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One (semi) realistic resolution

I've never been good at New Year's Resolutions. I have a serious sweet tooth, so for a long time I made the standard "Eat healthier" resolution. It always failed because I just crossed my fingers and hoped that I would wake up on January 1st WANTING to eat only raw broccoli with lemon zest for the rest of my life. That cookie/cake/pint of Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche calling my...

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Instant Outfit: New Year’s Eve

I tend to procrastinate wait for inspiration to strike, so there have been times when I've been forced--FORCED!--to put together an outfit with stuff that's already in my closet. That's where Instant Outfit comes in, with ideas to work with pieces you likely already have. Use what you got to look the way you want.* Cardigan, Anthropologie; belt, Urban Outfitters; jeans, Old Navy; earrings, Noir; shoes, AldoMy NYE plans are pretty sedate, but I will...

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Christmas Spoil(ed)s

I hope you had a merry Christmas! Mine was fantastic (as usual) since I got to spend time engaging in kooky hijinks with my family. Plus, there were gifts and such! A few highlights:I asked my dad for a purse and somehow he knew to get me this gorgeous Marc Jacobs bag I've had my eye on. Have I mentioned that he's awesome? No? Well, he's awesome.I used to draw...

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It’s voodoo, child

After trying to decide on a Halloween costume for the better part of a month, Saturday morning came and went and I was no closer to making a decision. I'd spent a good part of the morning brushing and trimming my hair while humming a completely off-key version of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" when the idea hit me: Jimi. I dug through my closet and found I already had everything I needed for the...

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What, no fireworks?

Between hanging out with my family, acting as an all-you-can-eat buffet for mosquitoes, and perfecting my smoothie-making technique (I'm up to two per day. Seriously, it's a problem), I spent most of the holiday weekend working on the new issue of Style Sample magazine. You can read the online version here, and order a copy of the print edition--which includes a pretty awesome bonus feature on personal styling--here. I didn't even get to see...

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