I absolutely love wearing flats and lately loafers have been my favorite! I like wearing heels too but I’m a chill laid back kind of gal. So I’m more than likely in a cute pair of flats. I’m on the hunt for some new loafers to add to my shoe collection (especially a leopard pair since my old ones are well…..OLD)
I actually have a K&Company Smash Journal but I haven’t started it yet. I have had it for about a year O_O. I’m rather nervous because I have never created a scrapbook before. I think I will begin in 2014.
But, I do have several other journals and notebooks that I just jot down notes, ideas and my thoughts in. This particular notebook I am sharing with you today I wanted to use for Creative Writing. I want it to be filled with writings of things I love, my thoughts, pictures, drawings, doodles, keepsakes…just about any and everything! That’s what makes it a Smash notebook. 🙂
Here is a page I did last night. I had some small envelopes left over from my Project Management notebook and this was the result.
All I did was gather some scrap colored paper, small envelopes, double sided tape and colored pens and went to work!
Hey there! Just thought I would share with you guys some pics of my OOTD’s from last week. Sorry they’re so late. I have been REALLY busy lately! Check the outfit dets at the bottom of the pics!
What I wore to Work. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pants! And the color is my second favorite!
Halloween is just around the corner. This is a great time to start getting your ideas and treats ready for your parties and your little goblin trick or treaters! Of course I am one out of millions who is addicted to Pinterest (go on and admit it that your are too lol) so I wanted to share with you guys some of the cute treats and ideas I liked for Halloween.
Ok, so it is safe to say that I am pleased with my Ipsy Glam Bag subscription. This is my second bag so far and I was so excited to see what goodies I got! My favorite goody in this bag was the full sized ZOYA nail polish! (ZOYA is my favorite nail polish brand 🙂
Check out what else came in my Glam Bag!
I started my fall shopping and one of my favorite pieces so far is this monochrome Infiniti scarf from Ann Taylor Loft. It’s comfy, cozy and cute! And my outfit is actually inspired by a dress form that was wearing the scarf (which pushed me to buy it 🙂
Shirt- Banana Republic
Scarf- Ann Taylor Loft
Skirt- NY & Company
Sunglasses- Banana Republic
Bracelet- Banana Republic
iPhone 5 Phone Case- Victoria Secret 😉
Even though the government is still shut down, that doesn’t stop the annual festivities of the City!
The TASTE OF DC is a culinary and cultural event. This is a two day event where you can taste different cuisines, wine and beer of the area. There were sweepstakes and contests to enter, freebies and great live entertainment.
Even though it rained on our parade, it was still a good time 🙂
Leather front leggings-H&M
Scarf- Gift (sorry guys 😦
Kerry Washington and the style she portrays with her character Olivia Pope on the hit TV show SCANDAL is NO Secret!
Olivia Pope is one of the most stylish characters on primetime television right now. She has a distinguished yet sexy and chic look. I have no doubt that viewers like myself not only look forward to the twist and turns of every episode, but to also see what Olivia Pope is wearing. And the good part about that is her clothes are attainable even on a limited budget.
Olivia Pope’s signature looks are when she wears those beautiful cream coats and jackets. There are so classy! So, to celebrate the new season of SCANDAL, let’s get Cream Coated like Olivia Pope!
(1) L.K. Bennett Jessamy Trapeze Coat (2) River Island White high neck City Coat (3) Boden Military Moleskin Coat (4) Reiss Virginia Fit and Flare Coat (5) Burberry Brit Pleated Back Double Breasted Jacket (6) River Island White Biker Coat
Banana Republic Fit-and-Flare Wool coat $250
The North Face “Calentito” Soft Shell Jacket $99
Banana Republic Monogram Peplum Coat $275
A friend of mine suggested that I take a look at a YouTube video by OrganizedJen, a professional organizer who shared this idea on her channel. And boy am I happy I watched it!
I have A LOT of things on my plate right now and projects I am currently working on and new projects coming up. I also have a million gazillion notebooks and journals all over the place and post it notes hoarding in all of my purses. My ideas are basically ALL OVER THE PLACE. It’s hard to keep track of them when they are all scattered about. So, I decided to make myself a “Project Management” notebook like OrganizedJen uses everyday.
The Project Management Notebook can be used by anyone in any professional or lifestyle. You can be a entrepreneur, student, housewife, blogger, designer, artist, whoever. This organizing tool is helpful and the best part is your can make it so that it is functional just for you!
My Project Management Notebook is designed to help me organize personal and professional projects for myself and TheStylishDork.com.
Now, I will explain the process of making the notebook and its functionality. Take a look!
Here is what you will need:
Moleskin Notebook-Volant (They come in a pack of 2)
Stickers or any type of decorations you want to use to personalize your notebook.
Before I decorated the cover of my notebook. I created small tabs for the categories I wanted to divide my notebook in. I suggest for you to buy actual tabs and place them in your notebook. I had to do some extra cutting and sticking with my SMASH tabs. (Long Story LOL)
Once I affixed the tabs in their designated spaces, I went ahead and labelled each tab with a category. The Main Categories are at the top: Goals (6months), Project MGMT and TheStylishDork Blog.
The tabs on the sides are Sub-categories for TheStylishDork Blog. Each section will be where I write down my ideas and projects for each category. It’s easy to just flip to each tab to see what I want to do next or jot down an idea.
Instead of making my notebook yearly, I decided to do it for 6months. As you can see the Goals section will consist of PROFESSIONAL and PERSONAL goals. I also have them color coded so that I can visually differentiate the two. On the side I have a section to place a CHECK MARK to keep track of my progress 🙂
Under the Project Management tab, my projects will be organized monthly. So every month I will jot down ideas, plans and projects. The entire notebook is organized this way. Even the sub categories on the sides.
On the inside pocket of my notebook I added two cute little envelopes (Micheal’s Craft Store) to house extra tabs and to put my random folded up post it notes in. I used double-sided tape to keep them neatly in place.
Then I went to town and decorated my new
PROJECT MANAGEMENT NOTEBOOK!
I made this notebook last month (September was so busy for me I didn’t even have time to write in the notebook 😦 But, this is a new month and I will be putting this baby to use. I’m excited!
If you decide to try this out, let me know what you think and useful it has been for you in organizing your projects.
I gave my favorite bookstore (Barnes & Noble) a little break and paid a visit to my local public library. I just LOVE books. I love the feel and smell of them. I’m a thinker and the library is the perfect place for peace and quiet. While I was there thinking, I also came up with some pretty good new blog post ideas 😉 Keep checking back for those. In the meantime, check out my cool chill fit for the library.