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Booty call These shorts are only for those of us with really great legs. Often dubbed “booty” shorts or “hot pants,” these very short shorts often look almost like bikini bottoms and therefore should probably remain poolside or on the runway — definitely not on the street! Check out the printed floral shorts with matching bustiers from Jason Wu at jasonwustudio.com. Soft shorts There are lots of shorts that look a lot like short skirts. In soft, silky, drapable fabrics, these shorts resemble “tap pants” and are one of the most flattering silhouettes because of their breezy style that moves like a twirling dance skirt. In longer “culotte” styles, they are perfect for casual work places. Check out the “Surf Luxe” version at topshop.com. STEPS TO A HAPPIER LIFE— From Pg. 24 turn of events would not destroy you and could be handled, albeit with some stress and difficulty. “Once you have begun to take control of your past- and future-oriented thoughts, you can truly begin to appreciate the present moment. You’ll need to be aware of what your thoughts are ‘doing,’ and please don’t get discouraged when you find yourself going back to your old negative mental habits! In fact, pat yourself on the back because you’re noticing that you’re doing something you don’t want to do anymore. Over time, you’ll start to live the adventurous, wonderful life in the present you were always meant to!” Spend More Time with Positive People. Have you ever heard of “social proof”? It’s the phenomenon of being influenced more by the people we are around the most. If you spend as much of your time as possible with positive people, you’ll continually be inspired. However, if most of your friends, family, and coworkers are July - August 2012

Rompers This one-piece short set is one of this summer’s most popular looks. In colorful prints, it’s a playful way to dress for the hot weather. Check out the cute prints at American Eagle, ae.com. Walking shorts They’re the classics and the backbone of many summer wardrobes. Whether they’re medium length and tailored or longer Bermuda styles, these shorts are the most versatile in linen or cotton. Check out the easy flat-front styles at J.Jill, jjill.com. Textured shorts Shorts will be on fall fashion’s short list, too. Watch for the short stuff in leather, colored denim and sequins. Then you can pull on the tights and slip into the boots! ∆

negative, they will inevitably pass their unhealthy attitudes on to you. “If you’re truly serious about building a happier life for yourself, you need to look at the people with whom you spend most of your time and decide which are positive influencers and which are negative influencers,” Patkin instructs. “Gradually, you need to gravitate more toward the ‘Positives’ and distance yourself from the ‘Negatives.’ This might mean calling a positive friend and asking to meet up for coffee or a beer, or walking away from the water cooler when your coworkers begin to gripe and complain. “Over time, your goal is to make a significant shift in terms of the people with whom you surround yourself. I know that it’s hard to put distance between yourself and a person who has been a big part of your life, but the fact is that you’re at a crossroads. Would you rather maintain relationships that are familiar, but built on negativity, or would you rather form new ones that will propel your happiness journey forward? I strongly recommend

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July-August 2012  

The Summer issue of one of the most influential magazines in teh County

July-August 2012  

The Summer issue of one of the most influential magazines in teh County

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