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Style 911: “Help Me Cover My Ugly Wrist Surgery Scars!”

So I broke both wrists this fall.  The casts are now off but I’m left with some rather ugly surgery scars on both wrists.  Frankly they look like suicide scars and I’d like some ideas for how cover them up when I choose (job interviews and the like). The scars are each about four inches long, so I’m thinking I probably shouldn’t just wear a giant stack of bangles on each wrist. That seems like it’d be jingly/loud as all hell. Also, I work mostly in an office with no dress code, and part time in a furniture repair shop (so a couple of recommendations for stuff that won’t get caught on tools would be awesome).  And I don’t like gold. Any ideas? – Rachel

Yes, I do! You have the right idea when you mentioned a stack of bangles, but instead of piling on a bunch of metal bracelets — which would definitely alert everyone within earshot of your constant presence — you want to wear a mini-arm party that combines a quiet beaded wrap bracelet with a thick cuff. That way the two can bump up against each other all they want without making a shit ton of noise. (Personally, I love piling on lots of bracelets, so you could even add a thinner cuff or a watch to the stack, on the other side of the wrap bracelet.) To give you a few ideas, I picked out three wrap bracelets and paired them with three cuffs — and you could easily mix and match these options, if you like them. These should cover your scars and add some pizzaz to any outfit, casual or dressed up. Check out ‘em out, after the jump! And thanks for your question? (Got a Style 911 question? Send an email to amelia@thefrisky.com!) Keep reading »

Did You Know? Stars And Their Scars

The next time you’re looking in the mirror analyzing every detail about yourself, remember this: even celebrities have flaws! So yes, draw attention to your best features and conceal your worst. But take a lesson from Hollywood’s imperfect celebrities like Tina Fey and Harrison Ford and remember that scars give you character.  We bet there are a lot you hadn’t even noticed before! Read more…

Demi Lovato Considers Her Scars To Be “Beautiful Battle Wounds”

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“I think scars are like battle wounds—beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it. My tattoos say ‘Stay strong.’ ‘Stay’ on one [wrist] and ‘strong’ on the other. Now I’m able to look at them and be thankful for being alive. I think that I’ve been blessed over the past year to be able to start over.”

Demi Lovato talks to Glamour about the scars she has as a result of cutting and how they serve as a beautiful reminder to take care of herself. Lovato famously checked into a treatment center to get help for her struggles with bulimia, anorexia and self-injury, and then publicly came forward as bi-polar. Read more of her interview at the link. [Glamour]

There’s A Story Behind Every Scar

When I was 15, I went white-water rafting at camp down some really calm rapids. The tour guides practically promised us that we weren’t going to fall out of the raft. But of course, half way through, I was thrown from the boat and totally humiliated as I was hoisted back in. My knee was all bloody from hitting a rock, and to this day I have a scar on my left knee the size of a dime. I’m sure most of my friends don’t remember that white water rafting trip very well, but I remember in in astute detail because of that scar. The same goes for most scars, as I learned from a piece in the NY Times about how scars tell the stories of our lives. Some people even find their scars so meaningful that they have them made into jewelry. Since scars can hold such strong meaning, I’ve asked around for folks to share their scar stories. I guarantee that some of them will remind you of many of your own life experiences… Keep reading »

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