We might be in the middle of winter, but that doesn't mean you have to keep hibernating in a sad house. Heading into February, it's important to start thinking about how you can get into the spring spirit when the sun begins to come out from hiding. Since spring is the best season of the year (boy bai, fall.), it's time to start acting like we're excited. Because we are. I am. You are. We are all stoked for spring. Now, check out the first "Lyss Loves" article, where I'm sharing my picks as they relate to what's hot in home decor. Consider me your cool but approachable industry insider that's just tryin' to help a sista out. I got'chu, gurl.
Maybe you're due for a fashion overhaul or you're simply curious how others see your style. Take this personal style quiz to see where you land in the world of style. Who knows, maybe you'll even surprise yourself with the outcome! Fashion is a way of saying who you are without having to speak... so, who are you?
Before you run away screaming at the sight of the word "poetry," let me tell you that this post will apply to you. No matter if you're a writer, a poet, a photographer, a blogger, an engineer, a teacher, or anything in between, this post is for you. That's why I included all of us in the title. OK, now that I've calmed you down, let's see what this maniac (me. I'm talking in third-person) has to say about... gulp... poetry.
For many of us millennials, the holidays are a time when we take off from work, pack up, and visit our parents' houses. Our parents' homes are usually our childhood homes, nestled right in that memory-filled neighborhood you grew up in. Going home for the holidays is much more than a simple seasonal trek. It is akin to preparing for war. You have to learn how to survive your hometown during the holidays in order to make it out alive. And, luckily for you, I'm a pro at it.
Fashion is what designers create and throw onto lanky runway models. Style is what you make of it. Time and time again, I see so many women (and men) taking hold of trends and wearing them all to death. There is no special style sprinkled in. All I see is trend-on-trend-on-trend. Sure, it makes for a "cool" look, but it doesn't tell me anything about who you are. Having personal style is like telling people who you are without ever having to open your mouth and talk about yourself.
Have you ever been writing something and felt like you kept using the same words over and over again? Perhaps you were writing a blog post, a speech, a paper, or even just a Facebook post, and no matter how hard you racked your brain, you just couldn't muster any other word to use instead of "great." It can be seriously frustrating, especially when the known synonyms are kind of lame and severely overused (looking at you, amazing). But, rejoice, my woeful communicators! I am nobly delivering 30 amazing words to use instead of great. Because you are entitled to an amazing vocabulary just like those snobby English majors. (What? I was an English major? OK, well I don't count because I'm not like those other English majors; I'm a cool English major.)