Posts By: Sally

How to Give Good Compliments

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All compliments are good. OK, the backhanded ones suck, but I trust you’re not running around dishing those out.¬† My impression is that the majority of compliments given and received in this world are earnest and well-intentioned, and I think of them as tiny, self-generated miracles. Never underestimate the transformative power of a compliment, my friends. Just about every time you tell another human being, “Hey! I like you, and I like what you’re doing,” you’re changing that person’s life for the better, even if they don’t yet realize it. Every time you muster up the courage to praise another person, you’re doing the world a service by bolstering that person’s confidence and self-esteem. read more

Originally posted 2011-07-18 06:18:49.

Organize Your Wardrobe, Hone Your Style

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As you stare into the depths of your closet, frustrated and overwhelmed, seeing racks of clothing and NOTHING you want to wear, you may be thinking to yourself:

  • Dude. I need to go SHOPPING.
  • I must have crappy taste. How can I hate everything I own?
  • Naught but closet orphans in here. Sigh.

And yet, my guess would be that you’ve got loads of amazing duds, that your taste is spot-on, and that your items are just dying to be remixed. AND that all of these things would be crystal clear to you if you invested some time and energy in organizing your wardrobe.

What? NO! I’m not kidding! No wait, LISTEN.

If you can’t see it, you won’t wear it

In an ideal world, we’d all have Cher’s amazing closet organization system, complete with video touchscreen and electronic inventory. In the real world, we must find ways to keep our clothing relatively visible or risk erasing its very existence from memory. Obviously, you can’t keep every single piece in full view, but try to arrange your wardrobe so that you can see as much as possible. Or just a peek of each piece. Old standbys should be the ones tucked into the corners, while difficult and challenging pieces should stare you down daily until inspiration strikes. read more

Originally posted 2011-06-23 06:18:30.

How to Dress Comfortably

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I am completely willing to sacrifice comfort for style.

OK, OK, I am completely willing to sacrifice comfort for style on most days. Or maybe “some days” would be more accurate. And, you know, not EVERYWHERE on my body. Just most spots. Or maybe “some spots” would be more accurate …

Well, regardless of the quantifiable particulars, when I wake up and think, “I need to be comfortable today. And not just for the first couple of hours. All day,” I build my outfits utilizing what I’ve learned about my body, my taste, and my preferences. read more

Originally posted 2011-07-14 06:17:38.