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THE DETAILS 

Zara Sweatshirt

Thigh High Boots from TJMaxx

Ban.do Clear Clutch

Aldo Leather Wrap Choker

Sassy Pins from Target

Notebook from Target

TSD Signature

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Travel Diary: La La Land

I just LOVE me some California! You can go anytime of year and have an amazing time. I am in love with the San Francisco Bay Area, but I have a thing for sun and palm trees. LA LA Land is the spot for just that! I have visited L.A. a few times, and each time I have a different experience. I like to sightsee when I travel. Each place I visit has something cool and different to offer.

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Hard Rock and Rooftops

The perfect place to be on a beautiful summer night is a rooftop with a view honey! Lately I enjoy going to the rooftop at Hard Rock Seattle. It isn’t the tallest but, it has a good view that overlooks Pike Place Market. Very nice at night too! Here are a couple of fits I wore the times I visited.

 

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Summer Reads: June

So, I have decided to spend my summer getting my read on! As you all know, I LOVE books! I recently started a part-time gig at my local library. Let’s just say I’m in book heaven! Of course I am the only dweeb to have like 22 books checked out at once (hehe, or maybe not :-P). Then I came up with the idea of doing a monthly summer reading list. Each month during the summer I will share with you guess what books I am reading for the month. The list will include Fiction and NonFiction books from different genres. I’m so excited! Here is my Summer Reading List for June!

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TheStylishDork’s 1st Street Style Feature!

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share with you guys my first street style feature! I was coming from brunch (on my way to the new ZARA store in downtown Seattle) and a nice woman stopped me and asked if I was interested in being featured. The blog is for an energy drink company who wanted to showcase women in what they call “Passion meets Fashion.” She asked me questions about myself, my blog and my style inspiration. Check out my feature and other photos from the day below!

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with LOVE, <3

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it’s not too late to pick out that perfect outfit for the Day of LOVE:-) You can be spending the day with your honey, family, your girlfriends or whoever. Go ahead and get dolled up, take lots of pics and enjoy yourself! And if you’re single, don’t worry if your are spending Valentine’s Day alone. Just because you are single DOES NOT mean you can’t celebrate too! Refer to my post “Enjoy Your Own Company“and you will see being single in a totally different light.

I have come up with some cute outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day for you all! Exciting! Red is the color for this season (we have been seeing it a lot on and off the red carpet), so why not be a little festive for the Love Day 🙂 Red is sexy, fiery and sultry. Just about everyone can pull off wearing red!I love a nice red lip (Russian Red  by MAC is my go to shade lately) and pretty red nail polish. Have a look at the outfits I came up with.

xoxo

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Outings and Outfits: Seattle Edition

Of course lately I have A LOT of time on my hands. Either with job searching, networking and enjoying my new surroundings. I LOVE going to Seattle and exploring and just being in the city. I don’t have the luxury of being only 15mins from a major city like I did back in MD (Downtown DC was only 15mins away), but I don’t mind the drive to Seattle. I always make it an all day outing when I go to the city. Since I am new there are tons to do and see. I still have A LOT of things and places to go to and check off my list.

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This was my first time attending the ballet and I loved it!

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Organizing Projects Just Got Easier!

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!

 

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Here is what you will need:

Moleskin Notebook-Volant (They come in a pack of 2)

Ruler

Tabs

Pens

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)

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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.

photo 4 (1)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.

photo 2 (1)I used a ruler to make my lines nice and straight inside the notebook. (Want it to be nice and neat 😉

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photo 3 (1)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 🙂

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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.

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Then I went to town and decorated my new

PROJECT MANAGEMENT NOTEBOOK!

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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.

ENJOY!