"Time expands and then contracts/When you are spinning in the grips of someone/Who is not an ordinary girl" -- "Hard Candy," Counting Crows

How to be Smarter: Wearing very conservative items (crew neck top, long pants) in bright colors makes them seem trendy; wearing very flashy items (cutout dress, tight v-neck) in neutral colors make them seem classy. How to be Prettier: I love this dress--the navy is subdue in the front, but the red is exciting in the back. I'm still trying to find shoes to wear with it, but in the meantime, I'm going to lust after these.

How to be (less) Awkward: In a group conversation, never let anyone become an island. Always be working to make sure everyone feels connected, involved and included  in the conversation.