Life Update and Favorites!

Let me first say that this was the longest break I've taken from blogging. It was a long, completely unintentional break that made a lot of you ask if I disappeared for good or got snatched up in the night.

Thankfully, none of those things happened.

But I'm here with life updates and exciting news!

Before I get to that though, I just want to take a moment to acknowledge that The Unabridged Sass is a little over a year old! I know I always say that I appreciate you all so much but I would have never imagined that this little hobby would grow into something amazing. I have to thank each and every one of you for that. But I'm going to hold the sappy stuff because I have a special one year post coming soon!

But anyways… here's what's been going on.


My career has been quite a ride. Long story short: you guys know I have a lot of experience in non-profit development. I love working in non-profit development. I have worked as a Development Assistant and a Development Associate in college, and after interviewing with a few nonprofits, I accepted a job offer at this huge nonprofit.

I have worked the support staff roles and I have busted my butt. And I got a job offer for a senior staff position in nonprofit development. This is absolutely surreal to me because it is a HUGE step in my career.

And it was not easy to do.

I'm the youngest person in the office (even younger than the support staff) and the person in this position before me was literally twice my age. Even though I have worked hard for this and know I deserve the position after all my hard work, I know I have a lot to prove. I'm so excited to start because not is this a huge career step but it's a phenomenal organization!

I still want my MBA and this definitely isn't the end. It's only my first big career step. And as you guys know, I am not one to slow down anytime soon.


In case you didn't know, I do livestreams every Wednesday at 8:30 pm Central! It's always a super fun and casual time. Think of it as sipping on mimosas with some of your closest friends- that's the kinda vibe I aim for!


I am twenty two now, guys. It's a weird kind of feeling. I feel like I'm an adult, sort of. But yeah, I'm twenty two (and I spent my birthday working on a HUGE sample proposal for that job, before they hired me).


I've been trying to build my professional wardrobe!

My office is business casual (and business formal on specific occasions and times). So, I've been trying to build my professional wardrobe and find ways to style outfits that are professional but still chic. I am definitely going to pick up some trendy blazers, more heels, pixie/chino pants that are all over Pinterest, button downs, and more! I'm currently also looking for a chic tote for work!

Oh, and this is totally random but also fun work lunch ideas!


Here are five products I've been loving recently:

  1. My Estée Lauder eyeshadow palette that was a free GWP: it's the perfect cool toned eyeshadow palette and I've been using the cool light champagne pink as my everyday lid color!
  2. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Intense Nude: this is my current go-to lipstick shade. I always carry it in my purse and I feel less guilty about using this than my Tom Ford lipstick.
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: I finally learned how to use this and fell in love with the product after my mini beach vacation two weeks ago!
  4. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer: I always love this product but I just thought I should remind y'all.
  5. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation: once again, always a favorite, but I have been EXTRA appreciative about how great it is.


My mom and brother came to visit me in Dallas last week and it was such a blast! I'm gonna miss them but it was so nice to have them around!

So, that's what I've been up to! Interviews, getting a big job offer, mini beach trips, hosting visiting family, and just being mad busy!

If it makes you nervous- you’re doing it right.

Donald Glover

What have you guys been up to? I've missed you all and I wanna know what's been going on in your lives!





34 thoughts on “Life Update and Favorites!

  1. It sounds like you’ve had a busy few months. I’m also working on rebuilding my wardrobe to be more business casual. Thankfully, like you said, chinos and pixies are everywhere!

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    1. It’s definitely been crazy!


  2. Girl, loved reading this update post. You are doing BIG things! So cool to see you grow over this past year. Thankful to know you here! ❀

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  3. Good for you on getting that job! I’m sure you deserve it more than you think!

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  4. Congrats on your promotion! That’s so amazing! πŸ‘πŸΎ I’m trying to build a wardrobe myself but it’s not the easiest thing to do cause I’m lazy and don’t know what I want. Haha great post!

    Pearl ||

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  5. Congrats on one year! Also, it must be so hot in Dallas this time of year!

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  6. Congrats on your job promotion, that’s amazing!

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  7. Congrats on your new job- that’s so exciting! Such a fun post!


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  8. If you’re seeking your MBA have you checked out Forte Foundation? They have some great resources and tools for women trying to get their mba!

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    1. I’ll definitely check them out!


  9. Congrats on your new job!! It’s sounds amazing and like a great opportunity

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  10. Congrats on the job girl! Sounds like there are a lot of exciting things coming up in your career πŸ™‚

    Kristen |

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  11. HUGE congratulations on your new job! I’m so happy for you! AND congrats on 1 year of blogging!

    Kayla |

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  12. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you’ve had a great couple of months.

    Alix |

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  13. Happy belated birthday! So much going on lately!

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  14. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. Such a nice update.

    xoxo, Danielle

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  15. Congratulations on all of the excitement in your life!

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  16. Congratulations on your new job! It’s so great to see that you’re such all hard worker in so many aspects of your life! Also, I definitely need to start tuning in for livestreams!

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    1. Thanks Liv! They’re every Wednesday at 8:30 pm central!

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  17. Congrats on the big step up in career! Keep up the good work!

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