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Are you working on your movie star role?

March 10, 2018
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I imagine that you are an international woman of the world, and as an international woman of the world, I imagine you must be in the process of perfecting the fine art of being yourself. A long time ago I wanted to be an actress and take over the world telling other women’s stories, but now I’ve got to consider who’s going to play ME when they make…

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Tummy style

March 3, 2018
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I was almost going to be a hypocrite and not post these photos because all I can see is Angie, my tummy (newly monikered), enjoying her moment in the spotlight. However, right before I almost descended into the pits of hypocrisy I realized 2 things. Firstly, I would never tell my niece that her tummy looks crazy/fat/pudgy in that/any outfit. I will always tell her she’s perfect, all…

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What’s amazing about you?

February 22, 2018

I think you already know what’s great about you. From the interviews I’ve done so far, I’d say that you/we know what we like about ourselves already. We just don’t know if other people see it in us as much as we do, and (or) we don’t know how to express our wonderfulness in our everyday lives when things get gritty or overwhelming. But take heart, your wonderfulness…

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I tried a pajama suit and I like it

February 20, 2018
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So pajama suits – I had no intention of buying or wearing one. I don’t even wear pajamas to bed. But then the look grew on me, so I decided to try one. Turns out it’s super comfy and more dressy than anticipated. If you’re wearing the pants with a different top, you have to suck in your stomach a little extra because the pants are so…soft. Just…

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Good friends match every outfit

February 8, 2018
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Once upon a freezing snow day recently, my friends and I were sitting at a coffeee shop marveling at our good fortune. We were out of our houses sans les enfants de l’armée (without the army of kids!) – like, totally by ourselves! We lucky women were sitting toasty in the west wing of coffee shop heaven giddily beaming and acting like we were just like all the…

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The style of dressing like yourself, even at work.

January 31, 2018
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“But Mandy, you don’t understand…I can’t wear “that” to work.” “I can’t wear tights to work. Only Millennials do that.” “But there’s more pressure on women to look a certain way.” “But Mandy, it’s not as easy as you think…I can’t just wear my natural hair/my open fro/dreadlocks to work.” “I can’t wear…blah, blah, blah…” Mandy understands. Mandy just believes that you don’t have to fit it. That…

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Are you an interesting mom & woman?

January 23, 2018
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Are you an interesting woman? Are you an interesting mother? Do you stay interested in things and people outside your sphere? What’s your thing, or your things? Last week I drove an hour away to meet my friend who drove an hour from her house, to eat at a Korean place she hadn’t eaten at in 3 years, just so she could reminisce on the taste of the…

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