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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for October, 2009


How to be Smarter: Breaking someone’s heart is not a war prize. Hurting someone you care about so badly, knowing in your heart they will be upset for a long while, is one of the saddest ways a relationship can end. It is not something to laugh about, or take lightly.

How to be Prettier: A very, very affordable jewelry site I just discovered: I am already awaiting my arrival of the Amelia necklace in the mail.

How to be (less) Awkward: Why is your best friend your best friend? I don’t know her, but I’m guessing because she is a good listener, and cares about you, and makes you laugh, and you don’t doubt that you’re her best friend, either. Look for these characteristics–plus physical attraction–in a boyfriend, and you will be all set.

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How to be Smarter: You can be funny without being smart. But I don’t think you can be truly smart without being funny.

How to be Prettier: Fur anything–faux or otherwise–should not be bought online. It needs to be tried on in a store.

How to be (less) Awkward: You must dress up for Halloween. Not an option not too. And not an option to date boys that don’t want to dress up.

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How to be Smarter: Everyone is a little bit of trouble. Some people are trouble in obvious ways, like being too good looking. And some people are trouble in less obvious ways–they hold your heart in their hand and you haven’t realized it yet; they have no obvious flaws, instantly making them that much harder to break up with; or them in your life makes your life instantly so much better that you get so nervous they will leave you. Just know that everyone is trouble-you are trouble, too–but it doesn’t always have to be bad thing. People that are a little bit of trouble are the ones you need in your life the most.

How to be Prettier: Sometimes wearing an all-over patterned dress can be intimating. If you are nervous to dive right into an all over flashy pattern, try a beautiful patterned bag.

How to be (less) Awkward: A celebrity has a private life. If you are lucky enough to see a celebrity going about their private life, in a non-publicized setting, please be respectful and give them their space. You may, however, mass text your friends “Jimmy Fallon is next to me in line and I am geeking out” while looking cool and trying to figure out if you could ever have a shot with him.

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How to be Smarter: Just show up to class. It is not that hard, and, most of the time, you don’t actually have anything more important to to do. Show up, ask a few questions, try to look interested. Once a week stay after class and chit chat with the teacher. This alone–and none of the things I mentioned have anything to do with studying more–can bring your grade up a lot.

How to be Prettier: Precious fall work dress. I would wear with textured tights and patent black heels.

How to be (less) Awkward: I always respect labels–in expensive clothes and in romantic pairings. But I also know that not every dress needs to have a designer label to be your favorite piece, and not every great love needs the boyfriend label to be your favorite relationship.

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How to be Smarter: On Mondays, make an extra cup of coffee and dump it into your ice cube tray. Then, for the rest of the week, use the coffee ice cubes in your iced coffee so the drink gets less diluted once the ice cubes melt–or throw them in if you accidently make your coffee too hot.

How to be Prettier: I know lots of very beautiful girls. But the ones I tend to think are the prettiest, are the ones that are also the nicest. It is actually kind of easy to be seen as pretty if you are sweet and loving and generous and funny.

How to be (less) Awkward: Sometimes I wear things that nobody else likes, and I might get to the party and feel embarrassed. But I would feel a lot more embarrassed if I let someone talk me out of what I wanted to wear.

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