Molly Ford's
Smart, Pretty & Awkward

How to be Smarter: Doodle in your to-do list. Besides writing down tangible tasks on your daily list, also add in some little icons to remind yourself of less tangible things, like mindsets for the week. For example: some hearts to remind yourself to prioritize relationships, smiley faces to remind yourself to look on the bright side, and a coffee cup to remind yourself to stay energized.

How to be Prettier: Really interesting article that got me thinking about pairing down my closet. Plus I love what she came up with her work uniform: “Why I Wear the Same Thing to Work Everyday.”

How to be (less) Awkward: Shy at work? 7 ways to speak up. [Love #3 and #4].

April 17, 2015

How to be Smarter: Grammar rule I always wondered about: which vs. what?

How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code SPA15, SP&A readers can get 15% off your order at The Shine Project. The Shine Project employs inner city youth in America to hand make beautiful jewelry to help them pay their way through college – and their jewelry is beautiful. I have my eye on these rose gold bangles (which can be personalized – really cute for bridesmaid favors for a wedding), the turquoise Alex Bracelet, and the fun All About Love Stack. They even have an entire sorority section. Enjoy! [Expires on 4/6/15].

How to be (less) Awkward: 10 Things Not to Say at Work - I’m really working on #2 myself.

March 29, 2015

I’ve been honored to be the Co-Chair of Organizing Committee for Forty Women To Watch Over 40 for the past three years.

The list “celebrates women who are upending the perception that 40 is past your prime. They are reinventing, leaning in, and creating momentum that will be felt by those beyond their community and field.”

Have you nominated someone you know – maybe a mentor or other inspiring person in your life – for this year’s list yet?

March 17, 2015

Shopbop is having a massive sale right now – use code BIGEVENT15 for up to 25% off your order.

Some of my favorite Shopbop items that I own and love are the Madewell Lara Skirt and Paige Denim Transcend Hoxton Ultra Skinny jeans, which I actually have two pairs of because they are the most comfortable jeans ever.

I also currently have my eye on this adorable plaid dress (under $35!).

The expiration date for the sale: 3/8/15.


March 6, 2015

How to be Smarter: How to be a success: smile more!

How to be Prettier: “Keep the belongings that ‘spark joy,’ and get rid of those that don’t.” — Quote from this article on the best method to clean out your closet. [Love this advice/entire method so much].

How to be (less) Awkward: ”Start with dogs. I’m not kidding. If you don’t have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a walk. Give your speech to the dog. And then, if you can, to a few dogs.” – The best advice on public speaking I’ve ever heard.

February 27, 2015
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