Tuesday, September 8, 2009

summer is out, school is in.

Can you believe it?
For many people, it feels like just yesterday we had gotten out of class. But sadly, that is not the case here. In fact, we just had a about 2 1/2 months of summer break. Away from the stressful school days, cramming for the unnecessary tests, overflowing drama, and stinky gym locker rooms. I hope all of you readers had a very enjoyable summer!

But school isn't a one-hundred percent bad thing. Everyone has been busy like a bee, going shopping for things! A school bag, some shiny lip gloss, and a hot dress for homecoming. (If you're in high school, that is.)

But just in case you aren't Chanel Iman, and you do have the occasional slip-up, just keep on reading for ways to tackle tricky situations, mostly at school.

Issue: What the heck am I wearing on the first day of school?!
Answer: Don't worry. If you haven't started yet, keep it comfy, cool, and sweet. Try a tank top tucked into a nice pair of shorts, with a light cardigan. Or, a pair of denim destroyed shorts with a J. Crew top. It's all about you this time!

Issue: UHHH. Make up help, please?
Answer: Just keep it simple. I can't stress how skanky and bad it looks when yo ucake on the eyeliner, like all the girls at my school do. Why not something nicer? A neutral eyeshadow, with some mascara, blush, and lip gloss will do. No need to take out the false eyelashes, non?

Issue: I have a party/dance/FNO. What to wear?
Answer: For the dressier ones, wear a glam dress. Forever 21 cocktail dresses are great for this. Add a cardigan if needed, and a pair of flats to dance the night away. Or socialize, for that matter! If you're going to a less formal ocacasion, try a pair of cropped jeans that are below the knee, but not full length. It does get awfully hot at these places. A simple tee works. Dress it up with some bangles. I wouldn't recommend necklaces, though, because they can get tres annoying when dancing.

Issue: I. Spilled. Sauce. On. My. Shirt.
Answer: For the year, try keeping a spare shirt in your locker. Make it something basic, like a plain pink tee. You could also use a hoodie for the longer months, although I'm not a huge fan of the look of them. Work the minimalist look, girl.

Issue: I have 3 tests, tomorrow, a quiz today, and a huge essay to finish. Help!
Answer: Work a little bit of each thing. Write a paragraph, study five pages from your text book, and then answer some prep questions. When you feel like you can't do any more, go drink something warm and calming. Then, get started again.

Issue: I'm just not happy with my... social life.
Answer: Think of Blair Waldorf. Not only is she one of the most popular girls in the entire city, she has outstanding grades and is involved in many extra-curricular activities that will benefit her in the long run. Grades are important, but it's also important to have friends. If you're not the most popular girl in school, it doesn't matter. As long as you're happy with your friends, life is good. If you want to make friends, just be nice to everyone! Giving a compliment also doesn't hurt, and help them when they need it. Just please don't be a suck-up. No one likes a suck-up.

Hope your school year is simply fabulous!

xx Francesca.


Marsey said...

such a great post!!

xoxo Marsey

Margaux. said...

Good post! I love the suggestion of keeping an extra top in the locker.

Anonymous said...

how would you know what to wear to a 7th grade dance. have you ever been to one/??? you get major destroyed and made fun of it you wear a dress.