Well, I Never

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I will never be skinny
I will never have big boobs
I will never be tall
I will never have a six pack
I will never be able to go out in a high wind and look sexily windblown

I will never give up on fitness
I will never take for granted the fact that I have healthy boobs, small as they may be
I will never underestimate the power of platforms
I will never stop doing crunches and lower back exercises so that my core is strong
I will never forget that people would KILL for my curls

I will never understand
Why I can write this and know it and preach it and believe it
Yet only truly feel it on certain days, in certain lights, with certain caveats read more

Originally posted 2009-08-25 05:49:00.

Showstopping Style on a Pauper’s Budget

Style on a budget

I’ve received about 16 hillion jillion requests for ways to look awesome on a tight budget, and I hear ya, friends. I mean times are tight, for one thing … but shopping smart is a best practice no matter what the economy is up to. So here are a few guidelines that can help you keep your look fresh, fun, and affordable even if you’re hurting for cash.

TIPS FOR LOOKING LIKE A BIG SPENDER

Buy Muted Colors: Blaring brights are super fun but muted tones look more expensive. When you’re trolling Target for tees, pick out raspberry red instead of fire engine red, steel blue instead of superman blue … anything with a little less saturation. You’ll be amazed how much classier those tones will play when paired with your neutrals. read more

Originally posted 2009-08-24 05:58:00.

The Internal-External Feedback Conundrum

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When we discuss fostering positive body image – here and elsewhere – one of the practices that gets a lot of attention is learning to tune out external messages and focus on how you feel about yourself. There’s a lot of judgmental, shaming, comparative, hurtful imagery and discussion about female bodies floating around in the world, and finding a way to focus on yourself can help sort out what you are truly feeling, and what you only THINK you’re feeling because of external input.

Or can it? read more

Originally posted 2010-03-11 06:51:00.