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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality // Oscar Wilde

Tag: Facebook

// Gabriela Moya + Giveaway!

Hello fellow bloggers! As I’ve mentioned several times, I am helping to manage the social media at Gabriela Moya. And I am happy to announce that we are launching our first ever GIVEAWAY! 

The instructions for winning this beautiful original Gabriela Moya tote bag are simple–

1. “Like” the Gabriela Moya page on Facebook

2. Share the photo from this post

3. Comment on the photo

You can be entered in as many times as you comment + share the photo, so keep entering to win! The contest will run until Wednesday, July 17th. We will announce the winner via Facebook. Happy sharing!

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// little update–stripes & spots.

You guys, NYC has been so rainy. What even is this? Therefore, this week’s outfit post was taken indoors.

DSC_0023 DSC_0027 DSC_0029Outfit details // DV by Dolce Vita Cheetah Print Oxfords (my mom scored this pair for only $20!) // H & M dress // J. Crew mutli-buckle leather belt // Felt hat, thrifted // Smashbox “Infrared” matte red lipstick // Madewell gold bangle // Forever 21 triangle painted earrings //

Things have been busy–I met Isaac this week! It was a brief meeting, but I think the red lipstick helped me to stand out. I didn’t wear this exact outfit, but it was pretty close. The red lips, hat, and shoes stayed the same.

I am focusing my efforts on social media for both Gabriela Moya and Isaac Mizrahi. For GM, I am managing the Pinterest and Facebook (please Like and follow us!) and at IM, I am comparing successful fashion brands and their use of social media. As it turns out, this is pretty extensive. There are even infographics for it. So I’ve been researching and researching and researching. Hope and I are going to begin an intern project at IM next week and we will possibly be styling some upcoming garments/accessories around the city. CROSS YOUR FINGERS. That would be so fun!

Also, how did I forget to mention that I was a featured guest blogger for The Hemborg Wife two weeks ago?? Where has the time gone?? Go read my post (“Accidental First Dates”) and see what Bailie is up to. She took a little trip to Cali and spends most of her days being a lovely wife in Sweden (sounds great, right?!).

So there’s this contest.

My little sister just sent me the link for Refinery 29’s Styleblogger contest. I would like to at least upload a photo and join in! I think it would be a lot of fun.

However.

It requires me to login using Facebook. I’ve been off of Facebook for nearly two months now. In fact, just earlier today, I mentioned how much happier I am without it–I’m not keeping in touch with people I was never actually friends with, I’m keeping up with all of my coursework thus far. And hey, have you noticed the blogging? That’s a product of not wasting time  on Facebook.

So, thoughts? Does anyone think this contest is worth breaking my Facebook silence? The solitude has been pretty fantastic, I must admit

Possible photo submissions:

So, I need some opinions. Should I rejoin the masses on Facebook? If so, what photo should I use for my submission?

{.:.In time I’d find a little way to your heart, down to the general store for nothing specific.:.}

It’s day four of my sabbatical. Facebook, fair thee well, as I make better use of my time. And it has me thinking about a lot of things.

School. I am in the process of transferring colleges and it is such a tedious undertaking. I had always planned on transferring, and therefore attended the local community college to get basic classes out of the way while I figured out what my “real” major would be.

I think that staying so close to home has really helped me to discover my passion in the field of art. I don’t think that I could be fully content doing anything else. If I had gone away to school, I would not have had the time to myself to discover my love for fashion or my inability to sit still for long. I am constantly bored. Constantly looking for new ways to better myself and my ideas.

Schools have me stressed, though. They don’t see all of this about me. They see an application with straight A’s (okay, a B or two) for the past two years at a local community college. They see me as a number, just another applicant who thinks they are better than the last stack of fifty. So how do you make yourself stand out when everything you think you’ve accomplished can fit onto two pages of paper, neatly spaced out so that it looks bigger than it really is?

There are books to be read about it, there are blogs that claim to know, there is an endless line of support made up of family and friends who all have an opinion on how to make sure that your piece of paper shines, and not just because of the pile of glitter your younger fans suggested. But if we are all different anyway, why are we viewed as a lump group of people that are all hoping for the same thing?

Maybe being “different” of “unique” is all really a myth–everything we do is influenced by something or someone else. We call it inspiration, but is it really just a mode of copying someone else’s ideas?

Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts.

BP is Not Haiti (via 365 of 35 Blog)

I found this while I was surfing other people’s blogs. I couldn’t agree more, this was well-stated.

Several of my friends on Facebook posted the following message in their status updates today: So…where are all the 'Save the Gulf' concerts? Where are the TV benefits with celebrities and musicians giving heartfelt speeches for our fisherman, wildlife, beaches, loss of income and sabotaged gulf economy? Why are we, including our own government, so quick to help other countries such as Haiti, but just sit around and wait for BP to fix this oil s … Read More

via 365 of 35 Blog