Thursday, May 29, 2014

Intern Queen


As I've mentioned before, my sister-in-law, Elyse, is a phenomenal photographer, and I try to snag her for some photos every time I'm home. I'm not sure if she realizes it yet, but now that I'm home indefinitely, I plan on taking advantage of her photography as often as possible. I wore this a couple of days ago to babysit my nephew, Jackson, but I've also just been wearing it a lot in general lately. I got it through the Facebook swap group that I'm in, and I can't stop wearing it. It's just as comfortable as it looks, it's extremely flattering, and the little peekaboo back is such a fun detail. I will most definitely be living in this dress all summer, which I think is completely understandable. 

I actually have some very exciting news to finally share   I am finally starting an internship! To be honest, for a little while I wasn't too keen on the idea. I do need to fulfill an internship credit to technically get my degree, but I was hoping to get a full-time job that would still allow me to get the credit. Part of it was a money issue, but I have to admit that my desire for a job stemmed from other things as well. Even though it had only been a few weeks since I graduated, it was tough to see other friends get jobs, while I struck out. I felt (and still do) confident in my abilities and qualified for a great job, so it was frustrating to get rejected. However (and it's a big however), I found an internship that not only will allow me to get the credit out of the way, but is an opportunity that I am VERY excited about. I'll be working with FAB Counsel, a great start-up that works with small businesses to grow by consulting with them on PR, social media, branding, pairing them with bloggers, and more. The company also plans online workshops and events. I'll be doing some blogger outreach, writing, PR, helping with events, and more. I cannot imagine finding a company that's more of a perfect fit for me, and I can't believe how lucky I am to get to do all of the things I love for work. As if that wasn't enough, Mary, the founder, is amazing and is working with me to make sure I'm getting real, hands-on experience that will be beneficial to my career. Plus, to top it all off, I get to work from home for the most part. Dream come true. I really could not ask for a better situation. So now, I can happily say that I don't feel bad about interning anymore. I won't be able to talk about everything that I do, but I'm excited to start right away and hopefully share some of the cool things the company is doing, especially when it comes to blogger events. It's kind of crazy how much having this blog has shaped my aspirations and my opportunities over the past two years. That's right, it has officially been two years. But we'll talk more about that on Monday. Trust me, you don't want to miss it.


When I'm not busy driving to gorgeous Venice Beach for a meeting about the internship or rewatching "Her" now that it's out on DVD with my friend Adam, I really am planning something big for Monday. There may or may not be a huge giveaway headed your way, so make sure to check back then. 

Dress: Swapped (originally from Khol's I think)
Belt: Vintage
Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Need Supply Co.

23 comments

  1. I love how summery this feels! Congrats- the internship does sound like a great fit.

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  2. Wow, this outfit is so perfect! The white, the red the jeans jacket, the lace- its all so perfect together! Congrats on the internship! In Germany people also do lots of interns before they are able to get a job. Its quite depressing for many young people cause often the internships are not paid.
    Lots of love!

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  3. I love love love that dress! So perfect for the Summer and OMG! I just watched the movie "Her" and cried my eyes out... I don't think I could re-watch it though for quite sometime. Congrats on your internship! Yay!
    xoxo
    Taylor

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  4. Congratulations! An internship at home doing all the things you love does sound like a dream. Also, I'm loving the dress. the peek-a-boo back is adorable. A jean jacket definitely polishes off the look, too.

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  5. This dress is so cute! I love the back detail, and it will prove to be very useful when you're experiencing some hot summer days. Also, adding the denim jacket was a very sweet touch (:

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  6. this sounds awesome, Elana! I know the feeling of it taking a bit to find your next step after college. also love that you "won't be able to talk about everything you do" UHH so are you actually working for the CIA? glad it's starting off to be a great summer.

    love this combo too! very classic cool.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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  7. cute! i love it paired with the denim :) congrats on the internship!!
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  8. Congrats! That is so exciting. Also, your outfit is adorable,

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  9. That sounds like a wonderful opportunity! Its amazing how sometimes life takes you unexpected but just as great places. Also I don't blame you one bit if you wear that outfit all summer long ;)

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  10. Gorgeous outfit! Especially those shoes :) Congrats on the internship, sounds so perfect for you lovely! xx

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  11. What an amazing opportunity! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see where the internship takes you.
    And that dress- SO cute. So perfect on you! Lace, stripes, and cutouts in one garment? The best!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  12. Love ! Love ! Love !
    ;) !

    http://lesselfiesdepauline.blogspot.fr

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  13. Congrats on the internship! It sounds like a really great match and somewhere where you can use all your blogging experience. How great!

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  14. Congrats on the internship!! That's so wonderful! It sounds like a great place to be, and you never know, she might offer you a job after it's over! Fingers crossed! Love the skirt by the way!
    ~Sara

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  15. YAY!!! Congrats on landing the internship! It really sounds like the perfect fit for you, and like you'll gain a ton of awesome experience from it.

    Looking forward to hearing more :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  16. Elana, that is SO AWESOME! I can't imagine a more perfect internship for you! Crazy how this blog has helped, huh?
    That competitive feeling with peers is something I can definitely relate to. But you're on your way, and this internship proves it :)
    Love your adorable dress, the sassy peek a boo cut out in the back is so fun!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  17. This internship sounds so perfect and a great way to combine your interests and skill sets! Congrats! I'm sure it will lead you in the direction for your dream job! Love this dress- fun details and I always dig red + white stripes. Have a good weekend!

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  18. ooo pretty pretty outfit- anything red white & blue always snags my eye! and congrats on the internship, it sounds like a very interesting company and right up your alley! when i graduated i felt the same way- every time i'd see a new job announcement on FB i'd get a panic attack. it stinks when it takes a while for things to fall into place

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  19. Love this outfit! And congrats on your internship! That sounds like an exciting opportunity.

    ~Vicki
    decked out in ruffles

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  20. Congrats on the internship - it sounds amazing! I think I felt the same way after I graduated (especially seeing other people in my graduating class getting jobs right away - so much job envy!) An amazing internship will be a great place to start your post-grad life though. Good luck to you!

    It's been a while since I've been on the blogosphere but I'm currently trying to catch up on your blog. I'll have a post up soon so hope you'll stop by!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  21. Cute look & Congratulations! It sounds like its going to be an amazing experience.

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  22. Congratulations on the internship!! Especially finding one that seems perfect for you and that you're so excited for! AND you get to work from home?? Dream come true if you ask me. That is such great news, congrats Elana!

    By the way, I am swooning over your dress. I had thought it was a two piece outfit but love that it's a dress. Adorable!

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  23. Congratulations! Your internship sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear more about it once you get going. Here's hoping it will lead to a lot of amazing opportunities for your amazing self!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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