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Stepping Outside the Box

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Dia & Co, the plus size styling subscription box company has this fun tradition in their offices called Try-day Friday where the staff challenges themselves to step outside their sartorial boxes and try new styles, colors, and silhouettes. I love this idea. So many times, we put ourselves in a fashion box. Maybe it’s because we’re still following outdated fashion rules, maybe it’s because we feel our age or our…

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#GivingTuesday: Standing with Standing Rock #NoDAPL

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The protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has been ongoing for two years, but it only recently grabbed media attention. If you’re like many I know, you’re concerned about the protests, but you’re not really sure about the details and how we got to this situation. If the DAPL is built, the 1,172-mile pipeline will transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil every day through ancient burial and…

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My Current Closet

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This post plus my trip to Columbus inspired me to lock myself in my bedroom one Sunday afternoon with a cold beer and Spotify and clean up my closet.  The floor was littered with accessories, shoes, and a mix of dirty laundry and items that had fallen off hangers.  Speaking of hangers, there was a mix of metal ones from the dry cleaners, velvet hangers (my favorite, things don't fall…

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A Life, Replotted: on perseverance

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It occurred to me that I haven’t yet detailed a timeline of what happened after the day my face went numb on my morning commute except to share that I found yoga, writing and a happier way of life. In a moment of despair, I googled “MFA creative writing” and instead found a less life-altering and cheaper commitment than three years of higher education: an online Stanford University writing class titled “Novel…

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Ask Allie: For Moms About to Rock, We Salute You

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I’m 42 and a mom of 5-year-old twin boys and still don’t know how to dress myself. I love my life and being a mom but I never thought I’d be one and I don’t know how to dress like a mom. My partner’s in a band, music is our religion and our life blood I still go to shows when I can and most of my friends don’t have…

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Spring Wardrobe Additions

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Now that the cast is off and the swelling has gone down, I can finally get into the spring fashion spirit! Here’s a few things I have recently purchased and like very much: 1. Well all know my adoration for stripes; when I saw this shirt at J. Crew Factory was only $21 I had to try it. I love the fit, the shape, the fabric, everything. It’s tempting to…

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Alison and the Big Closet Cleanout

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I have a Thanksgiving weekend tradition where I do a major closet cleanout. Literally my entire closet is emptied, wiped down, and I start from scratch. There’s things I’m wearing all the time which go back in, but anything that hasn’t been worn in a few months gets tried on, analyzed, and thrown into a pile – Keep, Store, Repair, or Done. I take the keeps and put them carefully…

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Our RennFest Weekend

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Every year we try to attend the Maryland Renaissance Festival at least once, however once we had a baby it has been harder to find the time. This was the last weekend of the season and last minute we decided to go and take Emerson – she's old enough to not need a stroller, we don't need a diaper bag full of equipment, and we knew she'd get a big…

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