- You cannot be overdressed for an interview!
- Do not wear anything that you would not wear to church.
- Pull your hair half-up or up– this allows your hair to be out of your face and less distracting.
- Do not wear anything tight!
- Pearl earrings are a classic!
- Do not wear large jewelry–It can be distracting to interviewers.
- Do not allow your bra to show– a blazer can be an essential quick fix.
- Low heels are perfect but stilettos are NOT!
- Wear simple color patterns–nothing too wild like chetah print.
- If you wear it to the club, don’t wear it to the interview.
- Banana Republic
- The Limited
- J. Crew
I didn’t really plan on posting a blog today, but God placed it on my heart to post this after hearing this message at church this morning. The service was called “Grumbling Over Grace” and the message was from Matthew 20:1-16. If you have a moment, read this parable. But, it is also important to understand the context of this scripture by reading Matthew 19:16-30.
Peter was asking Jesus, “So, what do I get out of giving up everything to follow you?” Then Jesus explained the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Essentially, the landowner paid the workers who started at 6am the same as those who started at 5pm. It seems a little unfair. Those who worked for several hours got paid the same as those who worked for one. The pastor asked us “Does this seem unfair?” YES! The reason this seems unfair is that we are filled with envy, simply put.
We live in a world full of comparison. Social media is the epicenter of this comparison. I see it all the time on social media sites. I’ve seen people say the nastiest things about girls (I’m sure guys get it too) on Instagram and other social media sites. It’s kind of scary the things people say about people they don’t actually know. Evan and I have talked about it numerous times. I’m like “why in the world would people say that about her? She is super nice.” Although, we may not have put a nasty comment on someones Instagram or Facebook page, we all think “Why did she get that raise and I didn’t?”, “Why does she have that and I don’t?” or “Why do I have to work harder than everyone just to get the same thing?” I will say I’m guilty of the last one. I always feel that I have to work harder at school than other people. Sometimes it drives me crazy because I’ll put in extra work and end up with the same grade as someone who did the work the night before. So today’s message was dead on for me.
The problem is that we think God sees “fairness” like we do. He doesn’t. God does not have to give you what he gives someone else (and often he doesn’t). If you serve him, he will give you what is fair. God doesn’t reward productiveness. He rewards faithfulness. We all have different purposes in God’s grand plan. What your journey looks like will not be the same as someone else. God planned it exactly like that. Often, we are the worker who started at 6am and got the same pay as the guy who worked an hour. We complain. We grumble. However, Grace rewards faithfulness. Be faithful and have a wonderful Sunday!
“So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” Matthew 20:16 (KJV)
*Click on the photos for a direct link to this sweatshirt that is currently on sale for $16.
This tank says it all. Anyone who knows me knows I love Mexican food. Seriously, I eat Salsaritas like three times a week (It’s also Gluten Free!). Anyways, this tank is perfect for spring and summer. I paired it with a jean over-shirt but I also plan to wear it over my bathing suits and with jeans for a casual summer look. This tank was flying off the shelf at one of my favorite boutiques, Apricot Lane. Apricot Lane has 5 locations throughout North Carolina and are listed at the bottom of this blog. You can also call and get the item shipped to you. I am wearing a medium in this picture for a more loose fit.
I’m also wearing one of my favorite brands, Kendra Scott. Not only do they have beautiful jewelry, they raise money for philanthropic causes. Last September, I held at event to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Kendra Scott-South Park. We raised over $500.00 for the Alzheimer’s Association. This organization is near and dear to my heart because my Mamaw suffered from Alzheimer’s for years. The necklace and earrings pictured above are from Kendra Scott’s spring collection. They have a blueish/purple look with gold dustings (lapis stone).
This ring is Kendra Scott and the bracelet second from the top is Kendra Scott. They are both rose gold pieces. If you are looking for a less expensive item, my “charm” bracelets are Alex and Ani. Two are from the Disney Collection and the other is my birth stone. They are perfect to stack and great gifts (I pretty much gift them to all my law school friends).
I hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll be studying at this desk all weekend and binge watching Fuller House. Remember to add your email address, to get my posts directly to your inbox. Click on the image to direct you to the link of what is pictured. If you have any questions, email me at email@example.com and follow me on instagram @themeganwhite for additional pictures and posts.
Apricot Lane Locations:
North Hills at Raleigh, NC
Cary Towne Center at Cary, NC
Birkdale Village at Huntersville, NC
Stonecrest at Piper Glen at Charlotte, NC
The Streets at Southpoint at Durham, NC