Interviewing Advice

Similar to most college students home for the summer, I have been looking for a seasonal job for a while now. Luckily, I had an interview yesterday with Victoria’s Secret Pink. Last summer I worked for Nordstrom, which was a great experience! I learned a ton considering the busyness of the store during it’s Anniversary Sale. I thought I’d change it up this year and try for some other retail stores to add to my resume. I was a little nervous about the interview after I got a call from Pink. They told me it would be a group interview, which I had never done before. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get a word in considering there would be other people there with me. However, I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually easier than a normal interview! I want to share my thoughts if any of you are going through the same processes, which I’m sure at least some of you are.

I was in the biggest interview group of five. I met the girls beforehand and we chatted a little bit. They were all very sweet so getting to talk to them helped settle the nerves you get before interviewing. When we finally sat down to begin, the interviewer asked very general interview questions and we simply went down the line so everyone could get their chance to answer the questions. It was a very friendly environment. Even though I did feel a little nervous, I think that’s normal but it was a very positive experience for me. So if you have a group interview coming up, don’t be nervous at all. If anything, I enjoyed it more than one on one interviewing. We were all in the same boat and all probably feeling the exact same way. I think that’s important when you’re young and trying to get a first or second job. You’re not the only one feeling a little uneasy or worrying whether or not you’ll get the job. If I could give the simplest advice, it would be to just be yourself and be excited about the company you’re interviewing for and enthusiastic about working there. Passion is a good quality in a new employee.

So without getting into an even longer rant, I’ll end it here. Don’t be nervous about group interviews or even one on ones. Be prepared and research the company or questions they may be asking. I know it’s hard to fit everything about yourself into a half hour but if you’re determined and you get the job in the long run, you’ll be totally happy. Good luck to all of my college friends and followers! You can do it!

Summer OOTD #3

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Once again loving the halter tops! This one’s a halter dress with a beautiful black and gold pattern. It’s totally boho chic and I love that about it. It has an open back except for a single line of fabric that runs down the back. This dress would be perfect for a summer date night with the black ankle boots. Also, if it’s a super sunny day, I paired the outfit with a black hat and gold heart sunglasses. I added my simple crystal necklace to give it a little pop of color. The dress is from Melrose in the O.C., shoes from H&M, hat and sunglasses from Urban Outfitters. If you’d like to know more about the necklace that is always featured in these OOTD’s, I have a separate post for it under the “Jewelry” category. Have fun building your summer wardrobe! :)

Summer OOTD #2

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Here’s another great summer outfit! This flowy peplum-like top is perfect for walking around the city on a hot day. It’s got some nice texturing on the front and beautiful neutral colors. I paired it with some ripped high waisted shorts. I added my dark blue Birkenstocks to make the outfit casual and comfortable. For accessories, I paired it with my crystal necklace and this beautiful turquoise and silver bracelet to give the outfit some color. I purchased this whole outfit at Melrose in the O.C. and the bracelet can be found at Isabelle’s Cabinet. Hope this gives you some inspiration for a fun summer outfit!

Summer OOTD

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Threw together an outfit for a nice summer day. I’ve been in love with high waited shorts lately and these are perfect with the lace at the bottom. I’ve also been really into halter tops lately. They’re super flattering and totally comfortable. I really love the color of this one as well. I paired it with a blue patterned kimono. It’s short sleeve and a fairly thin material so you won’t burn up in it on a warm day. Next I added my favorite black ankle boots from H&M. If it’s a truly hot summer day, I’d probably pair this outfit with some brown Rainbow sandals or simple brown gladiator sandals to make it more casual and better suited for the weather. Finally, I added my signature crystal necklace to tie it all together. I have so many more ideas for accessories for this outfit but I’m still not completely unpacked from school yet haha. This entire outfit can be found at Melrose in the O.C. More OOTD for the summer season to come!

Small Lush Haul

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The new Lush store in the mall nearest to me finally opened! I can’t explain how excited I was about this. I haven’t been to a Lush store in so long and it was so awesome to look around a pick up a few things. I’ve always wanted to try out a bath bomb so that’s the first thing I bought. The one I got is a beautiful pink and purple one with a rose at the top called Sex Bomb. The next, D’Fluff, is a shaving cream. It’s a nice pink color and smells absolutely amazing. However, it was not a lot of product for the $10 I paid for it. The last is a body butter called Aqua Mirabilis. It’s definitely exfoliating and leaves you smelling great afterwards. I left the links to all these products if you’re interested in them. Hopefully I can keep trying more of their products and find the ones I like best. I love how everything is organic and nothing is tested on animals! Hope you all are having a lovely day :)

A College Freshman’s Bucket List

After completing my first year of college, experiencing so many new places, and having so many adventures, I have created a list of things that every college freshman should do before the year is over. These are just a few things me and my friends did that you should definitely try, at least before your years in college are over.

1. Go hot tubbing! My friends and I would drive to a close hotel and take a relaxing break from our studies in the hot tubs. Usually if you stay quiet you won’t be noticed and the hotel won’t be mad that you’re using their facility. It’s a harmless little vacation away from school and a fun memory I will always have of my freshman year.

2. Spontaneous drives late at night. I remember one night my friends and I took a car to pick up our other friend. We ended up going to a coffee shop for some food and acai bowls. It was fun to just jump in the car in our pajamas and have a mini adventure. Simple times like driving around the city with my friends is something I won’t forget.

3. Farmers markets. On the weekends, my friends and I loved to take an uber to a close farmers market. It was awesome to taste all the foods that were offered and find some local companies. Walking around and experiencing the city through a farmers market is a great way to get in touch with your surroundings at school. Try to find a farmers market that’s close to you!

I loved doing fun little things like these during my first year and they definitely made it memorable. I hope these give you ideas for fun activities during school or even during the summer! Let me know what your best memories of your freshman year or even college in general are! I’d really love to get some new ideas:)

Summer Fashion

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Hello lovely people! I have officially completed my first year of college and it feels amazing! It was difficult to keep my up my blog and the tumblr account for it during the school year but I am so ready to make that up and work on them a ton this summer. I will be working this summer and hopefully taking a summer school class to stay ahead. However I know my blog won’t suffer because of this because I love working on it so much and giving you all more material to check out.

Anyways, here’s my first post to kick off the summer season! I bought this shift dress maybe a couple of months ago and I can’t wait to wear it on a hot day. I love the blue color with the little palm trees all over. It’s definitely my style and so easy to throw on some sandals or even some black boots with it. I’d love to wear a black floppy sun hat with this if I’m spending a day at the beach or walking around town. I also threw in my crystal necklace to go with it since I wear it with absolutely everything and always seem to get compliments on it hahaha. I got this at Melrose in the O.C. They have some amazing summer outfits out right now so check those out on their website! (This is not a paid endorsement I just really love the shop and most of my wardrobe consists of items from there). Hope you all like this post, there’s much more to come throughout the summer! <3