09 Jan 2013
1. What “Girls” has taught us about fashion and dressing appropriate for every occasion – courtesy of Flavorwire.
2. Seattle, you are the best city that I have ever lived in and here’s why – – – – (Seattle Times)
photo cred | Chelsea Improvement Co.
3. Google provides free WiFi for the entire Chelsea neighborhood. [Source]
4. 72 Style Resolutions for 2013 from 72 fashionable Seattleites courtesy of Seattle Met
5. To make one of their most popular flavors, “Scout Mint,” Molly Moon’s ice cream shop needs a LOT of cookies – specifically the thin mints HOBviously. This Friday at 3PM, Molly Moon Neitzel along with other managers will be posted up at the Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and Wallingford shops ready to purchase 84,000 cookies from quite a few eager Girl Scouts. Looks like Neitzel is on her way towards molding some future saleswomen! [Source]
photo cred | Floor 13
6. Pioneer Square has opened up a new space in their neighborhood perfect for intimate weddings and small events. Floor 13 holds 75 to 100 people and is absolutely gorgeous. [Source]
7. Part of Urban Outfitters’ “Get It Together” series – Dressing Like A Grown Up
8. Nordstrom’s 2013 visual displays are now up at the flagship! Check out the full gallery here
08 Jan 2013
It’s about getting your shit together y’all!
I love this video by Urban Outfitters. It’s creative, kooky, and encompasses the New Year’s resolutions we set for ourselves (or should set for ourselves.)
We’re only eight days into the new year, but now is not the time to sluff.
Get it together. Please and thank you.
03 Jan 2013
Every year, nearly every blog I read writes a post about their New Year’s resolution. I forgot about that until now because I wasn’t here to read all of those posts on New Year’s Eve. My resolution, however, came a few days before I left for my trip though and I didn’t want to forget it. This year’s New Year’s Resolution for both myself and Yow Yow! is to be more assertive.
I’m not trying to go to the gym everyday (let’s be real,) but I will eat healthier.
I’m not going to be able to save more money than usual (because I can’t, I have student loans)
But what I can do for myself is speak up. I can be a little less quiet and actually ask for what I want and get what I think I deserve.
Before I left for my trip, I visited a well known salon and spa here in the Washington area. It’s one that I’ve been going to for years. This time I visited a different location than usual and on this visit they had checked me in and forgot about me and to make matters worse, the person who I had my appointment with kept taking in her regular clients before me. Because of this, they were 35 minutes late on taking me in for an appointment that takes less than five minutes to complete. Needless to say, I was a little furious so I took it to Twitter and within an hour had received a tweet, email, and a phone call from this salon with an apology and a complimentary appointment.
What I learned from this experience is that brands and companies WANT to know when they are not delivering the service that they promise. Also, when bloggers voice their negative opinions, it doesn’t really make them look good either. Since I’ve been a regular, I will most likely be returning back to the salon just not to this location and definitely not with the person I made my appointment with. Had I maybe spoken up sooner, I’m sure I would’ve been taken back into my appointment earlier, but that’s not exactly my responsibility. Speaking up at all was a proud moment and it gave me the motivation that I needed to take that into 2013 with me.
19 Jan 2012
We are more than halfway through January, but it’s still the first month of the year. Hopefully your resolutions are still intact. If you’re starting to sluff a little bit, I am here to tell you that you CAN do it. Whatever it is that you think you can’t do – you actually can. I am a huge fan of inspirational posters. In fact, I am a fan of inspiration words, pictures, and people too. A little over a week ago, I decided to make an inspirational wall at my desk because this was the place where I felt most creative. It’s also the place where I get most distracted from my work, but this wall that I am now forced to look at it brings me right back to where I need to be.
Throughout my elementary, middle school, and high school career, I was forced to look at these uninspired posters in my classrooms of random sayings and animals. Animals are great, but why look at those when posters these days have really stepped up their game.
The “To Resolve Project” has a collection of posters up on their website, but will be collaborating with my favorite Society 6’ers soon enough!
Here are just a few of my favorite picks!
To view more posters, click here.
02 Jan 2012
I may be jumping on this band wagon pretty late in the game, but I have recently become obsessed with Thought Catalog. In fact, I will be visiting it more frequently these days as I have added it to the list of blogs I read daily. I am especially a huge fan of their recent post “20 New Year’s Resolutions For 20-Somethings” because it looks like the type of conversation I would have with my own friends. Looking at this resolution list for my appropriate age group kind of sort of makes me want to throw my little list out the window because Jessie Rosen knows what she is talking about.
Resolution that I will absolutely follow:
14. Cut one person out of your life who you truly do not like and add one person who you truly do. Note: not on Facebook, on Earth.
Resolution that I will not follow:
6. Please stop liking the Kardashians, all of them. It’s not helping anyone, least of all the Kardashians.
Resolution that was made specifically for college students:
15. If you’re still blacking out regularly, you should stop.
02 Jan 2012
In all this craziness with celebrating the holiday and Scott Disick, I completely forgot to write up my resolutions for the New Year. This year, I’ve got a couple and if I write it down somewhere, I’m more likely to remember it whereas in the past just tucking it snugly in the back of my head means that it usually ends up forgotten.
So with that:
Read more “New Year’s Resolutions”
28 Dec 2011
While we’re on the topic of New Year’s resolutions, I thought I would continue on with the pattern by suggesting one. Blogging. If you’ve had that thought in the back of your mind or have some slight interest in creating a blog, now is the time to do it. I am encouraging you to start one – WordPress, Blogspot, Tumblr, whatever platform you choose will work just fine. You have my full support!
Throughout the year, a couple of friends have approached me about my blog and inquiring whether or not they should start one themselves. The barrier that they typically run into is, “What if I run out of things to say?” Well, my response to that question is this – wait until you run out of things to say before you start doubting yourself. Sometimes you’ll start typing sentences before you even formulate them in your head and it works! You just need to give yourself a chance and have a little faith. I have faith in you that you will last longer than the average of 23 days. If it makes you feel more comfortable, have a trial period before telling anyone. Create your blog account and write for about two weeks. If after those two weeks, you realize it isn’t for you, then you can let it go. If after two weeks, you decide you want to continue, then feel free to share your blog with people so that they know that you are committed.
When writing a blog, it usually helps to have a central theme. Ask yourself who your audience is. Is this for your friends and family or are you trying to reach out to a wider audience beyond those close to you? Some of the most successful blogs that I have as my favorites are ones that are projects like 100 Interviews and Post Secret. Then there are some blogs that you follow because of your interests – fashion, food, weddings, home decor, architecture. I am convinced that there is a blog for everyone.
Why is now the time to have a blog? Starting off a blog – or any project for that matter on the first day of the new year helps keep you on track. If you incorporate it into your routine right off the bat, you are less likely to see it as a chore because there is some consistency. I was able to keep up with Yow Yow! for an entire year, which was as long as it was supposed to be for, but it has lasted nearly three years!
Lastly here are my tips:
- Blogging is a time commitment. It’s not as easy as it looks, but if you are willing to invest your time into it, your blog could become great.
- Find your voice. Don’t be afraid to hold back on some things, but know when to have your limits because your writing will always be out there once it is published.
- Have fun with it! The best blogs are the ones written by people who don’t take themselves too seriously.
I hope that helps! For more inspiration, check out this WordPress post I found today on blog projects dedicated to Project 365 – posting every day for an entire year. For me, I think the best part about having a blog is being able to have something to look back on. Sidenote: I’ve actually done the Project 365 in photographs before documenting my senior year of high school slash freshman year of college and it was probably one of the best projects I’ve ever done!
28 Dec 2011
Don’t have a New Year’s resolution yet? Make this ENTIRE poster your New Year’s resolution. I’m sure you’ve heard all of these statements before, but if you’ve been looking for some sort of a sign to “Take a Chance,” this might be it. My favorite one is “Date someone totally wrong for you.” That’s just terrible advice, and could also end horribly. The only upside to following that is hopefully a good story to tell someone else.