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When you’ve known people for a long time or even your whole life (without even remembering much from the early days), you see them in a lot of outfits and more importantly, colors. So for my family, when they are thinking of others in the immediate group, I’ve created the Family Color Palette.

Mom: Turqouise, Neon Yellow, Magenta

Piers: Orange, Royal Blue, Canary Yellow, Aqua

Rindy: Navy Blue, Red, Dark Gray

Dad: Black, Red

Will: Lavender, Purple, Celadon

And me: Hollywood Cerise, Ultra Pink, Navy Blue, Neon Orange,  Gold (metallic), Yellow

Please study the Pantone chart to get your own colors right.

 

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Some people get more tragic with age.

So many older boys I seriously crushed on in high school are seriously not hot now that they’re adults. Adding to inevitable hair-loss or weight gain or what have you, some guys never really grow up, acting like frat boys when they are 35+.

Age doesn’t favor many well in looks so why detract more from what already isn’t working for you? Part of growing up is, well, growing up. Those who actually do are far hotter than those that try to maintain their college personas.

I’m not sitting on a high horse — I’ve certainly lost swagger over the years — that’s part of ageing. Youth is something you cannot regain, whether through acting or dressing or going under the knife (and you shouldn’t!). Nothing truly gives you back the natural aura of youth.

But there is beauty with age that more people should embrace. You (should) gain new perspective and a higher level of emotional maturity. There’s value in that. And there’s also value in taking care of the body that houses your mind like healthy adults do. Strive to be beautiful on the inside; it will radiate outside tenfold.

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If you’re itching for a cocktail a little more fun than the standards on this holiday, look no further. This blue (yes, there’s curacao) concoction should do the trick.

1½ oz. white rum
1 oz. blue curacao
3 oz. Lemonade Sparkling ICE
Garnish: blueberries

Combine all ingredients with ice in a blender. Blend on high until it becomes slushy. Pour into a glass and garnish with blueberries.

 

bow tie prep

The popular (senior) boys in high school were called The Crunchies. They were a mix of highly preppy, privileged stoners with major sideburns and long hair, though this was not the seventies, just 1998.

They listened to The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Cream (and Eric Clapton on his own), and developed a love affair with Phish that they’ve sustained for life. They preferred bow ties and Nantucket Red pants.

The Crunchies were an interesting type of bad boy, and all of the freshman girls, including myself, were fascinated. The Crunchies, in turn, were fascinated with us. While we had the youth card to our advantage, we were our own off-the-cuff breed that diverged from previous generations of our prep school’s girls. We were loud and opinionated (and maybe, yes, cringe-a-little tacky), but we ruled.

Perhaps part of the appeal was the opposition. They brought introspective chill into our lives and we brought the festivity & flair into theirs.

The Kent Crunchies in their photo glory…

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nail polish

Nail Polishes have increasingly clever names since the dawn of creatively naming colors.

Head Mistress

Size Matters

Starter Wife

Shattered Souls

Topless & Barefoot

Whack

Naughty Nautical

No More Waity Katie

Teal The Cows Come Home

Limo-Scene

Turquoise & Caicos

Good Man-darin is Hard to Find

Haute in the Heat

Swagger Like Us

Tart With A Heart

Imported Bubbly

Play Date

Madison Ave-Hue

Berry Naughty

Butler Please

Bikini So Teeny

Lacy Not Racy

Big Spender

Adore A Ball

After School Boy Blazer

Skirting The Issue

Peach Side Babe

Status Symbol

After School

Orange, It’s Obvious!

Vanity Fairest

Trophy Wife

Midnight Cami

 

The last is my new favorite Essie, because it looks good…and feels oh-so-good.

 

make a moveMost of my major relationships (3 out of my 5 boyfriends) involved me going after the guy. Sometimes guys are too shy to make the first move, so if you’re semi-confident he’s into you even just a little (and even if you only want to hook up with him), just go for it.

It’s as simple as saying, “I’m into you.” It’s never failed me. If you want to be less obvious, just be flirty and gauge his reactions. My main point is, though, that guys are sometimes too shy to make the first move.

Don’t be afraid to be ballsy and go after what you want.

Even if you get rejected (not likely if you’re reading non-verbal clues accurately), you’ll at least gain the confidence of having tried which will make you…

Good for the next one!

attractionA few weeks ago, someone said, “What is it about you that crazy random people always want to talk to you? What is it about you that attracts crazy?”

I hadn’t really thought about it until then, but I have realized that I’m constantly working to eliminate crazy people from my life. I can still have great conversations with strangers, but now I’ve started to worry because it’s true: Crazies love me. It’s one thing to be a crazy party “friend”; it’s quite another when strangers under the guise of normal feel like they can connect with you and you give them the time of day because you for once have it and love to help people.

But then it becomes crazy every day once these people attach themselves to you. It is emotionally exhausting and elicits the crazy out of me. Yes, I am becoming crazy because of other people.


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