Much like a marriage isn’t about the wedding and dating is more than the individual dates, the greatness of a relationship and the quality of the gifts given are not one in the same. That being said, my now-husband skipped our first Valentine’s Day and it broke my little nineteen-year-old heart. We had a long-distance relationship for a few years while Lance … Keep reading…

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I am a creature of habit. I find one meal I like at a restaurant and order it every time. Excluding a few rotating lip colors, I wear my makeup the same way every day. I like to listen to the same trusty playlist when I’m cleaning the house. And I gravitate toward many of the same clothing pieces over and over. … Keep reading…

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“My name is Julia and I am small,” says my old Livejournal. “I’m that red-head in the miniskirt.” Thanks to the everlasting power of the internet, I realized today that I am in my fifteenth year of blogging. While I momentarily had a Xanga account, I really got my start on Livejournal—and because reliving the awkwardness of my teen years sounded entertaining, … Keep reading…

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You know I’m a discount-loving, sale-hunting, coupon-wielding discount queen… But the moment I saw this corduroy jumper at Free People I knew it had to be mine, full price or not. Let me run down the must-have basics: it has pockets, it has a super flattering deep-V cut, and it lets me enjoy the stem-highlighting perks of a miniskirt while leaving room … Keep reading…

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