I’m back from Europe! I returned to Dallas yesterday afternoon after one full month abroad. I had the most amazing trip. It truly cemented my belief that I could honestly travel 24/7 without a home base and be as happy as a clam. Even though I’m a total homebody at heart.
Sadly, I can’t be an eternal traveler… yet. But bright side: me coming home means I’ll hopefully start posting on the blog with at least some degree of regularity (BTW I swear I tried – I can’t even tell y’all how many times I fell asleep editing photos or writing the past few weeks!).
The reason why I had to return is I’m starting my full-time job (the one I mentioned here) in just 2 short weeks! That means it’s time for me to dig all of my summer workwear essentials out from the shadowy depths of my closet. And to get this girl who wakes up at 11AM used to waking up at 6:30AM. Oomf. So not ready for that one.
I decided to take the last two weeks off. Well, really I decided to take one week off two weeks ago so I could take advantage of the time with my family while traveling Europe. Also, I got a bit sick… and the absolute last thing you want to do when you’re sick and on vacation in Europe is work. So I opted out.
And then I was just crazy busy while in London. I’m talking up and out the door by 8:30AM every day, and returning around 11PM each night. Apparently my social life is more active in London than in Dallas. (Don’t worry – posts will come soon!)
But now we’re good. I’m in Paris with friends, but I believe I can deliver with a degree of normalcy. And I’ve decided to kick off said normalcy with a post which has been long-requested: how to decide if you’re ready to get your MBA. Oh and an amazing $1000 Nordstrom giveaway… just in time for the Nordstrom Sale next month (don’t worry: I’m doing a bunch of these so you’ll have ample chance to win!!).
OMG it’s been soooo long, y’all!!! Between the move, finals, throwing a bridal shower in Austin, preparing for graduation, and getting ready for my big trip in June, I’ve been all over the place mentally. And have given precisely 0 thought to the blog. And all of the thought to how to make my house as organized as The Container Store. But now I’m back so we can all act like the past month or so just never happened. Jedi mind trick that sh*t.
So yeah: I’m back. Just in time for a big Blogging Basics post. And it’s one y’all have been requesting for a long time: the best cameras for fashion bloggers to buy. Cue the excitement.
When it comes to blog photography, there are so many options. You can hire somebody, you can ask a friend to shoot for you, you and a blogger friend can shoot for each other, you can set up a tripod, or you can convince your significant other to humor you and take all of your photos.
But not everybody is lucky enough to have an Instagram husband. Or, rather, an Instagram husband who can actually take good photos. Which is when a paid photographer can come into play.
In this Blogging Basics post, I will not only deep dive into how to find a blog photographer if you want to pay for your photographer… but also some tips and tricks for creating beautiful imagery using said untrained Instagram husband (or friend). Blog photography needn’t cost an arm and a leg. However, there are tradeoffs to outsourcing versus doing the photos and editing yourself.
As I mentioned in this post, I accepted a job offer late last fall. Leading up to that offer though, I had so many interviews. And I submitted even more applications that didn’t ever lead to an interview. At the end of the day, searching for a job is a numbers game. The more applications you submit, the higher your chances of landing at least one interview. The more interviews you have, the greater your chances of receiving a job offer.
But… what can one do to improve her chances of getting that interview? The simple answer? Make your resume the most appetizing thing that comes across the recruiter’s desk that day. But how does one do that? To help you get your resume in fighting shape, I’ve worked with one of my besties (she works as a recruiter!) to round up my 5 tips for writing a great resume.
Oh and BTW before we dive in: my top, skirt, coat , andsunglasses are all on sale! And you’re def gonna want to register for this week’s giveaway!!! (Trust me!)