the professional

The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Buying Your First Home

{ Initial Image via The Brick House } Since Emily is spending some time meeting with publishers in New York this week (she is working on her first book!), I though I would take the opportunity to share something that I have learned a little bit about over the last 18 months:  Buying your first home!  If you live in a major metropolitan area, the cost per square foot of owning your own home can often times seem outrageous.  This, coupled by the fact that there are a lot of misnomers out there about home buying, can make the whole process …

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The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Handbag Rehab

You take it with you everywhere, and whether it’s a staple or a statement piece, your bag should always look its best, just like you. Let’s be honest, even the nicest of satchels and clutches end up at one point or another on the floor, on a restaurant chair, hanging from the bathroom stall door at a club (or worse, on the floor of the bathroom stall!), on the driveway while we load the car…  I bet if you really thought about how many surfaces touch the bottom of your bag, you’d probably think twice about tossing it on your bed next …

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The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Choosing a Lip Color

Most fabulous perk of being an Allure Mag reader? The Best of Beauty Awards, of course! And the best part of being a Savvy Girl? Knowing how to turn those beauty suggestions into strategic accents for your real life ensemble.  Translation: “2012’s Best of: Lips Winners” meet “Your Work Wardrobe.”  Here are my top picks from the list and a few suggestions for how you can pair them with your professional attire. After all, classy and chic is always the perfect corporate combo. However, we all know how easy it is to slip into the …

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What To Listen To Now

If it wasn’t for my friend, Matt, I would be completely out of the cool music loop (and not legally married but that’s a story for another day).  After a few years of doing music supervision for Chop Shop Music and placing songs on popular TV shows like Gossip Girl and Grey’s Anatomy, Matt is currently the music coordinator for Disney films as well as the music supervisor for many of Google’s recent ads.  He is constantly introducing me to new music and great bands and I figured it was about time I shared the …

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