ROAD tRiPPiN

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I love driving and road trips are extremely relaxing to me. With people or by myself, I am usually very content riding along in the car for extended periods of time. My standard Jetta and I have a great time zipping across the states. There are a few essentials to my road trip that make it relaxing and fun. Remember that you have to pace your intake of fluids in the car.

1. Diet Coke

2. FIJI/VOSS Half Liter Bottles

3. Fresh cut berries and mangos

4. Bowls on bowls (on bowls) [don’t try unless you are super woman like me]

5. Kombucha

I always always myself to stop and have a little fast food. It’s a such a awful treat but it also helps to give you enough carbs to soak up the booze for your late night drinking purposes. Which is usually what I am driving directly into. Never forget to grab napkins though, especially if you are as addicted to condiments on everything like I am.

Tunes are essential to great car rides. Here are some of my recent tunes. Enjoy.

ESSENTIAL MIXES and MUSIC

AC SLATER on DIPLO & FIRENDS

OLIVER HELDENS SUMMER EDITION

[DOCTOR P] – SCROOBIUS PIP

Work or Twerk?

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The way you dress yourself, is the way you want people to see you. It is the first impression that you make. You dress for the position in life that you want.

DONTS

There are too many people running around in attire that will NEVER be appropriate. I have seen some of the most horrific work outfits by men and women at my job and I work for a professional Pharmaceutical company.

For Women:

1. NEVER EVER EVER, no matter how old or thin you are, wear a skirt or dress that is shorter than lower to mid thigh. You are at work. No one wants to see your ass.

2. Foam Flip Flops. Just stop. They are an abhorrence to the human race and should ONLY be worn to the pool.

3. Polyester should NOT be in any woman’s vocabulary.

For Men:

1. Mandles, Flips flops and Sandles are unacceptable. Put on a leather shoe. TRUST me, it’s much nicer.

2. Belt and Shoes, Socks and Pants. A key rule to matching in men’s fashion.

3. Your clothes might have a lot of minor patterns, but all three or four, and you might look like a 1920’s hobo trying to get an interview with the Circus.

For Both:

1. RIPPED¬†JEANS, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ‘NOUGH SAID

2. Stop dressing like you buy your clothes out of the kids section. It is so inappropriate and distracting. You will not get your point across, because if you can’t dress yourself appropriately, how can you make your voice heard appropriately.

3. Keep your colors and patterns to a non distracting level. As crazy as this sounds, some outfits you see from day to day are extremely distracting when a rainbow of colors just can’t seem to stop running by your cubicle. ūüėČ

DOS!!!

1. CLEAN LINES

2. Blazers and collared shirts are a must. MUST. They sculpt your body in the most serious of ways.

3. Everything should fit. Not too big or too small.

4. Appropriate touches of color and pattern can be very sophisticated and help spice up your outfit.

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This light pink and black color blocked blazer, white collared chiffon shirt, black pencil skirt and black pumps are my go to outfit for interviews. Specifically for interviews, light jewelry and subtle colors really help to give off that clean and polished look, while really emphasizing that you are there for your skills and mind.

Good Morning!

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Monday. It’s always the worst coming out of a weekend and realizing that you cannot sleep in, you cannot smoke another bowl in the morning, you cannot have the breakfast cocktail you so desire. I allow myself to have Sunday Fatday for my cravings and fixes so I usual wake up to a still full tummy which is never a good feeling. It is also a good reminder of how you feel when you eat slightly unhealthily and how the rest of the week you should stick to your strict food and exercise schedules.

Monday is also the day I regain my strength. Get back into the mindset I need to be in to complete the week, get a step closer to my ultimate goals. My Monday morning kick-starters are usually a Cosmic Cranberry Kombucha and definitely lots of coffee with some sort of flavoring. Remember, you can only be powerful if you keep up your level of success and intensity that is being powerful. I just love the word…. POWERFUL.

Kombucha is one of my most essential healthy items. It has so many benefits for you, and really helps your digestion. There are many types of Kombucha but GTs is most definitely my recommended product. SO GOOD.

http://www.synergydrinks.com

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This week is EXTREMELY exciting to me because I get to go up to NY and move into my new apartment!It’s always to fun to have a new place. Especially when you live with your best friends!

So as this is a short week for me, this is a good week because I can live a little extravagant and careless for a few days which is definitely something that I need. A TRUE VACATION is what I need to take, but that never just seems to be on my table of decision making. For all of you with the Monday blues, remember, put on some extra lipstick and put your powerful face on and prove to yourself all the things you can do. Remember to love yourself and to never be ORDINARY.

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Love Me Some Rose

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I recently discovered a great liking for blush wines. The key for me is to find wine dry and not sweet at all. I came across a wine called Vinho Verde Rose. A winery called Broadbent produces the bottle. It is an exquisite taste of dry rose with a slight hint of carbonation. I truly recommend. Cheers!

 

EXPRESS Addiction

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My favorite store is¬†Express, it’s been my addiction since forever. My favorite things that are staples and around all seasons are the chiffon collared shirts and the best A-line and body tight dresses. They have the best lace and leather, and I cannot get enough. My recent purchases were pretty cheap and on sale and I even had a money off coupon that did very nicely, money off e-mails on your phone is one of the key things to use. Forget about most and delete them, but never your essential stores. It is such a money saver and half the time you can pay half the price if you shop properly. I think clothing is one of the most powerful ways you can express who you are and what you where shows what goals you have in life. Ultimately what you want and think you want to strive for. Clothing makes me powerful. It makes me feel like I am exactly who I say I am.

My Recent Purchases: They are more for me, dates and going out and less for work, the long dress I might wear on a Friday with a long black cardigan and sandals. Black was definitely my key color in this purchase, even though I love color.

1. Black Jumpsuit, Black Lace Back and Trim

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2. Black Lace Dress, Open Back 

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3. Black Snakeskin Chiffon Dress

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I give full credit off these photos to Express Design Studios. You can find the link and these items below! Ironically, Express was a former employer of mine. Three months. It wasn’t as fun as I thought to have a second job just for fun but I did enjoy the clothes.

http://www.express.com

Bar Isabella

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My favorite restaurant and bar in all of the Philly region is definitely Isabella’s, a¬†contemporary Mediterranean style bar featuring tapas and some really innovative dishes. Located in Conshohocken, PA, right in the outskirts of Philadelphia, the setting is a great little bar to come to. The tapas portions are great to order a couple things around to share. My personal favorites are the Calamari, Truffle fries and of course Caesar salads. Caesar salads should be a staple in everyones diet.

http://www.barisabella.com/

They have amazing Liquor Infusions, about three at all times, personally my favorite has been the cucumber infused gin, but that’s a given for me. Gin, gin, gin. Different drink specials are made up every day, some are really innovative! From a flaming toasted s’more martini to a berry rose spritzer, you can really get anything you desire. Bartender and restaurant manager Lana Fain is an essential member to the restaurant experience.

I had an Iced Coffee there the other night that was absolutely amazing. Chilled coffee, Rumchata, Kahlua and some other ingredients composed the drink and it was a Chemists dream. I couldn’t stop drinking them! The only think I truly needed was my periodic table coffee mug and I was perfectly wired to continue programming my heart away.

wpid-wp-1406195549042.jpegOther great drinks I’ve had is the Rose Martini and the wine selection is phenomenal. I urge you to come here if you are in the area. It’s amazing! The owner Tom would love to see you stop by for some fine wine and dining!!