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Green with Envy: Superstitions and Chic Dresses

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I love that green has become a popular color in fashion, for a long time designers didn't use much green because of superstitions regarding it.  Some say the superstition came from Carl Scheele, a Swedish chemist who experimented with arsenic to create a shade of green (known as Scheele's Green) for wallpaper and fabric.  While the chemist knew arsenic was toxic, he figured it was harmless when used for something…

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All the Newness!

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Hi everyone, quick update. Saw the ortho this week, the arm is healing nicely. They x-rayed and he sees fuzziness which means bone is growing, fusing my radius back together. I go back to the doctor in two weeks and if all goes well, I may graduate to a short cast! While I'm getting better with my left hand, it's exciting to see my right fingers move and work again…

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It kind of sucks to be a blogger during the holidays. Everyone is doing gift guides, and for each one that is unique and well thought out, 12 are just trying to get as much affiliate income as possible. Brands are trying to increase sales, so you’re getting 500 pitches a day that utterly suck, and the ones that don’t utterly suck expect you to provide your first born for…

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Happy Thanksgiving

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  This quote from Emerson is the grace that we recite before digging into our classic New England meal of turkey, stuffing, boiled pearl onions, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, homemade gravy, and rolls. After the meal, we usually have several different pies to choose from which are served with Breyer's vanilla ice cream and coffee. Each year we go to my mom's – it's a table…

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InStyle Essentials: DC Pop-up Shop for Custom Fitting Shirts!

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As a woman with curves, one of the hardest wardrobe staples to find that fits properly is a white shirt. It pulls at the buttons, and if it doesn’t, it’s usually too big in the shoulders and neck. Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy a white shirt by your bra size instead of your dress size?  Enter InStyle Essentials! Available in three fashion-forward styles and sized according to…

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Folgers The Best Part Online Community

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I’m a coffee fan – not just for the caffeine perk, but the smell, the taste, the ritual. My husband makes us coffee each morning in the French press;, smelling the coffee wafting up the stairs brings a smile to my face and starts my day on a positive note. I’ve been a fan of Folgers for a while and have written about them in the past; to me Folgers…

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On Outdated Style Rules and More Magazine

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Dear More Magazine, I love you, and I’m one of your biggest champions. As a woman who loves style but could be the mother of many of the models in Lucky Magazine, I appreciate More for featuring articles and models that I can relate to. However, a web article from 2012 you shared yesterday on Twitter disappointed me greatly. With style icons like Diane von Furstenberg, Julianne Moore, and Helen…

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