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Emergency Kit to Keep in a Car or Purse

by Sam P. December 8th, 2016 | Sam's Suggestions
Emergency fashion kits are a very important thing to have, and you should always have one on hand with you.  I keep mine in my purse, but will probably be switching to my car soon as I prefer to carry around a small clutch and the kit takes up too much room in my wristlet.  I keep eight things in my kit, but I have
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Budget Savvy Office Attire

by Lori Sciame December 1st, 2016 | Office Wear
Smart women know a secret: office wear need not be season specific.  In fact, several clothing staples, if chosen carefully, can be part of a chic work wardrobe year round. It takes some forethought, but the money saved, plus the increase in the number of available outfit combinations is well worth the extra effort.  Be budget savvy.  Invest in the following pieces soon!

Sleeveless Dress

A cute sleeveless dress made using a moderate weight fabric is a must for developing a year round office wardrobe. Choose a solid color dress for the most bang for your buck.  Black, navy, or gray
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Tips for Choosing Designer Wedding Dresses

by Editorial Team December 1st, 2016 | Women's Fashion
Even though most brides grow up with an idea of 'The One', the search for suitable designer wedding dresses means research could be key.

Essentially, this means that the bride must appreciate which styles of dress would suit their body style and the venue for the marriage.

This will mean having to study magazines and websites aimed at brides and appreciating the terminology such as what silhouettes are and the fabrics being used.

Most designers of wedding dresses will appreciate what the latest trends are and incorporate them into their creations which means the bride should also understand what the current
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5 Multi-Task Hairbrushes for Style & Shine

by R. Carnavale November 22nd, 2016 | Women's Beauty, Women's Fashion
When you're searching for the best hair products for your hair, in addition to shampoo, conditioner and mousse, you'll want to purchase a hairbrush that works well with your hair type, whether it's fine and straight or thick and curly. A great brush will help you achieve the style you're going for but because there are several types of brushes in different shapes, it can be hard to figure out which one will do the trick. Fortunately, there are quality, multitask hairbrushes in the $3 to $18 price range, so you'll be able to buy more than one type
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Teen Fashion Essentials

by Sam P. November 17th, 2016 | Essentials, Teen Fashion
The three fashion essentials that will be highlighted today are the basic blazer, skinny jeans, and boots.  All three of these are necessary items to be storing in your closet.  They can all be worn in multiple ways, and are the base to all of your outfits.  In a sense they will add structure to your wardrobe and will help immensely when you have no idea what to wear and need to leave in five minutes.

To start, the blazer.  Now it doesn't necessarily have to be a blazer, it can be a leather jacket, a moto jacket, or any
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Dressing Warmly for Cold Games

by Sam P. November 10th, 2016 | Sam's Suggestions
As football playoffs approach, it seems that each game gets colder and colder, and as it gets colder your outfit becomes thicker and thicker.  The best way to dress warmly for the chilly fall games, and to not look like a marshmallow, is with layers that not only keep you warm, but trap in the heat. To start, throw on some regular socks and a tank top, as for pants, lined leggings are perfect.  They are thick and will keep you warm, but are still fitted to show off your figure under all your layers.  Over the tank top
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Long Pencil Skirts

by Sam P. November 3rd, 2016 | Casual Bottoms, Teen Fashion


The junior section at Macy's is often hit or miss, but on the skirts recently it has been quite a hit.  This season I have been obsessed with long pencil skirts, the ones that hit at about mid-calf to just below the knee length.  They are great because they are
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Inspiring Cocktail Dress Styles

by Anna P. October 27th, 2016 | Evening Wear, Women's Fashion
Dressing up is always fun, but dressing up for a party or cocktail event can sometimes be a little tricky. Do you need a cocktail dress? Can you wear your everyday sandals? What jewelry can you wear? The questions are endless, but the answers are not hard; we have a list that is sure to inspire. These guides serve as a starting point to help you dress your best. Dressing up should be fun, it should not be stressful.  Follow these guidelines to help guide your next great look.

Do invest in a little black dress. One fabulous dress in
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Teen Fashion: Rings

by Sam P. October 20th, 2016 | Essentials, Teen Fashion


Lately I have been absolutely obsessed with rings.  And not just “Oh, I love rings! They're so pretty, but OMG I need to get to the mall now to buy more rings!” Usually I don't bother with buying jewelry since it tends to be far too expensive for what you're getting out of it, but lately it’s all I buy.  And my secret is one store in specific - Forever 21.

Forever 21 has been one of my favorite stores for quite some time, probably because everything in general is so inexpensive, my friend got her homecoming dress from there
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How to Create a New Dress From an Old One

by Sam P. October 13th, 2016 | Sam's Suggestions
My homecoming dance is coming up in about a week or two, and I still have yet to find a dress.  Most stores are sold out at this point, my school always has their dance really late in the year, and I don't really have the money to buy a dress anyway.  The dress I wore two years ago still fits and I love it, but I don't want to wear the same dress again.  I found a cute and easy way to completely change your dress.

If an old dress of yours has a zipper going up the back
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Teen Fashion – Ballet Flats

by Sam P. October 6th, 2016 | Shoes, Teen Fashion
Ballet flats are cute and comfy shoes that have been in style for the past few years.  They are great because they are versatile and can typically be found for fairly inexpensive amounts.  They work very well for almost any occasion and with almost any outfit.  I like pairing them with both jean and skirts.  Another fantastic thing about ballet flats is how many styles they come in.  There is the traditional black ballet flat, but they come in all different colors and styles.  I have a very cute pair of gray flats with bows on them, along with
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Hair Masks for Under $10

by R. Carnavale September 29th, 2016 | Women's Beauty, Women's Fashion
Soften and moisturize your extra dry or over-processed hair with a monthly hair mask treatment. Hair masks result in a deep-conditioning effect on your hair’s outer cuticle and the nourishing ingredients in a hair mask will actually close the hair’s cuticle, leaving even dry, over processed locks looking super shiny and feeling soft and touchable. Applying a mask to your hair is inexpensive, too -- these masks cost under $10 and if you really
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Casual Tops for School

by Sam P. September 22nd, 2016 | Sam's Suggestions, Teen Fashion
This year I am obsessed with long cardigans, flannel button downs, and over-sized sweaters.  If you haven't noticed, I like my clothes to be comfy.  The other great thing about all of these tops is that you can wear them with a lot of stuff.

My favorite outfit so far
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The Best Way to Stay Cool at School

by Sam P. September 15th, 2016 | Sam's Suggestions
I don't know about all of you, but my school does not have air conditioning so in may classes it can get far too hot to concentrate.  If you're wearing jeans, boots, and a sweater you won't be any better off.  The first thing to remember is to dress in layers.  Start with a t shirt or a tank top, and a pair of jeans or leggings.  Then layer on a cute cardigan or kimono sweater, if you need a jacket.  For shoes, try to keep them as loose and light as possible.  Tight, heavy combat boots will keep
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Lots of Fall Accessories: Little Money

by Lori Sciame September 8th, 2016 | Accessories, Women's Fashion
New season...new attitude.  Now is the time to add some spice to your wardrobe.  One simple and quick way to infuse some pizazz into your style: updated accessories.  These additions don't have to cost a lot.  Read this post for tips on how to buy lots of trendy fall accessories with very little money.  You won't believe all of the following options cost little to nothing!

Belts amp up almost any outfit.  Whether you choose the super skinny or the sexy stretchy style, you will look hot.  Charming Charlie comes through this fall with several super cute belts for $25
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Stylish Evening Wear Options for All Ages

by Anna P. September 1st, 2016 | Evening Wear, Women's Fashion
Whether that special occasion is just dinner with friends or a work-related cocktail party, dressing up is fun. However it's important to point out that dressing up may mean different things in different decades. A 20-something woman may strive for an evening look that is either edgy or a little sexy but a 40-something may strive for a more classic look. No matter what decade in life you are, we've got chic and stylish evening wear options you will want to wear. True style
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Sourcing Gorgeous Dresses On a Tight Budget

by Marnie Bii August 25th, 2016 | Bargains of the Week
You can buy a gorgeous dress without straining your budget by shopping around a bit. Both local and online retailers frequently place dresses on sale at the end of the sales season. You can find cocktail dresses, evening gowns and jersey frocks listed at great prices just by browsing through the listings. Here are four places to check for dresses on sale this week.

Macy's

All of the big name designers place their items on Macy's shelves for consumers to pour over. You can find
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Sam’s Suggestions on Buying Bathing Suits

by Sam P. August 18th, 2016 | Sam's Suggestions
I know summer is rolling to an end, but that doesn't mean your summer shopping is quite over yet.  At the end of every summer almost every store puts their bathing suits and summer clothes on sale.  If you are anything like me you love to shop, but hate
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Makeup Tips to Take 10 Years Off Your Face

by R. Carnavale August 11th, 2016 | Women's Beauty, Women's Fashion
You may be getting older but you don't have to look older thanks to makeup miracles that can subtract years from your face. Makeup products tricks and products that you used when you were younger may need to be changed, so here are some tips to help you make the most of today's face:

Skin
Wear a liquid foundation like Laura Mercier's Silk Crème Foundation and Dream Liquid Mousse Lightweight Foundation Face Makeup by Maybelline, which provide sheer to medium coverage as well as being well suited to mature, dry skin. Stick foundation, like
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8 Ways to Make This Summer’s Sales Work for You

R. Carnavale August 4th, 2016 | Current Trends, Women's Fashion
Sales are a great way to give your wardrobe a lift and best of all, it won't cost you an arm and a leg. Given it's the end of the spring/summer fashion season, all of the major retailers are offering huge discounts in August and September on swimsuits, shorts, tank tops and short-sleeved tops so that they can clear their racks for the Fall 2014 arrivals. Before you head
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