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market colors

Let’s kick off this week with something uplifting, shall we? I’d like to introduce you to Market Colors, a nonprofit organization that’s bridging the gap between quality handmade products from skilled African craftsman and American buyers. Here’s how it works: (1) Market Colors orders products from groups of African craftsmen (everything…
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tuesday*

Well, I’ve spent the entire amount of time I allotted for writing this post reading Suri’s Burn Book, so uh… there’s that. Add to that an empty stomach that’s yet to have lunch (or breakfast, for that matter) and my brain is pretty much mushy-mush. So um, this is what…
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and summer faded into the fall…

There’s the tiniest hint of crisp coolness in the evenings, my Facebook news feed is filled with stories about Starbucks pumpkin lattes, and my allergies have waged a full-on assault from the neck up… and I couldn’t be happier about it. Scarves and boots are just around the corner! Right…
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this is BIG: 100-winner INPINK Jewelry giveaway! {CLOSED}

So, I’m pretty ecstatic to share this huuuuuge giveaway with you guys! A Pretty Penny is partnering up with INPINK — an on-trend online jewelry retailer that offers quality boutique jewelry at affordable prices — to offer 100 APP readers a $40 voucher to shop INPINK’s adorable selection of earrings, bracelets,…
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tailor-made

Fit is always a challenge for me. I’m little, but curvy: 5’4″ with a 27″ waist and 37″ hips. This often leaves me perplexed and frustrated in the fitting room… I can wear anything from a 2 to a 6, depending on the garment and designer.  Petite sizes are the perfect…
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mad about melon

When I was shopping earlier this week, I kept gravitating to all shades of coral and orange. Blouses, denim, handbags, shoes, jewelry… I’m officially obsessed. I especially love this particular shade of melon. It’s flattering on every skin tone — even fair skin like mine that can’t pull off bold…
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tribal and tropical with jcpenney

Tonight I ventured into unknown territory for me these days — the local mall. The 14-year old Keira never would’ve imagined that she’d grow up and lose her affection for big indoor shopping centers. jcpenney gave me a $100 gift card and a mission: find some tribal and tropical pieces…
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{when it’s all about} the shoes

Sunny Leigh button-down (Macy’s) | Mossimo premium skinnies (Target sale) | Tyler Rodan bag (outlet) | Bamba patent penny loafers c/o Wanted A statement shoe works in much the same way as a statement necklace: throw it on with easy basics and, voilà, instant outfit. This morning I overslept by…