From me to you
Maybe it's the new year, maybe it's the 1.5 years under my belt in the blogging world, or maybe it's me wanting more out of what I'm doing in my life... regardless, I want to really speak to YOU, yes, my Cubicle Chic reader, whose eyes are crawling these text right now. Thank you for your continued support. I will keep writing, bringing you more useful and relevant information!
My promise in 2017
I hope this blog has been somewhat interesting to you in the past year. I have swayed in different directions out of wanting to venture out, but also out of lack of focus. I have done different sorts of office-related writing, wanting to show you various aspects of my working life, but I've also having committed my number 1 blogging faux-pas - talk about outfits for the sake of talking about outfits. This, I promise you, will not be in my blog posts in 2017.
When I look back on 2016, I've really accomplished a lot on Cubicle Chic:
- 8 collaborations (product sponsorships)
- 11 photo shoots with 4 different photographers
- 43 blog posts (wow, really??)
- 2 sponsored event attendance
- 2 speaking engagements
- 2 featured articles
- new logos for Cubicle Chic (thank you Michelle @ EM Branding & PR!)
Even in my own professional life, I've accomplished quite a lot. I got a new job, became more strategic in my role and responsibilities. I'm still getting acclimated in my new environment and learning a lot, but I am in an even better place compared to last year this time. I've also traveled for work to Germany, Boston twice, San Francisco, and DC, and I am incredibly grateful for all of these opportunities.
And People Matter
I've also met a lot of amazing people along the way... Natalie, who has become my go-to photographer (Stylenfuse), Sangyay who has essentially blown up over Instagram (ItsSangTime), Lisa (Everyday Elevated) whose questions make me feel SO worthwhile and always reminds me of why I started this blog in the first place, Jennie (xoyoonicorn), my high school friend who's taking Casetify to new heights, and many many more people that I've met in 2016 that made it that much more special.
My Focus and Direction in 2017
Because of your response and feedback, the one post that turned Cubicle Chic on its head was 7 Pieces of Career Advice I'd Give to My 20-Something Self. This was what gave me the inspiration to write more about my professional journey, the trials and tribulations, and all my lessons learned. This is a topic I'd be exploring more on, as I adapt and learn in my new role at the new company. I invite you guys to share with me any challenge you encounter, whether be it salary negotiation, interview tips, or of course, how to dress for any business occasions. Let me hear what your everyday challenges are, and I will be your pocket consultant and see if I can offer some help!!
Coming up on Cubicle Chic in 2017
I have exciting stuff coming up in the pipeline. Many interviews with career women who are slaying and loving what they do. I will also be featuring more office appropriate outfits, if not exclusively office appropriate outfits. Lastly, for those of you who know that I am getting married in March, I also have some wedding planning snippets to share with you. So STAY TUNED!
This Outfit Though...
Just really quickly.. I can't tell you how much I love this dress I found off of Macy's during the holiday shopping frenzy. I already know I'll be wearing it to work, date nights, birthday parties, or just girls night out! It's SO comfortable yet super flattering because of its structure. If you don't know Maison Jules yet, you're missing out big time! This is not a sponsored post AT ALL (I wish) and I am such a big fan of their pieces. They're highly affordable and designed JUST for career women like me who need professional but chic options at the same time!
All Photography by Natalie Alvarado @Stylenfuse
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