Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Breeze

























Dress: Banana Republic (HERE); Clutch: DSW; Bangles: Nordstrom Rack; Shoes: Steve Madden; Sunglasses: Gucci




It's no secret that Miami is hotter than hot around this time of year. So, airy outfits like this are must haves to beat the summer's heat. This option from Banana Republic is currently on sale and a great option for brunch with girlfriends, a baby shower, a bridal shower, or a casual company get together. This little number is about to be in heavy rotation this summer.


Love,
Jillian


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

5 Reasons You Were Passed Up For That Promotion


Our conversations about work usually center around what it takes to look great at work. But, I think it would be worthwhile to spend some time discussing what it takes to be great at work. Last night, I spent an hour discussing why a dear friend was passed up for a BIG promotion. After serving up the obligatory, “those guys are idiots” and the “you obviously deserved it”, we started to really dissect why she wasn’t chosen. We created a list of 5 mistakes that she made during her quest for a promotion and I thought I’d share just in case you've been passed up recently or are in the process of seeking your next big promotion.


5. You weren’t confident in your skills
Most guys have the innate ability to play up their skills of doing . . . well . . . just about anything. Whether by nature or nurture, I, and most of the ladies I know, tend to take a more modest tone – often downplaying the importance of some of our greatest accomplishments. But, ladies keep in mind, projecting an image of confidence in yourself, your statements, and your abilities is an important element in getting the attention that will get you promoted.

4. You didn’t look the part
Unfortunately, the world is a very superficial place. The harsh reality is you have to dress for the job you want. Otherwise, you’ll get lost in the crowd.


3. You let someone else take all the credit
When you are responsible for doing something great, say it. Not in the annoying, braggadocios way, but in a matter of fact “this is what I can do” kind of way. Letting someone else take ALL the credit for your work does not make you a team player.


2. You weren’t a team player
This seems completely contrary to the item above. But, it’s not – promise. Take the credit when you deserve it. But don’t go out of your way to claim every bit of credit for every piece of work you’ve completed. It's annoying and pretty much guarantees that you won’t make anyone’s short list for a promotion. It’s a delicate balance, but one that you should spend some time perfecting.



1. It just wasn’t your time
Sometimes there isn’t a glaring reason why it didn’t happen; it just wasn’t the right time or the right opportunity for you. Keep your head up and understand that sometimes bigger blessings await.


Go forth and be amazing loves!

-Jillian