Ultimate Cosmo Girl Apartment Tips

by astanhaus

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I love the change of scenery when I move my desk from one wall to the other. Semi-redecorating is my specialty. I don’t actually buy new pieces for my apartment, but I rearrange what I already have.

My favorite cosmo girl, Helen Gurley Brown, would approve. Here are her thoughts on apartments, from 1962’s Sex and the Single Girl. Oh so relevant to today.

  • Don’t live too far from your work.
  • If you are being courted by a man, try to live near him.
  • Some of the most amusing, chic, and elegant flats in any city gleam like pearls in crazy old neighborhoods.
  • If you try to show off in a building or neighborhood you can’t afford, you must dress, drive, entertain, and live poshly; and that way lies debtor’s prison! A more impressive way to impress is with what’s inside— you and the furniture.
  • I like oyster white or off-white walls. Everything, including you, looks divine in them.
  • If the flat is beautiful and tasteful, it will be sexy…no strewn lingerie, black satin sheets or mirrors on the ceiling needed.

Check, Check and check!

Thanks, Helen!

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(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

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