Cultural Chic is all about exploring the cultural aspect of beauty and style. Having said this, I am constantly on the look out for interesting, stylish people and places. What better place to find what I’m looking for than the ever expanding blogosphere?
Enter Motor City Moxie, brainchild of Monique, lifestyle coach, promoter of “Feminine Allure,” and author of the Moxie Manifesto, a publication that inspires women to enjoy who God made them to be and to "Be Good, Look Good, Do Better!"
Her blog is chock full of stylish and useful tidbits on how us purveyors of urban Chic can become our best selves. She offers character building with a twist; her posts and video logs are insightful, informative and fun to boot. So much so, that I thought her post “Urban Beauty: How to Become One” was worth repeating. Read on and enjoy.
Urban Beauty: How to Become One
Re-posted from Motor City Moxie
Do you consider yourself an urban beauty? Want to become one?
Below is my Top 10 list for becoming an urban beauty!
--Flannel shirt-Target, Pants- H&M; Boots- Target
1. Urban beauties give back.
Become involved by committing to a public service initiative, and participate regularly. In some communities, urban beauties are like unicorns, you only hear about them, but really, they don’t exist. So when serving in the community, “show up, be smart, and make a good impression.”
2. Urban beauties invest in their growth and themselves.
Acquire more skills, maintain a kempt appearance, exercise, prepare your own meals, etc.
3. Urban beauties are amusing.
Memorize a good joke. Great jokes are good ice-breakers for socially awkward situations.
4. Urban beauties are go-getters.
5. Urban beauties are cool.
Do something nostalgic and share it. Return to your favorite childhood spot, prepare your favorite childhood meal, play your favorite childhood game, and invite someone to join you.
6. Urban beauties are into the arts.
Add a new a artist from a different genre to your iPod, attend the symphony or a local play, paint, color, write!
7. Urban beauties travel and explore.
You don’t have to be an international jet-setter, just go to that side of town where you rarely go, find a cool spot, and chill.
8. Urban beauties are intelligent.
Try to read one book per quarter, that’s four (4) books per year. Besides my school books, so far, I’ve read three leisure books: Think Big and Kick Ass, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and The Help.
9. Urban beauties create.
I started a blog. What have you been thinking of creating? Do it!
10. Urban beauties add value.
Don’t be stingy. Share your information, don’t just sit on it!
Side note: Yesterday, I took a study break and a conducted a mini-photo shoot of the urban landscape (sort of) with the help of a classmate and friend.
These Frye Harness boot look-a-likes were a steal at Target for about $50. They’re my go-to boots in the Fall season. I love their ruggedness!
Enjoy the rest of your week and challenge yourself to…
…Be Good. Look Good. Do Better!