Nine to Five: Morgan
Welcome to Nine to Five, a Monday morning blog series to inspire your wardrobe and provide a punch of energy to your work week. Today I am so excited to have Morgan from Reidmore. Morgan is a lifestyle blogger with an eye for graphics. Be sure to check out how she hits the on trend details (chambray, knife pleat maxi, strappy sandals) with bargain basics with Alex!
:: Describe your work environment from a style perspective? ::
I work for a wedding technology start up, so the office environment is casual, young, and hip. The lax dress code allows a lot of freedom for my personal style. Because most my coworkers are young and stylish women, I like that I can be adventurous and try new trends!
:: What are your nine to five staples? ::
Now that I’m getting a real paycheck, I’m making a conscious effort to invest more in staple pieces and spend less on trendy items. I’m still a hardcore budget shopper though! A few of my favorite places to shop for work are J. Crew, TJ Maxx, Forever 21, Buffalo Exchange, H&M, and Old Navy.
:: Does blogging make you a better employee at your day job? ::
Nine to five I’m in sales mode. This can be very stressful, so blogging helps me relax and take my mind off work for a while.
:: Do you view blogging as a means of recording life, or as the start of an alternative career? ::
At the moment blogging is just something I do for myself as a creative outlet. However, I’ve got experience working in social media and have been a graphic designer for 7 years, so I do have a plan to eventually turn this into something more. I’d love utilize these skills and work with other bloggers or small businesses to help them tweak their product!
:: Is blogging your main outlet, or do you also write novels, run marathons, and knit all of your own sweaters? ::
I’m addicted to blogging! On my lunch break at work I’ll sneak little peaks at my twitter timeline and catch up on my friends’ posts! Other than my job in the wedding business, I also have a freelance position as the Social Media Editor for U Chic.com, so it seems like I’m constantly glued to the computer!
:: How do you find time to do it all? When do you blog? ::
Making time can be tough. Juggling a career, a freelance job, blogging, and a social life has proved to be difficult. I keep a Google Calendar and schedule in specific evenings to blog, which makes me stick to my commitment. It helps that I enjoy what I do with my blog!
:: Finaly, what have you been pinning lately? What are the items you are just dying to add to your work wardrobe? ::
Lately I’ve not been pinning style items, but actually home décor! I just moved into a much larger apartment and I’m trying to build up necessary home furnishings. Pinterest has been a lifesaver when it comes to decorating! It’s helped me with everything from which prints to buy, how to refinish my bar cart, and even with deciding on my paint color!
You can follow Morgan on her blog, twitter, and pinterest - maybe you'll even catch a sneak peek of how her new apartment is coming along - I am seeing visions of a little bar cart DIY! Thanks so much for being part of our Nine to Five Series.