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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Tips to Not Hate Yourself in the Dressing Room

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“If I had your legs, I would wear this dress!” “I don’t know about this…” “I’m not even going to show you.” “I WILL be borrowing that from you!” “Are you in here?” I’m sure it doesn’t surprise you that these are actual things I overheard the other day while in a dressing room. The […]

Celebrate Your Strength by Eating Well – 7 Tips for Buying Foods to Help You Be Healthy!

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When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion. ~ Dr. Ann Wigmore 1 – Shop the perimeter of the store Ideally you would shop the perimeter of the grocery store to get the freshest, purest […]

Rings, Gifts and Wedding Dresses, How To Find “The One.”

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I’m not sure where this post is going, but this ‘people being seen as clothes’ comment has been so apparent these past few days, that I can’t help but bring it to your attention. Case # 1. I just read an email from a friend in which she sent me links to engagement rings she […]

The Man Who Dies with the Most Stuff

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This is a guest essay by Kristin Glenn of Revolution Apparel. Follow her on Twitter. If I know anything about being an American, it’s that the man who dies with the most stuff wins. At 13, I was well on my way to winning. Somehow, I had developed a love for bargains. Off-season prom dresses. […]

The Blackest of Fridays

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Black (adj.): characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair. –New Oxford American Dictionary This Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. Retailers prepare months in advance for this day–preparation that’s meant to stimulate your insatiable desire to consume. Doorbuster sales. New products. Gigantic newspaper ads. TV, radio, print, billboards. Sale, […]

Greener By The Minute: Easy Ways To Go Green on Thanksgiving

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The holiday season is officially in full-swing, and Thanksgiving marks the beginning of big family dinners, extensive gift shopping and elaborate decorations. But the season isn’t all turkey, stuffing and pie. According to RecycleWorks, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent. So, start off your holiday season on […]

Don’t Upgrade

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The newest, latest, greatest version of Product X is available today. It’s only X dollars and it does all the cool things you never knew it could do. And if you act now, Product X will change your life. But we know we don’t need Product X to live a meaningful life (even if we […]