Unspoken Work Rules For The New Girl

We have all had bosses who have disclosed WAY too much information about their personal life…but hey, to be honest who doesn’t love that? It shows that behind their sometimes unrealistic expectations and high demands, they have a real life outside the office also. Let’s face it, it’s always nice to share a good laugh and have an opportunity to bond. Unfortunately, that kind of bonding can often backfire. If you want respect in the workplace, it is best to keep your mouth zipped. That doesn’t mean you can’t listen and continue laughing, just be smart as to what you share in the conversation.

You better buckle-up if you choose to have too many TMI talks with your boss since what is said at work stays at work, and anything you say could be held against you during meetings or yearly reviews. This is an unspoken work rule that we should all know before entering the “the real world”.

Here are some other rules to know before your the new girl at the office…

1. Never admit you’re tired. Once you say those words, it could infer that you may
not be able to handle the job, schedule, or that maybe you have other issues that you
will soon be bringing to work. “I’m so tired today,” is a common phrase we all use in
the moment; but your boss isn’t going to offer any sympathy…or a nap time. Just
tuck it away and tuck yourself into bed earlier.

2. Pace yourself. This isn’t college where it’s normal to chug two energy drinks at your desk in order to be productive. This is your new reality, so you really need to pace yourself since this isn’t how life is going to be for just a semester. If you can, try to catch up on your sleep on the weekends, and on days you feel you have the energy to stay late at the office, go for it, but just don’t overdue. Reserve some of that energy since you don’t want to feel sleep deprived the next day.image

3. Don’t send novel long e-mails. 15 minutes after receiving an e-mail from your boss, you finally complete your most professional e-mail to send back!! Of course, disappointment sets in when you get the response, “OK, thanks.” Next time just make it simple and to the point.

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Pinkies Up at Alice’s Tea Cup!

You’re invited to my favorite tea spot in NYC! There are a spoonful of reasons why tea is good for our health, mind, and beauty that it’s almost worth celebrating. Party-poopers and skeptics who claim they don’t drink teas are seriously missing out because Alice’s Tea Cup has the longest list of tea to satisfy anyone’s taste buds and an atmosphere that can sweeten your day…(um hello perfect place for single ladies on Valentine’s Day)

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The 10 Hidden Life Lessons In Legally Blonde

 One of Reese Witherspoon’s most memorable roles was her portrayal of Elle Woods in the uplifting girl-power inspiring film, Legally Blonde. This classic chick-flick has hidden life lessons that are valuable to every blonde, brunette, or red-headed female out there! Here are the top 10 hidden life lessons in Legally Blonde…

1. “It’s impossible to use a half-loop stitching on low-viscosity rayon. It would snag the fabric. And you didn’t just get it in – I saw it in the June Vogue a year ago. So if you’re trying to sell it to me for full price, you’ve picked the wrong girl.”- Elle Woods
Lesson: Don’t let others take advantage or walk all over you.

 2. “There LSATS are an exam…girls, I’m going to Harvard!” –Elle Woods
Lesson: At some point in life, your friends might not understand why you have made certain choices. That certainly doesn’t make them awful people or friends. Not everyone is going to understand or agree with every decision you make in life. All that truly matters is that they support and believe in you as you explore your new venture.

 3. “Are you free? It’s an emergency!” -Elle Woods
Lesson: Take time to rejuvenate, gain clarity, so you have a fresh, new and positive perspective on life.  Talk it out, and release a few tears before heading back to the problem and facing it head on. If all else fails, indulging in a killer makeover can’t hurt!

4. “Oh my God, the bend and snap works every time!”
Lesson: Have confidence! There will always be that boy or two that will make you super shy and nervous. As Elle would say,“You have all the equipment you just need to read the manual!” Carry yourself with poise, confidence, and when in doubt flaunt what you got!

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The Post-Christmas Cleanse

OK, so we were naughty…but hey after Christmas it’s standard to feel more stuffed than a little rich girl’s stocking. We all love to enjoy just as many cookies as Santa Claus, but hate resembling Old Saint Nick, having to put our stretchy pants on. (No those sounds aren’t Christmas Carols, it is the noise of discomfort in our belly’s).

Unfortunately, wishing you had your reindeer’s to carry you around town while you continue to digest isn’t an option. If you are still making sounds of pain that hardly resemble Christmas cheer maybe you need a Post-Christmas cleanse! However, it’s not all about looking slim, but rather keeping your spirits bright and feeling less like Mr. Scrooge. There are three wise women during this time of year who indulge, enjoy, and cleanse, and this is how they do it… Continue reading

Charity Water Ball 2012

After recent events, I enjoyed sharing the latest fashion, health and beauty tips I picked up along the way. However, last week I attended the Charity Water Ball and met some amazing women who are committed to bringing clean water to those in need throughout the world. They are using their celebrity voice to inspire others to reach out and help those in need. Therefore, you won’t be reading about their latest beauty tips or favorite designer because their passion doesn’t revolve around themselves.

Instead Jessica Stroup, Jessica Lowndes, and Sophia Bush share a common passion for Charity Water, a cause to help people get access to clean and safe drinking water.

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Snow Angels: VSFS 2012

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A little snow…a little sneak peek! Inches of snow piled up outside in the freezing cold as the Victoria Secret Angels lined up backstage to walk this year’s hottest fashion show. The precipitation certainly didn’t kill anyone’s anticipation for the big show. My best friend Lauren Fitzpatrick and I got the inside scoop behind the curtain at the VSFS. Get out your pink robes ladies…it’s show time!

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Organic Avenue Info & Interview

Hey there style seekers… want to know a secret on how to score a successful shopping experience in NYC? I believe in order to look our best on the outside we must feel our best on the inside. Between all of the knock-off cleansing products and the fake weight loss supplements, it’s hard to know what to trust. I asked the founder of Organic Avenue, Denise Mari why Fashionistas like us should try on and purchase Organic Avenue’s products.

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