Posts tagged detroit
#TeenVogueSummit Meetup

Last month I happened to be scrolling down my Instagram feed when I saw one of my sheroes, Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth, post a video about the new Teen Vogue Summit in LA this December. After watching Elaine talk about how amazing the Summit is going to be, I immediately clicked the link in her bio to check out the cost of the tickets. Now, as a two-time Teen Vogue Fashion University alumna, I don't know why I was surprised to see that the Summit is pretty pricy, but I let out a little gasp anyway for dramatic effect.

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Reclaiming My Time & Regaining My Focus

Hi, my name is Evann and I am stressed as f*ck.

OK, OK...that may have been a tad bit on the dramatic side, but I've been sitting in front of my laptop for the past few hours trying to reformat this blog and I feel like an 83-year-old woman that just got an iPhone for Christmas (a.k.a. I'm so damn confused!).

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How Many of Us Have Them?

Since I don't have sisters, I cherish my girlfriends like we came from the same womb. I know that I can confide in them, laugh with them, share my deepest secrets with them, and vice versa. I've learned so much about myself from them. They have taught me that just like with family, a friend's love should be unconditional. They've allowed me to open my mind to different perspectives and opinions, taught me about careers, life, love, and all that good stuff. And they're all still teaching me things to this day! Our bond is pretty tight. We're shutting down the idea that good girlfriends are hard to come by.

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Movin' On Up

I really think I'm the queen of switching jobs. In 2016 alone, I worked for four different companies. Which means I had four separate W-2 forms sent to my house. Why, Lawd? 

Now, I'm sure you're thinking, "You loved your new job, why are you leaving?" And you are correct...I did love working for Warby Parker, and I encourage anyone in the customer service or optical industry to consider them if you're looking for a new place to work, but I truly felt that this was my time to make some big things happen for myself.

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The Posh & Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit

This past weekend I attended the 2016 Fashion and Beauty Summit hosted by Posh and Popular founder Kimberly M. Dobine. It was a one-day conference that featured three keynote speakers and two panel discussions, all which were centered around the business of the fashion and beauty industries. 

I've been to A LOT of different fashion conferences before, but I would always leave feeling like there was something missing. While the events I would go to were amazing and very educational, there were never a lot of speakers or presenters that looked like me. The Posh & Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit filled that void, as ALL of the individuals who spoke that day were Black women. 

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In With the Old

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Fashion Group International of Detroit, Inc. tribute luncheon with Shannon Lazovski of Glamorous Moms & Detroit Fashion News. I was excited to be able to be in a room full of stylish & notable people from all over the Metro Detroit area.

Alright, now let's talk about the outfit. I knew that there were going to be some important people at the luncheon today, so I had to make sure I looked just as good as I knew they were going to. After tearing up my room trying to find something nice to wear, and wishing I had the time (and money) to buy a whole new wardrobe, I finally decided on taupe jogger-style pants, a gray top, a blush cropped blazer, and black pointed-toe heels.

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Bargain Baddie

I've been in a pretty good mood these past few days. Maybe it's the weather, or maybe it's because I'm back to blogging on a consistent basis. Whatever it is, I like it. 

I had a job interview today at Club Monaco. If you read my previous post, then you already know about how I've only been hearing back about sales associate positions. But I've accepted that this is my truth (for now, anyway), and I'm gonna keep it moving.

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Free Time

Now that I've graduated, I have quite a bit of free time on my hands. During my four & a half years of school, I dreamt about the moment when I wouldn't be swamped with homework and projects. I imagined that I'd spend my days being fabulous and running "important" errands, and that I'd be in bed before midnight every night. Welp, that's not the case. 

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