Celebrity Look-Alike Generator

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I just found this on the web…upload a picture of yourself and it will tell you what celebrity you look like!  Apparently I look like Kristen Chenoweth and Charlize Theron.  Not bad!

Celebrity Look Alike Generator – Find What Celebrity Do You Look Like!.

Try it out and tell me who you look like!

Workwear

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On the verge of (hopefully) landing a new job, I’ve been inspired to redefine my workwear style.  In my mind, at least.  I have to get the job before I can actually buy these clothes.  Simple, understated, feminine.

H&M

From Tumblr

Olivia Palermo

JCrew

from wwepw.com

MAC Ladyblush

Becca Eye Tint in Baroque

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

What do you wear to work?

Whole-Food Cleanse

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I like to call it “carefree indulging,” or “guiltless gluttony.”  It’s okay to go crazy once in a while.  Just not all the time, and not in large quantities.  Regardless of what I think, I can still get carried away.  And sugar happens to be my vice, especially in the form of icing.

mmmm....cakes.

After the holidays, a vacation, or just a few days of some not-so-smart decisions regarding how I fuel my body, I love the idea of a Whole-Food Cleanse.  It’s the perfect way to get “back on track” and to retrain my mind to believe that, “No, my body does not require sugar to feel good or have more energy.”  I can say goodbye to the insulin roller coaster rides, and hello to steady energy levels and peace of mind, especially if I incorporate some kind of exercise.

Does anyone notice that the longer you eat clean, the worse you feel when you actually eat something that’s bad for you?  I used to be able to handle something particularly creamy, saucy, or spicy (or all three, my favorite!), but nowadays, I’d be miserable.  And in pain.  It’s almost as if we build up a tolerance for these kinds of foods and we don’t realize how they make us feel after eating them for a while.  Or maybe we do, and we just think that’s how we should feel all the time.

Eating whole foods is a necessary, yet inconvenient, part of living a healthy lifestyle.  Here are my most important guidelines that I follow….let’s say 85% of the time.

  • If it’s processed or refined, don’t eat it.  There are probably some exceptions here, but staying away from processed meats and refined sugars and flours is always a good idea.
  • Choose full-fat, raw, and organic when possible.  This helps cut out additives, hormones, and all that other nastiness everyone is so paranoid about these days.  Plus, it tastes way better.  So you can stop pretending you like skim milk.
  • Discover new, interesting foods.  Nut butters and matcha are not just for hipsters.  They’re actually really good.  Try Justin’s nut butter and then go to Starbucks and order a green tea latte (they use matcha powder), hold the Classic syrup.  Tell them Marianne sent you, and you will get a 0% discount and a really weird smile.
  • Drink a crapload of water.  This will help your body detoxify naturally, and is better than drinking an ungodly amount of vegetables in one sitting one of those green smoothies.  I like to add fresh fruit for some natural flavor and sweetness.
Also check out “What the World Eats” from TIME.com.  It’s cool to see what the typical family eats in a week by country.  It’s a very eye-opening photo essay, but I like to think of it as a competition to see who eats the healthiest.  So if you already feel bad about your diet, you can see how healthy Team China eats and feel even worse, and then feel horrible about how Team Chad spends $1.23 in one week for the same amount of food I can probably eat in a day.  Now I need to go cleanse my soul.
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What are your favorite ways to cleanse?

Cupcakes from yeahbaby.com

My Favorite Looks from People’s Choice Awards 2012

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I watch awards shows for fashion only.  And acceptance speeches.  And awkward moments.

Here are my top picks from the People’s Choice Awards 2012:

Chloe Moretz in Proenza Schouler

She looked so sophisticated, and the dress was just short enough to be chic but still age-appropriate.  She’s wearing updated mary janes with half-moon toes and lowered ankle straps.  Cool.

Vanessa Hudgens in Jenny Packham

This girl can always work a sultry, black number.  If Morticia Adams had a granddaughter, she would wear a spiderwebby dress like this.  She keeps it soft with satin platforms and matte makeup.

Lea Michele in Marchesa

I imagine everyone liked this look.  It does say 20’s flapper, but the length gives it more of a “greek goddess” look.  Or mummy; I haven’t decided.  I think her hair and shoes need improvement.  She should’ve gone with a faux bob and some standout shoes.  Sorry, Glee fans.  Please don’t slap me with your jazz-hands.

Jennifer Morrison in Oscar de la Renta

This is my favorite look of the night, and not just because I love Once Upon a Time and House.  This dress is girly and modern with a classic shape, and the detailing is just amazing.  I don’t think there’s anything Oscar de la Renta has out this spring that I don’t like.  I also love a good ballerina bun.

If I was famous, invited to the PCA’s, and had an extra $5000 laying around, the Oscar de la Renta I would wear would be this or this.  I would also need an amazing tan.

For best hair and makeup, I chose someone who always has amazing hair and makeup:

Ginnifer Goodwin

I love her skin.  Does anyone know what foundation she uses?  I like how she kept her eyebrows a shade lighter to avoid harshness.  She’s so dewy and perfect.  I hate love her.

Who were your favs?