Marlen Komar's Recent Articles
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Incredible Little Things You Can Do To Show Friends You Love Them
It’s always amazing when a pal goes out of her way to show you that she’s thinking of you, so here are some ideas on how to spread those fuzzy feels yourself. If you have a Thelma to your Louise, text her just as you’re turning off your alarm clock, or live for those happy hours you have after work, then show her just how much you care!
Jan 12, 2017
Be the Change: Subtle Ways You Can Help Stop Body Shaming Among Friends
There’s a weird competition that can happen when friends gather together, and it’s all about who gets the prize for feeling the most down on their body. Things like “God, I shouldn’t be eating this strudel” and “I look like a whale in this dress” are swapped as casually as hello cheek kisses, and they seem to have become part of our everyday conversations.
Jan 6, 2017
Love Your Look: How To Change The Way You Think About Your Body in the New Year
Body positivity is a tricky, curvy road that you barrel down one day and miss an exit and detour off of the next. Everyone has their own experience when it comes to loving their body, but sometimes we look in the mirror and can’t help but scrunch up our noses. There’s always something to zero in on.
Dec 20, 2016
The Secrets to Always Finding the Best Clothes at the Thrift Store
When you’re faced with racks and racks of sequined ’80s evening dresses and pilled sweaters, it can be easy to run through a thrift store in a hurry and decide there’s nothing there for you. But while there might be a lot of kitschy sweaters and shoulder pad blouses strewn across the store, there are just as many gems tucked in between those options…you just have to recognize them.
Dec 13, 2016
Here’s How to Get Away With Wearing Sweatpants All Winter Long
Between all the pumpkin pie baking and tinsel hanging, gourd decorating and hot chocolate making, you’ll find that every once in a while you’ll need to leave the house somewhere in between. It might be hard to desert all those plaid blankets you’ll be curled under as the holiday season takes way, but alas, errands call and friends demand your time. For moments like those, don’t feel like you have to take off your sweatpants or swap your hoodies for dress-up clothes.
Nov 23, 2016
Be the Best Gift-Giver, EVER: Sneaky Tips On How To Buy Presents That Won’t Get Returned
Holiday season is just around the corner, and with it comes a game plan on how to surprise and delight your closest and most favorite people. While dresses are already being bookmarked online and pennies are being saved for quirky books and impressive gadgets, there’s always that one wild card on your list that trips you up every year. What do you get that one person that seems to hate everything?
Nov 22, 2016
No Regrets: How To Clean Out Your Closet & Feel Good About It Later
Is your closet overflowing with outdated sweaters and old jeans that require a month long juice cleanse to get into? Do you really want to clean out your closet and pull some metaphorical weeds that take the form of sherbet Gap polos and asymmetrical halter dresses, but feel like you can’t? Chances are you’re afraid to take anything out of your wardrobe because you’re worried you’ll regret it later.
Nov 14, 2016
The Art Of Leaving A Party Early Without Ruffling Any Feathers
Say you’re at a soiree with pink champagne cocktails and more guacamole than you know what to do with, and you find yourself yawning between all the mingling. Or maybe you’re standing in front of your bathroom mirror — applying the night’s lipstick — and it dawns on you that getting into a taxi cab and legging it across town is the last thing you want to be doing that night.
Oct 8, 2016
Ideas to Steal from 7 Clever Small Space Entryways
Make the space right next to your front door into a little workhorse.
Jul 7, 2015