As a professional woman working full time, between keeping some sort of fitness routine and work-life balance, sometimes there simply isn’t time to go to the mall and shop. You know how sometimes we wished we had personal stylists that picked out things for us that they know 100% would fit and make us feel free? Well, online style curation companies do that!
I am spending my money a lot more carefully these days.
I have a budget and a plan for what I buy. I still get tempted into random online “browsing sprees”, where I let myself throw things into the shopping cart as if I had unlimited funds. But I let the items sit in my shopping cart for at least ONE DAY before I hit the order button.
You’re boarding a flight. You have your carry-on suitcase tucked away in the overhead compartment. You put your coffee and magazine down and settled down next to the passenger you’re about to spend 5 hours of your life breathing the same air with. You look up, and realize he’s the leader of an organization you’ve been desperately trying to get in touch with. “How do I do this??” You ask yourself. Now…only if you’ve read Build Your Dream Network. (Answer is at the bottom of the post. Keep reading!)
As I look out the window and hear the morning rush hour, it struck me. That was my life for 6 years: waking up earlier than I want to, rushing to get out the door, and fighting traffic to get to work. I never thought I would say this, but I miss that life.
I’ve been job searching for the last month or so. While I’ve kept myself busy with working on Cubicle Chic, taking care of some important personal business (changing my last name has NOT been fun), reading profusely, and taking a lot of online courses, there are times when I catch myself feeling frustrated with how long it’s taken me to get back into Corporate America.
I didn’t share this openly on my social media channels, so this may come as a surprise to many of you. I was in a major car accident just about 11 days after our wedding in March. I totaled my car, my most favorite car in the world, probably ever, that I’d just paid off about 3 months before. The car title is still sitting in my drawer, fresh and winkle-free.
Yesterday, we celebrated being an officially married couple for one month. Time really flies!! It’s ridiculous to think that it’s been a month already. Yet things have felt different since we got married – we truly are a team now and we’re in this together! That makes everything feel that much sweeter. It’s quite incredible!
Gushing aside, I wanted to share with you guys my outfit hunting result when I was preparing for my bridal shower (in February) and rehearsal dinner (the day before the wedding). Both outfits are affordable (under $150), comfortable, super flattering, and most importantly, scream BRIDAL!
Since our wedding in mid-March, I’ve been asked about our honeymoon constantly. What we actually decided to do right after the wedding was to spend time with friends and family that flew in from out of state and out of the country. We spent a lot of time in the Carlsbad, California area with the family immediately following the wedding, and later in the week went to Vegas for a 3 day trip with my closest friends since college.. which brings me to this post today!
As a bride-to-be, this is perhaps THE MOST exciting part of the entire wedding planning process! To me it was the part that I wish would NEVER end; so I knew I had to document this part of wedding planning on the blog!
In this post, I will show you gowns from 5 different designers in various prince points. I let my consultant, Stacy, pick these out knowing what I like and don’t like. I’ll reveal the designer of my ACTUAL GOWN at the end of the post but, of course, not the actual dress. That will come after the wedding!
We are officially under 1 month away from the big day! Having just gone through a big of a crisis (more on that later) in my career, I am so ready to finish the last mile of my wedding planning process on a high note and in 3 weeks, walk down the aisle and marry my best friend!
In the next coming weeks, I have a hair appointment, final dress fitting, video shoot to finish up, and an appointment to apply for a marriage license. But I wanted to share some REAL insight and advice on what I’ve learned in the last 11 months with you today. If you’re a bride to be, listen closely.. and if you’ve been there and done that, read on and laugh with (at) me!!
I am literally writing this during the Super Bowl game on Sunday. Did you guys enjoy the game? I loved Gaga’s performance and those drones were amazing! Oh and the first ever over time in NFL history? Pretty amazing!!
So if this post sends you on a shopping spree, I apologize… JK, it’s exactly my intention, HAHA!
When anxiety strikes, especially the favor that comes from work, the dark places that it takes us to is never pleasant and to make it worse, it feels inescapable. You feel paralyzed and that the only thing capable moving is your terrorizing thought about how incompetent, slow, and forgotten you are.
From now till April, I will be sharing bits and pieces of details of my wedding planning that I’ve really enjoyed. It’s an ambitious goal… but I’m going to try to document this process as much as I can. On my list are things like wedding grown selection process, florist selection, and maybe how I found my wedding planner. (this will be a long one!) Is there anything in particular that you want to see?! Leave me a comment and let me know!
Whether you’re flying to for work reasons or going home to see family during holiday season, airplane travel is sometimes unavoidable in this day and age. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I travel a decent about for work as well as leisure. Earlier this year, we’ve discussed how to dress for airplane travels and how to keep your sanity during business trip, Now, I want to share with you my secret weapon, ace up my sleeve, and the one and only method that’s TRIED AND TRUE… my “anti-sickness essentials” kit!
Isn’t this everyone’s favorite season of the year? The crisp air, the string lights, the pops of green and read everywhere, the gifts…. and the shopping. OH, THE SHOPPING.
How bad was it, for Thanksgiving? What did you all get?? As part of my November shopping budget, I knew I wanted to get something for the holiday parties coming up. SO I was trying to be careful, only going down a very selectively curated list of shops I wanted to hit…
Sorry I’ve been MIA on the blog for a couple of weeks now… life was kicking my butt with work-work, family business work (which took me to Amsterdam… did you see that on Instagram?), wedding planning, and prepping for all the holiday content that’s coming up. But tis the season of our collective favorite time of the year, aren’t you excited??
As a Cubicle Chic reader, you’ve probably heard about me talking DailyLook’s regularly (see why I love DailyLook here). Today I want to take you through the process of unboxing a DailyLook Elite Box, including what comes in each box, and how I styled the pieces I decided to keep!
I am constantly trying to spruce up my work wardrobe. It’s one of the reasons why I started this blog, which is to share my outfit ideas with all of you and to know what other office dwelling women are wearing.
I am inviting you to come backstage to Cubicle Chic, and see what it’s like to be a blogger with a fledgling blog and all the struggles and inner demons I deal with on a daily basis.
I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now and I am JUST starting to feel like I have a good handle on it. Things like photo shoots, editorial calendar, the collaboration with brands, and the writing can get really overwhelming sometimes, but having had a whole year’s of experience now really gives me more confidence now.
With the official start of fall just 1 day away (this year’s autumnal equinox falls on 9/22/16), are you, or more precisely, is your wardrobe ready for the change of season?
In my last Elite Box from Dailylook, I received this adorable summer pink dress as one of the curated items. Again, it’s something I typically wouldn’t even reach for, and the stylist at DailyLook picked it out for me and it was such a pleasant surprise!
Fact 1: I am SUPER finicky when it comes to bras. I have only worn 1 style of Victoria’s Secret bra and multiple Gilly Hicks bras in my life-time. On average, I could only find 2-3 styles of bras every year that I actually like and will wear. I have tried numerous other styles and most end up going back to the store or staying at the bottom of my drawer.
I’m not gonna lie. In San Diego, if it weren’t because of the emergence of pumpkin spice latte, I would have had no idea that Fall has befallen upon us!
The change of season this year coincided with the start of a new job for me. Needless to say, I have been nonstop thinking about new things to add to my work wardrobe. The smart thing to do, though, is to find accessories and outerwear that turn summer outfits into fall-appropriate looks!
This post is a review of the DailyLook Elite Box Subscription Service. It’s a personalized styling service where based on a very detailed questionnaire, a DailyLook stylist curates monthly boxes of 6-10 items totaling between $200-$350 that are sent to your door for. The service is $40 per box, and it can be applied toward items that you end up keeping/purchasing. The box arrives at your door for you to try on, keep what you like, and send the rest home with provided packaging and labels. Sounds interesting to you? See the rest of the article for the promo code!
We are in the middle of the summer. And in Southern California, we’re FEELING the heat!
One of the outfits that’s been on repeat for me is this hybrid piece of culottes and jumpsuit. It’s quite simple, really – the airy pants and low cut stop are both essential in keeping me cool! Tobi really nailed it on this look with the Anisha Midi Jumpsuit.
Traveling is one of the biggest perks that comes with people with jobs in sales and marketing. Some may argue that not all would consider needing to travel a “perk” per se, but it’s a fact that you get to visit places you otherwise don’t have a reason to visit, have your meals paid for, rack up mileage and hotel points, own the title of “a jet setter”, and cultivate a global sense of the business world. It’s just cool and totally glamorous.
I love to people watch at airports. What I love even more is spotting people who manage to stay stylish, calm, and composed while navigating through the chaos of security checks and luggage management. Watching them is fun and it brings me peace and joy in a weird way.
In years of airport people watching/stalking, I started to notice a trend among the “airport graceful”. The key is to have minimal carry-on luggage and wear outfits that are conducive to traveling.
From there, I’ve developed my formula. Here goes: A comfy dress, sporty sneakers, one personal item, and a easy-to-wheel-around carry-on suitcase.
Ephemeral is this thing called fashion. We’ve all questioned those witch-like pointed toe shoes, and those unmistakably un-stylish Toms, and the floppy hat that make you look like the Paddington bear. I often wonder about these trends: just how long is it going to last? Naturally, this new trend of wearing PJ-like articles as normal/formal outfits completely boggled my mind when I first saw it.
Hello. My name is Jessica, and I’m addicted to sunglasses.
I’d like to thin a lot of you can relate. It also doesn’t make it easier that I live in sunny Southern California, and I’m in my car a lot and whenever I drive, I have to have my shades on. Over the years, I’ve collected many, and I mean many sunglasses, mostly of the designer breed.