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October 2016

How to Buy Vintage Jewelry at Thrift Stores

Hi all! It’s getting colder and colder as we get into the Fall season here in Boston. That means soon everyone will be bundled and swathed in puffy coats, scarves, and sweaters. Cold weather dressing can be a bit…boring (colorful xmas sweaters aside) to put it bluntly. Instead of sacrificing fashion for warmth, however, cold weather season is the perfect time to break out some serious jewelry. Today’s post covers some ways and places to score great jewelry at even better prices.

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October 31, 2016
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Beauty’s Best Kept Secret: Costco.com

Let’s talk about one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets. 

Costco.

There are some incredible deals to be gotten at Costco. I’m not talking about the actual warehouses, but Costco.com. I’ve seen some high end brands at amazing prices. Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks, Chanel moisturizers, Becca highlighters, Bobbi Brown lipsticks, Smashbox contouring palettes. They switch out inventory periodically – and each time they manage to get great deals for their members.

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October 27, 2016
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How to Clean & Deodorize Any Yoga Mat

The first time I tried yoga, I found it boring and pointless. Fast forward to 2016, I’ve been practicing regularly for almost two years. Like any other sport, yoga can be many things. Heated v. unheated, slow v. fast, power vs. restorative, there’s a yoga out there for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding which one works best for you.

My first Power Yoga class, I finally got the yoga craze. The heat is addictive, the intensity just right. Once you find the right flow for you, it’s time to invest in a quality yoga mat. Today I’m sharing with all of you my worst to best mats and the recipe for my DIY mat cleaner.

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October 24, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Petite-Friendly Clothing Brands

The one piece of advice you always hear as a petite woman buying clothes is: “Find a good tailor.” Now, I’m not one to knock a good tailor. A good tailor can be the difference between a good dress and an amazing one. A good tailor can totally revamp your wardrobe. Definitely find a good tailor.

But.

Who wants to go to a tailor every time they buy a new piece of clothing? Not me, that’s for sure. As a petite gal, being able to find into a piece of clothing off-the-rack is somewhat rare, but still doable. Here is my comprehensive, ultimate guide of tried and true brands for petites.

 

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October 20, 2016
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A little guide to my favorite vintage Fendi pieces

Mornin’ Monday readers! Fendi’s been getting a lotta love recently with their monsters, furry keychains and embellished handbags. It’s no surprise coming from a fashion powerhouse that has a long history of hits and loyal fans. Today’s post goes back in time to showcase some of these vintage hits: spotlight please, the Fendi pequin!

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October 17, 2016
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Playful Rompers & Lipstick Prints

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Over here, there are still some warmer days of fall left – days when one can put on a romper and pretend that summer is still going strong. The leaves haven’t changed color yet – in fact everything is still bright and green – so it’s still summer right? We haven’t even changed the clocks yet for Daylight Savings – that’s when you know winter is coming. This lipstick print romper DVF dress, that I got for a total steal at T.J. Maxx, reminds me of the YSL lipstick print wrap dress that was so popular a while back.

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October 6, 2016
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How to Refinish a Vintage Mid Century Tray

Ahh mid century modern. Want to give the trend a try without the big commitment (and chunk of change)? There are lots of vintage MCM accessories out there for anyone willing to put in a little elbow grease. Today’s post guides intrepid MCM hunters through refinishing a vintage teak tray.

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October 3, 2016
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