How do you continually find the inspiration to keep topics flowing on your blog?
I’ve always been easily inspired. One thought or experience would ignite my thought process and I’d have an engaging conversation ready to go. In all honesty, it’s random – just like life. I don’t plan out what I decide to post, I normally wait for it to come to me and then roll with it. It’s important that what I’m taking the time out to give you guys is organic because one thing I hate is a blog who posts things just to post. Quality > quantity, always. It’s been a very natural process for me, but there are without a doubt days where I don’t have the energy to create the content.
I love your style! Have you ever thought about styling women as a possible side hustle? I think you’d do so well, plus we need you!
Before I started The B Werd, I thought about doing a lot of things. It was really hard to pinpoint what would be fulfilling because I love (and like to think I’m good at) a lot of things. Starting this blog was one thing I didn’t need anyone else to do, everything else required having actual customers! LOL I may definitely try styling in the future. I dress all my friends already, I might as well take a stab at it with a stranger who trusts me.
I graduated this past May and have really appreciated all of your career posts. I have an interview coming up. What do you normally wear to yours?
Interview attire is very critical. It’s important that you’re dressed in a way that will convey your professionalism and individuality but most importantly, ensures you feel comfortable. I always measure what to wear based on the type of company I’m interviewing at as well as who I’ll be interviewing with. When I was interviewing at small boutique PR firms, a cute dress or pencil skirt with a blouse worked perfectly, but I always aimed for solid nuetral colors. However, when interviewing at larger corporate firms I had to keep their culture in mind. They’re lead by businessmen in suits, so I always opted for a pair of nicely tailored pants with a blouse and jacket or a collared button down. A pant suit is always a good option. The last thing I want is for what I’m wearing to take away from what I bring to the table. Keep in mind, a blazer ups the notch on professional every time. No platform heels, and nothing too too high. Less is more! Here are some options:
You seem so multifaceted! What would you consider your other passions outside of PR and writing?
I’ve always had the gift of gab. I loved literature and how powerful words were, how they connected people and also how they changed them. I excelled in English throughout high school and in college but knew it didn’t pay, so I enjoyed it as a hobby and went for something faster paced, i.e. Public Relations. Before I started this blog I considered several ventures, from personal styling, personal shopping, event planning, brand building and a few other things I consider myself to be good at. I still may tap into those things as time goes on, but as of now I’m simply trying to conquer things one at a time.
I’ll be attending a wedding with my boyfriend in September which will also be the first time that I meet his family. What’s a good dress that will look great but more importantly, be appropriate?
That’s exciting! Wedding dates mean serious business LOL. Assuming it’ll still be a bit warm in September here are some things I’d wear –
I had never shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale until I saw it on your blog and I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to it! The only downside is, it feels a little overwhelming for me. Do you mind doing another round-up of your favorites that are still in stock?
Welcome to the club! I shopped it for the first time three years ago and look forward to it every year. I actually still have 3 orders headed my way because things sell out SO quickly. Here are the a few things I’d take advantage of while they’re still on sale or in stock –
What would you say are the most detrimental things that hold women back in their 20’s?
A few things, actually. Chasing the wrong people. Whether it be the wrong man or the wrong friendships, when it doesn’t fit right or feel right; let it go. Years fly by and before you know it, you’ll have wasted two-three years in uncomfortable spaces dealing with things that negatively effect your life as a whole. Vibrate higher than that. Next, I’d say trying to live above your means. I don’t care what you see on Instagram, people are broke in their 20’s. Vacations are nice, so are expensive cars, shoes and bags, but if you decide to experience those things please do them comfortably and not to keep up with anyone around you. There’s nothing cute about purchasing things you can’t really afford just to say that you have them. Save your money, build your credit and mind your business. Lastly, take advantage of right now. 30 will come as quickly as 18 did, if not faster. Make sure you’re laying the foundation for something that will allow you to live a better life as time goes on. If there’s something you want to do, knock it out now. Don’t wander around aimlessly for years. Your 20’s are precious, make them count.
If I didn’t get to your questions this week, be on the look out for them next Friday. As always, you can shoot questions my way via Instagram or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a good weekend! xx