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Smart, Pretty & Awkward

You can read this week’s Parade column, on new jobs being like new shoes and more, here.

xo, Molly

August 19, 2014

How to be Smarter: “The things they did between 6pm and 12am were what determined their future” — quote from a great read entitled “The Career Ladder Isn’t in the Office.”

How to be Prettier: I am seeing a lot of daisy print for end-of-summer and fall this year: examples here, here and here.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just fun: Know anyone turning 29 soon or is 29 now? Send them this.

August 14, 2014

How to be Smarter: This is a great read about working really hard for a goal that was not realized and how to feel about it. It was honest and thought-provoking and an excellent piece, whether or not you have any interest in the medical profession.

How to be Prettier: “Sectioning is a step most people skip, but it really is THE key to getting a great blowout.” — This and other hints from this helpful article on how to get the perfect blowout.

How to be (less) Awkward: Quick, graphical tips on the best body language for tons of different situations, ranging from an interview to meeting a potential client to asking for a raise.

August 7, 2014

How to be Smarter: One of my favorite documentaries I’ve seen in a long time: 112 Weddings. Great food for thought on weddings, marriages, and relationships.

How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code “SPAstrongwomen″ SP&A readers get 20% off  and free shipping at Louella Odié! I am completely loving the look of their Skyline collection, as well as the super fun Island Life collection. Enjoy! [Expires on 8/31/14].

How to be (less) Awkward: Keep an email draft of gift ideas in your inbox all year long – when you hear or think of a great gift idea for someone, put it in the draft. Then when their birthday or a holiday comes around, you will already have a great idea ready to go.

July 29, 2014

How to be Smarter: Great, super easy tip on how to bike in a skirt.

How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code “SP&ALOVE ″ SP&A readers get 15% off (including sale styles!) at Moorea Seal. I asked Moorea Seal for a discount code for SP&A readers because I absolutely love their cell phone cases - I have their Lemon and Honey iPhone case and probably get more comments on it than anything I’ve ever owned. Enjoy! [Expires on 9/30/14].

How to be (less) Awkward: Easy way to link directly to a specific spot in a YouTube video.

July 23, 2014
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