December 31, 2013

2013 Social Media Hot Topics

Filed under: Girl Gets Geeky,Social Media,Video — Emily Reeves @ 11:01 am

This morning, I joined KATV to discuss the most shared and talked about topics on the web this past year. I even made up a new word: coversating. Yes, I did that. “Conversate” amongst yourselves about that blooper.

KATV – Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Getting Dressed: Favorite Looks of 2013

Filed under: Style — Emily Reeves @ 10:52 am

Because presentation is vital and how you say it can be just as important as what you say. I had fun this year photographing my outfits several times a week. Looking back on them now, I can remember what I was doing that day just based on the outfit. Clothes make a difference in how you feel and what people think of you. They are part of your presentation. And I love them. Here are my favorite outfits, shown in the order in which they were worn (oldest first, most recent last). (I notice that I got better at taking the pictures as the year went on.)

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alice olivia jcrew

jcrew gap tekes

jcrew tory burch

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My Favorite Books of 2013

Filed under: Book Review,Girl Gets Geeky,Personal — Emily Reeves @ 10:25 am

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In 2012, I read 60 books and set my 2013 goal at 75. In 2013, I read 89 books (and I just might finish one more today to make it an even 90). I am not going to lie: I am pretty proud of myself for this accomplishment and will likely brag about it for the next 12 months.

As with last year, I am sharing my top five reads in each of three categories. The links are to my reviews on Goodreads.

Business books (or, what I consider books that I can apply to my business):

  1. Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pullizi
  2. Get Lucky by Thor Muller
  3. Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian
  4. A/B Testing by Dan Siroker
  5. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Other non-fiction books:

  1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
  2. How To Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy
  3. Die Empty by Todd Henry
  4. Haiti: A Shattered Nation by Elizabeth Abbott
  5. The First 20 Hours: How To Learn Anything Fast by Josh Kaufman

Fiction books:

  1. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  2. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  3. The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
  4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  5. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

For 2014, my goal is 120 books. Ten books a month: I don’t know if I can do it, but I will have fun trying. If you follow me over on Goodreads, you can keep up with the books as I read them.

December 15, 2013

Getting Dressed: Saturday Out and About

Filed under: Style — Emily Reeves @ 7:19 pm

Because presentation is vital and how you say it can be just as important as what you say.

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{Saturday}
Errands, lunch, drinks and a movie. A great day.
JCrew turtleneck; Penfield vest; Current Elliot jeans; Rag & Bone boots; Hipsters for Sisters bag.

December 13, 2013

Getting Dressed: Travel Day

Filed under: Style — Emily Reeves @ 6:55 pm

Because presentation is vital and how you say it can be just as important as what you say.

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{on a plane}
To Dallas and back.
Lululemon shirt and leggings; Patagonia vest, scarf and coat; UGG boots.

December 12, 2013

Getting Dressed: Leather Mini

Filed under: Style — Emily Reeves @ 6:51 pm

Because presentation is vital and how you say it can be just as important as what you say.

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{this skirt}
A client meeting, working at my desk and a gender reveal party for my pregnant friend (it’s a boy!).
JCrew sweater; Theory skirt; Jean-Michel Cazabat boots; Rae Ann Creations necklace.

December 11, 2013

Getting Dressed: Breaks in Black

Filed under: Style — Emily Reeves @ 7:24 pm

Because presentation is vital and how you say it can be just as important as what you say.

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{black and grey layers}
A day at the office and drinks after work.
JCrew sweater and coat; Rich and Skinny jeans; Rag & Bone boots; White + Warren scarf; Rae Ann Creations necklace.

December 10, 2013

Getting Dressed: Ice Trekking

Filed under: Style — Emily Reeves @ 7:06 pm

Because presentation is vital and how you say it can be just as important as what you say.

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{cold comfort}
Back to work after chipping three inches of ice off the car.
JCrew vest and coat; Patagonia shirt; Lululemon leggings; LL Bean boots; Louis Vuitton bag; Brave Design necklace.