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8 Chic Bucket Bags To Take You From Summer To Fall

Mansur Gavriel changed the everyday carryall game with their super chic leather bucket bag in 2013. The trend is still going strong, and while a Mansur Gavriel will set you back about $600, you can score any of these options for way less. I stuck with mostly nudes and cognacs that…
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#OOTD: Chambray Dress

I didn’t mean to leave you with a soup recipe for nearly two weeks.* I took a break from basically everything but my couch during Labor Day weekend, and when I got back to work on Tuesday it was full steam ahead. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used…
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#OOTD: Little Silk Dress

I got this silk dress for a steal from J.Crew Factory during a sale last month. It’s sold out online, but Off 5th has a cute striped style that’s really similar. Why is it so tricky to find cute dresses in natural textiles? A day in this breezy breathable dress reminds…
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Filling the {Closet} Gaps

Last week, while getting ready for a ‘business casual’ event, I realized there’s a problem with my closet… It’s filled with casual work/weekend clothes, and cocktail dresses. There’s no middle ground. Rewind to my days of corporate dress codes: I had outfits for every imaginable business occasion, but nothing to wear to a Sunday BBQ.…
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on buying in bulk

My mom has always been the type of shopper who finds something she loves and buys two in every color. For years I thought, “Why would I want ten of the same thing? Variety is the spice of life and all that jazz!”  But the older I get, the more…