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The Hardware Store: A Love Story

Over the weekend my youngest and I went to the little hardware store in my town, because I needed lightbulbs. There are many, many other (and cheaper) places where we could buy lightbulbs, but they seem to be staffed by people who don’t really care about selling me a lightbulb. Or maybe even know what a lightbulb is. However, my […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Shoe Shopping

On the hunt for new shoes this season? Here’s a list of what you should be looking for while you shop, courtesy of famed shoe designer Anyi Lu. (Lu has been designing shoes that feature both supreme Italian construction and modern-day comfort technology for more than five years now. Check out some of her latest styles here.) Happy shopping! 1. […]

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The Limited Launches a Plus-Size Line!

Now here’s some amazing news for all of my plus-size women out there: The Limited has just launched an incredibly stylish, incredibly well-priced line just for you. Introducing eloquii by The Limited. The creation was inspired by plus-size women themselves, who made their frustrations known about the lack of fashionable clothing options available. (Sound familiar?) In the debut collection, you’ll […]

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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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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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Save 20% on Map-Inspired Wall Decor

Keep track of domestic excursions with pushpins (51 included!) on this Oliver Jeffers Places in America print. Perfect for hanging just about anywhere in the home. Go to blueribbongeneralstore.com and enter the code RSDEALS to receive 20% off this item through October 31, 2011, or while supplies last.

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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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Pant Perfection

I’m excited to announce some new and noteworthy news from two of America’s most accessible, well-known stores: Coldwater Creek and Lane Bryant. Both brands have recently introduced some handy pants-related fit tips and merchandise that will make it easy (yes, easy!) for you to find something to flatter your lower half. After over two years of design and development, Coldwater […]

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Save 20% on Stylish Wall Hooks

These Scandinavian-designed oak knobs are almost too beautiful to hang a jacket on. Not into the natural look? No worries; these handy storage picks are also available in black and yellow. Go to huset-shop.com and enter the code REALHUSET20 to receive 20% off these shoes through October 31, 2011, or while supplies last.

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How to Find Comfortable Shoes

When shopping for heels, the easiest way to guarantee they’ll be comfortable is to make sure that you have enough room around your toes. Check these two things when you’re shopping to pick the best pumps for you: Test for cushioning. When you press down on the sole in the ball area of the shoe, it should give a little […]

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