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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for July, 2012


How to be Smarter: There is not a minimum requirement on how many people you need to impact to be valuable. Positively changing the world for one person is still positively changing the world.

How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code “SPA15”, you can get 15% off your purchase at online boutique August Wrinkle. I really like the Come Fly with Me Dress for a summer night out, and I also love the Mrs. Johnson skirt. (Coupon expires August 31).

How to be (less) Awkward: It is so much easier to relax in a clean home. (One of my favorite playlists to clean to is actually a running playlist).

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How to be Smarter: How the People Around You Affect You.

How to be Prettier: If you are an 8 on your hair happiness level and looking for the 10, smaller changes, like a trim or subtle highlights, are usually the way to go, rather than more drastic measures like color or length changes. A total revamp is only necessary if you start below a 5 on the hair happiness scale.

How to be (less) Awkward:  It always makes me smile whenever someone I don’t know exits the elevator and calls out over their shoulder “have a good day!” It’s an easy gesture to do that makes starting the day that much friendlier for a stranger.
P.S. I was thrilled to be interviewed by 9 Lives for Women, a great resource for women in all stages of their career.

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How to be Smarter: The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. [This is awesome, especially if you were/are a fan of Gilmore Girls].

How to be Prettier: How-to dress for cold offices. [Love #3].

How to be (less) Awkward: When traveling on a train or a plane with an armrest, put the armrest down as soon as you get to your seat. It can feel unfriendly to put it down mid-trip after you’ve been sitting next to a stranger for a while; doing it right after you sit down ensures you will have your own space for the trip without looking like you are offended by the other passenger.

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How to be Smarter: Ways to be a Good Daughter. [Love #5].

How to be Prettier: 20 Small Actions to Create a Fit Environment. [Love #15].

How to be (less) Awkward: When feelings get hurt or slighted, it’s important to remind yourself that you probably don’t know the whole story. What you interpret as rude or thoughtless could simply be a consequence of something that has nothing to do with you, and/or that happened years ago.

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How to be Smarter: On the first page of each new notebook I start, I write down a quote that inspires me around the theme of the notebook (whether the notebook is for to-do lists, for school/work, or just for creative ideas).

How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code “smartprettyawkward10off”, you can get 10% off your purchase at online boutique Shabby Apple. I have my eye on the Metropolitan Blouse and the Humboldt Current Skirt, and I love the special section just for Redheads. (Coupon expires August 9).

How to be (less) Awkward: A birthday card is a great opportunity to compliment someone on what you love about their character.

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