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Awesomely Affordable: 9 Not-So-Typical Plus-Size Swimsuits Under $100

Feeling like being a little bold on the beach? Then we’ve got the perfect swimsuit for you. These patterned prints will pop poolside and offer a fun alternative to the staid single-color suit you’re always seeing. You’re not boring, so why should your swimsuit be? We’ve got nine kick ass options (in sizes up to 28) to keep you in colorful company all summer long.

Style 911: Plus-Size Maxis
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Plus-Size Superstars
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Awesomely Affordable: 10 Summer-Ready Maxi Dresses Under $50

Why wear a maxi dress during the summer? It’s simple: Shaving your legs every friggin’ day gets so tedious. Plus, maxi dresses are a femme, flow-y way to stay cool in the face of 90 degree heat and humidity. Throw one over your head, slip on some sandals and you’re ready for work, the beach — just about anywhere. Maxis are the best, so you’re probably gonna want to have at least a couple to get you through the warmer months, which is why I’ve found 10 great options, all under $50 each. Maxify your life with abandon!

Style 911: Yellow Dress
style 911 yellow dress
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Compassionate Fashion: 9 Super Sustainable Wedding Dresses

What does it mean to have an eco-friendly wedding dress? That’s a good question, considering that by their very nature a dress that’s only worn once, twice tops, seems rather wasteful by environmental standards. There are a lot of ways around that. You can buy a previously owned or vintage dress; you can rent a gown rather than purchase one; or you can check out some of these sustainably- and compassionately-made gorgeous gowns from eco-savvy designers.

Wedding Week 2013
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DIY Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Bouquet
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Must Haves: 11 Wedding Dresses To Wear To Your City Hall Wedding

More and more couples are eschewing the pomp and circumstance of big weddings in favor of getting married at City Hall. City Hall weddings are super affordable (most often costing between $40 and $100), and are a quick and easy way to get hitched without spending a lot of time or money on a big production. What should you do if you want to get married at your local City Hall? Make an appointment ahead of time, be prompt, bring cash, and don’t forget your rings.

As for what to wear? We’ve got that all figured out for you. City Hall weddings are certainly a less formal alternative to a big wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look nice. After the jump, 11 dresses to wear to your City Hall wedding.

Wedding Survival Guide
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Home Inspiration: 10 Shelves And Bins For Storing Vinyl Records

Julie and her boyfriend Evan both own a ton of records, and when they moved in together and blended their collections, their vinyl library got even bigger. Awesome, right? The only problem: it can be tough to figure out how to organize and store all those heavy LPs. I scouted out 10 different vinyl storage options for Julie and anyone else who’s looking for a good way to store their records (including my boyfriend and me, as our collection is currently housed in a giant cardboard box in the hall closet). There’s a style, size, and price point for everyone, so click through to find the best home for your beloved vinyl!

Etsy Spotlight: 12 Super Satchels You’ll Take Everywhere

12 Satchel Bags To Buy On Etsy

It’s summer! You know what you need? A bag that’ll store your laptop/wallet/mini-vodka bottles — you know, all your crap. A bag that will work on your shoulder, but also crossbody, so if you happen to be riding a bike with your bag, you won’t lose your balance and crash into a street sign (yes, that happened to me, whatever). Satchels are great for all that, and they make good overnight bags in a pinch. Plus, they have a cool “Indiana Jones” meets “Wall Street” vibe, no? Check out 12 of our Etsy faves, after the jump. Keep reading »

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