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Back to School Miscellany from Kindergarten to College

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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A nudge, a smile, a practical tool that personalizes… Encouraging Books Clockwise Left to Right: The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing. Julie Durrel (Illustrator) A

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Back to School Backpacks

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Backpacks have become extensions of student personalities. I know a 5th grader who changes hers according to season and would never carry designs two years

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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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