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High heels: The price of beauty

When walking in heels….

We all aspire to look like this:

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When in reality, we most likely look like this…

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WHOOPS!

Being a total of 5’1, I am all about sky high heels. Wearing heels puts me at about the same height as most of my girlfriends. If we’re getting ready and everyone else decides to wear heels, you better believe I am required to wear them as well or I look like a little tag along 12 year old child.

As much as I love the looks of high pumps, I absolutely hate the aching feeling that comes half way through the night. I also hate the awkward walk that comes along with this pain.

I’m not going to lie, I once face planted in the middle of a bar while wearing my highest heels. It was embarrassing, and as depressing as it is, I to this day have never worn those heels again.

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I decided to do a little research on how to make heels a little more comfortable and wearable. 

–       Apparently having strong legs will make wearing heels more comfortable. Having strong calves will allow you to wear heels longer with less pain. Try doing some toe raises.

–       Make sure you are wearing the correct size

–       Practice walking in your new shoes. This will break them in and also help you get a feel for them before you are out in public. Scuffing up the bottoms will help them become less slippery.

–       To help with slippery-ness you can also put some duct tape on the bottom.

–       Invest in some cushions or insoles to stick in your heels. This will help take pressure off.

–       And whatever you do… DO NOT TAKE YOUR HEELS OFF WHILE OUT! Your feet will swell and the heels will be about 20x more uncomfortable than before you took them off.

If stilettos aren’t your thing, try investing in a pair of wedges. Wedges are cute, casual, and much more comfortable and easier to maneuver than heels.

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July 8, 2012 · 8:40 pm

DIY Distressed High Waisted Shorts

For almost over a year now I have been wanting to make my own distressed denim shorts. I have bought multiple pairs of high waisted shorts from Forever 21, but they have never felt as authentic as the home made kind. Part of the reason I haven’t gotten around to making any is because I haven’t been able to find any “mom jeans” from Goodwill in my correct size. Guess none of our moms were size zero back in the day, huh?

I was rummaging around the local Goodwill the other day, and it was not a shock to me when I still couldn’t find a do-able pair in my small size. I was poking around in the larger section and a perfect pair caught my eye. I decided to give them a try. Can’t hurt right? To my surprise, they fit! Note: when making your own high waisted shorts from “mom jeans” don’t go by the size label on the tag. I ended up with a pair marked 7 sizes bigger than my normal size.

Today I am going to give you guys a little tutorial on how I made my own DIY shorts.

Step one: Get a pair of “mom jeans” from a local thrift shop. You can tell they are high waisted by the long crouch. They usually have a long zipper. Make sure the jeans aren’t made from stretchy material or they will be tight on your thighs once you cut them into shorts, not flattering!

Step two: Put your jeans on and mark with a pen where you want your shorts to end.


Step three: Take a ruler and measure one inch down from your previous mark.

Step four: Fold your jeans in half.

Step five: Gradually cut pieces off until you hit your second mark. This is to make sure you don’t make a mistake and accidentally cut too much off. You don’t want to accidentally make your shorts too short.

You now have shorts!

Next you can make them distressed however you chose. I chose to use a needle, sandpaper, and an X-Acto knife.

Once you are finished “distressing”, throw your shorts in the washer and dryer. This will help the fringes come out and give them their optimal look!

You can also add studs, fabrics, or anything else you would like to make them personalized! I am planning to stud the back pockets of mine with studs I ordered from eBay.

Good luck!

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How to dress for your first internship interview

It’s summertime, the time of the year when most ambitious college professionals seek out internships to boost their resumes. You’ve searched long and hard for the perfect fit, spent countless hours filling out applications and tweeking your resume and cover letters to perfection.  After much anticipation and waiting around, the phone finally rings and BAM- you have an interview with your dream internship! Once the details have been discussed and relief finally starts to set in, reality hits. WHAT DO I WEAR TO THIS  STINKIN INTERVIEW? 

As most of you, this too was my first thought. Before this I had little to no reason to dress professionally for any occasion. I did an extensive closet search, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had quite a few items to work with. I chose to stick with a pair of basic black slacks, conservative blouse, black blazer, and some black heels! All things most fashionistas would be able to dig up in their closet.

You never know what kind of environment you will be walking into. The office could be super casual or filled with people in suits. No matter the case, you ALWAYS want to be dressed to impress.

A few basic rules of thumb for interview attire:

–       Be conservative. No short skirts, spaghetti straps, cleavage, etc. This corporation is interested in your brains, not your rockin’ bod!

–       Wear a modest heel. Don’t wear anything with a platform or something that could be mistaken as potentially a striper heel.  A two to three inch heel should do the trick. Once you get the job you may be pleasantly surprised to find that you can wear flats to the office (SCORE!).  However until that day comes, stick to heels.

–       Stick with slacks.  Yes, dresses and skirts are much cuter,  but in order to avoid any awkward skirt “slip ups”, stick with slacks.

–       Absolutely no jeans!! Even if they are black. Or extremely expensive. Or you think they look great. It doesn’t matter, jeans are never acceptable for interviews.

–       Light on the makeup. Go for a natural but put together look. Save the dark eye shadow for a night out with the girls!

Now that you’re sure to be wearing appropriate attire, don’t forget to mentally prepare yourself. Stay calm, be yourself, and you’re sure to nail that dream internship!

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