Thank you. That seems like the perfect place to begin. Thank you for reading. Thank you for voting. Thank you for your support. The second-annual Saint Louis Fashion Blog Awards were held last night, and Oh, Julia Ann was named People’s Choice winner for Best Budget Blog, Best Written Blog, and Best Lifestyle Blog. Oh. My. God. Now, before I begin my … Keep reading…

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Tight mini-dresses. Baggy layers. Jumpers. Crop tops. Platforms. Plaid. Plaid. Plaid. ALL THE PLAID! I was not the right age to participate in many of the best trends of the 90s; I was the right age, however, to adore the older girls and guys who did, which means it will forever live in my head as one of the coolest styles ever. … Keep reading…

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Drum roll, please… It’s time for more Tales of Great Sales! They ought to just give me a crown. Wrap a tiara in coupons, sprinkle on some sweet discounts, put a clearance sticker in the middle and name me the discount queen. I’ll start working on my royal wave now. For this legendary example of coupon-ing prowess, I must bring you back to your childhood. … Keep reading…

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A long time ago, at a garage sale far away, I bought a worn-once, still-in-the-box pair of Doc Martins for $2 from a yuppie who said she could never charge more for shoes that had ever held someone else’s feet. I negotiated several thousand off the price of my car. My cat was on clearance at the shelter. I once made $6 … Keep reading…

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