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Nordstrom is Killing It in the Plus Size Department

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I sometimes wonder about buyers for department stores; it’s like they think anyone over a size 12 wants to wear only dark and dreary colors and waterfall cardigans. However, Nordstrom seems to be stepping up their plus size game. Recently perusing their New Arrivals, I saw so many stylish, pretty, professional, and downright fun plus sized options I just had to share! High Waist Belted Pants – On trend but…

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Cyber Monday: I Own It, You’ll Love It

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Likely most of you have done your shopping this long weekend, but if not there are some amazing deals this Cyber Monday. I did a list of the best sales for Black Friday and many of those promotions are still taking place. So instead of a repeat, here are items I own and love that are part of a Cyber Monday promotion. Talbots: 50% Off First Item, 40% Off The…

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The Best Black Friday Deals for Fashion and Beauty

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Good morning, Black Friday shoppers! Alison here with a list of the very best sales across the internet to get your holidays looking stylish for much less. As I hear of new sales I will update this post, and please share in the comments any amazing deals you score today. Happy Black Friday shopping! Colleen Rothschild As I mentioned in this blog post, Colleen Rothschild has 30% off the entire…

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A Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Fall to Winter

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A reader reached out asking a question about a casual capsule wardrobe.  What would I have in a capsule wardrobe if I wasn't a fashion blogger? I am an urban planner working in the architecture/engineering/development space. I make enough money so that I can buy clothes that are well made, but I also cannot break the bank and don't have the space for a ton of stuff that's rarely worn.…

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What I Wore: Navy on Navy (From the Real-Life Capsule Wardrobe)

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The first look from my real-life holiday capsule wardrobe is one of the more casual options.  This could be worn to Thanksgiving, to a work party right after being at the office, a dinner party at a neighbor's house.  To make it more festive I swapped out the traditional brooch for one shaped like a snowflake. sweater | pants | bag | brooch | earrings | shoes Sweater: Audrey Cashmere…

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A Real Life Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

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The holidays are right around the corner, is your closet ready? I'm of the mindset that quality trumps quantity and you can achieve great style with a small wardrobe. My calendar is already filling up with events and I'm looking to find a hardworking holiday capsule wardrobe that will mix and match providing great looks for everything from casual occasions to more formal fetes. This holiday capsule wardrobe is created…

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A cabi Capsule Wardrobe for Fall

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

Thank you cabi for agreeing to be part of this project. While this post is sponsored by cabi, I had full creative and editorial control. A cabi Capsule Wardrobe for Fall 2018 I think in capsules, and when sitting in NYC watching the live streaming of the cabi Fall 2018 fashion show I saw how the collection really lent itself to be a capsule wardrobe.  Similar colors, a whole collection…

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Rothy’s Shoes Review

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A year ago, I purchased my first pair of Rothy’s flats. After giving them a real beating through the streets of New York, I wrote my first Rothy’s flats review. Since then, tens of thousands of you have read that review and purchased your own pairs of Rothy’s. And since then, I have added to my Rothy’s shoe collection, trying out their Points, Flats, Loafers, and their Sneaker. I have…

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