After Memorial Day weekend comes the need for some much needed summer shopping and I am all ready to snag my top summer picks with the help of Lyst.com! Have you ever had that moment where you just feel like your wardrobe needs a total refresh? New accessories, clothing, shoes, bags? You just need it all right? Well what I LOVE about Lyst is that it helps you compile ‘Wish Lyst’s‘ of all of the pieces you want to add to your closet so that when you are ready to shop, all of your favorites are in one place…so it’s safe to say I went a little overboard when it came to creating my own ‘Summer Wish Lyst‘ which you can shop here BTW (you are welcome :p)
Creating your Lyst account is easy…just head over to Lyst.com and follow the prompts and build your profile. You can ‘Lyst‘ your favorite products into different categories and then go back and shop them whenever you are ready! How great is that?! Here is a sneak peek of what is in my ‘Summer Wish Lyst‘…
Happy Humpday Loves! Sorry if I have been a little MIA…LA vibes had me relaxing and enjoying a break from my hectic schedule but I am right back at it with events, posting and outfit shoots (ugh take me back to Cali stat!). This look was shot before I flew off to Los Angeles and let me tell ya it wasn’t even warm enough there to wear this! Who would have thought that Long Island would have nicer weather than LA…apparently the term for it is ‘June Gloom’ well that it was :p
To Do List:Wake Up, Kick Ass, Repeat (ok kidding…well maybe).One of the most common questions I have gotten recently is, “How did you get where you are today?”…now to clarify, today I am in my early 20s, still living at home and have a lot of growing up to do and tons to learn, however within the past few years, I have gotten my BA in Media Communications, started my own social media consulting company and launched MissyOnMadison.com
So what do I do on the daily to get to where I am? Well it all comes back to following my dreams, goals and ambition…
Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to ‘make it’ in the fashion world. One of the key things I learned in college was to be social and network. My parents didn’t have any ‘connections’ nor did they have any idea of what I wanted to do (hell, I still think I frighten them from time to time haha) but I always knew somehow everything would work itself out.
I tried to put myself out there (social media was a huge asset in that department), attend events to hopefully meet people with common interests who would become key contacts in the future and I always came (and continue to come) prepared for whatever the day may throw my way.
So here are the key things I do every day which prep me to make a great first impression and seize my goals for the day:
1.Confidence (never leave home without it folks). If you are shy and unsure of yourself it is likely others will feel the same way about you. I am a talker and I enjoy striking up conversation and putting myself out there.
2.Come Prepared. You never know what will happen in the course of a day. No matter what bag I opt to wear (whether it’s a night out or a day filled with meetings or a day trip) I carry a portable iPhone charger (nothing is worse than the ‘less than 20%’ memo popping up on your screen), business cards (I have cards for my consulting business + my blog), a bottle of smartwater, a great pair of sunnies, a chic accessory (like a statement bracelet or ring that can instantly snazz up an outfit) and of course lip gloss/lip balm!
3. Stay Organized. When I have a million things going on it is definitely challenging to stay on track and focus on what I need to do for the day, so I am all about keeping a schedule, writing things down and being mindful of the time on a daily basis. I always wear a watch, I flag e-mails that have important info for the day (time/location of meetings) and keep track of campaigns and important due dates in my Kate Spade planner.
4. Be Kind. You never know who you will meet and how they will impact your future. I try to be kind to everyone (I can’t promise I don’t have a little attitude every now and then…hey everyone has their moments) but for the most part I like to go through life with ‘rose colored glasses’ and take pride in treating people the way I would like to be treated…some call it karma, I call it common courtesy.
5. Take Care Of Yourself. It’s important to take great care of yourself every day to make a great first impression on those around you. I stay hydrated, get enough sleep (or at least try to), get some exercise in and try to do my hair and makeup every day because looking good makes ya feel good
*This story is brought to you by smartwater, who believes in making progress every day little by little and sip by sip. That’s how you move up up up.