Category: Fast Shopping

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Spring’s Best Dresses Under $100

March 27th, 2017 by
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Spring is the season of the dress. Summer is all about bathing suits and shorts, and fall and winter are just made for cozy layers, but in springtime, dresses rule. I like to picture myself wearing these pretty dresses to weddings and garden parties, but more likely they will turn up at church and the occasional date nights. […]

Best Gifts for Women

December 18th, 2016 by
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Sometimes, you’ve just gotta go out and get yourself a present. Not that husbands and kids don’t buy awesome gifts. They do. Or at least they try. Pre-kids, my husband was a fabulous gift-giver. He mostly bought me jewelry, or outfits straight off the mannequin from my favorite boutique, or shoes, or bags. All the […]

Best Gifts for Tweens

December 15th, 2016 by
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So, somehow, in the past year, when I wasn’t paying attention, a tween moved in. I don’t know if it was the arrival of the double-digit birthday or the realization that she was completely, positively over American Girl dolls, but my little Lola’s Christmas list started to look a lot like mine… Accessories, clothes, perfume, and, […]

Best Gifts for Men

December 13th, 2016 by
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I’ve always considered myself a pretty good gift giver. And then I got married. I made all the rookie mistakes. Buying technology when I don’t know a gadget from a gizmo. Swiping trends straight from the runway and trying to sell my brand new husband on them. Taking a good idea a step too far (i.e. […]

10 Gifts to Spoil Yourself This Holiday Season

November 25th, 2016 by
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Who’s afraid of a little sparkle? Certainly not you. Even if the rest of the year is spent being dutiful and practical and, you know, adulting, as everyone’s calling it, this is the season for sparkle and for fancy shoes and for a little bit of holiday magic. And while your busy devising new shenanigans for the dreaded […]

4 Cute, Coordinated Family Easter Outfits

March 11th, 2016 by
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Easter is early this year, you guys, and I am so, so not ready. My girls will be singing at church on Easter morning, and preparing for that (and life!) has meant that I haven’t done any preparations yet. As I write this, I just realized that all of my cute Easter decorations are still […]

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day (for your Body Type)

February 4th, 2016 by
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If I were completely honest, I would admit that you don’t absolutely positively need to buy a new dress for Valentine’s Day. I mean, you could just as easily wear one of the cute dresses you already have hanging in your closet, or, if you’re really a rebel, jeans and a pretty blouse. And I […]

Our Last Minute Family Christmas Card

December 7th, 2015 by
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It started when the Nutcracker was canceled. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly canceled. I had written the wrong date on my calendar. Again. The girls were all dressed up with no place to go. I had already postponed our family photo shoot because elves and Christmas pageants and Santa sightings and Eva, my December baby, have swallowed up […]

Best Beauty Gifts

November 19th, 2015 by
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I adore fashion, but beauty was really my first love, and I was a beauty editor for years before I switched to writing about fashion. My obsession has resulted in an almost encyclopedic knowledge of beauty products and the ability to recite obscure old beauty ad slogans on demand. I’m not telling you this to […]

Best Gifts for Kids

November 19th, 2015 by
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A few years ago, when my girls were very little, I learned 2 hard lessons as a mom, lessons that completely changed the way I viewed parenthood. Here they are: My kids will have junk food, sometimes, and there is nothing I can do about it. My kids will have junk toys, sometimes, and there […]