Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

I'm writing this Thursday evening from a hospital waiting room as a loved one recovers from a successful surgery. On the ride to the hospital my sister mentioned my post of what to wear for a hospital vigil and I realized I didn't even think of it when I got ready today.  But rereading it I followed the instructions; I wore my Universal Standard black overalls with a cream Lands'…

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Gift Guide: Holiday gifts for coworkers and all are under $35

Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Coworkers Under $35

Lifestyle

In the Wardrobe Oxygen Facebook community, I asked members what sort of gift guides they wished for and one of the most popular was a gift guide for office coworkers. Whether it’s your cube mate or for the office gift swap, you’re looking for lower-priced gifts that aren’t too personal yet will actually be appreciated and used. Below I have a variety of gifts great for coworkers and everything is…

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What I Wore: Peach and Cream

Outfit Posts Winter

I don't know what it is this winter but I'm really gravitating towards pastels.  While fall I was all about merlot and pumpkin, now that it's truly cold I want to bundle up in softer shades. And Comfort reached out and asked if I'd like to try their Fika Sweater.  While available in black (which is always a fave) I decided instead to try the peach and I am so…

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Robin Givhan's piece for the Washington Post about plus size fashion, featuring marketing photos for ELOQUII and Universal Standard

Don’t Read the Comments: Policing Plus Sized Women’s Bodies

Lifestyle

I read the comments. I should know better. I loved Robin Givhan’s latest article about plus size fashion and was so excited I clicked the comments button to see if others were as awed as I.  I figured I’d see some familiar names in there of fellow bloggers or friends. Instead I scrolled and scrolled, and scrolled and scrolled past comments attacking model La’Shaunae Steward and plenty of “advice” geared towards overweight women.…

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How I Style My Medium Length Wavy Hair

Beauty

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Tools. All opinions are 100% mine. While my hair is curly in the hot and humid months of summer, when the temps drop so does my hair. My hair is more limp, drier, but with that more manageable with styling tools. Hot Tools invited me to try three products from their Signature Series collection and I decided to…

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#GivingTuesday and Guitars for Vets

Lifestyle

We had a day for giving thanks. We had two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, Tuesday, November 27, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s simple: find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give…

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

Fashion Advice

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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Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

are you putting up your tree this weekend? Today is Small Business Saturday and I usually celebrate it by offering a gift guide of items made by small businesses.  However, I encourage you to not sit on your laptop today but head out to a brick and mortar establishment in your community.  Whether it's an independent bookstore, a clothing boutique, a craft fair, or even a coffee shop, those in…

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