What a fun Saturday!! This look was worn to the LA Women’s Expo downtown at the LA Mart on 5-17-14 and to dinner at Casablanca. When I look at this I think of candy and bubblegum.
Posts tagged ‘Shopping’
I originally posted an article about what to do with business cards in September 2010 and now I would like to revisit this with more insight:
Every time you meet someone it’s an opportunity to tell them about yourself and eventually hand over a business card. I just attended Lucky FABB and collected several of them. When you make the exchange (hopefully the other person has one too), what happens next? Do you have a Rolodex full of cards never used? Does it get buried under a bunch of other cards? Do you take one look at it and throw it away? Does it show up in a pocket of an item you wear a year later? I hope the answers to these questions are no. So what should you do?
1. Once you get a business card take a quick look at it while you’re in the presence of the other person, acknowledging that there is at least some interest and then put it away.
2. IMPORTANT!! Within 24 – 48 hours (or as soon as possible if it’s not feasible within that timeframe) send an email to the person saying it was nice to meet you and let’s keep in touch. You have no idea how far that goes and it’s so important!
3. Check out their website and what they do. They may or may not be of use to you, but possibly you can refer them to someone who might.
If you’re not into carrying business cards you can go digital and follow them on Twitter, befriend them on Facebook, or Like their fanpage.
Another new concept on the scene is contxts.com. It’s a mobile SMS business card, where you can send your info directly to the recipient via cell or they can text a pre-selected word to a contxt number and get your info. It’s quick, easy, paperless and free to join. It also serves as a backup when you run out of business cards! For example text DANIEL to 50500. What do you get back?
As a savvy businesswoman, I make it a point to do that with every business card I get because that can be another connection and can even turn into a great friend. I have had that happen several times before and that’s all it took! Sometimes I don’t get an email back from the person reciprocating the gesture, but at least I did my part and that makes me feel good. In the end it’s necessary to do that because endless opportunities could arise, whether it’s related to your job or something else.
So, when you get your next business card, PLEASE make sure you followup. It’s a small step to possibly greater things!
The Style Goddess
Dress for Success is my favorite organization to volunteer for, and when I can give time I do. I made sure my work schedule allowed me to partake in Shop for Success!, a 4 day pop-up shop offering designer deals at low prices. I volunteered for the VIP night (Wednesday, December 4th), which was such a fun experience!
I’ve never worked retail before, but I know running a store takes a lot of work. I arrived ready to jump in and help wherever was needed. The store looked amazing, which everything nicely organized and many things to look at and purchase. There was a silent auction, raffle prizes, open bar, a DJ and a photo booth for attendees. Once 5pm hit, there was a line at the door for anxious ladies ready to enter and shop the night away!
I assisted in the dressing room area, getting ladies in and out, running go backs to the floor and offering my style eye where needed. They were all playing dress up and everyone looked beautiful in the outfits they chose! It was busy at times and that kept me moving and grooving while the DJ was spinning the tunes. I want to open my own boutique one day, so this was helpful for me to get an idea of what it would be like.
At closing, it turned out to be a fabulous night with a great turnout and the best part is that all proceeds go to Dress for Success. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my evening, supporting an organization close to my heart that gives back and helps women be prepared for a professional career in several ways.
And guess what? Shop for Success is open for 2 more days! The hours for today are 10am – 8pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm. There are some great Holiday buys and you should bring your girlfriends. Thanks to everyone who made this event happen!
Shop for Success, 1101 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
It may not be swim season, but why not get a head start on what to buy now? I recently got introduced to one of the coolest brands with a cause, Eco Swim by Aqua Green. Eco Swim is planet-friendly swimwear that uses sustainable technologies and methods to produce looks that are fashionable while giving back. The core customer is 18-48 years young that recycles, carries reusable bags to the grocery store, is stylish and cares about what she puts on her body. The color palette is full of Earth hues that bring to mind the beauty of the desert, the freshness of a flower, the stillness of a calm sea and the exotic lure of the wild. These suits are for real women who want to look and feel fabulous!
Everything is made in the USA and they are always working towards reducing the carbon footprint in the sand. To give back, Eco Swim does beach and waterway cleanups in areas of need. To date they have collected over 50,000 pounds of trash and have 13 cleanups this year.
For more information check out www.ecoswim.com