Category: Holidays

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. […]

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 Men

November 16th, 2015 by
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People are really biased towards winners. Generally, as a rule, when you want to learn a new skill, you turn to someone who does it well, but I think that’s misguided. The best people to learn from, in my opinion, are the failures. The ones who have done it badly, time and again, because they […]

Spring Style Week: Last Minute Easter Ideas

March 29th, 2015 by
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Easter is one week from today, and the Easter Bunny is not even close to ready. I know, because he told me. I don’t know how a bunny managed to snag an invite to this holiest of holidays, but he comes, every year. Sometimes he even brings presents. Feeling unprepared? So am I, but don’t […]

5 Adorable Brother Sister Easter Outfits

March 12th, 2015 by
Matilda Jane Trend Setter Dress, Minty Tee and Petal Leggings (left) and Fantasy Folk Dress, Connect the Dots Tee and Slate Leggings, middle. Boys' jacket, $54, pants, $49, and washed tee, $16, from Boden. Tucker & Tate wingtips, $40, Nordstrom.

When you stop to think about it, it really comes down to wingtips. Okay, maybe I should explain. Adorable shoes for boys are, sadly, hard to find, but when I spot a pair, I am so overcome with longing that I have to pry myself away. And I have two girls. I have come to terms with the fact […]