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The Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

I haven’t always been the biggest Valentine’s Day enthusiast. The impending three day weekend that would follow (Thanks, President’s Day!) the typically mid-week holiday was much more my speed. But this year? In a year that has shifted every major celebration on the calendar, not to mention our day to day lives, I’m embracing the excuse to make merry with the ones that have made the last eleven months sweeter. Flowers? Yes, please. Chocolate? Only the really good kind. Gifts? I’m really looking forward to …

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10 Things I Learned From My First Styling Job

I started my first job when I was 13, babysitting for family friends or people that lived in our neighborhood.  By the time I was 16 I had my first official job at Quizno’s Subs. (I’m pretty sure everything I owned smelled like oregano while I was working there.) There were a string of other jobs between sandwich maker and where I am today, but wardrobe styling was the first job that I knew could be my forever job. After my first day I remember thinking, “That was totally insane… and I think I want to keep doing …

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Our 2020 Gift Guide for the Stylish Homebody

It’s gift guide season! From the ultimate slipper to the pendant necklace that your wardrobe is craving, keep reading for our 2020 gift guide picks for the stylish homebody. (Ahem, me!) Before we get started, let me just say that the gifting season is an all-year affair for me. As early as the spring I begin dropping ideas into a gmail draft for friends and family, making notes of sizes and asking questions that don’t give anything away when its only the fourth of July. Then, come November, I start making purchases. By the time my …

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Our Stocking Stuffers for Kids Gift Guide

Does anyone else struggle with making stocking stuffers an after thought? Every time it somehow sneaks up on me that there are stockings hung by the fire with care that need attention, too! This year I’m determined to make them just as fun as what’s under the tree. See below for some fun surprises that are stocking-sized. Is this not the cutest pouch?! I would most definitely borrow it for my own bag. For whatever reason, my kids never want to wear socks… but maybe they would if they were this cute?! We are all huge Milk Bar …

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