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Iceland has been on my travel radar for a long time now, but for some reason I found myself pushing it to the back burner again and again. In my mind, Iceland was a destination that’s more for the type of person who enjoys hiking 20 miles in the rain and then sleeping in a […]

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I write a lot of commerce stories for digital outlets. Mostly, these are round-ups of items based on what people are searching for online during any given season. I spend hours finding (and writing about) the best polo shirts or plus size loungewear or luxury sneaker brands — all topics that are assigned to me by […]

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There is something truly satisfying about going through the analytics for the previous month and seeing exactly what everyone is buying. It’s always interesting, of course, but also oddly comforting because really… you guys are just like me. As many of you are interested in finally owning a comfortable-yet-stilll-stylish pair of jeans as you are […]

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At some point toward the end of Jake & I’s wedding planning process, I found myself snapping my laptop shut in frustration and proclaiming that I would “never, ever” buying anything from Etsy ever again. Of course, this was laughable, but what can I say? Spending what felt like a small fortune on custom place […]

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I am very behind on publishing this blog post because it has taken me *so* long to gather all of these links and photos and… you know, all that stuff. However, I felt the need to spread the good word when it comes to all of this stuff. So I persevered! Here it is, from […]

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My job is writing on the internet. That means, naturally, I have written a lot of gift guides in my career. I have written gift guides for fashion lovers and makeup enthusiasts and bookworms. I have written gift guides for people who love boardgames. I have written gift guides that only include gifts that are […]

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Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by OEKO-TEX®. Shopping for clothing can be difficult. Between finding styles and sizes that work for you and dealing with harsh fitting room lighting (seriously, who invented that?), clothes shopping can often be an experience that is anything but relaxing. And knowing which pieces of clothing are produced in […]

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For as long as I can remember, there has been a group of clothing that I have reserved as… just not for me. This group includes almost all jeans, baby doll dresses, and pretty much every pair of shorts ever made. Now, this doesn’t mean that I haven’t found versions of all of the above […]

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Featured Image Credit: Calpak Surprise! It’s me, talking about the Calpak Luka Duffel and matching Luka Belt Bag again. As much as I feel a little bit annoying talking about these items so much, it just brings me so much joy every time someone sends me a photo of them using either of the products […]

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Interested in shopping my most recent vacation outfits reel? Here are links to everything, in order of appearance. I also include the sizes I’m wearing, if relevant! If helpful, I’m 6 feet tall and a size 12/14 in tops and a 14/16 in bottoms. My usual dress size is a 14. Denim bustier, Size 12 […]

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