Posts Categorized: tutorial

Reader Request: Necklaces and Necklines

How to wear necklaces and necklines

Read the updated version of this post here!

Readers Pranita, Meli22 AND Jingle Bella all requested some advice on how necklaces and necklines interact. How can I say no to three lovely readers?

This is a tricky subject, as the various styles of necklines sit differently depending on your shoulder width, bust size, and rib cage span … not to mention the fact that my opinions vary from those of some experts. But I think I can illustrate my reasoning with a few do and dont photos, and let you make your own choices from there!

My overall feeling is that a necklace must: read more

Originally posted 2009-09-23 05:47:00.

Reader Request: Casual Friday, with Style

Sweet reader Christen had this request:

I’d LOVE some advice on Casual Friday. Are there rules? Does the meaning of “casual” depend on how buttoned-up the normal dress code is?

Well, my dear, here’s the simple answer: Ask your HR rep. Any office that has a normal dress code will ALSO have a few guidelines for dressing appropriately on Casual Fridays. If you’re worried about getting busted for wearing your sweatshirt and sneaks, ask the authorities. Better safe than sorry, eh? read more

Originally posted 2009-09-04 05:36:00.

Feel Good Cheat-Sheet

Feel good cheat sheet

Don’t have time for a 5-mile run? Can’t seem to find a damn thing in the closet that makes you feel like electric sex? Feeling run-down, beat-up, and worn-out? Here are some quick, easy ways to make yourself INSTANTLY feel better about your body:

  • Put on some lip gloss. Preferably something that smells yummy.
  • Press the thumb of one hand into the palm of the other and massage. Switch.
  • Take off your shoes and do 7 jumping jacks. You decide if this should be in public or private.
  • Give yourself a 30 second head-massage. Just scritch your scalp with your nails very gently.
  • Go into a private room, look into the mirror, and smile. See how gorgeous you are?
  • Roll your shoulders back. Do it at least three times.
  • Macarena. Electric Slide. Bunny Hop. Something easy and rote and SUPER fun.
  • Take a peek at your boobs. Go on, do it! Man, aren’t they sexy?
  • Skip. Like, skip your way to your next meeting.
  • Flex a muscle. Any muscle. Look at it, pass your hand over it, feel proud of it.
  • Mentally list the three most fantabulous things about your very own bod.
  • Stretch. Arms, back, legs. Take a deep breath. Repeat.
  • Ask for a hug from the best hugger you know.
  • If you’re wearing a skirt, twirl. But don’t forget to spot, or you’ll getdizzyfalldown.
  • Say this, out loud: “I don’t have to change a thing. I’m already pretty. Right now, just as I am!”
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    Originally posted 2009-08-19 05:50:00.