Hello loves! My wish list this month consists of things that are both cozy and functional. Lately, I've been living on the Sephora brand cream lip stains because they literally last the entire day/night and it seriously never gets on my teeth. Because I live in Utah and it you know snows there I have developed a serious need for all things cozy. The Sorel boots are so so cute and not falling in snow/ice is actually one of my New Years resolutions so those would really help me achieve that goal. Plus, the Kate Spade glitter earrings are on saaaaaaale!
It's cold outside and all I really want to do is snuggle up on my couch in front of my fire with a cup of peppermint hot chocolate (just because Christmas is over doesn't mean peppermint goes out the window, ok?) and play with my baby. I also want all things buffalo plaid, a new planner, some cute boots with grip because it's a slippery mess out there, and a new pretty candle. Happy January, folks!
Going to class on days where it's too warm to wear snow boots and too cold to just wear a sweater are probably one of the most annoying parts of going to school in a place where it snows. SO I have devised a full proof plan of action to combat these days.
Also I know we've been pretty silent these past few weeks. I've been working on getting healthy again and Camilla is moving back to the states on Friday so we've been super busy but we're back now!!!
PART 1: RESEARCH
Research if the weather is going to change during the day, like if it starts out sunny and then suddenly there's inconvenience powder (snow) falling from the sky then you're not going to want to be in Nike Frees.
PART 2: EXECUTION
Not like "off with his head" execution the other kind of execution. Throw something on that makes you happy, AKA yoga pants and a comfy sweater. I chose my Nike shoes to let part of my body breathe since I was wearing a warm coat and it looked pretty cool, like I had just left Denmark or something (at least that's what I told myself).
PART 3: THINK
Layers are really important for days where you have no idea what the weather is going to be like. My big Pendleton coat keeps me warm but if I unzip it, a lot of breeze comes through.
* DISCLAIMER: I like my cropped shirts and I was wearing high waisted Lululemon leggings SO it wasn't totally exposed... ;)
We recently got a message in our inboxes alerting us to a killer ASOS sale. As a rule, ASOS has great prices and a beyond great selection, but when this many things are on sale for up to 70% off the original price, we get pretty excited. Camilla buys almost everything from ASOS, and they actually ship to her tiny cabin in mountains of Slovenia, and Kenza wore an ASOS dress to junior prom. So check out our picks! We love ASOS, obviously, but some of these prices are bonkers.
(Click images for links and hover for descriptions!)
ASOS is actually one of my favorite places to shop, mostly because they have a killer Tall section. It's the best I've ever seen actually. Being a 6'0 tall woman with a big booty isn't always easy. Finding clothes that work on my body without showing too much leg (or butt cheek) or without tugging in weird places is almost impossible. But I've had such good luck with ASOS and that makes me happier than I should probably admit. And just to note, I have those jeans pictured above and I really, really, really like them. Now just to add everything else to my wardrobe.
There are SO MANY THINGS on sale that it literally took me hours to find these particular pieces. I originally had like 50 favorites but I decided to narrow it down to these gems. It is winter for me right now over here in Utah and with that in mind, when we go out it's a lot about being practical. But these pieces I feel like would work really well no matter what time of year it is, which is saying a lot.
Well everyone, I have some cool belated news. This semester I'll be doing an internship with the Utah State Democratic Party, which is the headquarters for the democratic party here in Utah. Needless to say, I'm so excited and so far I absolutely love it. The office is so great, people are awesome and since it's an election year (yay!) it's buzzing over here.
Living in Utah is really interesting because Salt Lake City is becoming this really progressive city with lots of college students and youth, and when you leave the city and enter the suburbs it's a whole different world. It's a beautiful state with such an interesting dynamic that learning and practicing politics here makes the experience incredibly unique. Don't get me wrong I spend my fair share of time in Lehi getting large sodas and sugar cookies (gotta adapt to the culture, right?) but there's something really cool about being 15 minutes outside of a rapidly progressing city and having the ideals almost completely switch.
Previously, I interned at City Hall in the Mayor's Office of Salt Lake City under (former) Mayor Ralph Becker. After this, I worked as a field organizer in his campaign for re-election with some really amazing people that connected me with an internship as a communications and finance intern here at the Utah State Democratic Party and I couldn't be happier.
My intern responsibilities are as follows:
- Opposition research
- Donor research ($$$)
- Attending/Working the Legislative Gala (so fancy)
- Social media
And I'm sure much more! I am so thrilled that this is where I get to spend my time and I love the atmosphere at the office.
I'm going to be talking about outfits for internships in college in another post, however I wanted to touch on it here.
When I was working in the Mayor's Office, I wore a pencil skirt/fitted high waisted trousers with heels and a button down or a tank top and a cardigan with a statement necklace everyday. I did not mess around, my philosophy in the work place is that if my shoes are flat, then my performance will be too. It keeps you on your toes, literally! I totally respect everyones choice to wear whatever shoe type they want, for me however if I am 100% comfortable I may get sleepy at my desk. Kind of a weird thing to realize about yourself but hey, what can you do?
I will leave you with this one nugget of advice for starting an internship/new job in a professional environment:
If you are not sure how the office dresses, show up a little more business professional than business casual on the first day. Worst case scenario, people will appreciate your professionalism and you can always 'casual' the outfit down by taking your hair down or unbuttoning your blazer. It is not as easy to 'professional' the outfit up if you're wearing skinny jeans, booties and a casual shirt.
On my first day I wore:
A black long sleeved cashmere pullover that Camilla gave me years ago
South Coast Joggers in Navy from Anthropologie (link to the left)
Seychelles light blue heels with a bow on the back and a thick heel