Etiquette

Keep Your Chin Up

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World
Book Review: Chapter One

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Keep Your Chin Up and Your Skirt Down: Jordan Christy starts this chapter by saying, “Self respect is one of the greatest assets a girl can possess, and yet it’s one of the biggest things we’re lacking these days” and I couldn’t agree more.

I mean, let’s take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for a second. How many photos and comments would you have to hide or remove if you knew your parents, boss, or pastor had access to your account? Even if your answer’s one… that’s not good. Sure, you can hide the pictures you don’t want certain people to see, but why post them in the first place?

Many of us have had crazy nights of drinking too much, wearing short skirts, and dancing on tables. Speaking from experience… I think it’s safe to assume that the first words spoken the next morning were, “I. Am. Never. Drinking. Again!” I also think it’s fairly safe to assume that those pictures are on Facebook racking up comments and likes… mainly from guys who love that you’re a “fun girl” and I’ll be the first to admit that it feels good, but judging your self-worth by other people’s opinions or how many social media likes is not good. It’s actually a sign that you’ve lost your self respect. You are so much better than that! Learn the art of living with style, class, and grace… the impact it’ll have on your life will be incredible.

If you need to rebuild your reputation and regain your self respect … start small.

Three Things to Try this Week

1.) Remove the plethora of “selfies” you posted on Instagram and clean up your Facebook page by removing those inappropriate photos, offensive posts, and negative statuses.

2.) Wear your little black dress, but add a pair of black sheer pantyhose.

3.) Stay sober by asking your bartender for a Shirley Temple in a Martini glass instead of a Cosmopolitan… your friends won’t know the difference and you won’t feel left out.

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How to Be a Hepburn

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One of my favorite books is called How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace.

On the very first page of her book, Jordan Christy makes a perfect point. She says, “Our current female landscape is embarrassing, flippant, and shallow. We need to start representing a new type of It Girl – a successful, stylish, smart girl who still maintains classic ideals and values.”

She is so right! In my time as a stylist I found that I could put new clothes on a person and they could look like a classy well-put-together female, but at the end of the day it’s only a shell… a shell that can be cracked with negative behaviors.

With that being said… I thought we could read the book together. We’ll follow Jordan Christy’s book which you can buy on Amazon for less than $12. Think of it kind of like your textbook and each month we’ll cover a new chapter. So, pick up the book and get ready because this is going to be good!

Chapters

1: Keep Your Chin Up and Your Skirt Down
2: Words, Words, Words
3: Use Some Elbow Grease
4: Choose Your Friends Wisely
5: Let Him Come Calling
6: Dress to Impress
7: Less is More
8: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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