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Life after college is so much more tougher than it looks in the movies! One of the biggest risks I took after college was to move from my hometown of Rochester, NY to Dallas...without even securing a job first! I assumed that the job hunting process would be easy (let's all laugh together on how naive I was lol) so I was a bit surprised when it took me a few months to find the right job that fits for me and that I genuinely love. Sure, there's tons of jobs out there (especially when you live in one of the fastest growing cities in America!) but I didn't just want to find just any old job. I wanted to find my passion and that's where Monster comes in. After countless hours spent applying for jobs online, I finally found my dream career as a social media specialist on Monster! The entire application process was simple and there's so many great resources on their site which comes in handy when you're a college graduate who's suddenly afraid of post-grad life.

Here are some great ways to make the job hunting process easy and come one step closer to finding your dream career:

Resume Reviews

A good resume is key to landing the perfect job and luckily Monster offers free resume reviews from career experts! It's always nice to have another person look at your resume and the submission is so effortless and quick. All I did was submit my resume through the website and the next day I got an email saying that my review was done! There was tons of helpful feedback such as making my past job descriptions shorter and more specific and even making the font bolder so it stands out more. Plus there was detailed feedback on a typical recruiter's first impression of my resume. In my opinion, this is one of the most useful tools on their website and I highly recommend it - even if you think your resume doesn't need any improvement.

Career Advice

The job hunting process can be so overwhelming so I love the fact that Monster provides so much helpful information from experts such as how to write a cover letter, what to wear to an interview, and even how to negotiate your salary and understand employee benefits. There's also resources that come in useful after you get the job such as getting along with bosses and coworkers, everything about work-life balance, and even the proper way to quit a job! These are all things that college doesn't really teach you so it's nice to know that there's a place to go so you can know these things beforehand.

Jobs, Jobs, & More Jobs 

In my opinion, Monster has the largest variety of jobs avaliable and the search process is so easy. For example, if you're looking for a job in the social media industry, the search engine will automatically include careers that are related to social media such as PR or marketing. This way, you're not missing out on anything and might find come across a job that sounds more interesting than what you had originally been searching for.

Career Horoscope

Okay, so this is a cool bonus: career horoscopes! I'm a sucker for anything zodiac and I always check my horoscope every morning so this is right up my alley. Plus it just makes the time that you'll be spending searching for the right job so much more fun!

What do you think about Monster? Have you tried it before? Let me know below!

Lately I've been in the mood to be spontaneous (that's what being in your 20s is all about right?) so my friend and I randomly booked a trip to Las Vegas for next week! I mentioned in my last blog post that I've been there 4 times before but this is the first time that I'm going as a legal adult! It's always been one of my favorite cities and there's so many ways to have fun - even if you don't like to gamble or go clubbing! In case you're headed there soon, here's my go-to list of things to pack so you can have the best trip without worrying that you left something important at home:

Feel Free to Go Crazy With Your Wardrobe

What I love about Vegas is that you can be in sequins at 2pm and no one will care cause's Vegas lol. Take advantage of this opportunity and take some fashion risks such as chic cut-out dresses, bold colors, or even feathers! I recommend some lightweight casual outfits like a linen dress and more fancy outfits like this gorgeous hot pink dress or this chic jumpsuit. Also, don't forget a stylish swimsuit (there's so many great pool parties like the one at Caesar's Palace!). I'm bringing this polka dot bikini top and high-waisted bottom and this new tassel cover-up that I just got! Lastly, depending on what time of the year that you go, a light jacket is necessary since it can get chilly at night during the winter.


Bring 2 Kinds of Shoes 

Shoes take up the most space in a suitcase (or a carry on in my case!) so I always recommend bringing at least two pairs of shoes. You'll mostly like be walking around a lot on the Strip so a pair of comfortable and good quality sandals or flats are going to come in useful. I love foldable flats that you can carry in your purse or my go-to leather Tory Burch sandals which can survive anything and still look brand new. For the second pair of shoes, I recommend something fancy since you'll most likely go to places that require you to dress up. I tend to avoid heels since they can be hard to walk or stand in for a long night so wedges are my preference. I just bought these nude ones that go with everything and make your legs look a mile long! 


Hangover Kit 

I'm not a big fan of clubs but I love the fancy lounges and bars in Vegas so it's necessary to bring a small hangover kit that I can tuck in my purse! I usually bring a travel packet of Tylenol, some Emergen-C Energy & Immunity (perks me up instantly!), mints, and some moisturizing eye drops since my eyes are naturally dry and always get a little red when I've been drinking lol.


Small Accessories & Lots of Sunscreen

Wherever you are on the Strip, I recommend bringing a small cross body bag (if you can, two would be best!). The casual one can be used for exploring the Strip during the day so you're more comfortable and a more fancy one for going out at night and not worrying about having to hold anything. As for beauty items, I highly recommend sunscreen since the Vegas sun can be brutal and more importantly so you can prevent skin cancer and early signs of aging! I'm a huge fan of Coola sunscreens cause they don't leave your skin greasy and is perfect for walking around during the day. A good drugstore alternative is Neutrogena which also comes in stick form!

Have you been to Vegas before? What are your essentials? Let me know!

Top // Jeans // Shoes // Bag // Lipstick

Another day, another Zara sale find. I really have got to stop going there but I just can't help it! haha. It's been a few weeks since the sale has started and each week, they lower the prices more and more so I always check back. My latest find is this gorgeous satin one shoulder top (I have wayyyy too many one shoulder tops in my closet but I'm obsessed!) which is so unique with the long bow (I actually cut it out since it was too long) and side cut-out. When I bought it, I actually didn't see the cut-out and wore it out to dinner one hot summer night and was wondering why I felt so naked until I looked down haha. The cut out isn't so bad that it looks inappropriate but I still recommend trying it on before purchasing. 

In other news, my job randomly decided to give people a week off of work next week (perks of working at a start up #winning) so I decided to take advantage and make some spontaneous plans to...VEGAS! I've already been there 4 times in my life yet funny enough, this is the first time I'm going as a legal adult haha! It's one of my favorite cities and there's always something new to do and even if you're not a clubbing or drinking type, you can still have so much fun there (I would know since I've always gone there underage and had a blast lol).

Naturally as a fashion blogger I'm excited to take some amazing shots out there. The last time I visited was when I was in high school and I wasn't a blogger back then (and Instagram didn't even exist lol) so I'm looking forward to creating content and experiencing it a different way. Lately, I've noticed some bloggers say that going on vacation is stressful as a blogger cause you can't relax and have a lot of pressure to create content. I've even noticed some bloggers take 2 vacations - one for blogging and one that's an actual vacation and they don't create content around it or anything lol. Is it just me or is that a bit ridiculous and excessive? I mean if you have the money, go for it but I think it's all about balance and I want people to experience and see everything the way I'm seeing it when I'm on vacation so I don't mind the content creation part of it. It actually makes the whole trip a lot more fun!

What are your thoughts on this? Let me know below!

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