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How to Shop the Grocery Store When Hungry

Studies show that you spend more when you browse the grocery store aisles with a growling stomach. But sometimes a you can’t avoid doing your weekly shopping when hungry. To avoid blowing your entire paycheck on convenience foods you don’t really need, use this trick. Once you get to the store make a beeline to the free sample stations. Test […]

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Shine On With New Jack Rogers Sandals

The fireworks may be over, but you can keep the summer sparkle alive. In 1960, Jack Rogers introduced its “Navajo” sandal—a perennial warm-weather favorite made instantly iconic by none other than Jackie Kennedy. This year, the classic sandal gets a dazzling update in four glittering shades: silver, gold, pink, and turquoise. They’ve just hit the Jack Rogers website. Scoop up […]

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Save on Fruits and Veggies at Ethnic Markets

Trying to save some money? You might actually be able to save on produce by shopping at your local ethnic grocery store. Do a little comparison shopping, on items like avocados, mangoes, limes, and red onions to see how much you can save. For all other produce, buying when in season can save you around 10 to 15 percent. What […]

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Pick Your Perfect Heel Height

If one of your struggles is finding heels in the perfect height, this site is for you. Chromatic Gallerie offers a range of heels (in both suede and leather), but you get to pick the heel height. Currently the site offers either two- or three-inch heels, but will soon offer four-inch heels as well. Hopefully they continue to offer new […]

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Start at the Bottom to Score Flash Sale Deals

We’ve all been there: Eagerly refreshing our browser waiting for our favorite designer’s sale to start on one of those flash sale websites. Then, once you’re finally in, you see that the entire first row is already sold out or “on hold.” Next time, to avoid heartbreak and score a bargain, immediately head to the bottom of the sale page. […]

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Custom Clothing for Less Than $100

Unless she happens to be the fit model for a fashion designer, every woman, no matter what her size, has had that frustrating shopping experience where absolutely nothing fits the way it should. Dresses that are too loose in all the wrong places, tops that are too tight exactly where they should be a bit roomier—sometimes you have to wonder […]

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Avoid That 3-Way Mirror and Save Money While Shopping

There’s a reason stores put that 3-way mirror that allows you to see every angle of those new jeans out in the common area. It turns out that just stepping out of the dressing room wearing a new piece makes you more likely to buy it. Compliments from salespeople and other customers boost your self-esteem and make you more attached […]

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New Launch: Body Shapers for Curvy Women

Shapewear—those compressing undergarments that seem to magically make you look five pounds lighter—is the unsung hero of the fashion world, and of fashionable women all over the real world as well. Ever wondered how all of those celebrities look so great on the red carpet? Sure, they have personal trainers and nutritionists, but they are also, more often than not, […]

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5 (New!) Wardrobe Staples

January is always one of my favorite fashion moments. We may be between seasons, sartorially speaking (the rush of pulling on fall’s new boots and sweaters is gone, but spring is still several snowy, slushy months away), but it’s a time of across-the-board resolution and reinvention, and fashion is all about constantly reinventing the same concepts in new, fresh ways. […]

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Fashionably Foolproof Gift-Giving

Years ago for Christmas I received, from my boss at the time, what I still think is one of the best gifts both to give and to get. Normally I don’t suggest buying clothing for someone unless you know her or him as well, or better, than you know yourself. It can be difficult to tell what someone will love […]

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