What To Buy At the Gap Sale

Fashion Advice

Through this weekend, Gap is having up to 50% off everything, and then an additional 20% off your order with the promo code CHEERS. Not only that, this is GapCash time, so you will earn GapCash to use closer to the holidays. Reader Kim asked me to share what I think are the best buys during this Gap Sale, my picks are below. Gap Crazy Stripe I shared the Gap…

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Blogging Behind the Scenes: How do Affiliate Links Work?

Blogging

Since I informed you that I went full-time blogging, a lot of you asked how I make money with the links on this blog. You deserve to know, not just for reading this blog, but all blogs and actually a large percentage of all types of websites. When I went to an affiliate conference this September, the influencers they featured on a panel weren’t from blogs or YouTube, but major…

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What I Wore: Embellishment

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

My friend Carletta shared this very jacket on Twitter the other week, annoyed that the only real leather jacket ASOS offered in plus sizes was covered in embroidered flowers. I didn't realize when I bought this jacket back in March that it was the only plus size leather offering, I was just in awe of all of the embellishment. Because there's two Allies, one who likes tasteful and stylish, and…

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Celebrating the Holidays with L’Occitane Advent Calendars [Sponsored]

Beauty

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you L’Occitane for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from L’Occitane, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have been a fan of L’Occitane for many many years. Many times I have given L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream or Almond Milk Concentrate as a gift since I love them myself. I…

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Universal Standard Review

Fashion Advice

Universal Standard is doing a road trip across the country and this weekend they came to DC, with two days in the Pentagon City Nordstrom, and yesterday they made a one-day pop-up shop down the street from Union Market. I HAD to go, I've had mixed experiences with shopping Universal Standard online and wanted to be able to try a large variety of pieces to try for fit and quality. Also,…

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It’s the Holiday Season in Blogland

Blogging

Welcome folks, to the highest income time of year for any blogger: the holiday season. Starting with blanket scarves and ending with sequined frocks, now through the end of December, many bloggers can make as much or more than they did the rest of the year combined. When I quit my day job, I wasn’t trying to line it up with the holiday season, but it’s a nice perk. Especially…

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Nordstrom Fall Sale: The Best Shoes of the Sale

Fashion Advice

The Nordstrom Fall Sale is always a hit or miss for me. Unlike the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, this is a true seasonal sale where you are more likely to find scores on sandals than items you can wear now. I find the sale is best for shoes (though don’t discount other departments for the occasional mega score). However, I found some really great wear now and all winter long footwear…

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What I Wore: Full Beauty for Fall [Sponsored]

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

Through blogging, I have been able to meet some of the most amazing people and experience the coolest things. Both combined about a month ago when Full Beauty invited me and several other bloggers and models to be part of a fall fashion campaign. Full Beauty is a marketplace of over 300 fashion brands in sizes 12+.  This campaign featured the brands Ellos, Roaman's, Woman Within, and Jessica London with…

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