This weeks Fashion Friday is cutie Pixie rocking the heat in this cute outfit!We are shooting lots of fun looks for the blog next week with Pixie! It's also her birthday today!
We have all been there, been in a situation that makes us uncomfortable, worried and anxious. How can we deal with it? well become a social badass! So what is a social badass? A social badass is an individual who dominates social situations without anxiety or trepidation of any kind. You know the one I mean right? we all know them!
Ok so anyone able to actually do this? Well fear not here are our tips of the badassery of being socially awesome. These are just fun tips, on how to become super confident!
So how to do it? Make Eye Contact, If someone asks you what you’re staring at, just smile and respond, “Sorry, I thought you were an old friend.” Focus on one eye and be sure to blink occasionally so you don’t look like a psycho. Also many people forget that by just saying 'Hi' it doesnt make us mental, it makes us friendly - people actually like being spoken to (well most!) always have a smile when you say it, or else you might well scare people! Warning: Some people will completely ignore you and not respond, but don’t be discouraged. There are some very shy and/or angry people in this world and you have just given them one more reason to have faith in mankind.
Now this one terrifies me, Get Phone Numbers. According to pick-up-artists, the best method is to walk over and ask immediately when you see someone of interest to avoid over-thinking. Don’t give yourself any time to talk yourself out of it! Here’s an example script from author Tim Ferris:
“Excuse me, I know this is going to sound strange, but if I don’t ask you know, I’ll be kicking myself for the rest of the day. I’m running to meet a friend [i.e., I have friends and am not a stalker], but I think you’re really [extremely, drop dead] cute [gorgeous, beautiful, hot]. Could I have your phone number? You can give me a fake one if you’re not interested.”
Lastly try anchoring? what is anchoring you say? In short, anchoring is the attachment of a feeling/sensation/emotion to a specific physical movement. They are used to cause an immediate change in your attitude via a physical stimulus.
Think of the most badass person that you can think of. This can be from a TV/movie character or someone you know in real life. Choose someone who you are intimately familiar with so that you know specific details to emulate. Mine is Samantha Jones (Sex and the city, not all the time but she's oozes confidence!
Imagine how this person walks, talks, thinks and drinks. Try to imagine exactly how this person feels when they’re walking through some place. How fast do they turn their head when someone calls their name? What is their posture like? Do they make constant eye-contact? Master their every mannerism.
Now go forth and be a social badass!
Need some LOL'S in your life? well here we are to bring them to you! It's only Macro Monday!
Who actually agrees to be in stock photos?
Sleepy puppy is sleepy.
Infomercials forever make me lol
He looks so happy!
Pug puppy is not happy.
The snit - last comment is funny.
My answers would be similar.
Have a good week!
Oh break ups! You have the raging row, you storm our the house, you put the angriest song on and drive home. What is our first instinct? Get on social media, slam him, put independent woman quotes, tweets 'girl problems' on the twitter. Don't worry we have all been there, you're not alone – in this digital age people are very quick to take to social media to express emotions (especially when alcohol has been involved.) But it's become a general second nature, think of all the photos of dinner in instagram! But when it comes to break ups? DON'T DO IT.
Instead, practice some social media break-up etiquette. Now, every break-up is different, so not all of these rules will apply to any one relationship. They are more like guidelines for a happier social media life. So, heed the warnings! Here is our advice
Do NOT rant about your Ex on Facebook. Everyone wants to do this. It has become almost an instinctive reaction to either good or bad news. The whole Facebook world needs to know about it, right? Wrong. Please, keep that shit to yourself. Because you know what? Think about it when we see people post stuff like that, we laugh? we analyse? And we make assumptions etc – so don't let you be that person.
If you do want to post something, then post something positive, something good in your life and about new beginnings etc. So don't post that clearly attention begging status such as 'Why do bad things always happen to me?' it's attention seeking and quite frankly annoying. Post something positive! This IS a new beginning.
Yes, feel free to delete your Ex, unfollow him, and basically eliminate him from your social network. It’s your personal network, and if you don’t want to see him/him to see you, by all means, get rid of him. It can also be wise to do this especially if you find yourself continuing to check his facebook/twitter/instagram it stops you from being able to.
Defiantly do this to avoid the urge to stalk your ex after a few wines at 2am. This is the biggest problem! As when you accidentally hit like his status from 2011 or a picture, or see new girls commenting etc well it's only going to make you feel bad.
However, I would advise against blocking the Ex, (unless necessary). I know not everyone wants to be friends with an Ex, but he/she was very close to you for a reason. By not blocking, you leave the option for friendship open. However if he is cheating, lying horrible bastard? Well they by all means block away. But from experience I am friends with a few exes, and only because the door was left open.
There is then the problem of the mutual friends, or being friends with his family and friends. Now deleting them all straight away can look bad, so possibly if you can just do it slowly weed them out over a few weeks. That being said just because you met through your ex as long as it doesn't cause any drama then why not stay friends with them?
Angry? Got some pretty racey photos of your ex? Well don't post them, don't honestly. Even if he has done you wrong, what are the chances he has something you might not even know about? Save them for a laugh, but if you post them it makes you look angry and upset (even though you might be) but you're asking for a war, and trust me no one will win.
Finally, when in doubt, do NOT post anything when you’re upset, angry or sad. I’m talking anything. It could be liking a status, tweeting something snarky, or just writing “I Miss You” on his wall. Don’t do it! None of these are things that you’re going to look back on in 24 hours and think, oh yeah, that was smart.
Break ups suck. It’s a fact of life. But Love is great, and people will continue to search for it. Just remember, along the path to finding that right guy, you’ll have some stumbles.
So, just make sure your social media self doesn’t create more issues and drama than your real life.
We all have them, bad hair days when whatever we do it just doesn't want to behave! So what can we do? well why not don a hat! So here are our tips on how to rock a hat!
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When you wear a hat you will get more attention - think about to when you last wore one? people always comment on it! You also have to think about what kind of hat you are going to wear, and also what kind of hat suits you. Different shape hats suit different shaped faces. You might look like an idiot in a flat cap, but look gorgeous in a trilby, or vice versa. Try on a few styles before deciding hats just aren’t for you.
Hats can make an outfit really pop, so here are our top tips on rocking a hat!
If you feel too smart then a cap if a great way to funk yourself up a little.
If you feel like you need to be a little more masculine we love the trilby above! Or got for a cap or flat cap.
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If you feel your outfit needs a certain something, wear a hat. Be it decadent, frivolous or evocative.
A cloche hat like the one in the first picture is a great way to give yourself a little femininity if you feel it's missing from your look.
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If you want to make your eyes look bigger, wear a hat with a veil.
If you feel too boring wear a hat, give your look a twist of eccentricity, mix an outfit up with a different hat. If you want to feel special, wear a hat, if you want to look individual wear a hat!
Whatever you are wearing make sure your hat fits well. If it's too small it will sit too high on your head, you will look a bit silly and also it can give you a headache. On the other hand if it's too big it could easily fall off, and then expose the flattered, mangled hairstyle you are trying to hide! haha
What about you, do you like hats? do you wear them?