All glory comes from daring to begin.
–Eugene F. WareRead more "A New Chapter"
A close friend and I had a friendly debate today about social media. She has had it with Facebook because it depicts the “perfect lives” of people. She deems social media lacks reality and that people’s portrayal of said “perfect lives” can make others feel — well — like crap. She has realized that people […]Read more "Are You Keeping It Real On Social Media?"
7:30 a.m. – I wake up to shop the Lilly + Target collection online at Target.com. 7:33 a.m. – I add a bunch of things to my cart, no problem — yet. 7:35 a.m. – I check out only to find that my items have disappeared from my cart. 7:37 a.m. – I attempt multiple […]Read more "What I Do for Pink & Green Florals: Live-Blogging Lilly Pulitzer’s Launch at Target"
When the Today show challenged financial editor Jean Chatzky to wear only six items for 30 days, my heart sank. If I was asked to do the same, there’s no way I would survive. (Confession: I don’t think I’ve even worn a single item in my wardrobe six times!) As it turns out, this is […]Read more "Throwback Thursday: My Fashion Week Challenge of Six Things, Seven Days"
Scent is a powerful thing. From time to time, as I walk the streets of New York City, I smell familiar fragrances on strangers that instantly remind me of men who have graced my life. Here, I recount… The Man I Married: Givenchy Play There’s no doubt about it — my husband was drawn to […]Read more "What the Men in My Life Have Smelled Like"
To answer this simply: yes, your office is making you ugly. Now before you go and freak out about how horrid you’re becoming or complain to HR, keep reading. There’s something you can do about it. Terrible Temps Offices tend to be too hot or too cold — it seems that there’s never a good […]Read more "Is Your Office Making You Ugly?"
No one likes a cheapskate. And even though many of us don’t do it on purpose, sometimes we tip too little, which can result in a so-so haircut on your next visit or worse. Get in good with your hairdresser by knowing exactly how much to give and when. So how much is appropriate and […]Read more "No One Likes a Cheapskate! How to Tip Your Hairdresser"
Outlet shopping during summer vacations is a given. As you and your family traverse hotspots, when you come across an outlet center, you’ve gotta stop. There’s plenty to take advantage of. “Outlet malls give consumers the opportunity to purchase quality and name-brand clothes at affordable prices,” explains Andrea Woroch, consumer saving expert. “With the recession, […]Read more "The Ins & Outs of Navigating the Outlet Mall"
It’s hard to get to know someone in a one- or two-hour window during an interview, but potential employers sure can judge you and make assumptions about you based on what he or she sees. That begins with your eye contact, the way you hold your body, your hand shake, your ability to smile and […]Read more "What to Wear to an Interview"
A poster came in the mail the other day from a new website (and philosophy), LiveintheGrey.com, which pretty much sums up exactly how I have to, want to and strive to live my life: with balance. I instagrammed a portion of the poster and tacked it right up onto the most prominent wall in my […]Read more "Live in the Grey: New Website Inspires"
When you find a pair of shoes that are equal parts cute, comfy and versatile, you buy double. And the best part is, these City-Girl Colorblocked D’Orsay Flats were only $22.80 at Forever 21. I have been wearing pair #1 for practically three weeks straight now. The only days I didn’t wear them were on […]Read more "My I-Hope-They-Last-Forever Flats from Forever 21"
Whether you’re in the throes of a closet reorganization or merely like to indulge in closet envy, I’ve rounded up my dream closets from my favorite TV shows and movies. Carrie Bradshaw’s Sex and the City This TV closet will forever be engrained in our minds. Carrie has pondered outfit selections, and strutted in and […]Read more "10 Dream Closets from TV Shows and Movies I Wish Were Mine"
I first read this post: “Life Before Marriage: Why You’re Not an Adult Until You Tie the Knot.” (Full disclosure: I worked with Kristin Koch at the bridal magazine she speaks of.) Kristin writes about her blissful years with then-boyfriend (now-fiance) sans that itch most some women get whereby they are hopeful, hint, ask, pressure […]Read more "My Reaction to Two Varying Opinions About Getting Married and a Woman’s Journey Through Adulthood (Plus, My Own Theory on the Matter)"
Blogging from the “Anderson Live” audience was such a treat. Check out the live blog here on AllYou.com with the minute-by-minute updates, including a funny story about Anderson going ballistic on a woman in the street (she tried to discard a banana peel into a mailbox!).Read more "Today, I Was the Live Blogger on the Set of “Anderson Live”"
All glory comes from daring to begin.
–Eugene F. WareRead more "A New Chapter"
Sure, when you’re job hunting, you might still go the CareerBuilder and Monster route. But truth be told, there’s a new digitized version of job hunting and talent recruiting. Enter, LinkedIn, the professional social network which has garnered over 135 million registered users as of November 2011, is becoming a new avenue for both job […]Read more "Job Hunting? The Ingredients of a Perfect LinkedIn Profile"
Newsflash, everyone!!! Patricia Krentcil, who many have dubbed the “crazy tanning mom” — not only because she may have let her 5-year-old daughter go tanning but also because she looked like a football — has stopped tanning. Back in May, ABC News described her as an “avid tanner,” and NJ.com said she has her “own […]Read more "Breaking News: “Tan Mom” Stops Tanning"
During an attack early Friday at a midnight showing of The Dark Night Rises, 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly set off gas canisters and used a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun and a pistol to open fire on theater-goers, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told news outlets Sunday. Holmes supposedly bought the weapons at local gun stores […]Read more "How to Spot a Psychopath on a Dating Site"
No question, we have a love/hate relationship with our body shapers and waist cinchers. On the one hand, we are grateful they give us the seamless, streamlined look we desire — no muffin tops and rolls here, woo! But let’s be honest, in their effort to restrict and confine our, well, fat, they leave us […]Read more "The Science of Shapewear (And Where All the Fat Goes)"
When I spot friendship quotes on Facebook, Pinterest, etc., I usually glaze over them and go, “Eh, that’s not really accurate.” But today, I just had to share because this pin-worthy photo couldn’t be more true. Someone once told me that friendships don’t just happen, they become. The most significant ones in your life are […]Read more "Words to Live By: The Thing About Friends"
Jesse and I recently visited New Haven, CT for a much-needed weekend adventure, which was full of shopping and food. Go figure! Here’s what we discovered… Rack Reveal I can rummage through the racks at YURWAY Boutique all day long. I especially loved the colorful dresses, tunics and skirts they had in stock — all […]Read more "The New Haven Experience Through Fashion and Food"
Can social network Facebook cost you your job? The answer is simply, yes. We’ve seen it time and time again reported in the news. Disgruntled employee vents on Facebook, employers find out, and employers fire said employee. Don’t end up in this situation. If your job is less than perfect and you want to complain […]Read more "Make Your Facebook Profile Shine! It Can Land You a Job"
Don’t lie. Sometimes when you buy something really cute from Ross Dress for Less (or somewhere equally embarrassing) and someone asks you where you bought it from, you answer, “It’s vintage. I got it from a flea market.” Hey, we’re all guilty. (Or is it just me?) We’re proud of our cheap “vintage” finds. Plus, […]Read more "This Is What Happens When One-Upping Hipster Girls Get Together"
Many will caution against bangs because they’re kind of annoying to maintain. Let’s be honest, they only look fabulous for the first week after the initial cut. Then, you end up spending the weeks, maybe months, to follow trying to grow them out or visiting your hairdresser every other week just to get them out […]Read more "Beauty Hacker: How to Trim Your Own Bangs"
Pinsanity: (noun) When Pinterest becomes more than just an obsession. If you’re pinning like crazy, you will be able to relate. Not that you’d ever thumbtack a real live person to your bedroom wall or anything like that… But just imagine — you know that cray-cray girl who’s planning her wedding and she’s all insanely-obsessed […]Read more "Pinsanity: When Pinterest Goes Way Too Far"
Seriously. I mean, seriously. Forget the sunburned kid (although yes, if she did — in fact — bring her daughter into the tanning booth, that’s super-awful), but I think we’re all thinking the same thing here. Countless news outlets are reporting on Patricia Krentcil, who many have dubbed the “crazy tanning mom” — not only […]Read more "Wait… Can We Please Discuss the Crazy Tanning Mom’s Face?"
That’s really all we had to say. It’s awesome. The Once Upon a Time actress looked stunning on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the tiered H&M dress that retails for only $299. The number is from H&M’s eco-friendly Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection. “I wanted something that was very earth-friendly,” Goodwin told People magazine on her […]Read more "How Awesome Is It That Ginnifer Goodwin Wore a $299 H&M Dress to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?"
Sorry I’m a little late on this, girls, but I finally had a moment to watch the first two episodes of HBO’s highly anticipated new girl drama. My thoughts? In the opening scene — Girls heroine Hannah is at dinner with her parents. She eats like a pig, then her mom stops her to let […]Read more "Reflecting on My 20-Something Self… Because, Obviously, I’m Watching HBO’s “Girls”"
By now, you’ve started to follow @WhiteGrlProblem (White Girl Problems) and @FiWoProblems (First World Problems). I love a good laugh so I follow these not-so-real-but-totally-right-on Twitter accounts. They say all the things people would never say because if they did they’d sound like jerks. My latest obsession: @PrettyGrlProb (Pretty Girl Problems) which has over 70,000 […]Read more "Twitter to Follow: Pretty Girl Problems (Even Ugly People Can Relate Though)"
Really, criminals? Really? Indeed! Instead of cash, thieves are stealing weaves. They’re pricy, so this checks out. “For the second time in less than a week, a weave thief targeting high-dollar hair extensions used a stolen vehicle to ram through the front of an Atlanta beauty supply store,” reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The criminal (a […]Read more "Hair Crime Alert: Instead of Cash, Thieves Are Stealing Weaves!"
I hate myself right now. I popped a zit on my chin way too soon. As a result, I bled, it got all gross, then I picked the scab, then it got all gross again and the cycle continues. I knew all along that there was a proper way to pop a zit, but I […]Read more "Beauty Hacker: How to Pop a Zit (Yes, There’s a Right Way)"