A lot of people look at the new year as an opportunity to refresh and buckle down. Austerity tends to be the main focus in January in nearly all imaginable categories: food, alcohol, money spending, entertainment, etc. It’s also an opportunity for many to “take back their health” now that the holiday festivities have ended. …

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Christmastime has been as enjoyable as I could have thought possible. Last weekend, I celebrated with the Newman family; we went out for a fun dinner, did a gift exchange, and played Yahtzee. Their eldest, Lily, is better at adding up the score than I am! The next morning, Andrea and I went to a …

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Every year, I look forward to the holiday season for many reasons, mainly to have the opportunity to gather and celebrate with loved ones, friends, colleagues, clients, etc. For most, this time of year is full of traditions including annual events. Personally, I have a Friendsgiving, regular Thanksgiving, a museum event, two work-related parties, cookie …

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One of the reasons I love the holiday season is because I love shopping and giving gifts to my friends and family. Compiling a gift guide is also one of my favorite kinds of blog posts to create. This year, I decided to make my holiday gift guide one with an altruistic focus. I’ve picked …

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As I’ve gotten older, inevitably my style has changed. Matured, really. It used to be all about the skin-tight American Apparel dresses, spaghetti-strapped tank tops, juicy couture tracksuits, low-rise denim, flashy handbags; the list goes on. I have noticed that when I shop now, my focus tends to be on more conservative, higher quality, and …

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Do you ever find a clothing brand where nearly every single item speaks to you and wants to find a way into either your physical or virtual shopping cart? That’s how I’ve been feeling about Madewell for the last few years, but particularly as the fall season approaches. If you know me, you know that …

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Target has changed quite a bit in the last few years, especially when it comes to Women’s Apparel. It used to be your usual suspects: Mossimo (which has taken a big hit due to the founder and namesake’s college bribery scandal), Merona, Xhiliration, etc. But they’ve since launched what I believe to be superior, more …

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