"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential" -- Winston Churchill

How to be Smarter: Rules of a Creator's Life. (I especially like number six). How to be Prettier: I'm seeing a lot of orange-tangerine in springtime clothes this year; this skirt is one of my favorite pieces I've seen so far in the color. (Reminder: With the promo code SMARTER, you can get 30% off a single regular priced item and free standard shipping at Francesca’s Collections, valid until 1/30). Disclaimer: Online only. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promo codes. One time use. Gift cards & sale items are excluded. 

How to be (less) Awkward: When something small annoys you, before saying something, wait five minutes. Usually, in five minutes, you'll have either forgotten about the issue or it will have corrected itself. If you save speaking up about issues for the things that really matter to you, you are usually listened to more than if you constantly complain about smaller things that really weren't that important to you to begin with.