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the best crossbody bags for summer - wardrobe oxygen 2017

Best Crossbody Bags for Summer

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First, I love your blog – I've been following you for years, and I find your style very accessible and relate-able. I received an Amazon gift card for Mother's Day, and I'd like to use it on a new everyday cross-body bag. I'm in the market for a cross-body bag that's big enough to carry my wallet, phone, keys, etc., but not overwhelmingly enormous. I currently have one cross-body that…

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Shopping Hits and Misses: J. Crew and J. Crew Factory

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Summer is upon us in the DC Metropolitan area. While I write this wearing a light sweater and looking at rain outside my windows, we’ve had several days above 80 and even 90 degrees, and plenty of humidity. I’ve switched out my closet for my warm weather gear, but had a few holes to fill in my wardrobe for the season. J. Crew and J. Crew Factory are hit and…

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: My Picks

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You know I love Nordstrom, and I especially love the retailer at sale time. Free shipping, free returns without a time limit, and high quality items that are often seasonally appropriate. Below are my picks from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale which is taking place now through June 4, 2017.…

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Summer Summertime Essentials

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Summer is here, and boy did it slam us here in DC. Less than a week ago I was shivering in a coat and today it’s 85 degrees. While I transitioned my wardrobe from winter to spring/summer a month ago, we’re now heading into weather where jeans and short sleeved sweaters sound like utter torture. It got me thinking about my summer essentials, pieces I go to every year that…

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Where to Shop For Plus Size Activewear

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Many of you have reached out asking for resources for plus size workout clothing and activewear. Luckily, selection has improved in the past couple of years. Gone are the days of wearing men’s sweats or items that lack performance; many brands offer high quality, hard working athletic gear in extended sizes. The best of the best:…

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Wide Width Summer Shoes Review - Wardrobe Oxygen

Recent Purchases: Hits and Misses, Wide Width Shoes Edition

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After my little rant about the awful offerings in wide width shoes and plus size fashion, I went on another wide width shoe search (see my previous post on wide width dressy shoes). Come on world, if I am the CDC's average height and size, shouldn’t I be able to find decent shoes? Here’s what I experienced, the good, the bad, and the ugly:…

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Recent Purchases Hits and Misses – Banana Republic Edition

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Suiting is tough for a curvy gal. All that structure isn’t made for bellies, boobs, and bums. However, Banana Republic seems to get it better than others and I’ve had more luck there than other retailers. The quality is also quite good for the price. They also often have great promotions like 40% off.…

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