Finally sharing this AMAZING sweater on the blog today! If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember my *slight* freak out when I won a contest hosted by Wooden Ships Knits a few weeks ago. Backstory: I enjoy decorating my place for Halloween and other than the typical pair of jack-o-lantern socks, I didn't own anything related to the holiday. When I saw this sweater a few months earlier I knew it would be perfect to wear to celebrate Halloween! Unfortunately, it was a little out of my price range (remember, I'm a graduate student!) so I just dreamt of owning it. UNTIL I saw that Wooden Ships was running an Instagram contest to win the sweater.
All I had to do was comment with Halloween related emojis and tag friends on their posts. And can I tell you, I commented every ghost, pumpkin, bat, and vampire that I could find on my emoji keyboard EVERY SINGLE DAY. And it paid off!
This is by far the softest sweater I own and it's actually quite warm despite it being so lightweight! And honestly, I have all intentions of wearing it even when it isn't Halloween. Wooden Ships has such a wide variety of sweaters available that you can find just about any style that interests you! Let me know what you think about my sweater in the comment section below!
P.S. Wooden Ships is having a Black Friday sale (15% off your order!) until Monday, November 27th + they're donating 15% to charities. Enjoy!
Happy Halloween friends! I hope you're all celebrating with lots of candy and your favorite spooky and spirited movies tonight. I'm taking it pretty easy and catching up on some class work tonighy after having a blast with my classmates at our annual Halloween party last night.
Halloween is such a fun holiday and it doesn't have to be spooky! Of course I love a good skull here and there but I shy away from the gore and blood. In keeping light with the holiday, I bough this fun "Trick or Treat Yourself" tee from Riff Riff Boutique earlier this month! RiffRaff is giving 20% off site wide until midnight tonight (use code TRICK at checkout) so feel free to grab whatever you want!
Let me know how you're spending your Halloween night in the comments below!
Fall is finally amongst us here in the south! And by Fall, I mean weather temps that are no longer in the 80s and 90s! Early mornings are chilly and the afternoons are pretty pleasant. With this amazing weather and a few days off from class, I'm sharing a little life update and this Fall inspired look on the blog today!
My second and final year of grad school is off to a bang! Classes aren't nearly as grueling but they do require a bit more outside work than usual. Other than classes, I've been traveling to career fairs and conferences in search of a job! I've had pretty good luck so far but the grind never stops.
Other than school and job hunting, I'm figuring out ways to create more valuable content for you all, so I've jumped on the vlog bandwagon and started a YouTube channel! My page isn't super loaded yet, but once I have more videos up I'll share with you. Until then, you can see what's happening in my daily life over on the 'gram [_margosmith].
I'm a fairly easy lady when it comes to putting outfits together, so I couldn't wait to pair my new cognac faux suede jacket with this all black look. This jacket is just heavy enough to actually keep me warm and to even layer underneath it. You can find similar styles here, here, and here. Not to mention this AMAZING hat from Zara. I picked up this hat while in Mexico early this year and have had to wait over six months to wear it! I snagged my faux suede jacket from TJ Maxx for half the listed price, along with my Sam Edelman boots in Nashville. So many people dread visiting TJ Maxx, but honestly, it's my safe place. I can go in there and find literally any and everything! How are you updating your closet for Fall? Share below in the comment section!
I'm finally back home after spending the entire summer in Dothan, Alabama/Cedar Springs, Georgia! Before classes kick back up, I'd like to spend a little bit of time detailing my first internship experience.
I snagged my procurement internship with a large, private organization early on during my first year of graduate school. As a Supply Chain/Operations Management concentration, I knew I wanted to intern with a large company and in a buying/purchasing role and that's exactly what I was able to do this summer when working for an organization that manufactures containerboard.
Before diving into some tips and what I learned from my 10 week internship, I want to give a breakdown of my daily routine.
5am CST - Wake-Up
6am CST - Leave Dothan apartment
7:45am - Arrive at work
8:15am - Morning Mill wide call
8:45 am - Assist buyers with executing contract/service agreement, create bid events, source items for various mill departments
10:00 am - Weekly Procurement Department Meeting
11:15 am- 12:30 pm - wrap up desk work/quick lunch
12:30 pm- 4:30pm - head out to storeroom to work with buyers and clerks to order, put away, and drop off inventory throughout mill
4:30 pm - head back to office
4:45 pm EST - end work day and head home
4:30 pm CST - arrive back at Dothan apt
4:45 pm - 8:00 pm - dinner, blog, tv time, etc.
8:00 pm - shower
9:00 pm - watch one last tv show
9:45pm - 10:00pm - bed
I made this quick little video towards the end of my internship program to give you a better idea of my daily routine. ** Turn your volume down -- the audio didn't translate well between my iPhone and the blog and it's quite uneven.**
Yes, I lived in one time zone and worked in another! It took me most of the summer to get use to waking up an hour early, so needless to say I'm very happy to be back in the Central time zone.
With this being my first ever internship experience, I learned five key things: 1) Don't wait... dive in! 2) Ask questions 3)Make connections 4) Use this time as a learning experience 5) Apply knowledge you already have
Once you get passed the on-boarding and HR phase of your internship, work with other interns and your supervisor to dig into the inner workings of your area. Go to meetings, work across teams, and take charge with projects.
There are no "dumb" questions. If you're curious or concerned or just want further insight, ask about it! If you're working on a project and get hung up, ask someone instead of making a wrong move. If you just want to know more about your organization and the area you're working in, set some time up with your supervisor and others in the area for one-on-one discussions. Remember, this is a huge opportunity for you, so be sure to use your first hand resources!
You don't want to stay in your little department all summer, learning about only one area-- branch out and get in touch with the other areas your department comes in contact with. As a procurement operations intern, I had the opportunity to work with and meet people from everyone around the mill. It made sense for me to get to know them better since procurement is responsible for purchasing everything from hand sanitizer for dispensers located across the mill all the way to high dollar motors, valves, and bearings for our paper machines! Plus, working on projects throughout the summer allowed me to even work with managers from our corporate location. There will always be opportunities to make connections, you just have to grab hold of them when they present themselves!
Use the Internship as a Learning Experience
Internships are these fun little experiences that all you to get a better understanding of a company, its culture, and experience working a true 40 hour+ work week. Yay! No, but seriously, use this time and opportunity to gain further understanding of what exactly you want and don't want in a job. Plus, interning is a valuable opportunity to work with and gain experience with different systems, processes, and programs-- these will give your resume a strong boost!
Apply Knowledge You Already Posses
Remember that you're bringing skills that not everyone has to your internship! Whether they're soft or technical skills, find opportunities to apply them to the various projects and responsibilities you take on during your internship.
I had a blast at my internship and was able to learn a lot about the company, its vision, and what some of my responsibilities would entail if I'm offered a position. I also learned what I don't want in a role as well and it's definitely given me a much clearer idea on what I'm looking for career-wise.
If you have any internship experience or advice, feel free to leave it below in the comment section!
JFK! FDR! Don't touch the floor - it's LAVA!!
Funny story, I was a CeCe to a Schimdt once. Things didn't work out but it was fun while it lasted! I've binge watched all the seasons of New Girl on Netflix and I have to say it's one of my favorite shows. It's hands down one of the funniest shows I've ever seen and I'm bummed out that next season is the last one. *insert sad face* I mean, honestly, how can any of deny that there's a little bit of Jess within us?! And who doesn't love Nick and his hilarious ridiculousness? Let's not forget Winston and his cat, Ferguson! Gosh, I love them.
"True Americans" comes from the drinking game the characters play on the show. Apparently there's a real True Americans drinking game, but the rules from the show are obviously a bit different. You can read about them here and here!
While roaming the internet one evening I found this New Girl shirt on Pinterest. It's from a fun Fayetteville, Arkansas based boutique-- Riffraff. As a fan of the show I knew I had to have it! Despite the fact that I'm in my mid-twenties, I asked my mom to get it for me for Christmas last year. It was honestly the only thing I wanted along with gift cards to Chipotle and Target (I'm a simple woman). My sweet momma got this shirt for me and I know I was the happiest person on Earth Christmas Day!
I wasn't able to wear this soft, fun tee until about 3 months after Christmas and I decided to keep the look simple -- busted knee jeans and simple heels gives this casual tee a little pick up. You could easily style this top with a sassy leather skirt, cut off jean shorts, fun flats or even a pair of sneakers. I've linked this entire outfit above!
I hope you all have a relaxing, binge-worthy weekend! What are some of your favorite shows to binge watch? Leave your answers in the comments below!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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