Haters 101

Lately, I’ve noticed lots of articles & posts about accepting oneself “as is” despite body shaming and maybe I’m weird, but it’s bafflingly strange that we need advice about whether loving yourself is okay or not.

It’s apparently revolutionary to not feel manically compelled to change immediately to fit in. Perpetuating the mentality where you’re only able to be “okay” with yourself when you fit a certain physical mold is indicative of a sad truth: we are a culture inundated by body shaming & the “never enough” mentality.

When someone says a comment to you that makes you feel less than valuable, call out the body shaming right there & then before you let the words take root. Literally just say “That’s body shaming and I will have nothing to do with that.” People tend to shut up after that.

Because if you’re happy and healthy, you are living well–those who choose to hate on you are neither happy nor healthy!

The DIY from Hell: Glitter Heels.

At my school, there exists a magical evening every semester known by all as tap night. Groups of similarly dressed men and women parade around campus marching in lines two by two and ambush lone individuals, whispering things to them & then permitting them join the end of the line.

…This is also known as the beginning of Greek rush.

In preparation, I needed to find black comfortable heels! Instead of buying new ones, I decided to redo a old vintage pair of shoes that were in bad shape. And after reading seemingly simple instructions online, I decided to go for it!

Step 1: Choose shoes! Mine were silk, but I’m sure any texture (even plastic) would work. 

I was so naive. Glitter is the STI of the craft world. It gets EVERYWHERE (so many places…) really fast. And it won’t go away. So, warning: only attempt if you don’t mind picking glitter off of you for the next 24 hours.  Continue reading

I think I may be the voice of my generation. (Or a voice. Of a generation…)

Let’s face it: I’m banking on being the next Oprah. (I’d even settle for being the next Tina Fey.) Because of my obviously aggrandized self-concept, I feel the burden of  sharing my favorite things of April with all of you. Maybe it’ll change your life! Regardless, this is good practice for when I have my own talk show. (Seriously, I need to get famous asap so that I can write a hilarious bestselling memoir! Who would buy a memoir by a random college aged girl?)

So, here, like Oprah’s List of Favorite Things, is mine. If I was rich enough to buy you all of this AND give you a car, I would:

You will literally never regret this candle.

Pink magnolia candles from Target! I bought one as a housewarming gift…to myself. It’s fabulous.

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