Friday, January 1, 2010
There are a lot of truths in this guide. The sweetest revenge is to go out with your single lady friends, look smoking hot and have a GREAT time. Let's face it, after a breakup or a break-off, we always want the other person to be miserable without us. With that said, put on your classy lady dancing shoes and go out there and be your fun, humorous, charming, beautiful self. At the very most, word will get back to almost lover that you are doing wonderful, and at the very least, you will go out and have a kick-ass time.
If you are one of those classy chicks that puts their heart into every relationship and find it stomped on from time to time, read Megan from Penn State's Guide to Getting Over Him Quickly on College Candy. You can always find a link to College Candy under classy blogs we love!
All my best,
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I was never a fan of New Year resolutions. In fact, I was so little of a fan that I never actually made any resolutions until this past year. The beginning of 2009 marked a huge turning point in my life. I was newly single, I was about to turn 21 (woohoo! It is all it is cracked up to be) and I was months away from graduating from college. The year of 2009 ended up being a HUGE year for me.
I had two New Year resolutions for 2009. The first was to say YES more often. I wanted to put myself out there more and not turn down new opportunities. I definitely lived up to that resolution. The second was to try new food. I know, it sounds lame, but I am a picky eater. I have definitely tried new food! And, it turns out, I <3 food.
So here are my 2010 New Year Resolutions:
Do you make New Year resolutions? What will yours be?
All my best,
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Here are some tips that might inspire your own professional wardrobe.
Tip #1: Think comfort and versatility. Black pants and a black blazer paired with an interesting shirt that adds color can take a classy chick a long way. If you have a job like me, you do a lot of walking, attend a lot of meetings and even have the occasional press conference or major event to tend to.
Tip #2: Start from a neutral base and add pops of color. Find a look that works for you and suits your job and duplicate it with a twist. The more you can mix and match your wardrobe the more options you will have.
Tip #3: Choose pieces that can easily take you from day to night. Don't forget to pack your clutch inside of your tote for easy transitioning.
Tip #4: When it comes to work parties and dinner events, keep it classy. Cover up your lady bits while staying youthful and chic. (Side note: one or two cocktails is always classy and fun. Don't get sloppy drunk. Trust me you will regret it and no one will forget it.)
Work Holiday/New Years Party by Millenial featuring kate spade bags
To recap, consider the following when adding to your professional wardrobe:
- Start with neutral staple pieces.
- Always have one piece that is interesting and funky (i.e., jewelry, scarf, top, shoes).
- When wearing heels, always keep a pair of flats close at hand.
- Find totes that are large enough to fit clutches.
- Make sure that your outfits are actually work appropriate. That means covering up your lady bits.
What tips do you have for dressing as a young professional?
With whatever you do, keep it classy.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Warning: The following is a true account of a breakup gone right. It is not for the faint of heart. Please do not attempt under the influence of alcohol, because then you will just look trashy. Be advised that this takes extreme girl-balls and a clear mind, and always, always, consult your fellow chicks before attempting. Enjoy!
If this was an episode of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?," we would begin by sitting around a campfire and announcing "The Tale of the Maneater." But, it is not so lets get started.
It all started when SS broke up with her boyfriend. Like any girl, at first she was devastated. Everything seemed to have been going great, but looking back it was for the best. However, there was a looming feeling over her head of unfinished business. And like any classy chick, business should never be left unattended.
After the breakup, SS layed low for a few weeks. Post girlfriend consultation and the obligatory boy-bashing stage, she was almost back to fighting shape. One night, it had finally hit her that she had not gotten any action in a couple of weeks (and lets be honest, a girl has needs,) and to remedy the situation she texted the "ex." It started out innocently enough:
7:00 pmNot everyone can be as lucky as this, but this was a perfect opportunity for her to strike. Why should guys be the only ones to take matters into their own hands?
SS: Hey, what are you up to tonight?
EX: Not much, just hanging out at the house. Maybe heading to the bar later.
SS: Oh nice, well let me know whats up tonight.
EX: Sounds good.
SS: Can I tell you something? It's a little trashy.
EX: Uh, sure.
SS: Are you by yourself?
EX: Well, I'm at the bar with 'Tweedle-Dee'* and 'Tweedle-Dum'*
SS: Ok well, I'm really horny and I wanna see you.
EX: I'll be home in 20 minutes. The front door is unlocked.
*names changed to protect idiot friends
Within a half an hour, SS arrived at EX's house and let herself in. When he came out to greet her, she had already started taking off her clothes. He tried making small talk, but I beleive her exact words were, "this isn't a social call, now get in the bedroom." Now SS has always had a fiesty personality and a take charge attitude, and this is no exception. But, over the course of the evening, shit got serious. Aside from taking the reins and making the rules, SS repeatedly told EX that she was there strictly for business and that she didn't have time for silly things like cuddling and kissing.
When the evening was drawing to a close and EX asked her to spend the night, she said "sorry, I have more important things to do. I will see you later." The goodnight kiss insued and she turned away without another word. Since then, she has received numerous "Hey, how is it going?" texts from EX and various invitations to hang out.
And now, a word from our sponsor, SS:
Ladies, the most important thing I learned from this experience is that its okay to get what you want and take charge as long as everyone is willing to have a good time (although, at one point in the evening, EX told me that he wasn't used to this kind of attitude from me and that he felt like he was being taken advantage of -- and he liked it). Why should we sit by the phone and pine away at some silly boy thats not going to call when we can just put it all out on the table and get what we want with no strings attached?
Just be sure to remember that this isn't recommended for just anyone and that it shouldn't be attempted after a super serious breakup or with someone that you can't just remain emotionally distant from.
Here are some ground rules and some tips for coming out on top:
- First and foremost, make sure you smell good and brush your teeth. We are classy chicks after all, and you want to make sure to impress your target.
- Make sure its on YOUR terms. Don't be the booty call, be the booty caller.
- Leave the lights on. Trust me. This is a game changer.
- Feel free to try the "no small talk rule". Again, its not a social event, its bedroom-invite only.
- I recommend going to their place. It makes it easier to be mysterious and leave time for a quick exit.
- Don't spend the night. Spending the night leads to cuddling and kissing -- which is for amateurs.
- And finally, always leave them wanting more. But, don't always give them more. Breakup sex is about the perfect and most fun end to a relationship that just didn't work out for the right reasons. Don't make it out to be more than that.
xo - The Classy Chicks.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
It's important to know where we came from and this article a chick's intro guide into the wonderful world of "Classy". I read College Fashion several times a day and they always have the best articles. Definitely a must read.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Truth: Happy relationships make long lasting relationships.
First and foremost, you will not have a long lasting relationship if you do not have chemistry. Chemistry is one of those things that is hard to explain, but you know it when you have it. When you have chemistry, things just click and make sense. You never think in the back of your mind that you can live with your significant other's problems or convince yourself that eventually they will see the light and change. If there is chemistry, you love them for EVERYTHING that they are. Trust me, even the smallest things will eat away at you overtime.
Now, I might as well go ahead and say that I am in no way a relationship expert. I've noticed over the course of my relationship that the following secrets have come naturally and are constant.
1. Laugh everyday.
For one reason or another, we always end up laughing our asses off. Sometimes we laugh so hard we end up in tears. If your sense of humors mesh well, you will never run out of things to laugh at. So, goof around and make each other laugh.
2. Make plans.
Make plans so that you have something to look forward to together. Don't just wait for fun things to come along. Introduce each other to something new. Share your favorite things and places with each other. We already have plans for laser tag, the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, Halloween, the Christmas tree farm, sledding, and driving around looking at Christmas lights. In the long term there are a dozen or so weekend trips that we would love to take.
3. Challenge each other and conquer.
Challenge your loved one to go outside their comfort zone. Introduce them to a new type of food or entice them to do something that they would never have done before. Most recently, my boyfriend enlisted me to bike the annual Moonlight Ramble in St. Louis. I was really nervous before the event because I had not ridden a bike in over 10 years. I wasn't sure if I could complete the 14 mile course and I did not want to disappoint him. We started off kind of rocky. He was getting a little agitated that I was going so slow, but he recognized that I was trying hard and switched into supportive mode. Needless to say the bike ride kicked my ass, but I was so happy we stuck it out and completed the full course together. We conquered the Moonlight Ramble and are ready to move on to our next challenge.
4. There is always time for cuddle time.
Take at least 5 minutes out of your day and cuddle up with each other. Some of your best time spent is in each others arms. You cannot get closer than being physically close. Take the time to unwind and relax with each other. My favorite is falling asleep tangled together and taking a few extra minutes to wake up with each other.
Finally, always be supportive, encourage each other to grow, expand each others horizons, and pick your fights. Don't be afraid to disagree. Just don't turn disagreements into full blown fights.
What are your secrets to a happy relationship?