In the District

In the District

I lived in Washington, D.C. two summers ago for an internship on Capitol Hill. Since then, I’ve loved the city. I would walk around the National Mall looking at the monuments and taking in the history (I do have to live up to my self-proclaimed status as a history nerd after all).

My mom and I visited D.C., in part to network for jobs and in part to enjoy a vacation after finals. Despite the bitter cold, it was fantastic to be back to the Nation’s Capitol. I mean, take a look at the view.

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Once we were there, I did some interviewing. Thanks to Jacqueline’s advice in my previous post, I had a whole new inspiration for what to wear. 

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My mom and I did lots of sightseeing when we were walking around. We visited two of my favorite places, the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon. These two locations take my breath away each time I see them.

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Take my word for it, I packed a lot more than just a black puffy coat, but wore the coat the whole time because it was so cold!

It was great to be back in D.C. It reminded me of the great experience I had when I lived there and what a beautiful place it is. If you haven’t visited it yet, add it to your must-see list! 

Dressing for Success

Dressing for Success

It’s a cliché, but you’ve got to dress for success. I remember watching my mom getting ready when I was really little, and she would always put together a slammin’ outfit. (Shoutout to mom for sharing an interest in style)!

As I’m starting to apply for jobs, I’m looking into stylish pieces that show my personality, but also are interview and job appropriate. My friend from school, Jacqueline Putegnat, told me to look no further. She works at an awesome Dallas boutique, Pitaya. They have so many fun pieces, that’ll add a flirty vibe to your wardrobe.

I asked her where she got her style inspiration. She told me from her internship at Marks and Spencer, a London PR agency. The PR and fashion departments were adjacent, so she got to see many different ways to dress for work.

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Jacqueline not only showed me outfit inspiration for work, but also put together more some off-the-clock ensembles.

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Jacqueline’s styling advice gave me some great ideas for how to tackle my upcoming interviews. One less thing to worry about!