The Art of Being a Lady: The Antithesis of Today’s Pop Culture Female Icon

Art? Lady? Antithesis? What?

There’s so much happening in that title, you just may be about ready to give up.

Allow me to elaborate.

Several months ago I flirted with the idea of starting a weekly column on elegant living and becoming a refined lady, especially after receiving so much love on one of my earlier posts, titled Classy Ladies Who Lunch. Up-front disclaimer: By no means is this column based on the pretense that I have it all together. That would make me delusional. I will be the first to admit that every now and then I do very unladylike things – things I am not necessarily proud of, things I wish to erase from my memory, things that most definitely would not be considered the highlight of my existence.

But if I am correct – and I’m willing to bet that I am – then the sentence above has intrigued you more than anything else I’ve said so far. Am I right? Did your imagination snatch that little piece of information and run wild with it to the point of no return? Do you know why that is? Because in today’s day and age being scandalous and audacious is more alluring and enticing than being proper and poised. Society is run by the Miley Cyruses and Kim Kardashians of this world – not exactly ladies who are known for their elegance and manners. In other words, the lady is at risk of becoming extinct.

So if this topic is as dear to you as it is to me, I invite you to tune in every Monday to explore with me the somewhat mysterious, almost lost art of being a dignified, well-mannered, poised, elegant woman with high standards of behavior and class. And if you have questions or topics you’d like to learn more about, do let me know via email, or if you’d like to stay anonymous, you can leave a comment as a guest below – no account required.Next time we’ll be defining what exactly it means to be a lady and dissolving common misconceptions of ladylike behavior. Contrary to popular belief, a lady is not confined to a stereotype of someone who knows how to properly set a table, can perfectly control a dinner party or has memorized every etiquette rule in the book  – although all these topics can help you in your strive for elegance. Until next time, I leave you with this quote, “If more females would sit down and be ladies, then more males would stand up and be gentlemen.” Would you agree?

Top, American Apparel //  Skirt, thrifted (similar BCBG skirt) // Shoes, Jessica Simpson // Earrings, Dillards (similar Ralph Lauren earrings)


  1. I have not read something so true as that last quote in a long time. I really appreciate women who wish to embrace their femininity and be an asset to this world instead of a liability.

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