Forget blurred lines: at Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week, it's been all about straight lines. In lieu of intricate nail art, designers have been sending models down the runway wearing simple, clean straight lines on the nails. Whether it's horizontal, vertical, or both (like the look from Tibi, pictured above), this look is easy to achieve at home. Just grab a nail art pen and draw. If you prefer a more precise line, however, painter's tape is perfect to use as a guide to form straight shapes. You can also try striping tape ($3), a thin adhesive strip that's easily cut to size.
Emerson designer Jackie Fraser-Swan's inspiration for her latest collection was '70s horror films like like Burnt Offerings and The Amityville Horror, as well as Rob Zombie's freaky flicks. Still, a sweet and feminine aura was present throughout the line. A varsity jacket with a huge "E" emblazoned on it was a nod to the high school setting of Carrie, while flowy fabrics drew inspired from the free-spirited era. Modern touches included peplum tops and blazers, button-down blouses, a three-tiered gown, and floral dresses. Polka dots and stripes, as well abstract prints, lent a playful air, while leather pieces roughened things up at the end. To dress their feet, all the models strutted in custom black-and-white wedges from Kork-Ease.
Women tend to overanalyze, going over a bad situation countless times, wondering if they can do things any differently or trying to figure out what they could've done better. That kind of behavior is quite detrimental to you and your work. You should use the energy to quickly deal with the situation and move on instead of moping about it.
Here is some great advice from Kathy Button Bell, a high-level executive at manufacturing and tech firm Emerson, who tells the New York Times that getting over things quickly is a good trait to have as a career woman:
"I learned a lot being a commodities trader. Trading teaches you a lot of lessons. It’s like life, because things come and go really quickly, and really bad things and really great things happen. I learned you have to get over the bad things quickly because you have to stay present in the moment to make the next choice.
That lesson of getting over things, especially as a woman in business, is super-helpful, so you don’t linger on things and you don’t lie in bed at night awake worrying about stuff. You move on to things that you can make better. If you look at employees or bosses, the best ones have great energy and are good at applying it fast enough to solve problems."