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Brand Spotlight: Oribe Top 3

The Top 3 best hair care products in the Oribe range including the cult favorite, Dry Texturizing Spray. Beautiful hair sometimes comes with a heart-stopping price tag.  We know women are charged more for haircuts than men. Add color and highlights and blowouts, the cost can exceed $200 per visit depending on the salon. We’ve all fallen for the styling products that salons push on us that tack on another

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Capes & Coats

To keep warm this winter, I show you examples of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends for Capes and Coats. I saved this final installment of my five-part series where I shop my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends until winter was in full force. I probably own as many coats, capes, and blazers as I do tops. They are a real obsession. A

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How To Thrift Like A Pro

I show you my best tips and tricks for how to thrift like a pro for clothing, accessories, housewares, decor, and furniture. Dress the part. Bring cash. Keep wet wipes in your car. Bring your phone. Find out what is on sale as you walk in the door. Get a cart. Don’t show your hand. Look for quality pieces. Have a vision. Go easy on yourself. Buy it when you

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25 Things To Declutter Right Now!

Ready to declutter right now? The best tips and tricks to immediately declutter your home in twenty-five different categories and begin the year with less stuff. A new year is upon us and there is no need to wait for spring to clear out the clutter. I find it incredibly gratifying to begin the year with a deep clean, declutter, and purge. The positive impact it has on my state

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Top 10 Most Inspiring Lifestyle Articles of the Week

Ten of the most inspiring and motivational lifestyle articles that I discovered online this week intended to encourage, educate, or inform. We can all use a little inspiration now and then. So please, click through and hopefully take away some insight and creativity. Enjoy. 6 Things To Let Go Of If You Want To Be Happier This Year How To Display Your Records In An Artful Way Quirky Interview Tips

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Curate A Fabulous Wardrobe That You Will Actually Wear Using The One In, One Out Rule Part II

Here I share with you one of my tried and true practices that will help result in a curated wardrobe of items you actually love and will wear using the One In, One Out Rule. I wrote a blog post about how I upgrade my wardrobe without adding to the number of things that I own using the One In/One Out rule earlier this year. I’m no stranger to the

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Black & Blue Sequins

Vintage sequin tops such as this black and blue sequin number are bountiful in thrift shops and vintage clothing stores and are often very affordable. It’s a perfect entry into building your vintage wardrobe. Black and blue sequin polka dots These vintage sequin tops from the 60s, 70s, and 80s are one of my favorite things to search for whenever I’m in a thrift shop or vintage clothing shop. They

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – December 2019

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routine. I’m in the middle of an extreme Retin-A regimen this month and currently in the terrible stage where my skin feels very dry and flaky. My skincare routine aims to remedy these symptoms and protect my skin barrier as much as possible during this phase. My morning skincare routine: Step 1: Cleanse GOLDFADEN MD Doctor’s Scrub – This is one of the

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Camp – Acid Wash – The Color Purple

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including Camp, Acid Wash, and the Color Purple. Installment number four in my five-part series on my attempt to re-create Autumn Winter 2019 fashion trends from items within my own vintage wardrobe. All fashion trends do indeed come back around. Huge on the AW19 runway was the color purple. It was everywhere. Looking through my own

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Dark Florals – Animal Prints – Feathers

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including Dark Florals, Animal Prints, and Feathers. This is my third post replicating Autumn/Winter 2019 trends from my own vintage wardrobe. You can check out my posts on the 70s Bourgeois trend and the Leather and Lace trend. This week, I pulled some outfits together inspired by more AW19 fashion trends such as Dark Florals, Animal

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