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Your Flip-Flops Don’t Belong at Work

We all have our pet peeves — those pesky little nit-picking things that drive us bananas, and send us to the moon for no particular reason. Currently holding the number one spot on my ‘rub-me-the-wrong-way’ list is how the lowly flip-flop has...

Streamline Your Style and Save

Yes, minimalism is trendy. From tiny houses to sparse interiors to juice cleanses, strategic reduction is oh-so-chic. But unlike other trendy traps, sartorial minimalism is one craze that stands up to the hype. Limiting the number of items in...

The Only 10 Handbags You’ll Ever Need

Handbags are among the most functional, hard-working accessories in our closet. They hold all our day-to-day items, shielding our valuables and not-so valuables from inclement weather, damage and theft — and, in most cases, they help complete our...

10 Summer Staples That Will Last Beyond the Season

Summer is the season of “light,” and it’s the perfect time to lighten up your wardrobe (and leave your wallet a little heavier). You may have heard that men can own just 10 pieces of clothing and wear them indefinitely on repeat. In the hotter...

This Summer’s Best Sunscreens for Under $20

It used to be that drugstores offered a small selection of sunscreens every season, and the biggest decision was between Coppertone or Hawaiian Tropic. Nowadays, some drugstores have entire aisles devoted to sunscreen: lotions, creams, sprays,...

How to be a Smarter Shopper

Have you been here? You pull up Pinterest and start looking at the trending styles for the day, then start pinning outfits to your fashion board like your life depended on it. Then your girlfriend sends you a pin of the latest outfit she wants and...

Summer Beauty Splurges and Steals

Confession: I’m not much of a summer person. Sticky, sweaty days aren’t enjoyable, and I tend to think of the sun as a rapid-aging machine. Living in a city without a car means by the time I negotiate steamy subway platforms and sidewalks, the...

Spa Services: When to Splurge, Skimp or Skip

Want to know one of the stupidest things I’ve done lately? Almost as stupid as texting while walking down Broadway in NYC even though I swore I’d never be that person? (A near-collision with a cyclist promptly fixed that new habit).  It’s the...

How a Hands-Off Approach Can Save You Money

There are people who shall remain nameless who find it distinctly annoying to walk through a department store — or even a boutique — with me. Why? Because I touch just about everything. I pick things up, slide them across the racks, run the...

Which Warm Weather Wardrobe Trends Are Worth It?

A seemingly innocent trip through the grocery store checkout line can be a recipe for a trend overdose. Aisles of magazines beckon for your attention showcasing seasonal fashions that promise to make you the hippest person in the room. But is...

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