Thursday, March 27, 2014

Staying Classy

I finally finished a book I order over a year ago! I was surfing through Pinterest when I came across and pin for a book entitled "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" by Jordan Christy. It is a guide on how to live with style, class, and grace. I love anything classy. I know for a fact that if a had the money, I would definitely be sporting a more classic wardrobe. I love pantsuits and pencil skirts. I love the look of a white luxury car. I adore suburban lifestyle, where everything seems so green and perfect. Of course I know that what you see is not always what you get, but that it the dream or goal that I have placed in the back of my head.

Back to the book; if you look at the reviews on Amazon, you may get discouraged. I find them a little excessive and overdramatic, but everyone is entitled to her opinion. Jordan Christy really does offer some great advice. Mind you some of her references to "The Hills" and MySpace are a little outdated, but you can still get picture. She talks about proper fashion etiquette and not to lower your standards to chase after some guy. She talks about landing your dream job and gives tips on hard work ethics. I absolutely enjoyed this book. It was very easy to read and full of humor. I feel like we would be good friends if we happened to meet, and our ages were more similar.

All in all, I was able to take away and add to my own guide on living classy. A quote that stuck with me from her book was "Bloom where you are planted." I absolutely love that quote! I think it can apply to all aspects of life, whether it be a crappy job or an unpleasant situation. We take what we are given and we make the best of it. Simple as that.

A few tips on how I view a classy lifestyle:

1. Never underestimate yourself. You can do great things if you put your heart, mind, and soul into whatever you are passionate about.
2. Do NOT lower yourself for anyone. I don't care if it a guy that says "he would be interested in you if…" or if it is a group of friends who pressure you into doing things you are not comfortable with. There is no need to change who you are in order to "fit in" or feel wanted by a group of people who do not respect you for the way you are now.
3. Live beautifully. Pamper yourself for your achievements. Did you just score that coveted job? Celebrate with mani-pedis. Did you just lower your mile time? Go shopping with the girls and add a new outfit to your already amazing wardrobe. Have fun with whatever you do. In all aspects of your life, take advantage of your moments and soak in the glory of them.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read what goes through my head and happens to end up on the internet. You are seriously the best! I hope that you can take at least one thing away from my stories and food for thoughts as I continue to add to them. Thanks again, and stay classy!

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