CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR

Blogging has unlocked a new world and opportunity for Chic on Wall Street that requires a great deal of time, work, and commitment. I’m not one for the whole “new year, new me” phrase for my blog/brand, but this the perfect time to create new goals that are realistic and obtainable. 2016 is becoming the year of execution and accountability!

Days before the New Year arrives, everyone reflects on the moments that have pasted and prepared for the moments to come. Can you believe Chic on Wall Street launched only 5 months ago? Believe me when I say this has been an amazing journey thus far! I’ve learned so much about the blogging community, branding/marketing, and ultimately myself as a blogger/founder. 

                                                                                                                                                              

AC·COUNT·A·BIL·I·TY – the quality or state of being accountable; especially :  an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions

EX·E·CU·TION – the act of doing or performing something 

                                                                                                                                                                  

When you begin to execute an idea, no one ever informs you of the changes it has on you as an individual. Creating and maintaining a quality blog is NO JOKE! So, I need to hold myself accountable and create quality content on a more consistent basis. I have so many ideas (literally pages full) and its time to be a big girl and execute them! The two go hand in hand; especially with my goals for the New Year.

Remembering my purpose: “Inspire young professionals to feel amazing in their work/office style wear while doing amazing things in their profession”, these are my goals for 2016:

  • Two New Blog Posts Each Week/Create Blog Series – I’ll decide which days are better for my readers and apply themes to my posts to add creativity

  • Tweet at Least Once a Day – I’m already applying this, but I want to make sure I’m consistent

  • Participate In At Least One Blogger Chat a Week – whether its #ambitionista, #blkcreatives, or #fblchat, I want to create relationships with other bloggers, creatives, and enterprenuers 

  • Collaborations – I have a few post ideas and would love to collab with other bloggers and brand to create quality content

  • Post on Instagram Three Times a Week – Instagram is more visual than twitter, so I want to create a presence that is consistent, relatable, and eye catching

  • Host a giveaway – I’m appreciative of ALL the support I’ve received thus far and as a token of my love, I want to give back

  • Plus much more!!!

All of these goals will be applied to my vision board for my blog! I’m attempting these tasks for the first 3 months (for accountability purposes), to see if my efforts are successful. I’m claiming success in 2016 and entering the year better than the last. Hopefully you  join me on this journey! 

What are your goals for 2016?

 

Continue Reading

Holiday Shopping Guide: Gifts for the Young Professional

 

At this age when it comes to gifts, I don’t know what to ask for. (I’m indecisive lol) If you’re buying for a young professional (either male or female) like me, you are sure to have a hard time! Before you give up and opt for a gift card (which isn’t a bad idea either), here are a few ideas to help make your shopping experience easier & make your young professional a little more stylish. 

Coat

The weather outside is frightful, so make sure your young professional is equipped with a warm, stylish coat or trench coat. Guess Double Breasted Bouclé Coat & BOSS ‘Coxtan’ Trim Fit Wool Car Coat are a couple of options. 

Boots

There aren’t many “snow days” in the real world, so appropriate boots for walking to work are essential. Durability is the goal here, so try Adirondack II for women & Butte Pendleton for men by UGG. The boots run small so make sure you make a comparison, which is located on the website. 

Accessories 

 

Watches

Timing is everything, so giving the gift of a Marc Jacobs Amy Mini RoseGold Watch or a Marc Jacobs Mens Fergus Stainless Steel Watch will keep your young professional on time (or at least try).  

You could also try Gloves and Jewelry, it’s the little things that matter!

Tote Bag or Briefcase

As we mentioned in our previous post The Sturdy & Stylish Work Bag, women and men alike need a sturdy workbag to carry work and personal necessities. Check out our previous posts for some ideas on totes & bags. If you’re looking for a briefcase, the Kenneth Cole “The Last Op-Port-Unity” Briefcase is an expensive option we recommend.

Subscriptions 

Subscriptions are perfect for giving a variety of options in one, like a modern day stocking. One new subscription to add to the list is a Bento Box. The box is filled with a selection of 4-6 versatile, wardrobe staples that are hand-selected based on personal style and fit preferences. It’s free to try. You only pay for the pieces you keep. 

Looking for other options, here are a few more to add to your list:

  • Cardigan – for the offices that are just as cold as the outside

  • Tie Clips or Cufflinks – Details complete outfits

  • Starbuck/Dunkin Donuts gift card (people love their coffee)

  • Books and magazine – great for personal and professional growth

  • Home Office Supplies

  • Headphones – They come in handy for the morning & evening commutes 

  • Grooming Set – Help him feel and look great as he walks into the office

  • Luxury Facial Wash – 

  • Business Card Holder

  • Set of Golf Clubs – We all need to work on our game!

  • Personalized Stationary – Handwritten letters NEVER go out of style

  • Laptop Cases – Now the young pro can retire the backpack for a more functioning gift

If you have a gift ideas you think should be added or a shopping guide of your own, comment below!

Happy Shopping!

 

Continue Reading

CONFIDENCE – YOUR BEST WORK ACCESSORY

When we wake up in the morning and prepare for the work day or class, we get dressed, pack our bags, eat (or attempt to eat breakfast/a meal) and then off we go. We sometimes forget to make sure we have on our best accessory, OUR CONFIDENCE!

             

 In this age of social media, it is hard not to get envious when you see peers achieving their goals, or starting new positions we would like to be in. Even in the office it’s hard to continue the motivation when you get knocked down with harsh feedback or fall short of expectations.  However, one thing we must NEVER do is COMPARE OURSELVES or feel a sense of DEFEAT in these type of situations.                                                                                                                                                                  

CON·FI·DENCE – a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.                                                                                                                                     

Just like we put on our favorite lipstick, or even our favorite colorful socks, we must wear our confidence everywhere we go. Confidence is a type of accessory that is felt more so than seen. Confidence can’t be bought so I can’t tell you where to shop but it does require you searching through the closets of your soul to locate it. It’s for your benefit before it’s for anyone else.

BE CONFIDENT that you’ve completed an assignment to the best of your abilities, BE CONFIDENT that all your hard work will get you the recognition and promotion you may want, and finally, BE CONFIDENT that you are the best regardless of what anyone has to say, or the the wrong that has happened. You don’t have to have the most expensive clothes to be the best dressed in the room, so wear your confidence with pride!


– Be Wall Street Chic

Continue Reading