Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. - Swedish Proverb

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Friday, January 21, 2011
Hey everyone!

I have a random ramble post, filled with awesome bits of infomazioni and updates from the past couple weeks.


✩ I was just perusing Salon.com and came across this article on kissing. Scientifically speaking, the act of kissing has always fascinated me on a hormonal level. The human body is amazing! However, I came across one section of the interview that frightened me:
    "There's a great study looking at attraction and scent. It turns out that women are able to identify men who have a very different genetic code from their own, and they tend to be more attracted to them, because if they mate, their children would be healthier and stronger and more likely to survive because of the diversity in their genetics. Interestingly enough, women who are taking the birth control pill seem to have the opposite reaction. They're more attracted to men with genetic immunities similar to their own. It starts to make you wonder what all these hormones that we take are starting to do to our bodies and whether they're masking these signals that we've developed over thousands and thousands and thousands of years. I came across some pieces asking, "Is it possible that for some couples divorce is a result of the woman going off hormones and all of a sudden feeling less attracted to her partner?" It's certainly an important question to ask."
I know.. it blew my mind too.

✩ The above article actually reinforced my decision to get off birth control. If any of you follow my formspring, you would have seen me mention Alesse (which helped clear up my acne after exams in May). Obviously, once something makes your skin look great... you stick with it. However, I felt that by December the results were nullified, and I got off it. Lately my skin has been acting much better, and I credit it to the following reasons: using a face brush with my Cetaphil (removes dead skin well), drinking more liquids (mmm tea), and Caudelie's beauty elixer. [I still bump around between several moisturizers because they don't break me out: Perricone MD and Cetaphil with SPF].

✩ Keeping a personal private blog/journal/notebook with your goals/dreams/aspirations. You don't have to update it everyday, only when you feel the urge to write. It feels great striking off the goals you've attained, and writing new ones to motivate you. Heck it even feels great ranting about NOT reaching your goals. Nobody's perfect! Here are some adorable notebooks to keep with you in your purse (Moleskines are my absolute favorite because of the paper quality): moleskine pocket journal, ban.do notebook

✩ Wearing 'inside' outfits, because if I went outside in this I'd get hypothermia. 
✩ Going on a month-long shopping ban on fashion-related items (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc). I'm only 10 days from completion, and it has been easy as cake. Once I'm done January, I'm going to see if I can push it through February. My obsession with minimalism has also revived itself; I've amassed piles of 'stuff' that I do not wear anymore and donated them.
✩ I have been coming across this "work-to-play" dilemma a lot recently. Many youtubers and fashion blogs/sites are throwing their 2 cents into making this an easy process. Above is ShopBop's take on the 'work-to-play' outfit changes. My favourite pieces (which, when you think of it, are wardrobe staples because of their versatility) include black pointy pumps - Kate Spade, chunky men's watches- Michael Kors Watches, an eyecatching clutch- DVF, slim cropped trousers- 6397, a large tote- Marc by Marc Jacobs, a fitted dress- Alice & Olivia, and a snazzy cocktail ring- Jacquie Aiche
✩ And lastly... cute underwear. You may be feeling and looking like crap on the outside, but underneath.. *roar*. ;) Here are some great brands that are available internationally: Eberjey, Hanky Panky, and Calvin Klein Underwear. P.S. Your significant other may also appreciate these. :)

 Don't forget to enter the Perricone MD give-away!
Especially those of you who want to start a new skin regime 
with high quality products.
30 comments on "Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. - Swedish Proverb"
  1. oh love your style in this photos! Really like your blog. xoxo

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  2. Wow! Great info on birth control and I agree, all these hormones are definatly not good for us ladies neither is the bloating! And great job on not buying anything! I'm gonna try to do the same thing this spring/summer season and see if I can follow the latest "trends" with things I already have and buy as less as possible. More money in our pockets is a great thing!

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  3. you look so fab!
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  4. I really enjoyed this post with lots of info! I think birth control for everyone is something to be considered personally - it's great that you've had been skin luck off of it. However, I had HORRIBLE acne before I started Seasonale and I've had no side effects. To each their own!

    I ADORE your outfit! I agree, I would never DARE wear that anywhere near a door here in Montreal (-18 maintenant!). Beautiful jewelry!

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  5. Oh, and I told myself I wouldn't shop this month...but that kind of failed because of all the sales - congrats on resisting! :D

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  6. Hi my dear!!

    You´r sweet!! cool outfit!

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  8. That dress is just divine.
    And OH MY GOD Star Wars nerds unite! I think I love you even more now.

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  10. I really like your style...beautiful pics!!!

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  11. WHAT A FABBBBB dress!!! And your hair is amazzzzing! Lookin' hot babe!!!
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  12. Wow, this article about hormones is... a bit scary, ha ha.

    Acne is such a pain... the drugstore products don't work at all (for me at least), so I stopped using them and decided to go for the "drink a lot & eat healthy" approach and that works a lot better.

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous! <3

    I don't know how to reply to you other than on here, so this necklace is from Primark. :)

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  13. You're SO pretty!

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  14. Do you think Alesse really helped your acne? I'm breaking out a bit because of work stress, I hate it!

    Any suggestions?

    Stay Happy and Positive!

    besos,

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  15. wonderful. the shoes you picked are perfect (been looking for a solid suede pump).

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  16. very solid tips...i tend to stray away from medicine (i don't even take tylenol) in an effort to try holistic/natural healing (it worked for grams) but that article is very interesting...thanks for sharing. also, never thought to use a face brush when washing my face, but i will look into it.

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