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Musings, Personal, Writing

Girl Gangs: Who are they for, and do I need one?

My usual laid-back Sundays are now days of work, not rest. That means I have to do a whole day’s worthy of relaxing after I clock out. At this time of year, that means the sky is a sort of sleepy blue that makes me strain my eyes in my refusal to turn on the light.

How to Be Parisian | Girl Gangs | I Think It's Ashley

Tonight is the night of the SAG awards, so instead of digging into something too deep, I’m going for a short passage from “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits.”

I turned to something randomly, then turned again because I had already read that section. What did I land on? Girl Gangs. Actually, Girls Gang (but I like Girl Gangs).

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The final lines goes, “Without her girls gang, the Parisienne is incomplete.”

It got me thinking, what is a Girl Gang, and do I need one?

How to Be Parisian | Girl Gangs | I Think It's Ashley

And after participating in the Women’s March: Do I really need a special gang of girls? Can all women be for all women, all the time?

 

Thoughts?

Let me know in the comments!

-A

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Jobs & Internships, Personal, Writing

The #1 Mistake Made During Your Job Search

We’re all pretty familiar with job searching and, to be honest, it can be a pretty painful process. I wrote an article for Looksharp about the #1 mistake you make during your job search–and what to do instead. I’ve linked it below if you’re interested!

The #1 Mistake Made During Your Job Search

Happy Sunday!

Ashley

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Beauty, Personal, Review

Thank You California Scrub Co. + The Boho Socialite!

California Scrub Co. Spicy Chai Body Scrub

A couple weeks ago, an awesome Instagrammer I follow, @thebohosocialite, ran a giveaway with California Scrub Co.…and I won! I wanna tell you guys a bit about my experience with this giveaway because I think it’s a great testament to the awesome fashion blogging community.

First, I was super excited to win this giveaway because, let’s face it, who ever expects to win anything through an IG giveaway? My package with the California Scrub Co. body scrub came and I could tell right away that the postal service had done something baaad with the package. It was dripping oil and delivered in a plastic bag (always a good sign, right?).

I let The Boho Socialite know that the package came but the product was destroyed and I accepted it as a lost. It’s a giveaway after all, and the post office was the one that messed up. It was no big deal. To my surprise, she told me she would see if she could have a replacement scrub sent to me. The awesome people over at California Scrub Co. told me they’d have another one sent out to me and within a few days, I received another (perfect condition) scrub in the mail!

The point of my long story is that the sweetness of these fashion bloggers is real and it was awesome to see how far above and beyond both parties went in order to get the scrub to me. I want to thank both The Boho Socialite and California Scrub Co. for their kindness and after finally having been able to try out the Spicy Chai scrub they sent me, I can say I’m in love!

The Boho Socialite Blog Photo

Check out The Boho Socialite on her blog and on Instagram if you want to obsess over her style with me.

California Scrub Co. Site

Also make sure to check out California Scrub Co. on their site and on Instagram for an equally bohemian vibe. I love their scrubs because they’re organic (so my skin is happy) and they use upcycled coffee beans, 100% recycled paper for their labels, and use glass jars, not plastic (so the environment is happy, too!).

Ciao for now,

Ashley

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Jobs & Internships, Personal

‘The Art of Casual Networking’ on Looksharp.com!

Oh boy, has it ever been a busy month. Preparing for college graduation (and the rest of my life thereafter) has been a pretty daunting task. In the past month I’ve spent all of my time and energy applying to jobs and internships for after graduation (well, not all of my energy. I saved some to watch the season finale of GIRLS and then binge on SVU…gotta give yourself a break every now and then, right?).

In the midst of my job search, I have thought a lot about how I can boost my chances of finding a job and one word kept jumping out at me: NETWORKING.

For an introvert like myself, it can be hard to network. The word itself makes me anxious. But networking doesn’t have to mean putting on business attire and attending professional networking events. It can be as easy as…well…talking to your dentist*.

I’ve had an awesome time writing articles for InternMatch and for those of you who want my advice on how to network the EASY way, check out my article, “The Art of Casual Networking”.

It’s a short, easy-to-read, helpful article on how to easily market yourself in everyday life. I’d love it if you would take a look and leave a comment, it really helps out!

Again, thanks for all your support. I love this blogging community, you’re all so supportive in everyone’s endeavors!

Ciao,

Ashley

*There is a follow-up story here. Read the article to hear about it!

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Jobs & Internships, Personal, Writing

Show Me Some Love? Latest Published Article!

Howdy, ya’ll.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted (tsk tsk, I know), but I promise you that nice things will be coming this way. Just gotta get some good vibes flowing through my head space now that midterms are over (my last college midterms, people!).

I’m working on a haul post that will be up very shortly, but until then please enjoy my latest published article over on the InternMatch website. I’m very excited about my contributions thus far to their blog. It is a great tool for finding jobs and internships for college students and recent grads. But if you aren’t in search of a job, you can enjoy their helpful articles ranging from interview tips to intern horror stories.

My latest article, “Stop Comparing Yourself to Everybody Else,” is now live on their site, and I would love it if you would take a look, thumbs it up, leave a comment, or even Tweet it, should you wish to go so far.

Love you all and appreciate your support!

-Ashley

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Jobs & Internships, Personal, Travel

My Second Published Article!

Hey guys! Thanks so much for your support on my first InternMatch article (it can be found here, I would love if you’d check it out and drop a comment!) My SECOND ARTICLE is now published on the InternMatch blog and I’m super excited about it! It’s titled, “Why Michelle Obama is Right About Studying Abroad.” After studying abroad twice, this was an article I needed to write.

Study Abroad

If you have time, I would love if you could click this link to check out my article, and leave a comment if you have the time. Writing the article is half the battle, getting people to read it is the other half! Every view helps spread the word about my writing.

Thanks for being such a supportive blogging community!

Ciao,

Ashley

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