Career Update: One Month In + What I’ve Learned


I’ve officially been at my job for 1 month!

In case you missed it, I recently started a new job! I left my job in menswear at the end of October, and began a new journey in womenswear shortly after. To say I’m really excited to be working for an extremely successful company that I absolutely adore is an understatement. It feels amazing to finally be able to be personally passionate about the product we’re selling. I’ve already completely taken advantage of my discount…because I needed to, duh. Overall, things are great on the career front, and I’m excited to share more with you!

You need to put yourself out there.

Since I was with Perry Ellis for over four years, it was a place I truly was comfortable at. I walked in every day, I knew exactly who everyone was, and I was settled in. Even if it comes as a surprise, I’m actually kind of shy! I’m not one to put myself completely out there — I’ll never be the first to introduce myself first, even if I want to (and if I do, it’s because I REALLY wanna meet ya). So when I walked into a new environment, it was tough for me to be my normal outgoing self. I’m trying more and more every day for sure!

Realize it’s not going to be JUST like your previous job.

I took this job knowing it wasn’t going to be exactly  like my previous position. I took this position knowing it was actually the opposite of what I was doing at Perry Ellis. At Perry, I was SUPER product focused, involved in EVERYTHING, and oversaw the line from start to finish. That was really awesome, and something I really enjoyed, but I knew I was missing an important aspect of Merchandising: THE NUMBERS SIDE. Dun, dun, dun.

Be open to everything.

Since this was a very different position, I needed to go in with an open mind. Although I’m super passionate about the product, I know that in order for me to continue growing as a merchandiser and become more well-rounded, I need to do something like this. In my previous position, I was really intimidated by numbers. Now, I’m welcoming them with open arms. I’m enjoying learning this side of business, seeing more of the sales side in wholesale, and getting to know the Free People wholesale brand.

Going through that transition period in your life is tough, and starting a new journey is even tougher. It’s always a good idea to trust your gut, go with the flow, and crush this new aspect of your life!


photos by allie provost


shop the post

do it for the ‘gram

  • Proud to be from a city that accepts YOU for YOU❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 I grew up on the foundation that love is love no matter who or what you choose🙌🏻 I'm also proud to be part of the @getunderlined community because it accepts ALL of us #BookNerds🤓 This space has introduced me to new authors and books (like The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk) that I never would have found on my own🤷🏻‍♀️ That's why I'm excited to be partnering with them again for #BookNerdPride 🌈 During #PrideMonth, 10% of all product sales during the month of June will be donated to Lambda Literary in support of their Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #GetUnderlined #pride
  • Told ya I liked wear denim and heels💁🏻‍♀️ Aren’t these @mavijeans SO fun too? .
.
Linked everything I’m wearing in the @liketoknow.it app or you can click the link in my bio💫 http://liketk.it/2CC54 #liketkit #ltkunder100 #ltkstyletip
  • To my dad: There are no words to describe the love I have for you. We’ve truly been through it all - every morning and every night I feel so thankful that you’re still here by my side, and that I get to be your daughter. Happy Father’s Day, my best buddy❤️ #fathersday #happyfathersday #mybestbuddy
  • Saturday feeling💃 I mean this Saturday looks a leeeeeeeeeettle different considering I’m chasing the boys around, giving them all the sugar before noon, and watching their baseball games😩😍 love #fam time🙌🏻
.
@liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2CycX #liketkit
  • A classic shirt dress with a pop of color🙆🏻‍♀️ This silhouette is pretty much a no brainer. I think shirt dresses look super chic on all body types!
.
.
Also, random buuuut you guys good? We’re almost to the weekend!!!🙌🏻 I’m counting down those hours already⏰
.
.
Everything I’m wearing is linked in the @liketoknow.it app💫 Or you could click the link in my bio for details🙌🏻 http://liketk.it/2CwH6 #liketkit #ltkunder100 #ltkday #ltkspring
  • Remember when my hair was long enough for a good ponytail?🙈 (Sorry Mom - she LOVED when my sister and I have long ponytails😂)
.
.
What’s your go-to favorite hairstyle? Or what’s ONE style you WISH you could do with your hair?! LET ME KNOW AND I’LL PICK ONE PERSON TO SEND A LITTLE MORNING PICK ME UP TO☕️🙆🏻‍♀️
  • Weekend social media detoxes are THE best, am I right? But now it’s Monday and we can all complain about being tired😴 and wanting to rewind to the weekend🤣
.
.
My entire look is linked in the @liketoknow.it app! Or you could click the link in my bio for details🙌🏻 http://liketk.it/2CnWb #liketkit #ltkstyletip #ltkspring #ltksummer
  • Always love pairing distressed boyfriend jeans with heels! It’s my favorite way to get a little height (I’m 5’2) and add a feminine touch to my otherwise casual look😍
.
.
Linking some fun distressed denim and strappy heels in the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2Cmob #liketkit

Follow Me!