April showers are gone, and will (hopefully) bring May flowers. I’m sharing my favorite things in beauty, skin care, makeup, hair care, TV, and reading that I’ve discovered, or re-discovered, this past month….
I follow so many amazing bloggers and vloggers who inspire me everyday. So I decided to start a series every Sunday of links that inspired me that week. I encourage you to enjoy them while curled up with your morning tea and/or coffee (bacon optional)…. (more…)
If you’re a Mad Men freak like me, you’re probably psyched that it’s finally back (and sad that it will soon be over). Last Sunday’s episode was really just setting up the characters for the final episodes, but one scene between Joan and Peggy really got me thinking.
I have always identified with Joan in a way. We’re not exactly alike….but we have very similar body types, and I really identify with her when she gets treated differently by men. They flirt and make comments but never really respect her because they just see her as a set of boobs (when it’s really the guys who are the boobs, ladies, m’right?).
Only making things worse, Joan never gets to have a camaraderie with women because they are envious of the way men look at her (ironically, because it feels more degrading than flattering most of the time).
Peggy makes a comment that Joan would be treated differently if she dressed differently. That really got me going…. Joan’s outfits are stylish and office appropriate. Even if she dressed like Peggy, she would still get attention… it’s just how she is built. Some women are just built with a fuller bust (I’m not going to defend women who bought their boobs, sorry ladies, you’re on your own)…. but those of us who grew them ourselves did not choose to… yet we get treated as if we only went through puberty for the attention.
Now, at this stage you’re probably thinking that I’m crazy for expecting anyone to sympathize with a gorgeous woman with curves-for-days… but the truth is, Joan doesn’t have a friend on either side. Men only see her for sex… they won’t do business with her, and they won’t marry her (well one did, but he was a loser). On the flipside, women only see her as competition and not as a friend.
Note: The ironic thing is, men are not lining up to marry Joan or Peggy… they marry the stick-straight size zero Bettys and Megans…. those are the women we should gang up against… kidding… well maybe….
What I’m saying is, instead of seeing other women as the enemy, or being envious of their bodies or their life, we should support each other. I have a lot of theories about what may happen to the characters of Mad Men… but I really hope Joan ends up happy… (and Christina Hendricks has a long and successful career, we need more women like her in Hollywood)… and she finally finds a friend
While its officially Spring on the calendar, here in New England it just barely looks like it. I have never wanted Spring more than I do this year (and if you live anywhere in the Northeast you know why). Every season I try to set some goals for myself, no necessarily serious stuff, but some fun stuff that I really want to enjoy in the upcoming season. I’m always amazed that when I put my goals in writing, so many more of them actually happen. So I encourage you to make a written list of your Spring goals…. here are mine….. (more…)
Hello Starlets, I hope it’s starting to look like Spring where you are…. here in New England it’s currently snowing, and it seems like Spring is refusing to come out and play.
You may have noticed that I have been MIA the last week or so…. I have been working on some behind-the-scenes stuff for ES and hopefully those things will make this blog even better. The only major change as of now is that I will be cutting back a little on my posting schedule. This is so that I can dedicate more time to making each post the best I possibly can, as well as focus on turning ES into a real business. This blog as gone from being a creative outlet hobby to being my true passion. I really hope to turn it into a profitable business, without sacrificing the quality, content, or my connection with my audience.
I just wanted to check in and let you all know what I’ve been up to. I appreciate all of my Starlet readers so much, and if there is anything that you would like to see more (or less) of, please let me know… I alway love to hear from you!
I have long been obsessed with the Academy Awards…. especially the red carpet. So I thought I would show you how I get ready for fashion’s biggest night, and give you a glimpse of what I look like while I watch the E! Red Carpet (please be kind)).
I am so excited to say that I’ve been getting quite a few new subscribers and views on my YouTube Channel! So I thought I would take the time to do a “Get To Know Me” Tag video to introduce myself to everyone……
Fashion magazines have been an obsession interest of mine since I was old enough to read. One of my favorites is InStyle. I get giddy when mine arrives in the mail. They have a section in the mag every so often called, Secrets of the Super Stylish. It’s basically a collage of questions for people in the style industry… models, designers, stylists, etc. I have wanted to do my own collage for a while now. Since I have finally mastered (that may be a strong word) PicMonkey, I decided to finally make my dream a reality…
You can also see my style collage on my new About page.
The Golden Globes are this weekend, and Starlets are doing last min prep for the big day. Everyday Starlets are no different. So if you’ve been following my Red Carpet Ready 3 Month Plan (here is Month 3, Month 2, Month 1, and 1 Week) then this is the home stretch. You should continue your diet/exercise/beauty ticks that you’ve been doing, and do a few last min steps to get you your most glamorous…. (more…)