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Must Haves: 10 Cute Bikinis In Funky New Shapes

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Year after year we see the same triangle, bandeau and halter bikinis packing the beach and laying poolside. I appreciate a classic bathing suit, but really? Isn’t it time for a change? Try mixing it up this year with one of these new bikini shapes. Although, don’t say I didn’t warn you about the fab tan lines!

Must Haves: 7 Spring Scarves To Tie On

A colorful, lightweight scarf is indispensable at this time of year. Every spring, I purchase one cheery scarf as my signature accessory. Instantly, sweaters, T-shirts and dresses have a whole new vibe. Plus, given how much the temps can fluctuate, scarves add a much needed extra layer for chilly mornings and sunsets. Slide one around your neck, wrap one around your head, tie one to your purse strap, or simply store one in your purse and enjoy spring. (If you need more ideas, here are 15 ways to tie a scarf for inspiration!)

Fashion Porn: Get Your Strap On!

Fashion Porn Strap On Gif


Some shoes are made for walking – these shoes were made for adoring. I don’t know about you, but some of my prettiest pumps never leave my closet. I never want to walk in theme for fear of blisters and scuffs. There is no room in my life for a pair of $1,000 shoes, but aren’t they beautiful? If I owned a pair, I would lounge around my own apartment basking in their glory, only sharing them with my most intimate friends. Hey, there’s no harm in a little foot fetish.

Fashion Porn: Clutch It!

Fashion Porn: Clutch It! (GIF)


We all do it. We walk by the glittery department store windows and can’t help but stop and ogle that sexy bag in the window. You know intimacy is unlikely, but you can’t look away. You acknowledge it’s out of your league, but you can feel the excitement growing as your imagination runs wild. A week later you find yourself pinning it to your wish list, and peeking when no one’s watching. Maybe someday, that bag will be yours…

Home Inspiration: Trays For $40 Or Less!

Jessica and I have a shared passion for trays, which probably stems from our shared phobia of germs. Trays are basically a cute way of telling others to CONTAIN THEIR MESS. These easy to clean trays can be used to serve food, organize makeup, collect papers, and protect furniture.  I have four: a small tray in my bathroom, provides easy clean up for moi, a powder foundation lover; a large tray in my living room transforms my cushioned ottoman into a coffee table; the always-handy plastic craft tray is a necessity for all my DIY projects; and last but not least, I have a serving tray which doubles as a breakfast-in-bed tray to catch every last crumb.

If you don’t have a tray, I don’t know how you function. Try one of these options for $40 or less!

Less Is More: How To Apply Minimalism To Your Wardrobe

Less Is More: How To Apply Minimalism To Your Wardrobe

The wildly popular website Zen Habits debuted in 2007. Miss Minimalist started blogging in 2009, and The Minimalists followed in 2010.  There’s a subreddit each for minimalism, anti-consumption, and decluttering. There’s also one for tiny houses, and if you happen to downsize to the point that you can fit in 160 square feet or less, you can buy a mobile, pre-made tiny house – or build one yourself.  Suffice it to say, there’s a growing American minimalist culture.

There are a lot of great reasons to go minimal: Donating your extra stuff to charity helps other people. Buying only what you need keeps your expenses low now and in the future. It’s good for the environment — downgrading from a car to a bike or public transit cuts CO2 emissions, and recycling or repurposing your possessions means one vote for less manufacturing. People who are anti-consumption downsize because they question a culture of consumption that values people by what they possess rather than who they are.

As an adult, I’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the latest fashion trends — but I could never truly keep up. More often, I found myself in the maddening cycle of buying cheap, clearance-rack, last-season cast-offs that were never designed for my body type, having them get misshapen from wear or laundering, and going back to the clearance rack for more. This year I finally got fed up. I wanted to stop the madness. To do that, I decided to step back from the endless cycle of fashion trends, and apply minimalism to my wardrobe. Keep reading »

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