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Separating your career and your personal life can be extremely sticky. Here’s how to handle some of the most common situations where personal life and career intersect. 
"Career Advice: How to Keep Work and Personal Separate" -  http://pbly.co/EAblog80

Separating your career and your personal life can be extremely sticky. Here’s how to handle some of the most common situations where personal life and career intersect. 

"Career Advice: How to Keep Work and Personal Separate" -  http://pbly.co/EAblog80

Calm Before The Storm
The biggest event we’ve ever handled is only days away and all my time is spent triple checking last minute details. So in my current state of mind I choose this fitted, knee length,patterned blue dress with tulip capped sleeves. The inverted pleats above and below the waist, and the tie in the back, create an intricate origami that flatters any figure in a perfectly planned way. And it’s intricate busy-ness looks the way my hectic schedule feels. I’ve also been thinking hard about presentation and representation. Logos, color palettes, and any product you associate with become part of your public image. So I found myself drawn to this beautiful blue, almost stately, print that reminds me of the patterns on traditional club ties. Then I bring out the dashes of orange, and the complicated pattern, with a structured, coral, snakeskin handbag and intricate white, retro heels. I keep reminding myself that If I just focus, and prioritize, then everything will get done in time.
Dress: Darling  |  Clutch: Lulu’s – Similar here  |  Shoes: Lulu’s  | Ring: Forever 21

Calm Before The Storm

The biggest event we’ve ever handled is only days away and all my time is spent triple checking last minute details. So in my current state of mind I choose this fitted, knee length,patterned blue dress with tulip capped sleeves. The inverted pleats above and below the waist, and the tie in the back, create an intricate origami that flatters any figure in a perfectly planned way. And it’s intricate busy-ness looks the way my hectic schedule feels. I’ve also been thinking hard about presentation and representation. Logos, color palettes, and any product you associate with become part of your public image. So I found myself drawn to this beautiful blue, almost stately, print that reminds me of the patterns on traditional club ties. Then I bring out the dashes of orange, and the complicated pattern, with a structured, coral, snakeskin handbag and intricate white, retro heels. I keep reminding myself that If I just focus, and prioritize, then everything will get done in time.

Dress: Darling  |  Clutch: Lulu’s – Similar here  |  Shoes: Lulu’s  | Ring: Forever 21

Become a master of the art of negotiation. Here are a few tips on finding common ground that can be applied to both your professional and personal life.
"How to Negotiate and Compromise" - http://pbly.co/EAblog79

Become a master of the art of negotiation. Here are a few tips on finding common ground that can be applied to both your professional and personal life.

"How to Negotiate and Compromise" - http://pbly.co/EAblog79

Young And Foolish 
The other day was my best friend Annie’s baby shower. And though I was really looking forward to it I admit I got a wee bit distracted with work. But I tried my best to make an effort, truly I did, even down to what I wore for the event. I thought back to my own childhood and all the things I use to love growing up.  My first find was this neon peach, knee length, full skirt made up of cascading, pleated folds. Perfect for twirling as little girls do, and who didn’t love neon colors in elementary school? Next a white, short sleeved top with a wide cropped hemline and slightly open, tulip back. It’s patterned with clusters of sparkling sequins and silver beads, the effect almost magical, the way everything is magical when you’re young. Finally a grownup, summery, modern take on the classic Mary Jane’s with these white cutout heels. I adore the black piping and buckled straps across the front. Makes me want to try tap dancing, as I often did, across the kitchen floor. Overall, the perfect outfit for the perfect party. I only wish I had been able to enjoy the whole afternoon.
Top: JOA, Lulu’s  |  Skirt: ModCloth  |  Heels: Lulu’s  |Phone: Samsung

Young And Foolish 

The other day was my best friend Annie’s baby shower. And though I was really looking forward to it I admit I got a wee bit distracted with work. But I tried my best to make an effort, truly I did, even down to what I wore for the event. I thought back to my own childhood and all the things I use to love growing up.  My first find was this neon peach, knee length, full skirt made up of cascading, pleated folds. Perfect for twirling as little girls do, and who didn’t love neon colors in elementary school? Next a white, short sleeved top with a wide cropped hemline and slightly open, tulip back. It’s patterned with clusters of sparkling sequins and silver beads, the effect almost magical, the way everything is magical when you’re young. Finally a grownup, summery, modern take on the classic Mary Jane’s with these white cutout heels. I adore the black piping and buckled straps across the front. Makes me want to try tap dancing, as I often did, across the kitchen floor. Overall, the perfect outfit for the perfect party. I only wish I had been able to enjoy the whole afternoon.

Top: JOA, Lulu’s  |  Skirt: ModCloth  |  Heels: Lulu’s  |Phone: Samsung

Harriet guides us through some fun & festive baby shower games in her blog post."Party Planning: Guide to Baby Shower Games" - http://pbly.co/EAblog78

Harriet guides us through some fun & festive baby shower games in her blog post.

"Party Planning: Guide to Baby Shower Games" - http://pbly.co/EAblog78

He Said/ She Said: Can People Really Change?

Alright everyone, it’s that time again! There’s been another debate going on here at the Emma Approved offices, and this time the subject is whether or not people can really change. I say that anyone can be inspired at anytime to be anything, and my partner Alex Knightley argues that even if people change their actions or goals, who they are at their core never alters. So we’re going to bring it to you guys and see what you think. 


Read more here. 

He Said/ She Said: Can People Really Change?

Alright everyone, it’s that time again! There’s been another debate going on here at the Emma Approved offices, and this time the subject is whether or not people can really change. I say that anyone can be inspired at anytime to be anything, and my partner Alex Knightley argues that even if people change their actions or goals, who they are at their core never alters. So we’re going to bring it to you guys and see what you think. 

Read more here.