Earlier this week stylist Stefany Mohebban raided my closet and helped me find some hot, new looks hiding in my existing wardrobe. While she was working magic on my wardrobe, I asked her to take a peek and tell me what I was missing. I always try to shop for stuff I need, but I get confused, lose steam and end up buying more of what I already have. Does that happen to anyone else? Go shopping for a skirt, come home with another pair of skinny jeans. How? Once and for all, I wanted to know what I really need to buy. From a professional. Click through to see Stefany’s picks for me. I see a shopping trip in my future! Or at least an online one.
Tasked with writing about my style resolution for 2012, I puzzled for awhile, trying to come up with some trend I wanted to try or a bad style habit I wanted to break. Everything I thought up I realized I had done already, mostly in the recent past. So instead of writing about the new style resolution I was making for 2012, I decided to pat myself on the back for the ones I’ve already made and stuck to.
See, I’m someone who did not have much self-esteem growing up. Actually, I thought I was ugly. My parents told me I was beautiful, but their kind words were no match for the trifecta of hideousness that hit me at age 14: glasses, braces, and an onslaught of acne bombarded me all at once. While I had always been somewhat shy, I became a complete wallflower, shrinking away from any additional attention my looks were attracting. It was likely all in my head — what 14-year-old doesn’t get a bit of acne or go through an awkward phase? — but I felt like the most hideous girl in the world. Keep reading »
It’s a new year, and I’m a new me, well at least in some ways. I’ve vowed to make the first move on occasion and learn how to be kinder to myself. The final frontier is my personal style. Instead of dealing with the stuff in my closet that I don’t know how to wear, I like to buy new stuff. That needs to stop. So how do I keep my style fresh for our “What Are We Wearing Today?” feature without, you know, actually buying anything new? I challenged NYC textile designer, stylist and fashion blogger Stefany Mohebban to dig through my closet and see if she could help me create some entirely new looks from my already existing wardrobe, focusing on the pieces that stumped me most. Click through to see the style magic she worked on me.
New Year, New You at The Frisky has focused on ways to improve our outward appearance by dressing more adventurously, dragging our doughy carcass to spin class, and upping the fabulosity quotient. It’s also explored how to grow in relationships and at work through standing up for ourselves, being more productive, and making the first move. But what about our inner world? After we’ve found the perfect shade of red lipstick, cleaned out our closets, and told a passive-aggressive friend to chill out, what comes next? Well, I propose in 2012 that we try to expose ourselves to newer genres of literature we’ve never experienced before. It’s fine to read the blockbuster novel du jour that make the bestseller list — i.e. The Da Vinci Code, The Pillars of the Earth, The Hunger Games, etc. — but this year, why not try something new? Keep reading »
You have too much stuff, girl. And worse than that, you don’t even know what you have. Figure that out, and declutter your life, by cleaning out and organizing your closet. Don’t worry! We’ll show you how!
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Your plan to get your taxes done early has gone out the window. You consistently feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, between friends, work, eating and sleeping. And, oh yeah, that knitting project you started in 2008 is never going to get done. That’s because you aren’t living your life as productively as you could be. But that’s okay, because we’re going to help you fix that. Really! First though, put down your iPhone and focus. Eyes up here!
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