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Fall Wardrobe Prep: 7 Budget Moves to Make Now

The calendar says its nearly Labor Day, but I don’t quite believe it. The summer is coming to a close, and too soon at that. If you love the summer sunshine like I do, you might be inclined to road trip to Southern California on a whim, binge shop online for a new wardrobe, or simply go on a bender to grieve the end of the season. Trust me, I wouldn’t judge. But we all know there are better, healthier, and cheaper...

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Feel Great, Look Great: 26 Sustainable Fashion Brands to Watch

Taking an ethical, slow fashion stance on style means more than wearing the occasionally recycled garment — although that’s an excellent start. A good next step is a commitment to refreshing your closet with...

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9 Apps for a More Stylish, Beautiful, and Fulfilling Life

What’s the first thing you reach for when you’re bored? There’s no shame in being honest; it’s likely your smartphone. And why not? That pocket-sized computer/camera/phone book is loaded down with free and low-cost...

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The Top 10 Easiest, Cheapest Outfit Ideas on the Planet. Oh, and They’re Stylish Too!

Instagram and Pinterest are great for mindless scrolling, but sometimes you need an edit. That’s especially true when you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some easy outfit ideas. So let’s skip past the...

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Your Top 5 Budget Fashion Questions Answered

Sex in the City character Carrie Bradshaw famously said, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” While I get Bradshaw’s perspective, I have a different outlook. You see,...

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Slow Your Roll! 5 Easy Ways to Support the Slow Fashion Movement for a Better, Healthier Momma Earth

Every decade brings its own set of cultural norms. While the 50s were the era of classy retro jazz fashion, the 60s morphed into the space-age phenomena. Similarly, the decade of 2000s was all...

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How to Shop Cheeky Swimwear This Summer & THE Cheeky Brand to Watch

The calendar says it’s August, but I don’t quite believe it. This year has gone by in a haze of home-based activities and, if we’re being honest, wine drinking. Even so, we are in...

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For the Gorgeous Bride to Be on a Budget! 12 Things Your Wedding Can Do Without

Weddings are ridiculously expensive and have been for ages. Unfortunately, there’s a whole huge industry whispering in your ear from a young age, about what the perfect wedding entails. But this isn’t a post...

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Road Trip on the Calendar? What to Know: 6 Best Luggage Brands on a Budget

Maybe you’d rather spend every last dollar on a vacation you can’t afford and carry your things in a garbage bag, but that’s just not practical. Even for a road trip, which is about...

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Feeling Stress? Try Budget-Friendly Crystal Jewelry for Well Being and Style

You could easily argue for or against the healing powers of crystals. But you would have trouble arguing that crystals and crystal jewelry aren’t inherently beautiful. A piece of rose quartz, for example, can...

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When Pores Attack: How to Manage the Appearance of Large Pores During the Summer Heat Wave

I love summer, but a heatwave brings a new set of problems to manage. My plants are dying, my t-shirts are developing stains under the arms, and I’m wearing the unavoidable scent of bug...

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KENZO x Vans Teamed Up: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

If you were to pick the ideal collaboration partner for a French luxury fashion brand, it’s probably not going to be a footwear company with a cult following of skateboarders and California dreamers. But...

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4 Bigtime Pitfalls of Buying Makeup Online & How to Avoid Them

This cosmetics marketing trends report says that 42% of women in the U.S. prefer buying makeup online. That number comes from a 2018 survey, though — long before anyone had heard of the coronavirus,...

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Over Your Regular Beauty Routine? Me too! Here’s What to Do Instead.

Given the state of the economy and the high likelihood that your job outlook might be shaky, now is not the time to drop big dollars on beauty products. You might even be tempted...

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Hayley Hughes Inspired! 4 Summer Handbag Picks to Bring out Your Inner Sexpot

Who says you need to bare it all to turn up the sex appeal? Sure, you could wear body-hugging fabrics and flash some skin when you’re feeling seductive — that’s guaranteed to turn heads....

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And, In Other News: 7 Summer Dress Trends That’ll Brighten Your Day

The mercury’s rising, ladies. It’s long past the time we switch from leggings to dresses to stay cool while still looking fab — even if the only people who see you these days are...

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Eyelash Extensions Falling Out? Yikes! You Need this Guide to Cleaning Your Lash Extensions Now

Beauty salons are reopening — hooray! But there’s still a pandemic going on — boo. Whether you’re trying to stay home as much as possible or simply can’t on your stylist’s calendar, you’re likely...

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Shop High Fashion on Amazon! 10 Brilliant Highlights from Common Threads on Amazon (Vogue x CFDA initiative)

Amazon has conquered every aspect of retail except for designer fashion. That is, until now. The online retail giant has gone all out with its first venture into the industry, teaming up with Vogue...

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Ditching the City Trip for a Camping Excursion This Year? Survive an Outdoor Trip in Style with These 11 Creative Camping Accessories

Your vacation plans might be getting an overhaul this year. Sadly, the cosmopolitan trip involving city sightseeing and meals in chic restaurants could put your health at risk. But you don’t need to ditch...

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Daydreaming: 7 Splurge-y Fashion Buys to Make the Most of Your Next Cash Windfall

Splurge buys? At a time when unemployment is off the charts, and our nation is working through some major economic and social issues? Yes, I’m talking about fashion splurges — the stuff you daydream...

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Summer Just Got Better With Target’s New Designer Dress Collections

Most of us have designer clothing taste without a budget to match. That’s why we’re always thrilled when Target releases a new limited-edition collection by designers we know and love. This time around, your...

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