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Snappy Casual Looks from Feb. 2014

image Here are some of my favorite 'snappy' looks from February.

 

Look #1

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My favorite way to wear a summer dress during cooler weather is to pair it with leggings, boots, and a scarf.

Dress: Forever 21 Leggings: Target Boots: Buckle Scarf: Maurices

Look #2

7abb69b294ca11e3b8b60af705758581_8I was feeling sassy this day so I paired a long button up blouse with a structured blazer, leather-paneled ponte pants, and pointy heels.

Shirt: JC Penney Blazer: Maurices Pants: Sears Shoes: DSW

Look #3

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This nerdy-chic look is an example of how I like to dress when I go shopping in winter. I don't like to carry my coat around stores for hours, so I like to wear layers. I paired a cropped sweater with a white button up, skinny jeans, and comfortable sneakers.

Sweater: Rue 21 Button Up: Express Jeans: Ralph Lauren

Hair

51a118a2912211e3b8000e96f5a90bdf_8My go-to style this month was a fishtail braid. It's been a great way to keep my staticy hair away from my face, but still looks super cute and office appropriate. Plus, with practice, I can do it in less than 5 minutes!

Nails

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For Valentine's Day I wore this fun nail polish combo. The pink is "Boom Boom" by Sinful Colors, and the Silver is a Bon Bons mini nail polish.

What was your Valentine's Day style this year?

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Soft Romantic Curls

408863_10151442279892785_1232393944_nOne of my go-to hairstyles is soft curls. I use a 1" curling iron and curl away from my face. It's really easy, and with practice I can curl my hair in 15 to 20 minutes. I love this look so much I did it for my engagement photos, college graduation, and bridal shower. If you want to see how I do it, watch the video below.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkxj9kJBbO4

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When I Grow Up

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As a young child, we were all asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My answers ranged from a veterinarian to a fashion designer. Finally, a week before my 22nd birthHighday, I know my answer to this question. This was not easy; it took research, job shadowing, and volunteering to get to my answer.

 

 

 

Before starting college, I wanted to be a hair stylist and make-up artist. Luckily for me, my high school offered the opportunity to dual-enroll with a local cosmetology school during to a few students their senior year (3 classes and 40-50 hours a week at cosmetology school). I was selected to be a part of the program, and graduated from cosmetology school early (three weeks before I finished high school). After graduating I was supposed to go take my licensing test, and I would be able to work at a salon. However, I had a feeling inside of me that there was something else out there for me. So, instead of spending the money on getting my license, I went to a local community college.

While working on a philanthropy project for one of my classes at the community college, I had push in the right direction. For part of this project, we were to complete 15 hours of volunteer hours. So, I helped design signs for the youth director at a local church for their holiday events. She loved what I designed, and told me I should use my talents by going into marketing. This was the first time I had heard of marketing, but if it was as fun as designing posters I had to check it out.

So, I started a little research, which turned into hours and hours of research. The more I learned about marketing, the more I loved it. The different layers of marketing were so interesting, too - public relations, advertising, communications, personal selling, research and much more. It sounded perfect.

I'm seven weeks away from graduating, and I can proudly say that when I grow up I want to be a marketing manager in the beauty industry. Now, the real fun begins; time to find a job that will get me there. Wish me luck!