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Get the Musty Smell Out of Clothes with Vodka

If the sweaters you’re pulling out of storage have a bit of a musty smell to them, use this trick to banish those bad smells. After spot-testing, spray clothes with a few spritzes of straight vodka. It will help remove the odors, and won’t leave behind a smell like some fabric fresheners can. Be sure to hang the garment in […]

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A Roundup of Great BCA Products

It’s only mid-October, which means you still have a chance to buy great products to support Breast Cancer Awareness. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite finds below. Check ‘em out now! Stella & Dot “Tribute” Bracelet The Deal: Treat yourself (or a friend) to this stylish bracelet ($36, stellaanddot.com), and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to The […]

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Denim News

I’ve rounded up four pretty amazing products and sites to serve all of your denim-related needs. Check them out, and let me know what piques your interest! 1. Hem Gems Here is truly a revolutionary product: These “gems” resemble pushpins and are designed to neatly tack hems into place. Better—and cuter—than double-sided tape, they’re also perfect for jeans that you’ll […]

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Black and Blue

This post is dedicated to a reader who recently wrote in about having a closet full of black—with a little bit of navy blue here and there. She was wondering how to mix the two. First, everyone should forget the “rules” when it comes to wearing black. The two biggest misconceptions in fashion is that black doesn’t go with brown, […]

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Hook It Up!

With cooler weather approaching for those of us in the northern hemisphere, you might be ready to pull your coats, hats, gloves and scarves out of their summer storage spaces. As the temperature drops, consider using hooks instead of traditional hangers for your outwear. Hooks are perfect for people who tend to throw their coats over the backs of chairs […]

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Tell Me Your Fashion Problems!

Attention, Real Simple readers! I want to dedicate this post to your needs and questions, and therefore, I want to know all about your fashion emergencies, such as…. What’s the one piece of clothing you’re dying to pull off but have no idea how to? Do you want to break out of any given fashion rut? If so, what is […]

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The Top Trends to Shop for This Fall

There are tons of trends out there that can either make or break your fall wardrobe. Here, I’ve picked eight great ones to home in on as you peruse the racks this season, with tips on how to wear them (so they don’t wear you). Trend #1: Leather Calvin Klein Collection F/W 2011 runway (photo courtesy of style.com) What to […]

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Fall 2011’s Most Beloved Classics

Since today marks the start of September, it seems like the perfect time to let you know what Fall basics your closet cannot live without. Check out these timeless pieces that will get you through this season (and the next, and the next) in pure style. Must-Have #1: A Basic Blazer What I love: Jones New York Collection “Broadway Blazer,” $199, jny.com. […]

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Save 20% on Must-Have Dress for Fall

Liven up your fall wardrobe with a cool graphic dress perfect for day or night. With cotton knit on the top and silk color blocking on the bottom, this easy minidress looks like pulled-together separates. Go to threadsocial.com and enter the code REALSIMPLE at checkout to receive 20% off this product through September 30, 2011, or while supplies last.

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: My Wedding Dress By Katie Ermilio

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for…the dress! My search for a wedding dress took me everywhere from the iconic Vera Wang bridal shop to the classic designs by Priscilla of Boston–but sadly I couldn’t find anything that was distinctly me. Until…the faithful day I discovered the exquisite designs by Katie Ermilio while visiting a showroom for a […]

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