Graphic Tee Time #3: Ram Fan

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Something about the spring makes totally nostalgic for college. It’s a weird time of endings and beginnings, and some of my best memories at Fordham took place around this time of year. Hard to believe that I graduated almost three years ago! Guess it’s a good thing I hoarded so many college tees during my time on campus.

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Actually, this time around, I picked the skirt first. It’s swingy, has pockets, and is great for tucking in tees. The Madras plaid has a few different colors, so it goes with a lot of different tops (as seen here). No surprise that my maroon tee was a nearly perfect match. It’s fun to mix up graphic tees with printed pieces. I added ankle boots because it’s still pretty cool in the mornings and early evenings.

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Side note: I’m still obsessed with my hair. I used this HC tutorial for my side braid.

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Since the print makes such a statement, I kept the accessories minimal — just my class ring! School pride never goes out of style, right? 😉

Anyway, next Thursday is the day!! Don’t forget to link up with Priya and me to show off your cool graphic tees and even cooler outfits! A quick roundup of our looks, in case you still need some inspiration…

Graphic Tee Time Roundup 1

ICYMI: Priya #1 | Priya #2 | Priya #3 < today’s post is extra chic you guys
Sarah #1 | Sarah #2

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Teapot graphic by Taylor

See you all next Thursday!

~ Sarah

Tee: Fordham orientation (~2009)
Skirt: Target (~2006, similar shape)
Boots: Kohl’s (similar on sale)

Ahora Amo: Her Conference

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Just a final Her Conference 2015 recap! Can’t believe it’s been a week already!

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♡ Train ride into New York — Amtrak is easily my favorite way to travel in the Northeast region! It makes the trip from Philly to New York a breeze!

♡ Pizza and wine with my freshman roommate, the best way to unwind before a jam-packed Conference

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♡ Soaking up amazing career advice from some incredible women

♡ Recharging with lunchtime tacos

Primo Cappuccino

♡ Serious exploring of lower Manhattan. So. much. walking.

♡ Consuming my weight in iced Chai lattes — even tried a raspberry one waiting for my Amtrak at Penn Station

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♡ Blurry selfies with my new blogging friend Erica from Coming Up Roses

♡ Another inspiring Her Conference!

~ Sarah

P.S. If you’re still a student, lucky duck! You can save 10% on Amtrak when booking with the Student Advantage card. You never know when it can come in handy!

The Best Career Advice From Her Conference

Her Conference Career Advice

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I spent this past weekend at Her Conference, an annual conference for college women and recent graduates who are interested in the journalism, marketing and journalism industries. While I may not be looking for my next internship or first job any more, it was still incredibly inspiring to hear industry leaders share their honest advice. Here are some of the gems.

On being a woman in the workplace…

Supporting women never goes out of style.”
, Director, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

You don’t deserve everything; you deserve to earn everything.”
, Vice President of Editorial Strategy, Refinery29

Nobody can take away your knowledge. Nobody can take away your hard work.”
, Correspondent, E! News

Being a woman means waking up earlier, going to bed later and working harder.”
, Founder and CEO, Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve

On asking for help…

We have to accept the idea that we are all going to fail a little.”
, Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen

It was years of me being defensive before I realized that asking for help is built into the system.”
, Editor, People StyleWatch

On standing out (in the best way possible)…

Nothing beats preparation.”

It’s ok to put yourself forward.”
, Special Projects Director, Cosmopolitan

The answer is always just do good work.”

Confidence is like a muscle; you have to work on it every day.”

Knowing how to write and communicate are the greatest skills you can have.”

On finding your place…

You don’t have to be where you want to end up on Day 1.”

You have to find something that makes you feel like you’re giving back to the world and using your talents.”

Choose an organization that is thoughtful about [work-life balance].”
, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Bloomberg LP

What’s your favorite piece of career advice?

~ Sarah