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Are you as sick of the endless lingerie search, foraging for a larger cup size that is not boring and/or overpriced? I wear a bra size 34F and let me tell you, finding a bra that is comfortable, supportive, and cute all for an affordable price is a true pain. The boutique stores with small lacy bras for smaller sizes just don't offer the kind of support larger breasts need and the large chains like Victoria Secret and Macy's are always throwing diamonds and bows ... Read More
J. Crew is right up there with Vineyard Vines at the list of the preppiest clothing stores where the skinniest, most photo-ready-looking people shop. However, given the quality and price tag of the J. Crew brand, I never would have thought they’d introduce clothing that mothers and elementary school age children can share. However, that seems to be just what they’ve done by creating a size 000, which is basically a triple extra small. Because if there ... Read More
Holiday sales are my favorite part of capitalism. Really, the Independence Day of our great nation can’t be celebrated in a better way in my opinion.  As a thrifty nickel, I’ve been on the lookout for the places with the best sales on the July 4th weekend. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me in past when searching for the best deals.1. Coupons are a girl's best friend  Retail Me Not has saved me a lot of money. Many stores ... Read More
New technology to battle technological dependence? Makes sense. When I had a Smartphone I was prone to constantly checking my various apps out of fear that I would miss something that was happening. In fact, it is so easy to be sucked into a world of notifications and constant streams of information that people tend to tune the real world out completely. This trend is the inspiration for a new clothing line called FOCUS created by Japanese conceptual fashion ... Read More
This Sunday, May 11, we will celebrate the mothers in our lives, those women who, with the help of our fathers and other mentors, taught us how to be good people, whose shoulders we cried on and whose laughter brightened our days. In celebration of the holiday, international clothing brand Desigual released a mystifying commercial, one which many have found sexist and insulting. The ad presents a young woman trying on a slinky, colorful dress; catching her ... Read More
  We’re gearing up for some seriously warm, no-tights-under-your-dress weather, but most of us are still nowhere near abandoning our jackets. That’s where sweatshirts come in—the only item of clothing I happily own that has the word “sweat” in the title. But the latest versions hitting the stores have come a long way from the oversized gray Champion numbers you were probably sporting in middle school. Here are some of my top picks ... Read More
Odd Twin presents an impeccable collection of hand-picked vintage wear from the 1920’s through 80’s.  The owner, Francesca Neville, utilizes her exceptional taste to not only select vintage clothing but to preserve pieces by restoring and redesigning them for her Born Again line of fashion.   Read more about Francesca and her impressive collection below.Tell us about yourself. My name is Francesca Neville and I have been inspired by ... Read More
Artists Rachel Blodgett and Julian Farmar-Bowers share a deep appreciation for quality handmade items, which is a passion that fuels their unique brand, Serpent & Bow. Together, they lovingly produce Indigo, batik and naturally dyed handmade garments intended to stand the test of time.  Their work, along with contributions from other artists, has developed into Serpent & Bow, an artisan home business turning out a compelling collection of stunning ... Read More
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. For all those girls that have left a store trying their hardest to swallow the sobs ... Read More
  How’s this for subverting conventional standards of beauty? In their new spring fashion campaign, clothing brand Betabrand replaced professional models with Ph.D.s and aspiring Ph.D.s. Challenging the ridiculous cultural notion that women can’t be both beautiful and ambitious, the company’s founder explains, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really ... Read More
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