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I’m here for the fun. You?

November 6, 2018
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Let me be honest with you. I think I’m here mostly for the fun. I’m cruising earth for the fun, the talks, and the laughs. I do the whole purpose evaluation thing pretty often – the “why am I here question”, and yada yada yada…and I’ve come down to the plain fact that I’m here for the fun. The funny. All the spices of life. Soul filling laughter…

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Elevate your casual style

June 4, 2018
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Of course you can just throw on jeans and t-shirt, and voila: it’s casual style. But is it ordinary? Or is it jeans and a tee taken to the next level? Elevated if you will. I’m just sayin’: Inject something fun into the everyday. We’re only guaranteed the ordinary-ness of today so we might as well dress life up with some dangles, and sparkles, and dots. Also a…

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A bold haircut

May 23, 2018
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I’ve always wanted to try a bold short pixie haircut (a tall order for curly hair), so I dared myself and went super pixie short. I went short last year, but this time it’s so short, my curls got a fade! Now going in, I thought, “why not look like Halle?”…right? So when the hair dresser spun me around to face the mirror…ahem…turns out my hair is not…

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My current favorite book & orange lipstick

March 21, 2018
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“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness. Because I deserve to be. I like politics and history and am happiest when having a good argument about ideas. I am girly. I am happily girly. I like high heels and trying on lipsticks. It’s nice to be complimented by both men and women (although I…

LET'S TALK STYLE

Why compare yourself?

March 20, 2018
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So today my friend was busy (and kindly) appreciating another friend’s goddess like body, and during my friend’s appreciation rave, she did a quick comparison of her body and goddess friend’s body, and my friend momentarily deflated her own statuesque form. I quickly told her to stop being ridiculous and speedily spouted out all my friend’s traits that she ought to refocus on and be grateful for. Of…

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