7.23.2015

Get Ready With Me [Makeup, Hair & Outfit]: Greek Goddess



I have been loving this daytime, matte smokey eye. It's super wearable, no liner or falsies necessary. I filmed this video about a month ago and I was totally feeling the straight hair for a bit. I haven't straightened my hair in years and really liked the results.

I was mainly inspired to use MAC Embark. It's such a lovely reddish-brown color that really brings out the warmth in brown eyes. Also, I wanted to get more use out of my Anastasia Contour Kit because honestly, otherwise I only use 2 colors out of the kit.


Makeup:
* Vanilla - brow highlight
* Java - crease
* Fawn - cheek contour
* Sand - inner corner & cheek highlight
Vincent Longo Bi-Brow Powder

Tools:
Real Techniques Detailing Brush
Sutra Magno Turbo Flat Iron

7.09.2015

How to Get a Job With the Big 4 (Resume, Getting an Interview, Interview & Internship/Entry Level Job Tips)



To continue with my career series on YouTube, I wanted to share some tips and things I did that landed me an internship then a full-time job with a Big 4 firm. In this video, I share some tips on what to do in college to build your resume and intrigue future employers. Also, I share when to start looking for internships with the Big 4, networking tips, interviewing tips (including important things to do mid and after the interview) and best practices for interns or entry level positions.

 These tips I learned from professors, fellow accounting students and me stumbling through the interview and internship process. As you can probably tell, one of the tips that really helped me out was preparing a "rolodex" of experiences. You can tell that tip was given to me by an older professor LOL

Background on me, if you're new to my blog and YouTube... (hello), I went to a smaller branch of the University of Texas system. At the time, all the Big 4 firms and many mid-tier/local firms recruited from my university. However, compared to the amount of students offered internships from big schools like Texas A&M, UT Austin, SMU and TCU, the students offered internships from my school were really small. So I am very thankful and fortunate to have the opportunity to get an interview with these firms on campus. If you're from a school that the firms do not recruit from, I would suggest applying directly on their websites.

I thought it would be fun to share some old pictures from Beta Alpha Psi and networking events back during my college days. Do any of y'all remember when my hair was this strawberry blonde/ orange? Hahahaha....





7.03.2015

Lookbook: Summer Essentials



As y'all may know (I give it away every time, y'all), I live in the great state of Texas. Summers become UNBEARABLE, it becomes crazy hot and humid, both of which makes for an extremely uncomfortable day.

My summer style centers around comfy, breezy clothing. Bun day becomes every day in this heat. If I'm going to be inside, I let my hair down and wear simple necklaces to add some accessories to my outfits. Big statement necklaces are a definite no-no for me, especially during the summer because I'd be a hot, sweaty mess with it. If I know I'm going to be outdoors most of the day, I don't wear any necklaces to save myself from sweating all over them (TMI but #letsbehonest). I live in Tory Burch Miller Sandals & caged sandals.

I'm sharing my essential summer style, general categories of outfits that I wear outside of work: The Romper, The Maxi Dress, Dressy Shorts + Caged Sandals, The Maxi Skirt & The Breezy Dress.

The Romper

Romper: Milleigh Frances | Sunglasses: Plastic Tail | Crossbody: Henri Bendel | Sandals: Tory Burch

When it comes to rompers, I love ones with interesting design or structure. I would prefer to wear cotton or linen, something more breathable. Unfortunately, this particular romper is more of a polyester fabric so it's definitely not breathable. I would wear this one inside more than an outside outfit.

I found this adorable romper from a local Dallas boutique called Milleigh Francis. I have recently started to love, love, LOVE boutique stores, they have more unique pieces. I haven't seen it pop up on their website, but you can find similar styles here & here.


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