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Essential Summer Steals and Deals

The best of what summer has to offer is on SALE! Crazy steals you won’t believe and just in time for your summer travels or better yet, looking as carefree and relaxed in your home town because it’s the season to be joyous.

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5 Signs You Need a New Bag

5 Signs You Need a New Bag

We’ve all been in a bag rut before. When you end up using the same few bags over and over again, no matter the outfit or occasion. Your bag has become nothing but an afterthought – and where’s the fun in that? Here are five ways to tell it’s time for an update…

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5 Signs You Need a New Bag
Summer Loving: Dresses to Fall in Love In

Summer Lovin’: Dresses to Fall in Love In

There’s a very specific dress I’m looking for in the summertime. It’s romantic, it’s carefree, and it begs to catch a light breeze. I love dresses all year long, but summers are special. My imagination wanders along with me as I travel, spend more time outside, and delve into my next favorite book. I need a new collection of dresses to join me on my little journeys – and so do you.

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Summer Loving: Dresses to Fall in Love In
Specific Instructions for Mother's Day

Specific Instructions for Mother’s Day

I will tell you what moms want for Mother’s Day. I don’t want a spa treatment; I will do that on my own when I need it. Don’t try to buy me an expensive bag. Again, I can manage that myself and get the bag I actually want without pretending to like the one you got me and now can’t return and am stuck with in the wrong color that I’ll never wear. Not to sound ungrateful or anything. This is truth-telling time. I want a day to be left alone to catch up on my shows (Outlander, OMG!) and finish the books that I got at the library a month ago. I don’t want to be left alone on actual Mother’s Day, though. On actual Mother’s Day, I expect my favorite meal served at my favorite restaurant; none of that three-ring circus buffet that happens in a hotel. Rich, if you haven’t made a reservation for Son of a Gun by now, you are so screwed. Their burrata with uni and slivers of mushroom, if only you can bring that to me in bed!!! While I’m watching Outlander.

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Top 5 Perfect Phone Pouches: The Light Stuff

You might find this hard to believe, but I’ve walked around all day with nothing but my phone and survived, thanks to Apple Pay. Not only did I just survive, I was surprised by how fabulously liberating it felt. Sometimes it’s nice to take a load off and travel light. Not long ago, the idea of carrying nothing but a slender pouch seemed crazy. This is the new normal.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag from Designer Vault!

Have you entered our Mother’s Day giveaway yet? Click here for your chance to win a Jumbo Chanel Classic Flap bag from Designer Vault…

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7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone

7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone

Maybe it’s delirium from the heat, but summertime is when I like to get experimental and wear things I never thought I would. Going for something that surprises even yourself is a move guaranteed to make for some fun vacation photos of the “What was I thinking?” variety, but hey, playing it safe only ensures boredom in life. Get out of your shell and throw caution to the wind!

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7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
Getting Into Character

Getting Into Character: The Five Essentials for Melisandre

Calling all Game of Thrones fans. Also, spoiler alert! With the premiere of the show’s sure-to-be-epic sixth season, we learned quite a bit about the divisive Melisandre…

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Why Haven't You Been Making Your Own Garden Ice Bucket?

Easy and Fun DIY Garden Ice Bucket

Want to impress your guests without exerting much effort? Serve your summer cocktails from a garden-inspired ice bucket and swim in compliments all night as if you’re the next Martha Stewart. All you need is a clear 2-liter soda bottle, a pair of sharp scissors, leafy cuttings from your garden, and lemons or limes. And a 750 ml bottle of your favorite vodka (mine is Tito’s)! It’s the easiest DIY project ever.

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Easy and Fun DIY Garden Ice Bucket