Helen Keller once wrote "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." And many studies have confirmed what we already know and believe - women who have at least one or more close girlfriend live a healthier and happier life! I have been lucky to have some of the really coolest, funniest, stylish-est friends! They are my pick-me-up, tell-me-what-to-do, make-me -believe-in-myself people. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. And they do arrive with nuggets of wisdom! Here are 10 style lessons I Learned (among the countless other life lessons) I learned from the girlfriends -
1. Inner beauty is your true gift, but don't ignore the wrapping paper!
They love you even when you look like a mess! But they also tell that your LBD makes you look like a star! They mean well when they ask you to 'dress up for the party'! And it is a fact - nobody ever "not benefited" from looking good. Lesson learned - put some effort when you dress up!
2. Window shopping is retail therapy light.
They teach you the importance of 'just looking, not buying'! Who needs a credit card when you got a friend to play "love it, love it, hate it" game? Lesson learned - you don't need to buy a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes to to appreciate it!
3. If the shoe fits, buy it in every color
At the same time, they tell you when to buy! Leson learned - if you
like love something, go buy it otherwise you will regret when it is off the shelf!
4. Expensive handbag is an investment
My best friend asked me to forgo the purchase of three meh bags and instead invest in one good one I will cherish and use for a long time. Lesson learned - build a wardrobe with the pieces you will use and reuse and use it again!
5. If you are a princess, your hair is your crown. Make it shine!
They share the best new hair conditioner/oil treatments/hot tip they read on a blog with you! Lesson learned - unkempt/split-ended hair ruin the whole outfit! Take care of your mane!
6. You are what you eat
They ask the dressing on the side and give you the look when you gobble down that 3rd twinkie while watching Golden Globes red carpet! Lesson learned - Enjoy every food, but remember gluttony is a sin.
7. Suck in the tummy when taking the photos!
Before pressing the click button, they say "wait a second, you have your bra strap sticking out!" Lesson learned - Pictures are FOREVER and surface on the internet when you least expect them! (Specially when they are not from your own camera!)
8. Dress up for yourself
They help you pick up an outfit but they also tell you to wear what you love! Lesson learned -Impress yourself first before you impress the world!
9. You can read it even if you don't subscribe
The girlfriends lend us their newest Vogue, when you don't subscribe it. Lesson learned - share the love for fashion magazines and copy the styles if you love them!
10. Don't EVER lie to your girlfriends - if this dress is making your butt look bigger, I am gonna say it!
Lesson Learned - As your friend, I have earned the right to say it for what it is! And thats why you love me!
Celebrate your girlfriends! They will never let you down!
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