Style-Delights: 10 Style Lessons To Learn From Your Girlfriends

January 17, 2012

10 Style Lessons To Learn From Your Girlfriends

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!

Image Courtesy - Getty Images

38 comments :

  1. Good tips & reminders.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  2. This is so fun! Loved it...especially #10. Cheers to girlfriends!!

    http://www.becauseshannasaidso.blogspot.com

    Xo,
    shanna

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    1. Thanks Shanna! Yes! 3 cheers for girlfriends!

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  3. These tips are awesome and a great idea. Some I already knew but forgot about. Thanks for the reminder!


    xoxo, CG <3

    http://itscg.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks CG! Appreciate your time to read and comment:-) see you soon!

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  4. I agree with all your style lessons. I pretty much feel the same way. :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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    1. Thanks Heel in mint! BTW, I love the shoes on your header image!

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  5. absolutely a must and fum read ...m ur new friend ...cheers to our friendship <3

    http://bongsbelleza.blogspot.com/2012/01/feelin-rosy-with-maybelline-lip-stain.html

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    1. Thanks Ayantika! Appreciate your kindness!

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  6. Love this post and all of the advices. Thanks for sharing.

    myminibag.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this post! I am basically the enabler amongst my friends...I should ask more often, 'do u really need that?'

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    1. Thanks Ms B! You have the credentials to be an enabler! I will follow your style in a heartbeat:-)

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  8. I love your style of writing! Super love your blog and the advice you give! Its a pick me up reading your blog every morning when my day starts! :) And its an inspiration to get better with my blog....

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.bogspot.com

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    1. Awww..thanks so much for your kind words! I really appreciate your time and readership!

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    www.moldiva.com

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    1. Thanks MolDiva! Hope to see you more on style-delights :-)

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  10. Great tips and pointer. Fun way to remind us the beauty of basics in life. I strongly believe in the last one about never lying to your girlfriends.
    http://fashion-opolis.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Amz! appreciate your time to read and comment:-)

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  11. These are such great points. Love that it's about the intangible--friendships are so important!

    xo Mary Jo

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    1. Thanks Mary Jo. I truly appreciate you taking time to read and comment on style-Delights!

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  12. great post, love these tips

    thanks for visiting my blog, i do hope you return soon ;-)

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    1. Thanks and yes I will surely be back on your blog!!

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    1. Thanks a lot! Your feedback means a lot!

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  14. So true!! These are great tips. I laughed at #7. That's something my bestie and I always joke about!

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    1. Yes, no # 7 is my favorite too! How 'tagging' changed the game of taking pictures!!!

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  15. I can't help but agree with all your style lessons, they are all wise and true. i wish we kept our promises,and started following those advices.
    thanks for sharing!
    step by my blog if you want http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/
    and maybe you can follow me back!
    kisses

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    1. Thanks Marianne!! I will surely check your blog out!

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  16. I love this! Such a fun post! We were both featured on IFB this week- yay us!! :)
    xo,
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  17. I love this blog post! I stumbled upon you when looking at other peoples blogs and I'm so happy that I did! I'm now your follower :)
    Stop by my page when you can<3

    xo classystylishchic.blogspot.com

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  18. lovely post...went back to the memory-lane!!!i m so happy to follow u really!!!

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  19. This is a lovely post! Loved reading it :)

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  20. Really nice post! Its so nice to have such friends around us. Love your blog!!!

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  21. ha ha. nice post . and that last sentence was hilarious. :-)

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