Turn Gratitude to Giving

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Although the Thanksgiving feast has past, we remain deeply seated in the season of gratitude and giving. Open your hearts to this wonderful article from Beth Morrison, CEO of Haven, and please consider “giving” to the many wonderful souls in our community who struggle daily to have their most basic needs met.  Never underestimate the […]

The Gift of a Gift

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In contemporary society, we sometimes feel pressured to give a material gift for a certain occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. While the discussions on that particular topic could tangent out far and wide, at the moment, the focus will remain with the intention of giving a gift and the giver. Giving a […]

Fall Fashion: Clothes Are Not The Enemy!

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“The truth is, every woman thinks she sees a bulge, even when there isn’t necessarily one there.” – Nancy Ganz, shapewear designer. Ladies, (if you haven’t already), put down your new novel and pick-up the fall edition of your favorite fashion dictator: Style, Vogue, W, Allure, Marie Claire, Glamour or Elle. And you WILL need […]

Eight Ways to Stop Overspending Now

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Do you ever look at your bank account and wonder, “Where did it all go?” The most challenging client for a financial advisor is someone who can’t get out of his or her own way, whether it’s acting like they are the expert or perpetuating bad money habits. I had one like that. She meant […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Confessions of a Spender Trying to be a Saver

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I’ve always been a spender. I was one of those kids who spent their all of their Christmas money and gift cards on December 26th. While I try to spread them out a little more now, most of that money is still gone by the end of January. I can’t help it – I love […]

“Nothing You Really Like Is Ever Out Of Style.”

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How true is the quote in the picture below? It seems, with any decision, the more options you have, the tougher it is to choose. I just got off the phone with a family member that is debating on where to go for med school. She is going nuts with having to make the right […]

She Wanted a Tummy Tuck, We Did One Better

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“I really want a tummy tuck, but my husband won’t let me.” I sat across the table from my new client as she excitedly described how all of her sisters have had plastic surgery and she’s been pining for a certain procedure. “My husband says, ‘I don’t want to loose my wife!’”—she laughs thinking about […]

Shoes To Hurt For, But Are They Worth The Pain?

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They’ve become a part of our everyday wardrobe, but has this trend in highest of high heels been to the detriment of our feet? They aren’t just for runways anymore. Stilettos used to be reserved for special occasions and maybe girls night out. Now, it seems women are doing everything from running after toddlers to […]

Get Pinning for Clever, Heartfelt and Inexpensive Gifts This Year

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To me, there is nothing like receiving a gift where someone put a lot of thought and effort into it. Instead of wandering into the nearest Target and picking up a gift set of different shower gels, isn’t it better when someone takes the time to make you something beautiful? I’m not saying buying gifts don’t require […]

4 Gorgeous Ways To Wear Lace Accessories

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It is with great pride that I bring you my second collection for OpenSky: The Look Of Lace! The collection centers around lace and lace-effect accessories, and, duh, I love it. Here’s how I’d style each piece: 1. Jenni Kayne Long Sleeve Panel Dress, $415, Shopbop.com, 2. Handmade Lace Bib Necklace By Classy With A […]