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Friday Find: Built NY Laptop Bags + Exclusive 25% Discount

We know (and love) Built NY for their vibrant neoprene bags and now we can love them even more, because they are offering Y-O-U (the fabulous Real Simple readers) an exclusive 25% discount off on all of their amazing laptop bags until July 31st! Simply enter the code REAL25 at checkout. The bags are perfect year-round, but I especially love […]

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Create Your Own Amazing Outdoor Dining Chair

In my last post, I forgot to mention that I am the self-appointed design consigliere to everyone I know. If I overhear someone talking about design, I politely offer my expert opinion and then bully them into taking my advice. Lately, I’ve been helping our senior home editor find outdoor dining chairs. I did my usual market research and found […]

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Protect Your Skin From The Sun And Look Fabulous In Mott 50

I rarely (if ever) think about how well my clothing is protecting my skin against the sun. I figure if it’s covered–it’s protected. But sadly that’s not the case. Harmful UVA rays can find their way right through lightweight clothing and cause damage, including pre-mature aging (aka wrinkles). Yikes! So, for all the healthy-skin and anti-wrinkle fans out there, I […]

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Five Reasons to Love Simply Stated Even More Than You Do Already

Those of you who make Real Simple’s blogs a regular destination might have noticed a few changes over the last couple of weeks. We launched our blog platform in 2007 with just one blog (you’re looking at it), and now I’m proud to say we have 20 fabulous voices to make you laugh, smile, talk back, breathe a sigh of […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: Weddington Way

Hi Everyone, It’s your friend Julee–staff fashion editor here at Real Simple and Simply Stated blogger over at our Style Guide. I am officially less than 100 days away from my wedding (September 24th)! Yipee! It’s been quite the journey planning this oh-so-important event. And through it all I have learned a lot about myself and just how crafty and […]

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I’ve Got FitFlop Fever!

I know you’ve probably already heard of FitFlop and you most likely have a pair (or two), so my excitement may seem a little tardy to you… BUT, I have been a FitFlop fan for several years now and my renewed excitement is thanks to their amazing new designs! It’s incredible how far these simple toning sandals have come! You […]

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Friday Find: Cece Toppings

It’s the return of the dickie (aka the mock-collar)! I remember wearing them all the time in grade school. Oy! I think back to those days and cringe. What about you? But, the uninteresting and ultra dorky dickies of the past are making a very fashionable comeback thanks to Cece Toppings. I love the vibrant colors, prints, ruffles and tie-neck […]

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Gifts For Dad: Skagen Watches and More!

It’s time to show Dad some love! Father’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for the simple fact that my humble and loving father gets the full spotlight! But, he’s not the easiest person to shop for. However, a few months back I overheard him say that he’s in the market for new watch. Jackpot! I knew the perfect […]

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“The $98 Bill” Designer Swimsuit by Norma Kamali

Finding an affordable high-quality swimsuit can be just as hard as finding a flattering one! But I think I may have found the double whammy we have all been searching for. Feast your eyes on “The $98 Bill” suit by Norma Kamali… This retro style nylon-and-Lycra suit (doesn’t it remind you of something Joan would wear on “Mad Men”?) boosts […]

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What’s the Difference Between Organic and Made With Organic Ingredients?

As if grocery shopping wasn’t hard enough. When it comes to shopping for organic products, there are multiple labels, and each of them has a slightly different meaning, or in some cases, no meaning at all.

 

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Keep reading to find out what exactly all those organic and natural terms really mean.

 

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