Age: 23
Job: Account Executive
Location: Bay Area

  • Favorite item of clothing in my closet: The black Burberry blazer I found at Crossroads Trading Co. It is my absolute favorite chic piece! It was nearly brand new. It’s my staple item for work or an evening out.


  • The nickname my friends have for me is: None. I won’t let my friends call me by any other name than My.


  • Favorite pair of shoes are: I love my Steve Madden midnight chrome pointed heels. They are no Manolo Blahniks, but they can pass off as Manolos with the right outfit.


  • When I wake up in the morning, I do these three things: One, I’ll take a long hot shower and set my goals for the day. I’ve got to get in the right mindset! Two, I’ll take my Garcinia Cambogia pill to rev up my metabolism before breakfast.  Lastly, I will change parts of my outfit and accessories at least three times just to make sure I look good (so I feel good).


  • If I could pick two people to have dinner with, dead or alive, they would be: Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Sandberg, both of whom are powerful and successful women.


  • My favorite thing to do on a Friday night is: I love my boyfriend’s and my Friday night ritual: watch flicks and unwind with rum and whiskey.  After a long and demanding work week, relaxing just feels so good!


  • The best compliment I received is: I’ve been told by many “grown-ups” since I was young that I had great potential in this world, showing great leadership skills. Even if part of that was to encourage me to stay focused, it’s resonated with me since.  I don’t want to let them or myself down!


  • I’m addicted to: High fashion, high quality brand names.  During my early college life, I’d overwork myself just to buy Bvlgari perfume and that Burberry blazer.


  • My most embarrassing moment is: I try to forget them as soon as they happen… I have nothing for you!


  • My favorite thing about my job is: I work for a global investments firm that serves clients rather than sell to them.  The financial services industry has such a bad reputation, and rightfully so.  I love all aspects of my job-especially knowing that I work for one of the “good guys” by simply helping clients build their wealth with no ability to hurt them.


  • The most important lesson I’ve learned is: Recognize good advice when you get it, and use it!  It’s easier said than done, but imagine your life if you lived by it.


  • The best gift I’ve ever received is: My best friend Paula absolutely spoils me.  I was telling her about this amazing but expensive makeup brand Hourglass that I have been trying on at Sephora.  I couldn’t be spend that much on things like that at the time.  A couple months later on my birthday, she surprised me with an entire Hourglass makeup set and a Dooney & Bourke purse. I cried!


  • My favorite store is: I’m a Macy’s girl.  I can find something for every occasion there.


Author: Melanie Barboza

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