Tuesday, September 23, 2014

life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall

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I know, I know: totally cliche title for the first day of fall, but what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't love a good F. Scott Fitzgerald quote? I'm particularly drawn to this one because it never ceases to amaze me year after year how autumn acts as a sort of reset button on our lives. 

We start new classes and television series either premiere or come back on air after a long summer hiatus. We trade out our summer shorts for a new wardrobe full of thick sweaters and scarves and new sports seasons begin.

This year in particular signifies a huge new beginning for myself:

I got a job!
Beginning later this week, I will be working at a public relations agency in the city. I couldn't be more excited and I'm so ready to begin working, which is something that I thought I would never say when I graduated earlier this year.

I'm not a very religious person by any means, but I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. 

I turned down a job that I could have started the day after graduation for a reason.

I spent the summer searching endlessly for positions for a reason.

I did not hear back about any of the 50 or so positions that I applied to for a reason.

And finally, after seeming like I would never be employed (despite placing myself on a strict regimen & following these rules), I was asked to come in for an interview at a fabulous PR agency for a reason.

That reason?

Everything about this job was perfect for me. 

It's in the city at a smaller company, which is something that I love the feel of. I will be doing work in an area that I feel experienced enough in to be able to excel, but I can also already see that I will be challenged more than I ever have been before. Like I said, perfect.

I am so so so excited to start in the real world, you guys! So what if I have to commute and I can already feel the exhaustion that's going to be inevitable for the first few weeks? I can't remember the last time that I was honestly this excited for something in my career. Most of the time I have had to psych myself up and tell myself that whatever I was doing would pay off in the long run. Well, the way I look at it, this is the long run and everything I've done so far sure has paid off.


Hope you guys are off to as great of a start as I am this fall.

With Love, 
Ellyse
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Monday, September 22, 2014

tory burch fall

It's no secret that Tory Burch is my go-to designer for practical, stylish shoes and pretty much every handbag I have ever wanted, but I tend to go back and forth on whether I like her clothing collections. This fall, however? Everything is so spot on. While most of her pieces are just a tad out of my price range, this collection is definitely something for me to aspire towards!


tunic // blouse // skirt 


Go shopping
With Love,
Ellyse
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