Molly Ford Beck's
Smart, Pretty & Awkward

Today I’m excited to announce new dates, locations, and classes I’ll be teaching at General Assembly during December.

First, I’ll be running 3 sessions of “The Write Stuff: Getting the Most From Your Blog“ for bloggers or soon-to-be bloggers on December 2, 11, and 16,  in New York City. I’ve taught this 3-hour workshop over 12 times and I love teaching it – it’s perfect for both new and intermediate bloggers, and those running either personal or business blogs. Starting Smart, Pretty & Awkward changed my life, and I love sharing that excitement with others.

I’m also excited to be running “The Write Stuff: Getting the Most From Your Blog“ on December 19 in Boston. This is the first time I’m teaching a class in Boston, where I grew up and went to college, and I can’t wait!

And finally, I have a new day-long workshop I’m going to offer twice in December: “Digital Marketing Bootcampon December 5 and 17 in New York City. This workshop will a much more condensed version of the 10-week long digital marketing course I am currently teaching, full of marketing insights and hands-on activities. If you’d like to take your company’s or small business’ digital marketing to the next level, this is the class for you.

If you are coming to any of the above, feel free to shoot me an email at to introduce yourself before class.

Hopefully, see you soon!

xo, Molly

November 27, 2015

Shopbop is having a massive sale right now – use discount code GOBIG15 for up to 25% off your order!

Some of my favorite Shopbop items that I own and love are the Larkspur Lace TopMarin Lace Dress, and Paige Denim Transcend Hoxton Ultra Skinny jeans. I’m also eyeing this gift guide with many, many gifts under $50 for girlfriends and my sister. (Also, for a splurge, these Kate Spade taxi flats are ridiculously cute).

The expiration date for the sale: 11/30/15.


November 24, 2015

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes. A funny, inspiring book that is both an insider’s peek into the world of Hollywood glamour and a tribute to the power of being an amazing writer. Highly recommend!

How to be Prettier: A quick but comprehensive guide to makeup tricks – the lipstick advice is so simple but so helpful.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: this kids’ tee shirt.

November 19, 2015

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, & Live Happily Ever After by Miki Agrawal. The whole book is a rallying cry for not just why you should do what you love, but the practical how to get your idea off the ground. Miki also includes other cool tidbits, like best practices for staying healthy while being an entrepreneur and how she married her husband at Burning Man. It’s a comprehensive book that would be perfect if you’re looking to shake-up your mindset.

How to be Prettier: Love this J.Crew factory lace dress, which comes in black, blue, and red: perfect for holiday events. I just bought it in blue, and it’s also currently 35% off with the code YOUWIN.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: I love this new Barbie ad.

November 9, 2015

How to be Smarter: 25 Small Steps to Get You Closer to Your Dream Job.

How to be Prettier: I just discovered Poshmark - it is a site (and an app) to buy or sell women’s fashion. I am completely obsessed. I have gotten new-with-tags clothes from so many of my favorite brands for a fraction of their retail price. [This is not an affiliate link or a sponsored post, and I have no affiliation to Poshmark - I just really like the service a lot].

How to be (less) Awkward: If you have been feeling a little shy at work, show up to your next meeting early. As people trickle in, you can say hi and greet each of them 1:1, which is usually less overwhelming than walking into a full room.

November 2, 2015
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