1. Sit down, turn on laptop, check work email while eating sausage egg cheese Dunkin Donuts wrap + Medium iced coffee with cream
2. Check account (I do search engine marketing so I look at how many people applied on our website and I check out all our work stuff.)
a) just resubscribed to New York Times (which I am thrilled about, especially since I have a student discount and they now offer JUST the digital version - I got SO sick of having like 50 newspapers at a time rolling around my apartment, plus its a total waste)
b) WHOWHATWEAR.COM - this is where I found the magic. Love this site still. Will get to it later.
c)MSN.com - I know I'm antiquated, but I like how it shows the main news all at once, and it's basically like a giant Picture Book which I appreciate it, so I can pick what I actually want to read words about. Plus I enjoy the "pictures of the day" celeb section. Shhh.
d)Twitter has become more interesting to me, ever since 3 day ago when I tweeted @SHARKWEEK - lols but it's a good source of news. Glad I finally figured that one out. Again, I'm a little late to this "social" game, I know. My excuse is that I just am on a computer all day for work and am in online advertising so why care about it on my free time. But again, I guess I should be up on this shit.
e) ok, e. Check ticker symbols for stocks I care about: My company, my stocks, stocks I might want to invest in. Impressed? Thanks, that's why I included that part.
f) sample sales - Gilt.com mainly, although I am still not thrilled about this company. For 3 main reasons, the most recent being when my sandal FELL OFF MY FOOT (YES, it FELL THE FUCK OFF) when I was in Budapest like 3 weeks ago, so I had to go to like Budapest versions of H&M and pay in thousands of "chunks" as I charmingly referred to their currency the entire time (my family even started thinking they actually were called chunks, I think they are actually crowns tho? Who cares.) so I had to find a pair of sandals and I wasn't exactly thrilled with their fashion (or I assume I was just in the wrong places) so I had to wear loafers for like 7 days until I found a suitable pair of sandals in Prague. So I looked like a little weiner walking around Budapest, Vienna (actually this place is "Wein" in Austrian) and then for like 2 days in Prague. LOAFERS and a sweater, bc it was colder than I thought. SUCH a weiner. ANYWAYS, I would still shop at Gilt so blah blahh. And I still like looking at their stuff.
g) BusinessofFashion.com - this site is amazing and I love how it combines business (international news) with creatives in the industry and retail news and digital news and all these awesome things. I could read it all day and it inspires me. Particularly the eCommerce parts.
h)SearchEngineWatch.com - because I want to see what is relevant to my job/what I can do to improve our account/don't want to look like an idiot if I don't know this shit given that it's my job
i)Blogs: http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/ - I just feel happy reading this one. Probably, no 100% will never make one of her "Hamburger desserts" (see I'm not joking) but those are cute and I mainly like looking at the clothing and she seems nice. http://thehyperbalist.com/ - I hope this girl has written a new article for the day, especially since they are long and funny - but she hasn't been writing much! Write more please hyperbalist!! Maskara.com - my new favorite beauty blog. She is SO GOOD. http://seamsforadesire.com/ - I like it because this girl from Spain is a) just SO pretty and b) she wears very inexpensive clothing - mainly all H&M & Zara, so if you wanted to get it you could. It's refreshing to see a fashion blogger that isn't donning a full designer outfit right? I like it. I'm sure she has access to
better excuse me, pricier stuff - but she owns what she wears and I like that. ManRepeller - also read this one sometimes. Every few days.
J)http://www.visualnews.com/ - trying to spark some creativity in myself. This site does it. Fo Sho.
SO I seem to have gotten a bit off topic.. a bit. I started on WhoWhatWear.com and was initially attracted to this cozy skiing in Colorado in a beautiful rustic cabin look and this girl is so pretty right?
In normal fashion (haha that worked out well) I wanted to know what she was about - plus I just started looking at one article and then it makes me to want to know background info on another thing and before I know it I'm like 30 minutes in and know all this info about a very particular subject, that most likely won't ever be brought up but at least I have this info. So anyways, she is Taylor Bagley, a model from the UK and she dates Zach Braff. That's basically it. So when I went to this necklace they were showing this necklace that I love on this awesome site called Latitude (shoplatitude.com), http://www.whowhatwear.com/look-we-love-laurel-canyon/slide17 (below) that is only $78 and really cool, I found this website that has all this super eclectic stuff - the website is Latitude. Super bohemian. Super awesome. The tagline of the website is "Shop the World. Flaunt Your Wears." In case that helps understand what they sell. It's like an international market where you get buy "souvenirs" and just trinkets and clothing and stuff for yourself without going to the place. Like a legit anthropology where man doesn't have to shop the globe, you can shop it yourself. Background info: I'm referring to this TV show (not sure if it's still on) where the man claims to have the greatest job in the world (he does) and he travels for Anthropology buying things that will be (i think reproduced) and sold in their stores. He hunts for treasures at flea markets and art galleries and everywhere really. This guy is SUPER lucky. Second to the Brooke Burke (wild on E!, my ultimate dream job), Andy Cohen (interviewing the housewives, omg whyyy isn't this me) and the guy who tries out bars all over. This is real right? Or did I make this one up? OOOOOkkkk, enough about other awesome jobs. So below is the necklace I like.. I just have a feeling it's probably like a lucky necklace.
|Only $78, find it here|
|God what I would give to be cloaked in one of these furs at my desk right now, mainly because it's so freezing in my office and I'm wearing something |
So on the site they have jewelry (which I'm most excited about), home stuff - sounds like a perfect ticket to getting that "apartment from a movie" eclectic look that you always see when you watch cute romantic comedies and the main actress has a low paying job at like a magazine or something yet happens to live in some large, sick loft that if it were real, would be located in Williamsburg for like 5k a month, and the wood floors are reclaimed and shiny and the pillows are rich colors with edison bulb lighting and the entire apartment is a giant place you'd want to curl up in - and don't forget the massive windows that are most likely italian style so you can turn the handle and push them out so your hair blows back as the cool breeze shoots into your apartment. SO, then there's also a souvenirs section, which I just love the idea of. I LOVE souvenirs. I love when people get them for me, I love the hunt of finding them for others, and I also love the idea of bringing something back for yourself that you know you got in another place because it makes you remember that great trip and feel free. I LOVE souvenirs. Even the word just holds a lot of great imagery. Similar to what coffee does for me. I love drinking coffee, but even moreso I love the IDEA of coffee. I love the mornings, and good coffee with the day ahead of you and how it gives you a splash of energy, and just the time in the day when you can think and wake up. It's good. I think it would be so exciting to be a creative (like a copy writer or art director) at an agency on a Coffee account because I bet there are so many emotions that have yet to be tapped into for advertising purposes.
Then there also is a clothing section, which I am immediately skeptical of, mainly because.. how do I word this... how "eclectic" it is. I think I am using the wrong word here but I'll just leave it.So I just went ahead and clicked the clothing link and it has, in fact, confirmed my skepticism. NO NEED to click this link. As I refer to some clothing brands that will remain nameless - I refer to them as "don't fuck me" clothing because a guy would look at it and probably be like "WTF" is that - like super girly/yarn-filled/primary colors/ill fitting dresses most likely with some weird animal like a giraffe or a hippo crawling all around in oversized print. It's just not sexy. BUT I will be clear that this is my opinion, and I am not saying one should dress for the opposite sex or anyone else - dress for yourself in whatever you like. I am just mentioning this funny phrase that my mom and I made up a long time ago. And on this clothing landing page you'll see basically tie dyed tents that were transformed into "dresses" and strange yoga esque gear that you would wear on an all woman retreat.
|See what I'm saying?|
Back to the point - there are other parts of the site with amazing things like journal sets ($30), rainbow string bracelets (I want this so bad but it's $160), beautiful pillows - and the list goes on. This is an awesome site to get gifts too. So enjoy shopping and browsing this one if it's new for you too. I can't believe I didn't know about it!!
|Find journal set here.|
Also exciting news: Madewell is getting a new head of design so there will be some exciting changes in store. I already love Madewell so I look forward to it getting even better. More here on that.
And No, I didn't take any adderall before writing this post. I know what you're thinking ;)