My Picks: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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My Picks: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! This is my favorite time of year to shop because the deals are so good and you can’t usually find the same pieces come fall. I always use this sale to get leather goods, higher-end sweaters, blazers and jackets, and to stock up on…

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Summer Capsule Work Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color
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Summer Capsule Work Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color

Living in the hot and humid DC area, I understand the difficulty of appearing polished and professional when the temperatures rise. Though it’s tempting to throw your hair in a quick ponytail and wear the skimpiest and lightest weight clothing in our closet, it’s important to dress appropriately for the…

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The Capsule Wardrobe Crutch
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The Capsule Wardrobe Crutch

Last year when I was feeling a bit lost, a reader suggested I check out Brené Brown and now I suggest the same for everyone else I meet who is going through a similar experience. While I have read (and listened to) many of her pieces and left with so…

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How to Shop for Clothing and Define Your Personal Style
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How to Shop for Clothing and Define Your Personal Style

“Ok Allie, I have a question, how do you shop? I typically only shop when I need an item for work or an event. Wish I had a closet of items I could dress up or down as needed. I feel overwhelmed by the options and am tired of looking…

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The Ever-changing Landscape of Retail
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The Ever-changing Landscape of Retail

In 1997 I left my job as assistant manager of a local boutique to work for the apparel company Express. This was back when Express stores had a French theme and carried sweatshirts with big floral EXP letters sewn on the front, reminiscent of sorority billboard letters. I worked at…

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