Shoptalk Podcast Series: Miss America Kirsten Haglund

Today, I chat with Miss America Kirsten Haglund, about everything from winning the crown as a novice pageant contestant, to her fave budget shopping stops (Tar-jey ranks at the top), her commitment to raising awareness about eating disorders, and much, much more . . . [podcast][/podcast]

Charlotte Ronson for JCPenney

What: A sneak peak at Charlotte Ronson’s I [Heart] Ronson line for JCPenney What We Say: In this era of increasingly budget-conscious shopping and fashion, we’re delighted to see a fresh and modern designer like Ronson team up with one of our sturdy standbys, JC Penney, to bring us even more choices in designer/budget fashion […]

Plus Size Sales at

The Deal: Big savings on plus size sale items at The Lowdown: As most curvy girls know, plus size fashion can be pricey, and that’s why we like—it’s our go-to destination for trendy plus size pieces that don’t cost a fortune, especially when you hit a great sale, like this Grey Banded V-Neck […]

Pink Ribbon Slippers: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, Oct. 24, is National Slipper Day—who knew? There’s a good cause attached, of course, as Dearfoams and Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation team up in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to make dreams come true for those losing their fight against breast cancer, with the Pink Ribbon slipper. Proceeds will go towards granting […]

Formal Table Settings: Look for Less

When you think about the phrase “disappearing act” you probably envision some sort of trick performed by the handsome Houdini David Blaine. What doesn’t come to mind is formal entertaining. In a recent article by Sarah Dennis of Toast and Tables (an inspirational site for those in the entertaining industry), the art of dining formally […]