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Why Don’t You… Wear Coordinate Jewelry?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

How to wear coordinate jewelry

Although I am far removed from the days of learning latitude and longitude in geography class, one of my favorite activities was to determine specific points on the globe according to points on the geographic coordinate system. But who knew that I would be using that in real life? Especially concerning my accessories.

You hear that kids? You will use your geography skills in real life!

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Why Don’t You… Wear Almost Black Lipstick?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

How to wear dark lipstick

I marched into Sephora with a purpose.  I wanted a vampy, sooty, almost-black lipstick. And I needed it to match my Chanel Rouge Noir nail polish.

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At Home with Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Nail Polish Review

I can’t remember why I took these pictures, but I was reading an old issue of Lucky magazine and cover girl Zooey Deschanel said something that reminded me of, well, me.

“There’s this picture of me that I wish I could find,” she said. “I would buy these fluffy ‘50s prom dresses from the thrift stores and just put them on with a tiara and sit and type at my computer.”

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Hashtag Blessed in Combat Boots

How to wear combat boots with a dress

I met with my Girls Write Now mentee on Sunday.

She has a Scholastic essay competition that we’re getting ready for. We decided to combine two of our first prompts together to create a short story.

When we were paired together at the start of the school year, I had already unemployed for a month. I wondered what I could add to her life. I know that I don’t need a title somewhere to be able to but I wanted to be good at something for her. I hoped she would still be able to learn from me.

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