Fall Uniform

This rain and 70 degree weather is really putting a damper on my fall fashion excitement! I’ve made a commitment to NOT purchase summer clearance items and solely focus on making fall clothing, but I’m not getting to put it to instant use. Today I’m showing you two everyday looks that wear all season!

First is my “everyday uniform” or the pieces I find myself wanting to wear everyday of fall. Black skinny jeans with a slight wear-and-tear, booties, loose fit tee, paired with an army green vest and topped with a wide-brim hat! If it’s not a vest, its a flannel or a jean shirt/jacket tied around my waist. I’m a fan of the “rule of third” adding an extra piece that isn’t necessary but enhances your outfit simply.

Second is my on-the-go look or as fashion likes to call it today “leisure chic.” I’ve recently gathered an obsession for joggers. They are publicly appropriate pajamas! I’ve also been living in my leather vans since the moment I bought them and their the perfect transition shoe from sandals to winter boots. To make the look a little more ready to wear, I threw on my leather motorcycle jacket.

I’ve been on the HUNT for a small leather backpack for weeks! They’re the perfect bag for a fall concert or running errands and I can’t get enough of it.

What’s your fall fashion item you can’t go a day without wearing?

xoxo, Belle of the Burgh

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September Tunes Tuesday

Is anyone else itching for fall weather and fashion?! On this official last day of summer, I’m packing up my summer wardrobe and indulging in all things layers, dark colors and cozy! One of my favorite parts of fall are the tours that come through the city! Falls a great time to enjoy an outdoor concert with out having to sweat your way through an entire set. I can’t wait share some upcoming #OOTD’s on my instagram, be sure to follow along at @seaschelll!

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Thrival Music Festival – September 25-26th – The Alamo

Must sees: Panic at the Disco!, Oh Honey!, Lights, Manchester Orchestra, Beauty Slap

Kaskade – October 15th – 31st Street Studios

Timeflies – October 18th – Mr. Smalls Theater

Mayday Parade – October 24th – Stage AE

The Chainsmokers – November 10th – Stage AE

Currently listening to:

Here – Alessia Cara

What do you Mean? – Justin Bieber

The Hills – The Weeknd

Levels – Nick Jonas

Coming Over – Dillon Francis

Just For Fun – Timeflies

Hula Hoop – OMI

Black Magic – Little Mix

Who will you be going to see this fall?!

xoxo, Belle of the Burgh

5 Simple Tips for a Fall Internship

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Back to School is here, yippee! As happy as I am to be a graduate, I’m still a little sad I’m not participating in the back to school festivities. There’s just something about new backpacks, notebooks and tennis shoes that gets us all excited for a fresh start. For junior/seniors in college, back to school usually means the start of a new internship. When I was in school, mine were my favorite part of the semester. It was exciting to use what I was learning in the classroom and apply it to the “real world.” The perfect balance of being an adult, yet still being a kid and getting to go home to college apartment at the end of the day. I’m extremely lucky to have had 3 internship experiences over my 4 years, each one even better than the last. I’ve put together five tips that will help make your experience the best it can be!

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  1. Be On Time – Arriving on time is the first impression you can make! Employers want someone who is reliable and is there when they’re expected to be. In my personal life I tend to be a few minutes behind the rest of the world, but when it comes to career I set myself up to be 15 minutes early!
  2. Try New Things – Being an intern presents an opportunity to try things outside of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to try skills outside of what you know, as it’s still okay to make simple mistakes. An internship isn’t just to practice what you already know, but pick up new skills as well.
  3. Dress Appropriately – Figuring out a companies atmosphere can be a little tricky in the beginning. It all depends on what field you have chosen to pursue. Stick to a stricter dress code for a few weeks and observe your peers in the meantime. Does everyone wear neutral colors and suits? Are jeans on Fridays a thing? Are dresses without tights OK? Always over-dress rather than under!
  4. Nurture Relationships – Networking is important! Building meaningful relationships with your peers and supervisors can help you grow as in individual. Relationships are also the #1 way people extend a helping hand when it comes to referrals for future opportunities.
  5. Relax – Every task is not a task of life or death! Yes, it is important to complete every task to the best of your ability, but becoming overly competitive or nervous can actually make things harder. Have confidence in yourself and remember you were chosen for this internship because your supervisors saw something in you they believed in.

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xoxo, Belle of the Burgh

Go Ape!

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Summer is coming to it’s end (although this heat wave sure doesn’t feel like it!!!) and it’s time for one more adventure before we toss in the towel! Go Ape! ropes course and zip-lines in North Park is the perfect place to try something new and get active outside! I’ll admit I’m a very “city” girl but I also like to play in the dirt every once in a while. This ropes course is just 22 minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh!

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 Spots fill up fast, so be sure to book in advance! Once you get situated in your harness and go through a group training, they let you out loose on the course! There are five courses of tarzan swings, monkey ropes, and balancing acts; each ending with a zip-line to transport you to the next. I’ve done ropes courses before during my teen days at summer camp, but I have to admit by the end I was exhausted!

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The course over-all took us about about 2 1/2 hours. It was thrilling, fun, and really a team-bonding experience cheering on and supporting each other while up in the air.

What is your last adventure of summer going to be over Labor Day Weekend?

xoxo, Belle of the Burgh