The Truth About Internships

The Truth About Internships

I saw a McDonald’s commercial on tv a few months ago that totally frustrated me. The commercial portrays an intern as just a simple coffee runner, which is basically only what most people think interns are good for. Well, I beg to differ, McDonald’s! I personally have four internships under my belt and I can […]

Getting Swept Away

Getting Swept Away

A few months ago, I wrote about my agonizing job hunting progress and mentioned a company that put me through seven in-person and phone interviews before offering another candidate the job. After that, I almost lost all hope that I would never find a job. I even started to accept the idea of moving back […]

A Seat At The Table

A Seat At The Table

I have to say, all of my initiative finally paid off with this one. Since graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle, I’ve had my eye on getting into the inner circle of the Seattle chapter of Fashion Group International (mainly to help the group to develop a larger presence in the city through graphic […]

Full Time vs. Freelance

Full Time vs. Freelance

For the last few years, I’ve struggled with the concept of full time employment versus working as a freelancer. In my experience, I feel most comfortable knowing I have a steady paycheck coming in to sustain my lifestyle and save for my future. But on the other hand, I definitely enjoy the perks of working […]

How to Survive Job Interviews

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been known to take the initiative, especially with things that I’m passionate about (which is why I developed Stylishly Made). But realistically, I’m aware that taking the leap as a freelancer doesn’t guarantee success, which is why I also work “full time” as a contracted Marketing Assistant at […]

Selective Networking

Selective Networking

Image courtesy of Karen Okonkwo It’s a common misconception that attending every single fashion event in your area is key to making your mark in the industry. Trust me, from my experience, that can be not only mentally and physically draining, but also financially so. While it is important to stay connected, it’s wise to […]

Her Big Day Quarterly Industry Mixer - June 2016

Her Big Day Quarterly Industry Mixer – June 2016

I first met one of the founders of Her Big Day, Karen Okonkwo, at Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection last year and we instantly hit it off when she invited me to Her Big Day: A Cultural Wedding Affair that took place earlier this year. I’ve also been following Karen on social media and […]

Open For Business

June was quite a busy month for me. Even though I wasn’t technically open for business, I did make sure to reach out to all of my contacts about my new business venture and make a few fashion-related event appearances, including the FGI Seattle Designer Showcase, Style Remix at Canopy Blue and the Her Big […]