Work Wear Outfit: Polka Dot + Stripes

Hello friends! Like many of you I am back in the office today and 4 things I was grateful for when I woke up today were my family, our health, summer traffic and a cute work outfit 🙂

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5 Ways To Be A Better Coworker

Would you agree that your coworkers totally make a difference on whether you love coming into work or not? Totally. So why not be that person that makes people want to come to work? The person that brightens up someones day just by them seeing you. Not the debbie downer that they try to avoid in the hallway. Maybe that’s a bit harsh but reality is there is always that one person. Don’t be that one person sister.

Throughout my years in different work environments and in the corporate world I have come to admire some of my colleagues, past and present. These are the people that I love running into during the work day and they just inspire me to always look on the bright side even on the most stressful of days. I’ve learned to take a lesson or two from them in this area and I feel like I have almost mastered the art of being a good coworker. 🙂 Today I am sharing 5 ways you can be a better coworker and in return will most likely create the best work environment for yourself.

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Outfit Details: Dress: Forever 21 | Heels: DSW (on repeat) | Handbag: DSW (also the one you see my carrying like everyday)


5 Ways To Be A Better Coworker

  1. Offer A Helping Hand – do you see someone carrying a pile of stuff trying to get the door open? Open the door or offer to carry something for them. Do you notice your colleague looking stressed and overwhelmed? Ask them if there is anything you can do to help. More often than not they will say no but just asking will make them feel so much better.
  2. Be A Calming Influence – back to seeing a colleague stressed, be the calming influence. I know we all get stressed, it’s inevitable in the work place but be the person someone can come to stressed and then leave feeling like “I got this”. How can you do that? Well, first of all you can let them vent a bit and then help them talk through all of the tasks that will help them achieve whatever they are trying to accomplish. It is human nature to get stressed over the bigger picture and deadlines but when we lay out the small tasks and do everything step by step it’s easier to make that end goal realistic. Sometimes people need someone to help them get there. That’s where YOU, A+ in co-working come in! 🙂
  3. Do Not Gossip – not much to explain here. Just don’t partake in office gossip. Assume it’s all #fakenews and don’t get involved.
  4. Learn The Art of Small Talk – Yes, small talk is art and let’s emphasize on the word small. I think it’s important for you to get to know your coworkers because it helps build another level of respect for one another and I personally think it helps you understand better ways to work together, however, do not be the over talker that people regret running into. Again, I know that’s harsh but these stereotypes truly exist. Be intentional with your conversations and sensitive of people’s valuable time. You want someone to want to talk to you and not walk away thinking “that was a waste of 30 minutes”.
  5. Spread The Positive Vibes – this could be as small as making sure to smile and say hello to everyone you encounter that day and as big as bringing in a batch of cookies for everyone on your team or floor “just because”. People’s attitudes and energy are contagious. Make sure yours is worth catching.

Do you practice these 5 tips at the workplace? I’d love to hear what other tips you have on being the best coworker you can be!

xo, Roselyn

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Photos by Banavenue Photography

Wear To Work: Grid Blazer

Baby Weaver and I were bummed about getting ready for daycare and the office today. We’d much rather be getting ready for another beach day 🙂 At least cute work wear helps so today I’m sharing an easy and affordable office look!

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Shein | Pants: Old Navy | Cami: similar from Nordstrom here and here | Belt: Dupe from Amazon | Heels: Steve Madden

We had such a great time vacationing with our friends this weekend! If you saw on Instagram stories we spent 4 days in Port Aransas and quite frankly it was the most relaxing vacation we’ve had in a long time. Definitely much needed! I even took naps and it was glorious haha! And spending time with my best gal pal Rachel is always so fun. Baby Weaver absolutely LOVED the beach and just having sand all over him. He was in heaven. Now we can cross 2 more things off of our summer bucket list!

The beach house was so cute! It was located at Sunflower Beach. Walking distance from the pool and beach but we opted to use a golf cart because we were lugging around so much equipment. And by equipment I mean toys, snacks and adult beverages 🙂 A lot of you were asking where we stayed and my thoughts about the house/location. My best friend and her husband found the house and I would highly recommend it. You can find it here.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend and here’s to a quick and productive Monday!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

8 Unwritten Office Rules

Happy Tuesday beauties!

This past weekend was a bit busy with work events and I was out of the office for a work/charity golf tournament yesterday so I apologize for the day late post! Today I am sharing another great work wear look plus 8 office rules that aren’t exactly written in your employee handbook but should definitely be followed!

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Outfit Details: Dress: Loft | Heels: DSW | Handbag: Mine is so old but linking similar one from Sole Society | Sunglasses: Quay

8 Unwritten Office Rules

1- Use your inside voice – There is nothing more distracting than overhearing someone’s every phone call conversation. Be aware of your inside voice. Everyone doesn’t need to what you are ordering for lunch that day.

2- Clean up after yourself in the office kitchen or break room – I always hear people saying “I wonder what their house looks like if they leave a mess like this here”. Well, honestly that person’s house probably looks fine because they probably clean up after themselves at home! Clean up after yourself likes it’s your own kitchen. Just because a cleaning service comes to clean your office daily or even weekly doesn’t mean you leave your splattered soup all over the microwave. C’mon people, we are adults.

3- Silence your cell phone or at least have it on a low volume ringer– Look, I have a special place in my heart when I hear someone’s ringtone and it’s a song that I love but not everyone wants to hear “Call Me Maybe” every time you get a phone call. Be respectful of the shared office space

4- If you set up a meeting be cognizant of everyone’s time and the topic at hand – Draft and think about your talking points. Do you really need a full hour or can it be shortened to 30 minutes? Everyone is busy so just be sure you are sensitive to everyone’s valuable time.

5- Don’t take food out of the fridge that isn’t yours– why is this a thing at every office? And who are you food thief? I’ve actually had this happen to me and it’s the strangest thing! First of all it’s rude. Secondly, you don’t know if that person is sick or anything like that. Just don’t do this.

6- Keep your space clean– Whether you are in a cubicle or an office, no one wants to see a messy work space. It also may give people a bad impression of you as not only a messy but unorganized employee.

7- What you wear matters – This is so important you guys. First impressions are lasting impressions. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to look put together and clean. I try to share a lot of affordable work wear options here on the blog because dressing appropriately and professionally for work is so important. Dress codes vary from industry to industry so check out what your colleagues are wearing and take a cue from people you look up to.

8- Don’t hover over someone’s desk or stare at their computer screen when talking to them. – Helllooo nosey rosie! Even if you can’t read what is on their computer screen, it still makes you look nosey.

I know some of these unwritten rules seem silly to some but you’d be surprised how many times I wish I could just print and post this up at each of the offices I have worked at. Just a friendly reminder to not be that person 🙂

xo, Roselyn