New Era

26 December

Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Since retiring my consulting career in July, I've been hustling to get my foot into the creative world.
From sweeping floors and cleaning dishes.... to writing thousands of product descriptions, I'm excited to announce my official Social Media Manager position!
Not only I'll be directing social, I'll also be managing the aesthetics on Ecommerce, photoshoots and most importantly, brand visioning. The best part about this role is being able to take full, creative control of a rapidly growing fashion brand.
I'm very grateful of the three years I spent at my consulting job because it gave me the experiences of working in a fast-paced environment with different clients. It brought me up and down the west coast, giving me a wide perspective of hobbies outside of the ordinary. Whenever I'm at a creative job interview, I always bring the fact that I have a business/tech background and I never started in fashion. I worked in a professional setting for three years and I can work under pressure. I'm always proud to share that part of my journey even if it has nothing to do with creative.
One thing I learned in the past six month is knowing my worth in dollar amount (ka-ching!). Creative jobs are often lowballed because they aren't as highly demanded as "practical" jobs (engineering, accounting, banking, etc.). Even with that being the case, you should never be flexible when it comes to negotiating your rate. Demand what you are worth and prove it. If the brand doesn't value your previous experiences, or you in general - no need to accept entry-level positions that will make you suffer. I definitely learned this the hard way, you guys.
I pride myself a lot in finding happiness and purpose in life. I make it a life goal that I don't have to work a day at a job that I hate or drown myself with work that I care absolutely nothing about! One of the best things I experienced this year (at age 25) is taking that leap of faith out of my comfort zone and seeing where hard work and determination will take me!

Let's all work hard and conquer the new year together! Cheers to almost 2017.

Photos by Maggie Chan

As always,


  1. Cheers to 2017! Looking forward to the year ahead. I love your outfit here.

  2. Your photos kill it every time!! Love this post!! <3

  3. LOVING the sleeves on this top! So cute! xo
    Dani //

  4. Congrats on your job girl! So happy for you!

  5. I'm so sad the blouse you're wearing is sold out! It's so chic and perfect on you. Congratulations on your new job! I'm beginning to know my worth as far as blogging and more companies are starting to also respect that, so that makes me so happy :)

  6. Congratulations! This is great news hun! It is important to know your worth, and unfortunately most of the time people do not value the skills of creatives as they should.
    xx Jenelle

  7. Your photos are beautiful and your top is TDF! Congrats on your new job! Happy New Year - can't wait to see what 2017 has instore!

  8. You're such goals babe. Your career path been such a journey and that's so nice of you to share it with us. I hope to have as much drive and determination as you do!

  9. I'm way proud of you, Cece! Huge congrats to the new job! :) And like you said, this industry usually is very low paid, but it's all about knowing your worth! :)


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