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Outfit Post: Blazer and Tennis Skirt

So you’re rummaging through the thrift store and you come across a 1980’s style tennis skirt, complete with wild patterns and colors. You love it, but can you pull it off? Of course, you can! Or maybe you want to flash a good bit of leg, but you’d like to keep it on the classy side of things. Can you do that? Yes, you can! … Continue reading Outfit Post: Blazer and Tennis Skirt

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Instagram Fashion: February

Here it is, ladies! The time of the month you’ve actually been waiting for. These are some of my favorite Instagram fashions from the month of February. I’m currently working on incorporating some of the style elements from last month, and you’ll be seeing some of those outfits trickle in here on the blog and on my Instagram page. You’ll recall that one of my … Continue reading Instagram Fashion: February

iwannabealady (IWBAL) Press Release!

It’s been a whirlwind here at iwannabealady.com. So much so that I’m afraid you might miss out one some of the awesomeness. I know it’s hard to keep up with everything that everyone is doing, so I thought I’d put it all in one place for you. That way you can catch everything if you want, or dodge everything if you don’t want. Hey, you … Continue reading iwannabealady (IWBAL) Press Release!

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Do You Trust Yourself?

I have failed so many times. Public failures. Private failures. I’ve been called a failure; I’ve called myself a failure. I’ve given up so many times. I’ve been energized, and I’ve watched my energy dwindle. I’ve fallen in and out of love with others and with myself. Do I trust myself? Honestly, kinda. Kinda is not the best answer by far, but it’s damn better … Continue reading Do You Trust Yourself?

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Outfit Post: Pleated Skirt and Crop Top

I remember when I was younger looking through some of my mother’s old photographs and loving the clothes she wore. Fitted button down floral tops tucked neatly into white high-waisted bellbottoms, tailored for her body. “Where are these clothes,” I would ask her. The answer was always the same: “Long gone.” It really disappointed me that she hadn’t thought, in those years before I was … Continue reading Outfit Post: Pleated Skirt and Crop Top

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Embrace Your Feminine

Yes, we ladies like to complain about our wombs and ovaries, childbirth, period cramps and hormones. Complaining, if we’re being honest, can feel damn good. Nothing like a little girl talk about sore nipples, hot flashes, widening hips and unsatisfied clits to spice up our evenings. I get it, and I’m with you. But how about we shut up for a bit and embrace the … Continue reading Embrace Your Feminine

Women and Comedy

I miss being in school. I miss the required readings; the papers to write; the hours of research; realizing the best organizational style; the insights; the brilliant professor; the passionate professor; the exploration of ideas old and new; the naming of parts; the intellectual pushing and stretching; the art. You get the picture. So I’ve been wanting to make time to study something, and I … Continue reading Women and Comedy

“Little Children” Book Review

Cowabunga Dudettes, Little Children by Tom Perrotta is the suburban satire you’ve all been waiting for. If there’s any modern novel of suburban dystopia that you want to read, this will be it. If you’re looking to blame society for the ills and disappointments of your life; if you’re looking to point a bony, bitter finger; if you’re looking to blame your ex, or your parents, … Continue reading “Little Children” Book Review

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The Beauty of Boudoir, and Why Every Woman Should Do It

The day before my boudoir photo shoot is the feeling beautiful pre-game show. I spend extra time exfoliating and applying natural oils. I drink copious amounts of water for days to ensure plump, hydrated skin. I pull out every piece of lingerie that I own. Silky, lacy, demure, racy; I try them all. I put on music, slip on some heels, dance in front of … Continue reading The Beauty of Boudoir, and Why Every Woman Should Do It