Sometimes we all need a little nudge to remind ourselves to stand tall. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com’s Bobbie Thomas shares tips that will help you hold your head high.
Between days in front of a computer and nights in treacherous high heels, poor posture is a problem for a large number of women; in fact, for every inch your ears are in front of your shoulders, an additional 10 pounds of weight is placed on your body. If sticky-note reminders to sit up straight haven't helped remedy the slumping situation, consider investing in an undergarment by IntelliSkin. IntelliSkin’s posture-correcting sports bras (and T-shirts for men) have built-in support that’ll keep your spine in line while reducing the aches and pains associated with slouching ($95, IntelliSkin.net).
Body image ‘tips’
Statistically, the more bad things we say about our bodies, the worse we feel emotionally. So Stylelist.com’s Editor-in-Chief Anya Strzemien has come up with a clever way to flip the script by asking women to say something nice about their appearance instead. Inspired by the concept of a “swear jar,” she is asking site visitors to add “tips” to their virtual jars in the form of positive comments about themselves to boost self-esteem for the collective. To pass the good forward, The Huffington Post Media Group will donate $1 per post up to $5,000 to Girls Inc. Click here to find out more about how to share your tip and do a body good!
Advance your viewpoint
Last but certainly not least, I'm thrilled to spread the buzz about the forward-thinking fashion book “Advanced Style.” Inspired by his grandmother's unique taste and panache, author Ari Seth Cohen began photoblogging four years ago, capturing the “sartorial savvy of the senior set” and opening up a forum for conversation about confidence and the true meaning of beauty. Now, in his first book, Ari pulls together all the glamour, wisdom and timeless style he’s uncovered, sharing the remarkable stories of vibrant women who can be an inspiration to us all ($35, Amazon.com).