Thursday, February 2, 2012

Changes + Guest Bloggers

So the time has come to say goodbye to my current job. It's been a long 4.5 years in the accounting field & the job hunt has been strong for about a year now. As of next Friday, I will be saying goodbye to my boss (aka my dad!) and my little desk and getting myself ready for the new job. Am I happy? Yes! Am I a bit sad? Yes! Starting all over again kind of freaks me out but I think this will lead to some good things...

#1 - Working for a small business doesn't have the same growth potential as a larger business/corporation. So for that alone, I am excited because that means there is room to grow, whether that leads to new positions or new locations!

#2 - I will have more than one person around me at all times. I like working solo for the most part but I also like people around me - it provides conversation & a sort of energy you don't get when you work alone for the better part of your day. And bonus! My friend who referred me for the job will be working in the same department, so it will be great to know someone there & not feel so lonely at the beginning.

#3 - A chance to learn something new. This new job is completely foreign to me; I will be working for a health care company on a team that sets doctors up with hospitals for new work contracts, making sure that their credentials & such are ready to go. So while I have no experience in this, I'm looking forward to learning something new & challenging myself.

#4 - I get to make more use of the clothes in my closet...somewhat. So where I am now, the dress code is uber casual. Which sometimes is nice; I don't have really dress to impress anyone since there are no clients to see. But at the same time, it can make me lazy. So I plan to purpose my clothing a bit more now, even though the new job has a pretty casual dress code as well. But I think since I will be surrounded by people all day long, I will feel inclined to make my casual outfits look a little more pretty.

With this new job comes training at their corporate office, out of state. Pretty cool! They will be sending me out for corporate training for one week along with other new hires. This excites me, aside from the fact that I will be apart from my hubby for that long. Boo hoo.

During that time, I don't imagine that I will have much time for blogging because I will be in seminars for most of the day and I want to be able to soak in the training & not think in the back of my mind, "Oh shoot, I need to put together some blogs for this week."

So I am looking for...

I think this is a great opportunity to have some of my blogging buddies share their posts here while I am out of town, getting my work training on. It gives you (the guest blogger) the chance to connect with my audience here & gives your readers a peek of The Pretty Factor as well! You can share an outfit post, a review, a giveaway...whatever you want, let's come up with some ideas!

If you are interested in being a guest blogger here for the week of February 20-24, please shoot me an email at -

If I get more responses than the allotted 5 days for the week above, I may take you up on your offer because I'm not sure how crazy busy my work schedule will be when I begin!
I would LOVE to work this out!

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Marie Martell said...

So happy for you and your new adventure! Change is great! Congrats! xoxo

Emily said...

Hey E! Congrats on the new job :-)

I'd be happy to do a guest post for you, but I know I don't really fit into the fashion blog niche. I do have a few ideas though for some DIY fashion projects I've seen...let me know if I can help!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Congrats on the new job and transitioning into your next step. 4.5 years is a good amount time now!

Wish I could help out with guest blogging. . . my schedule has been crazy but hope you have a good time at training!

Red Soles and Red Wine

Ambyr said...

Yay! Congrats on the new job. Can't wait to see how you like it in comparison to your everyday grind that you've been used to. Right now I'm slightly hectic with fashion week and whatnot, but if things open up I'd love to guest blog for you!


Rolled Up Pretty said...

Congrats Erica! That will be so fun! You are so cute, I work by myself all day long and can relate to ALL of the reasons you want to be around people! HENCE THE REASON I STARTED BLOGGING! HA! So excited for you!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I'd totally doa guest blog for you, i'm so excited for your adventure...

Monica said...

Congrats on the new job!

Heather said...

I'd guest blog for sure! Let's chat about the type of post, etc - whatever you need girl! Congrats on the new gig - soooo exciting!


Tabitha Mahoney said...

ME, I'd love to guest blog.

Congrats on your new adventure, how exciting.


Bravoe Runway said...

Whooo hoo Erica! Congratulations on the new job, and all the best to you as you start a new career! I hope to do the same thing this year...we'll see! Looks like you've got an excellent turn out for guest blogging :)

Kassi said...

Congratulations on your new blog!

I would be happy to guest blog for you if you'd like. Let me know!

my mini bag said...

Ohh sounds like a great idea. I definitely would love to guest blog. Never done it before so would love to learn more about it.

Congrats on the new job also. Update us with everything about it after training.

I am excited to tell you that I have award you the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out the award on my blog-

Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

CocoMeChanel said...

Congratz on the new job
Change is always good. Hope everything goes well!

I've never guest blogged before but I would love to try? I want to do more fashion blogging. Let me know =D

xo Chanel

Aimee said...

I would love to share a recipe on your blog, if you're into that kinda thing. I blog over at, so look around and let me know if there is a recipe you'd like me to share, or I'll make a new one just for your blog :)

PS. Congratulations on the new job, what an exciting adventure!

Fashion With A Chance of Beauty said...

Hi Erica!
Congrats on the new job!

I e-mailed you about guest blogging! Let me know if you still need help!