The Wardrobe Essentials Every Career Girl Needs

The Career Wardrobe Essentials Every Girl Boss Needs | Work Wardrobe Essentials | Career Style

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have“, we hear that saying all the time in the workplace, but not knowing what essentials are needed in your career can make shopping for a work wardrobe very difficult. It took me awhile to figure out what essentials I needed in my work wardrobe but after a few years of being in the real world, I feel like I finally have it figured out! Better late than never, am I right?! So here are the wardrobe essentials that all career girls should have to help advance their careers and […]

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How to Be More Confident in an Interview & My Teeth Whitening Experience

This post is a collaboration with Smile Brilliant and contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Self-confidence is something that we all struggle with at some point in our lives, especially in job interviews. Job interviews can be extremely nerve-wrecking and can be moments where we lack self-confidence. I want to turn that around and give you the steps to feel more confident in your next job interview. Keep reading to find out my top 5 tips to feeling more confident in an interview, my experience with teeth whitening and a special GIVEAWAY from Smile Brilliant! I have always […]

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Answering Your Questions About Me, My Career & More!

The Sophisticated Gal is officially 6 months old today! I can’t believe it’s already been half a year since I’ve started my blogging journey. While 6 months may not seem like a lot to some, I love reflecting on my journey so far. From where I started to where I am today – I feel like I have come so far! Plus, I have connected with so many of you and it is honestly the best part about having a blog! Whenever I get a comment from a reader saying that my post helped them out in their career, it […]

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The 5 Warning Signs That You Need to Break Up with Your Employer

Ah, the dreaded employer breakup – it happens to all of us at some point in our career and it can be hard to navigate, especially if you don’t want to burn any bridges. I’m a firm believer in being a professional and not burning any bridges, so knowing how to “end it” with your current employer without burning a bridge is VERY important. More to come on that soon 😉 Today, I’m going to talk about the 5 warning signs to look out for so you can start searching for other options. #1 You Don’t Believe in Their Mission […]

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The TV Shows Every Career Girl Should Watch

There are so many TV shows we have to chose from nowadays, between Netflix and cable…there are just so many options! Out of all the TV shows, there are a few that have really stuck out to me and have given me a lot of career inspiration. Any career girl out there should have a few go-to shows to watch when they need a little extra motivation, so I have rounded up the TV shows that have given me some major career inspiration that I hope will inspire you! #1 Parks & Recreation Leslie Knope…need I say more?! Parks & […]

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Inspiring Girl Boss: Sheila from In Search of Sheila

Today’s newest member of the Inspiring Girl Boss club is Sheila from In Search of Sheila, a boss babe managing a full-time job and her kick-ass blog that’s all about blogging intentionally. Sheila is one of my closest blogging friends and I am so glad that I stumbled upon her blog & insta! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you probably recognize Sheila from the two meet-ups we had in PA. It’s always a good time when we get to hang out and usually involves a photoshoot or two 🙂 Keep reading to learn more about Sheila and […]

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Turning Down a Job Offer Professionally

So you applied for a job at a company you thought you’d love and you were really excited about it, but then you had your interview and something just seemed off. These situations happen more often than you think and it’s completely fine if there was something at the interview that made you realize this company just wasn’t a good fit for you. We all have second thoughts about a lot of things, some small and some big…it happens every day! But for some reason, we all seem to get down on ourselves if we feel in our “gut” that […]

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How to Slay Your Next Performance Review

Oh, the annual performance review. One of the most dreaded parts of working in the corporate world, but it is so necessary to keep us on track to grow professionally and within our organization. I know this time of the year can be something you may not look forward to, heck when I had my first “performance review”, I had this idea in my head that I was going to get fired but I learned that was soooo not what was going to happen. Think about the review as a time to really talk about YOUR growth and your role […]

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Inspiring Girl Boss Series: July Roundup

July FLEW by and now we only have one month left of summer, so we need to make the most of it and focus on accomplishing our summer goals! July was filled with lots of fun events, a work conference in Florida and my 25th birthday. On the blog last week, I shared the 25 lessons I learned in 25 years. It was one of my favorite posts to write because I got to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained now that I’m half way through my twenties! July was also filled with some amazing Inspiring Girl Boss features! […]

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The Side Hustle Essentials Every Girl Boss Needs

I see you girl, every day you’re hustling hard for your passion and trying to make your dreams a reality. If this is you, well then you are a total #girlboss and I applaud you for working so hard! Having a side hustle on top of a full-time job can be a lot to manage sometimes, heck I even wrote a post about balancing both (check it out here). There are a lot of things we have to sacrifice when we’re side hustlin, like that “tv time” after work or going to happy hour with friends because we want to […]

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