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Dress Like A Lady

I love old films. By old I mean really old, like black and white.

Right after I watch an old film, I walk around with the best posture, doing my best to copy the actresses.

I love the styles from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and how unapologetically feminine the outfits were.

They wore dresses and looked like ladies. They were always elegantly dressed with gloves, hats and heels.

I’m sad that we don’t dress like this anymore and that people don’t care as much about their appearance and the statement that it makes to others.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my jeans, but nothing makes me feel more gorgeous than a well-cut dress and heels.

So I encourage you this week to…

Add some femininity to your outfit.

-Dresses are nice because they almost always are cut for a lady’s figure.

-To get an hourglass figure (even if you have to fake it), belt your outfit around your waist.

-High heels make you walk tall and confident (if you need some practice balancing and walking in them, there’s not shame in that, but give it a go). Plus they curve your ankle as to best accentuate your legs.

-Red lipstick is an amazing accessory and will add a little “boom boom pow” to your lips.

-Tuck your shirt into a high waisted skirt. Ladylike and ultra sexy.

Whatever the occasion, pick a day and “dress up”.

I think you’ll be amazed at how girly and cute you can feel.

And if you do decide to add some femininity to your outfit, email me a pic of your outfit at

or snap your picture on instagram and add the tag #ladylikeandlovingit

You can find me on instagram @_thegirlwiththesmile.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Red & Pink

Red is my favorite color, but I have surprisingly few items this color in my wardrobe.

But I am stoked to wear pink and red together today.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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(Necklace: Hand Me Down, Sweater: Thrifted (F21), Dress: Thrifted (GAP), Shoes: Hand Me Down)


Ruffles are totally my happy place.

And I’m not talking potato chips.

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