Let’s Talk About Internships: What To Wearby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 30th, 2011
Continuing with my subject “Let’s Talk About Internships” here is today’s topic:
What To Wear On Your First Day and Everyday After That?
I see this question get asked all the time. And, while it’s not the thing you should be worrying about the most, your appearance (at least if you’re interning at a magazine) does have some importance. My first word of advice would be to feel comfortable in whatever you wear. Chances are you’ll be running around the office (or even the city) so, you don’t want to be pulling down your skirt every time it rides up your thigh. Also, flats are probably a good idea, however, if you feel comfortable in heels, go for it. I once had friend in elementary school whose mom wore heels all around Disney World during a school trip. She said they were more comfortable to her than sandals. More power to her, but I still don’t get it! Lucky for me, I’m not running around too much, so there are days when I’ll put on some shoes with a little height, however, it’s mostly sandals and flats for me. BUT, don’t let the word “comfy” get to your head. I see other interns (no offense to you guys if you’re reading this. Which I doubt you are, but you know, disclaimer.) wearing ripped cut-offs (Snooki style) and have bra straps falling all over the place and I just ask myself “Why?” Being comfortable is one thing, but looking unkempt and not together is another thing. My best advice would be to look at what your editors and bosses are wearing, tone it down just a notch, and inject your own style into that–chances are you’ll look the part while still being able to carry out your tasks.
Image via here.
Let’s Talk About Internshipsby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 28th, 2011
Lately, I’ve been getting quite a few emails from people asking me about my internship. It’s something I hardly bring up on here, however, I thought it would be good to address some of the questions I get asked and to answer any general questions I’ve come across on the internet. So, for the rest of this week, I’m going to be posting something internship related. Today, I’ll be writing about getting the internship. I hope you find this helpful, or at least entertaining! (more…)
Summer Partyby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 28th, 2011
For some reason (maybe to spend time with friends? Celebrate summer? I really don’t know) I decided to throw a first-weekend-of-the-summer party. It would take place on my rooftop, thoughts of summer would fill everyones minds and everyone would feel like as if they were sipping strawberry daiquiris on the beach in Acapulco, right? Meh, not so much. Things got pretty stressful when I started to cook(!) for all thirty (yes, I decided I wanted to cook for everyone too!) people. Now, as you can imagine (or as you know, well seasoned party throwers!) this was not an easy task, and I blame you, Pinterest, for my overzealous desires! You make everything look so easy in those little boxes. If only making Capreses skewers and mini-sliders were as easy as pressing ‘repin’!!! Regardless, all went well (if you don’t count the 10 mini sliders that became well too acquainted with my floor) and I think (and hope!) everyone had a great time.
Hi, Summer.by Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 21st, 2011
Today marks the first day of summer and I’m pretty happy about it. While most are probably dreading this season, I actually look forward to it as I feel the city is most alive this time of year. Rooftop parties, dewy cheeks, all the fun stuff. How do you feel about summer?
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Happy Fridayby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 17th, 2011
You’ll have to excuse my lack of posts in the past week as I’ve been quite busy. With my internship three days a week, and almost a full day of summer classes on the other days I find myself with little time to update my little blog here. Of course I could update about what I’m wearing to the grocery store today, or about how I banged my knee on the side of the bed yesterday, however, I really try to post interesting and original content–something I find takes more than just a few minutes a day. But have no fear! Summer classes will soon be over and I’ll get back into the swing of things! In the meantime, I will try and post as often as I can!
What do you all have planned for this weekend? Nicholas and I will be spending our Saturday with his sister and her family who are in town, and Sunday is reserved for doing absolutely nothing–my favorite activity! Here are some links from around the web:
Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese?
Something about a not-so-good-photo paired with white font/clever saying makes me happy…
The world’s biggest potato spud. It’s big.
Would love to be here right now. Or here.
Don’t have a yard? How about this for a garden?
Sparkling Strawberry Limeade. Perfect for summer.
I have a friend named Becky. Rivka is her band. And this is her friend, John’s band, Ivory Weeds.
Meatless month has been over for a while now. However, I’ve decided to not eat lamb from now own. A lot of it has to do with this picture. How can i eat something so cute??
Super 8by Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 14th, 2011
The Christmas before last, Nicholas gave me a Super 8 camera as my present. I had no idea what he had gotten me (although, he kept telling me it was awesome), however, I was super excited and honestly thrilled when I opened it. If you know me well, you know that if I could do anything in the world, I’d probably direct movies (a la Sophia Coppola) and I had always wanted a Super 8 camera but never could justify buying one. Unfortunately, I still had not used it until today, when my first roll of film will come in from B&H. I’m using 7285 Ektachrome 100D–can anyone suggest another type of film? I did some research and found that this type of film is easy to shoot with, however, it doesn’t have the exact grainy look I was looking for ( I think that’s what Kodachrome was for:RIP!) Anyway, I’m excited to share my first test roll with you guys!
Martha’s Vineyard Part Twoby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 7th, 2011
After hanging out at the beach for a few hours, we made our way to the town Vineyard Haven where we rented bikes for the day. Little did I know what was ahead of me–a twenty-mile bike ride!
I mean, there were times when I didn’t think I was going to make it. Every hill seemed to be a little bit steeper than the previous hill.
Thankfully, we took some breaks like our lunch break in Oak Bluff’s–a town full of the cutest gingerbread houses. After finally making it back to return our bikes, we headed back to our little house and cooked up some BBQ.
Martha’s Vineyard Part Oneby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 6th, 2011
We arrived late Friday night and got some rest before heading to Lambert’s Cove Beach on Saturday. The water was clear (something I’ve found hard to find in this part of the country), and even though the water was freezing, a few friends even took a dip!
Nails And Yellowby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 2nd, 2011
While everyone was donning yellow nails last year, I was too busy stuck on my dark reds and purples. This year, something has swept over my body and has forced me to wear bright colors–something that I usually despised! Maybe it’s the cold winter I just survived, or maybe it’s the somewhat dull-colored (but not dull in itself, nooo waaay) city I live in, but this summer, I’ve fallen in the grasp of yet another global, universal, whatever you want to call it, trend–yellow nails. I love them. Nicholas loves them. And, I kind of feel as if I’m shoving a sunflower in someones face as I point my finger at them. I like how bright they are and how they add an extra little kick to whatever outfit I’m wearing. (Note: I’m wearing a yellow skirt right now. Some may say I’m pushing it but I, however, feel as if I’m spreading sunshine around this already sunny city [Still in Miami!] while singing “Oh Mr.Sun, Sun…Mr.Golden Sun..yeah you get it? I’m kind of exaggerating a little. I mean, they’re just nails.) So, i decided to share this little post with you as I wait to board my flight back to New York. Au revoir and see you in New York!
P.S: I’m wearing Opi’s Banana Bandana
Walking On The Beachby Elizabeth Jaime posted at June 1st, 2011
Nicholas, my sister, my sisters friend, and I spent most of today at Crandon Park, a small beach just south of South Beach. Even though they’re close to each other, they’re separated by a body of water so it actually is so much faster to get to Crandon Park from my house than South Beach. Plus, I like how calm and quiet this beach compared to the hustle and bustle of South Beach.