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How to: Wear sweats to work

Sometimes it's all I can do to drag myself out of bed, let alone get into corporate power-bitch mode. I've been a proponent of the "dressy sweats" trend for a while, and even though I usually work from home now, this trick still comes in handy when I have to look halfway decent but don't feel like getting dressed up. Victoria's Secret camisole and pants I bought these cotton & cashmere blend

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Projects in progress

Last week, I lamented my work load on Twitter: (You can follow @StyleSample for real-time updates--most of the time I'm not so complain-y, I swear.) Between the new issue of Style Sample magazine (out tomorrow!), Style Tour reviews, and a few other projects, my eyes are crossed from staring at page layouts and Wordpress admin screens. Good thing I love this stuff! Here's a peek at some of the things I've been working on:

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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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How to create a simple text logo

Reading this post on Before&After reminded me of something that's been bugging me lately: bad logos. Look at number 5. Now look away quickly, then look again. Yep. Chalk it up to my typographic tendencies, but I've noticed that many solopreneurs and small business owners take one of two paths: Scenario 1: They get excited about their products and/or services and try to fit information about everything they can do into their logo, usually

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