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Inspiring Career Advice from Top Fashion Editors

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Making my living working in the Human Resources space, I spend most of my day giving and collecting career advice. In all honesty, there isn’t one set path, plan or magic formula that will determine weather or not you’ll be successful. Life will throw you a ton of unexpected road blocks and opportunities that will change your career path through out your lifetime. The one thing that does ring true – believe in yourself, you know what’s right for you.

The fashion industry is well known for its demands on aspiring editors and stylists. Hustle is the name of the game in fashion.  What does it take to make it in the fashion world? These 5 fashion editors share their biggest career advice for getting ahead, no matter what industry you work in.

Anna Wintour, Career Advice
Anna Wintour the HBIC of Vogue for over 20 years is dishing out career advice to young women and the advice couldn’t be more spot-on. I’ve been a long time admirer of women who have made it to the top of the corporate ladder and none have been more feared, revered and overall influential in their position than Anna Wintour. So what makes Anna so great? She recently shared her two biggest nuggets of wisdom for young women in the work place – be confident and make mistakes.
Full Article Here: http://usm.ag/1OApBqL

Joe Zee, Career AdviceFeeling restless because you don’t have a clue on what you want to do with your career? You would be surprised at how many fashion editors had planned completely alternative careers before moving into fashion, including Joe Zee. The former editor at Elle Magazine, you may have seen him in a few episodes of the MTV show The City, has got some great advice to share with you on how to transition from one career path to another. Need a huge hint, it starts with “always say yes!””
Full Article Here: http://bit.ly/1G6gLPK

career advice, Eva ChenWhen your name alone sparks a popular Instagram hashtag (#evachenpose), you know you have influence. The former Lucky EIC who recently took a new position at Pinterest has some amazing career advice to dish out. What’s Eva’s biggest piece of advice for young women? Trust your instincts and take charge – your gut knows.
Full Article Here: http://bit.ly/1CWmoQY

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For those of you who have seen Mademoiselle C (available on Netflix!), you’ll be familiar with former Vogue Paris EIC Carine Roitfeld’s approach to her career  – it has to be fun. Getting caught up in the daily grind that really zap all that creative energy you have within you. It’s just not worth it some days. So what are you to do when your career and passions don’t mesh? Find a way to enjoy your job, but above all have fun and “never, ever take your job too seriously.”
Full Article Here: http://bit.ly/1fFkZnw

Anna Dello Russo, Career Advice

I recently read an interesting statistic that 40% of millennials are now creating their own jobs and fully throwing themselves into entreprenueralship. I personally know quite a few bloggers that quit their daily 9to5 for the self employed life and are killing it. It’s time to pull yourself out of that job that’s killing you inside and take the advice from fashion editor Anna Dello Russo – “invent your own job.”
Full Article Here: http://bit.ly/1Ir5mLV

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On Trend: Let’s Get Physical

When the summer sun starts making an appearance we all start to worry about having that enviable beach body. It’s so important to make the most out of your outdoor workouts before the city goes back into hibernation. If you’re going to take the time to sweat, why not look amazing doing so? Activewear has become so fashionable, it’s hard to skip that barre class and leave these clothes laying around.

Make the most out of your workout this summer with these fun printed leggings, gym bags, and so much more. You’ll look just as good as you feel!

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:: 1. Etre Cecile Sweatshirt | 2. S’well Water Bottle | 3. Mary Katrantzou x Adidas Originals Leggings | 4. Nike Flex Fury Sneakers | 5. LeSportsac Everygirl Tote | 6. LIJA Flight Jacket | 7. Yummie by Heather Thomson Knit Bra ::

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Scalloped Egde

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:: OASIS Blouse | ASOS Skirt | BCBG Paris Pumps (old, similar here) | Sole Society Handbag | Urban Outfitters Sunnies | J.Crew Bracelets ::

I recently resolved to pair down my wardrobe to a color pallet of just a few colors. It’s no lie that I’m a huge fan of the monochromatic look, one of my favorites can be seen here. With the recent challenge of sticking to a limited color pallet, I was concerned that I would get bored with my clothes. However this challenge has surprisingly opened up my creative mind and taught me to play around with more than just color but texture as well.

The scalloped edge detail on this blouse I recently picked up made me fall in love with the pattern again.  Would a mono-pattern outfit be too much? I a paired this blouse with a favorite  skirt of mine for a brunch date with a few friends at Yolk. (side note: Yolk may not be fancy but oh  god are the pancakes delicious!)  I loved the way this outfit turned out and it just goes to show you, texture can be another way to keep your clothes stylish and chic.

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:: Photography by Christine Dubay ::

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Dinner in 30: Turkey, Garlic & Broccoli Pasta

Easy Turkey, Garlic, & Broccoli Pasta

As of late, getting dinner on the table before 9:00pm has been a treat. Life has a way of throwing a ton of things at you at once just to see how much you can juggle at once.

I’m doing my best to eat as healthy as possible by packing up my meals the night before and doing as much prep work as possible on the weekends. This recipe I pulled together one night with a handful of things left in the fridge. It was healthy, delicious and took only 30 minutes from start to finish – perfect for those days you get in late and you want to eat something fast.

Turkey, Garlic & Broccoli Pasta
servings: 4 | time: 30 minutes

– 3/4 pound of pasta
– 2 cups of broccoli florets
– 1 pound ground turkey
– 4 tablespoons garlic infused olive oil
– 3 cloves of garlic; crushed
– 1 teaspoon dried parsley
– 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
– parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the broccoli during the last minute. Drain and return the pasta and broccoli to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the garlic infused olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, and red pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes; season with ½ teaspoon salt and add the crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Toss the turkey mixture with the pasta and broccoli and the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Serve with Parmesan

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Chicago’s Best Outdoor Bars & Patios

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Beautiful weather and “dining al fresco” go hand in hand during the summer months in Chicago. A restaurant with a large patio or any type of outdoor space will be packed during those precious summer weekends; which is exactly where you’ll find me. Over the past few years that I’ve lived in Chicago, I’ve visited many a outdoor bars and patios enjoying the atmosphere and delicious cocktails. While my list of “must check out” is exceedingly long, I do have a few go-tos that I frequent.

Therefore I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Chicago outdoor bars & restaurant patios that I think you should put at the every top of your list. Let me know if you plan to visit any of these hang outs soon, I’d love you meet you!

Check out Chicago’s 8 Best Outdoor Bars & Patios

by Monika Modzelewski at Mode