but because I am first and foremost a writer I feel like I would be doing Leandra Medine a disservice. The woman behind one the most well known Fashion Blogs out there, The Man Repeller is one of my daily must reads. To be honest, she probably doesn’t need another blog post written about her either (yep! She’s kind of a big deal) - but when I read this mornings “essay” it was too hard for me not to gush. As a visionary of style and respected opinion, and if I am at liberty to say Anna Wjntour – 21st Century, 2.0 Style, the NYC native has quite the gift with both pictures and prose. (more…)
You know those chain mail letters that you used to get through AOL e-mail in the sixth grade…. You know if his name starts with a B and you and L and your house number with a 4 and you both have the same star sign, and if you forward this message to 10 of your friends you will fall in love?
Well, floating around the blogosphere is something like that. A little less obnoxious, a lot more fun and has become a virtual game of tag with some of my favorite bloggers. It’s “5 things you didn’t know.” A way for us bloggers to share with our readers and amongst the blogosphere some things you may not have realized just by reading the blog. So when I got tapped to do this post (thank you Kelly for the “PUSH!”) I thought well why the hell not… (more…)
“13 in 13” is BACK! 13 Blogs 13 months – featuring some of my favorite bloggers. Especially the ones that are all about the guilty pleasures. Just when you thought you had escaped it… just when you thought you would wake up from the nightmare that yes Sean Lowe did in fact join DWTS – we decided to bring you more from Bachelor Nation.
But this time its not about the train wreck of a show. Rather a member of the elite squad that takes time out of their Monday nights to bring you hilarious recaps of PRBlonde’s favorite guilty pleasure – The Bachelor. Our ”13 in 13″ featured blogger Jen Marcus of Bachelor Recap blog – Jen’s Reality! (more…)