How to be Smarter: Everyone has two or three female celebrities they always pay special attention to when they see their pictures in magazines or see them mentioned in an article online. But try to also have a few powerful females in the business or political sectors you follow as well—it’s important to reinforce to yourself, daily, that women can do great things and don’t just need to be famous for their looks or fashion sense.
How to be Prettier: I really like Madewell sales because they tend to have the sale items in a variety of sizes, instead of just the leftover sizes. I really like this mixed-fabric cardigan in a peach and grey color scheme—and it’s still available in every size at a sale price.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you are nervous about leaving a voicemail, whether on the answering machine of a crush or a potential employer, it’s okay to write down bullet points you want to mention before you leave the voicemail.