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Laser’s the Trend

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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Laser cutting creates precisely patterned, contemporary lace. Skin might just as easily be revealed as a lining of contrasting fabric. (No, we haven’t finished with

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Goodwill Thrifting – The Joy of Bargain Shopping

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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At a time when huge department stores have become the fast food equivalent of the fashion world, many people are looking for more authentic options

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Geometry You Won’t Fail

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Geometric shapes, stark edges, concise print patterns, segmented areas…look for these to transition through fall into a winter of mixed herringbone, buffalo checks, and plaids.

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You’ve Got this Buttoned Up: Mid Season Cardigans

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Some will afford comfort in air conditioned theaters and restaurants, on the water come evening, in cooler climes…others will transition into Autumn. Honestly, there’s not

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Christen’s Cut: Bringing Dress Sizing Down to Size

Monday, July 14th, 2014
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I cringed when the editor of this publication requested that I write a few words on women’s sizing. It’s one thing to write about women’s

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Bib Necklaces Add Interest for Summer

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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We’re living, for the most part, in t-shirts, easy summer tops with less fuss and frou frou, shift and strapless dresses, camisoles, bustiers. All that

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Christen’s Cut: How To Wear the Red, White, and Blue

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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The concept of holiday dressing is cringe-inducing to me. I am immediately overcome with visions of reindeer sweaters, the cornucopia earrings my aunt gave me

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Shorts are the New Skirts

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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They’re shorter this year. The stylish ones, sometimes called skorts or coulottes are as full as tap pants. You already own denim, likely several pair,

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