1. I love the underdog. I have been doing some substitute teaching and I find myself drawn to the chubby kid with their shirt buttoned wrong and pizza stains on their pants, they are adorable to me. I'm not going to touch them, but they are cute nonetheless. AND this look only works for 3rd grade and under....
2. I laugh everyday, no matter what the circumstances.
3. I am a better public speaker than I thought I was. (In my mind, anyway.)
My mom sent me a care package a couple of weeks ago (although I am waaaaay past college age but I tend to think of care packages as proof that she cares) and inside my box was a link chain belt. Hmmmm, interesting, I thought....I do not, I repeat, NOT let my family shop for me, I am a very specific (i.e. picky) shopper and I like to change aspects of my look so no one knows what look I will gravitate to next. (Like now I am on the lookout for a denim pencil skirt to try a preppy, boho look. But...I digress.) Skeptically, I tried the belt on and I must say, was pleasantly surprised! Chic yet simple, I am looking to pair this with a tank dress, gladiator sandals and multiple bangles. I found a long and a shorter option at one of my fave shopping spots, Forever 21.
Celebrities turned it on and out for the 2009 Met Costume Instutute Gala exhibition, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion. The exhibition examines “the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty and focuses on iconic fashion models of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras.”
Celebs in attendance:
Rihanna; Tyra Banks
Renee Zellwegger and Victoria Beckham
Mary Kate Olsen; Kanye West and Amber Rose
Ashley Olsen; Madonna
Katy Perry; Kerry Washington
Kirsten Dunst; Justin Timber Lake and Jessica Biel
Heidi Klum; Anne Hathaway
Leighton Meester; Eva Mendes
These galas are normally high fashion yet this year the theme screamed high camp. WTH is going on here?
In these times of cutting back, here are a few things that cost you nothing:
1. Compliment someone. If you receive great service somewhere, let the manager know. We are quick to point out when things go wrong, let someone know when things are great as well. A kind word can really brighten someone's day.