Live. Learn. Get Linen.
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Live. Learn. Get Linen.

I don’t like looking like a mess. Because usually… I am a mess. I’m the gal with coffee spilled on her shirt and her hem held up with safety pins so when I have the ability to control the situation… I do. I buy wrinkle-free button front shirts and still…

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The Perfect Summer Dress?
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The Perfect Summer Dress?

For me, every summer is spent in dresses. Breezy one-piece dressing is my jam, I wear bike shorts underneath for modesty and to prevent chub rub, throw on some sandals, maybe a necklace if I’m feeling fancy, and head out to the farmer’s market, to run errands, a cookout or…

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How I Shop
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How I Shop

I worked in retail for a decade. I was a personal shopper, retail manager, apparel visual merchandiser, salesperson racing from fitting room to denim wall to register. Because of this, I enter a mall maybe twice a year, and always at off-peak times. I also don’t shop in malls because…

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Ask Allie: Plus Size Retailers with Style
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Ask Allie: Plus Size Retailers with Style

Hi Allie, I hope you can help. Where I live, there’s [well-known chain retailer that have plus sized clothing] but that’s it for plus size fashion other than Walmart and none of these stores have clothes I really like. I know you do a lot of shopping online, where do…

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On Making it Work (and when to give up)
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On Making it Work (and when to give up)

I said it before, but it bears repeating…   It’s not worth it to “make it work.” The other day I wore this skirt. While it looked cute in the photos, and even in my full-length mirror, it wasn’t a good choice for me. A tad shorter than I feel…

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