Oh, my beloved T.J.Maxx — your sales never cease to amaze me, but your customers’ continuing inability to try on apparel that hangs poorly leaves me perpetually baffled. More for me, I guess! Today’s installment of Tales of Great Sales follows along almost word-for-word with one of my favorites: The Nearly 95% Off Rachel Roy Dress. Where that Rachel Roy dress had piles of shapeless … Keep reading…

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You guys, I made arguably the best autumn decision of all time: I bought a knit cocoon. Yes, I bought a knit cocoon, and you should, too. You know that guilty feeling you used to get when the Snuggie commercial came on T.V.? Maybe it was just me. “Wow, they can stay warm while snacking and playing backgammon?” I’d think. “I love … Keep reading…

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I have a bad habit of keeping everything. A few years ago, my mother picked up a couple of dollar shirts for Lance at a garage sale. One didn’t fit quite right, so I threw it in the pile of items to sell. Some time later (before I’d sold anything from the sell pile) I needed a few buttons fast, so I … Keep reading…

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There are two types of weekend attire: the over-the-top and the overly-comfortable. It’s the ongoing battle between glitter and terrycloth, arm parties and lotion gloves, sequins and sweatpants… Okay, okay, ‘battle’ may have been too strong of a word, but you get the idea. While I often pick chunky stacked heels over my beloved slipper-socks, I always want the comfortable options; and … Keep reading…

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Let’s talk earrings. I have recently realized exactly how many pairs I have, due to this obnoxious urge to clean our closet; and very few, if any, pairs were worth writing home about. Getting my ears pierced was one of my first major fashion decisions, and over the years my rad-tastic pairs were replaced with the basic, the boring, and the bland. … Keep reading…

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