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Style Tour, Day One!

I've been running around like a crazy(er) person visiting shops for the Style Tour and getting in touch with boutique owners to plan visits. Yesterday, I met with the lovely ladies of the Dress for Success 4th Street Boutique (they are such a fun and dedicated bunch) to chat about ways to bring more people in to shop. An elegant dress found in the vintage section Encouragement and empowerment in the basement During the course

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Fashion Week inspiration

Sometimes it seems like Fashion Week exists just to make us drool over clothes and accessories no one can wear for another four months. Thanks to the convoluted cycle of the fashion industry, the finery strutting down the runways in September won't be available in stores until February or March. Howevah. One of the reasons I pay attention to the designer shows is they always offer a bit of inspiration. Interpretation of a season's trend

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Going on a Style Tour!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I've been trying to think of a way to help Dress for Success Cincinnati, and decided to combine it with something I'd already been thinking about. I love to shop, but spend way too much time doing it online (where it is darn convenient, I grant you), and not enough supporting local independent boutiques. I realize that all spending in a down economy helps keep people employed, but

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How to: Design a simple business card

I returned from the IFB Conference with a stack of business cards, which I thought was fantastic. If you have a blog, a website, or especially a business (no matter how small), you should have business cards. While they seem like a holdover from simpler times, there are a few reasons why handing a small square piece of paper to a potential client, contact, or friend is still an

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Queens of Kings Island

So, last Saturday was the day I look forward to all summer long: Dividend Day at Kings Island. Beautiful weather, roller coasters, and all the deep-fried food fit to eat!I love roller coasters and always have, thanks to my mother--who was also my partner in crime on this trip.  I have never understood the people who go to amusement parks just to "walk around." WTF is the point of that? Somebody, please explain.Oh, and the

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Indie magazine love: Rue

I love reading and supporting other independent magazines, and while I usually focus on fashion and style publications, I enjoy pretty much anything with creative, pretty content.So, when I came across Rue magazine last night, I spent at least an hour (an hour I was supposed to spend working) flipping through page after page of beautiful imagery and taking inspiration from the clean, colorful layout.The magazine very adeptly combines fashion and home decor, and I'm

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‘Cause I’m a lay-dy

Every now and then, I feel like a proper lady--you know, the type of woman for whom vacuuming while wearing heels and a pointy bra is an everyday occurrence.I don't have a bullet bra (gotta work on that), but I felt like a tight sweater and full skirt worn with pointy heels would be adequate, especially when paired with a headscarf and pompadour-ian Janelle Monae/Shingai Shoniwa-inspired updo.Note that the sweater is cropped. I bought it

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