Recently I have been thinking about my past. I have been thinking about my post college life and my entry into the corporate world. My Father was a lawyer and my Mom was a stay at home mom. I had no idea of what to expect in the corporate world . It was a total shock to me that adults behaved worse than children and that stabbing people in the back was all too much a part of the corporate culture. I was clueless and on many occasions paid dearly for that cluelessness.
Fortunately new college grads have many resources available to them when they enter the workplace. One of the best websites is the Levo League at www.levoleague.com. Founded by a Stanford grad and having Carly at the www.collegeprepster.com as a mentor it is an essential must use website. Please check out their website and recommend it to your friends.
I had trouble sleeping last night. I got to thinking about people's habits good and bad. I was raised in an environment where if you did not like something you kept your mouth shut (I was raised by the saying if you don't have something nice to say don't say it).
I find that most people do not live by this. They find a need to express their feelings no matter whether it is hurtful or not. Sometimes I cringe but sometimes I envy them. How do you feel about the habit of telling people whatever you thin?
Yes it is true I have not been as good on my diet during the past few months.. The stress of work, home, travel etc have made the way for bad habits to re enter my life. Now I am going to diet by behavior modification (i.e. staying away from the places that trigger cheating). What are your diet strategies??
On another note it was a rainy miserable weekend in the east. I am praying for those who suffered from tornadoes this weekend. The weather has been awful lately but the damage caused by tornadoes is heartwrenching.
A few years ago I discovered William Mills Canvas Bags. William Mills is a sail make who makes fabulous totes. They are the "Chanel" of totebags and they come in a wide variety of colors and sizers. They make a great gift for the student, the homemaker and Grandmom. Please check out their website.
I am in love with Twistband Hair Ties. They come in every color and pattern. Twistband also has a three, six or twelve month club where you get a box of hair ties monthly along with a promotional item or two. Please check out their website. It is so addicting.
I love J McLaughlin. Their clothes are timeless and their accessories are fabulous. I simply adore this tote. At $225.00 it is a good price for an investment tote. Check out their website at www.jmclaughlin.com.
It is no secret to the people who I know that I like peace and harmony. I am not a fan of chaos (I grew up in a chaotic house) and confrontation. I like things to run smoothly. When things spin out of control I am not a happy person. I am struggling lately. I have a lot on my plate and am trying to figure out how I can fulfill my obligations to the best of my ability. I want to be there for everyone in my life. Do you struggle with this? How do you handle it??
I have been having trouble with my hair fizzing lately. This past weekend I was in Blue Mercury at www.bluemercury.com in Princeton and purchased Bumble and Bumble Anti Frizz Serum (www.bumbleandbumble.com). I am happy to report that it works well. What is your anti frizz solution?
I cannot resist a great totebag and this one from Tipsy Skipper is no exception. The print is darling and it is a perfect gift for the graduate (high school or college). One can never have enough totes.
I hope that everyone had a nice Mother's Day. Mine was spent with Mother and the rest of our family. It was a nice day. One never knows how many more holidays we have to spend with our loved ones so it is important to make an effort to spend all of them with those we love.
I am a 50 something who loves all things preppy. I love canvas totes, preppy stationery, duckshoes, preppy jewelry, and cashmere. My dorm rooms were decorated in Lilly from head to toe!!! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
I went to college in upstate New York and got my B.A. in preppiness. I worked in New York City for many years as a retail executive. . I hope that you will join me in my travels in the pursuit of preppy items.