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Universal Standard Sample Sale 2024: Recommendations
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Universal Standard Sample Sale 2024: Shopping Tips, What to Buy, & Discount Code

I know I am not the only one who loves the clothing brand Universal Standard.  Offering elevated wardrobe staples and unique silhouettes in sizes 00-40, Universal Standard is striving to democratize fashion. All this, and the Universal Standard Sample Sale is happening right now with up to 90% off luxe items.  This is a final… Continue Reading Universal Standard Sample Sale 2024: Shopping Tips, What to Buy, & Discount Code

Alison wearing the berry Universal Standard Geneva dress with gold Margaux Uptown Sandals and carrying a raffia clutch in her hand.
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Styling the Universal Standard Geneva Dress for Day and Night

Within the past five years, my body has fluctuated about 20 pounds, though I have essentially still worn around the same clothing size. Perimenopause, fitness changes, diet changes, life—they all affect my body, and I'd go broke if I bought a new wardrobe each time it changed. I am especially grateful to items in my… Continue Reading Styling the Universal Standard Geneva Dress for Day and Night

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