Monday, October 28, 2013

What Goes With This?

I joined BrandBacker and started applying to be a part of some campaigns. I was very excited to be accepted to my first campaign for What Goes With This?, a site that is said to be "the digital version of going shopping with your best friend."

Have you ever bought a really cute top, and then had no idea what to wear it with, or found a pair of shoes on sale that you couldn't pass up but didn't know how you would style them? WGWT is the solution to those problems. It allows you to post items and have other members help you create a look. You can also browse through looks that others have posted to receive some fashion inspiration.

The site is very simple to join. You can sign in via Facebook, or create an account using your email. Upon registering, You will be brought through a brief tutorial of how to navigate the site.

You can post any fashion/style related question, and just sit back and wait for someone to share their ideas with you. You can be as specific or as broad as you'd like. 

When you submit a request, you can let other users know exactly what you're looking for and also include a budget to make sure that their recommendations are within your spending limit.
You can post your own requests, or leave suggestions for other users of what you think would look good with what they ask for. The best part about it is that you can shop right from the recommendations page if you like what you see. You can also vote up a recommendation if you think it was a good suggestion. 

So if you're ever at a loss when it comes to styling an outfit, or can't decide what to wear for the day, just check out What Goes With This? for all the help you might need. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you're like me and don't have a costume yet, then this post might help you out.

Instead of buying a typical costume from a Halloween shop, try making your own. It's a guarantee that no one else will have it. Here are some of my favorite DIY costumes that I've come across.

This is probably my favorite! Can work as a birthday present or any other type of gift bag.

Turn yourself into pop art.

Rosie the Riveter 

I've NEVER seen this one done before - Jellyfish!

LikeWowLala on YouTube has a pretty good DIY Miley costume video. 

Couple/Group Costumes:

Bunch of Grapes - wear solid color top and stick bunches of balloons on.

Let me know in the comments what you'll be dressing up as for Halloween.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Donate Life

As a Public Relations senior at Louisiana State University, our capstone course is Public Relations Campaigns. In this class, we are split in to two groups who become actual companies. These companies come up with a name, logo and choose a nonprofit to become our client. My company, Precision PR chose to partner with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) because we love the mission and want to do all we can to help save lives. Our main goal is to get as many people registered as organ donors in the state os Louisiana as we can.

On Friday, myself and two of my group members were invited to "Breakfast with 2une In" on WBRZ news for promo for the organization. This was a great experience for us. Not only did we get some publicity for the cause, but we got to meet some amazing people with such inspiring stories. These people are only alive today because of someone else's decision to become an organ donor. Although the donors are no longer alive, they still live on through these people, and it's just mind-blowing to me that such a thing is possible.

This is Justice. He received a heart transplant and is now able to do all the things that he couldn't do before like run, play sports and do everything else that kids his age can do.

It's one thing to read statistics and see the data of the transplant waiting list and hear stories, but it's completely different to actually meet the people whose lives have been touched. They are living testimonies.

We also met a girl whose younger brother died at the age of 4 and donated his organs. It's such a tragedy that he lost his life at such a young age, but he was able to give life to a recipient that came all the way from Japan.

So many people choose to opt out of organ donation because of the myths and preconceived notions associated with the process. We really want to educate everyone on all the benefits and dispel those myths. One person has the potential to save up to nine lives. Have the conversation and make the decision now.

I'm so honored to be a part of this campaign. Even though this is part of a class assignment, this is truly a work of heart. I feel great to know that Im helping to save lives.

Get educated on the facts here.