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My Grown-Lady Shopping Rules

Editor’s Note: ‘My Grown-Lady Shopping Rules’ first appeared on the blog on 9/10/14, and it’s one of the most popular posts in the archives. I’m re-posting with a few updates that are more relevant to my style and shopping habits in my mid-30’s. I love looking back on these posts…
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The Gratitude Habit That Helps Me Through Hard Times

When times are tough and you’re feeling overwhelmed, try this helpful habit: a daily gratitude list. It’s a tried-and-true tool I turn to when I’m stuck in an anxiety spiral, feeling burned out at work, or struggling through a difficult season. It’s a simple, sure-fire way to lift my mood…
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What’s In My Beach Bag

I love reading ‘what’s in my bag’ posts on other blogs. In the spirit of celebrating the start of summer, I thought I’d share what packed in my beach bag for our last trip. Besides the basic essentials — several bottles of SPF, a soft lightweight blanket to lie on/under…
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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

I recently discovered @things.i.bought.and.liked on Instagram, and it’s one of the best things to happen to my feed. If you love to share random ‘life-changing’ product recommendations with your girlfriends, this account will be right up your street; and her captions are *chef’s kiss* so good. About a giant tub…
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I Need This Purse Organizer In My Life

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the blog on 12/17/17, and I can happily report that I ordered this purse organizer* for myself shortly after I wrote the post and totally delivered on form + function. The felt is nice and thick so it has great structure, and all…
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How I Got A Fresh Spring Wardrobe Without Spending A Dime

Spring is my favorite time of year for style and beauty. I love everything about it: pastels and floral prints, stripes and gingham, lace and seersucker, all the chambray things! Unsurprisingly, spring is also when I spend the most on clothes and makeup, so I’m struggling with my low-buy at…
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10 Beauty Cheats Every Girl Should Know

1. Mascara wands make the best eyebrow brushes. When its time to toss your favorite tube of mascara, save the wand. Wash it clean with soap and water and, voila, free brow spoolie! (Tip: ideally, you should replace your mascara every 3 months to protect your eyes from bacteria; see:…