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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 Stylish Suede Flats for Fall

Add some flair to your fall wardrobe with a pair of cushy suede kicks, which are adorned with zippers on the heels. Also available in black, grey, and ginger. Go to corsocomoshoes.com and enter the code REALSIMPLE20 to receive 20% off these shoes through September 30, 2011, or while supplies last.

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: The Shoes!

Some say it’s all about the dress–but for me it’s all about the SHOES! And when I say shoes, I mean it. I will wear no less than 5 pairs of shoes on my wedding day! To many, that’s excessive. To me, it’s essential. Being the shoe-crazy gal that I am, I could not bring myself to chose just ONE […]

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My Favorite Leather Goods: Harlex

Lately I’ve really been getting into all the “cover” accessories popping up, meaning the products made to cover all our stuff. And, boy, do we have a lot of stuff! From smart phones to digital camcorders and electronic tablets to just ordinary paper notebooks (love my Moleskine)—there is so much we end up carrying around. Thus, we need items to […]

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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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Friday Find: CityMaps For Shopping and Beyond

Even with the simplistic street grid system in New York City, I find myself getting turned around all the time–which is why I’m especially excited about my new discovery: CityMaps. CityMaps serves as a one-stop shop for hyper-local and real-time information about neighborhood places. Through our interactive map, you can access local information such as: Reviews Menus Restaurant reservations Online […]

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Use a Cart to Make Better Choices at the Grocery Store

It might seem counterintuitive, but according to a new study (see the complete PDF here), opting for a cart over a basket at the grocery store will help you make better choices about what you put in it. Apparently, when you have your arms bent, holding the basket, you’re more likely to pick up impulse products versus when you have […]

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Friday Find: Anthropologie Summer Style Picks

There is an Anthropologie a block away from the Real Simple offices and it’s one of my favorite places to visit when I have time to take a lengthy lunch break–which isn’t too often, but enough to sustain my lust for all things Antrho. I usually spend about 10 minutes drooling over the imaginative windows and then move onto all […]

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The Best Weekend-Getaway Shoes

A weekend getaway does not require multiple bags of clothes and shoes. In fact, the only thing that should be weighing you down is the thought of how much fun you’re going to have. So lighten up! The key is to pull together smart, versatile pieces—clothing, yes, but shoes, too. We picked six pairs—two pairs each for a weekend away […]

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Trina Turk Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics For Schumacher

I just love fashion designer Trina Turk’s second collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics for Schumacher. Her love of color, vintage clothing, mid century modern style and poolside chic is so evident in this gorgeous collection. Her outdoor collection is of woven fabrics dyed with a special solution for acrylic yarns to keep them from fading and are highly durable. I love […]

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