It is with great pleasure that I finally introduce this Tale of a Great Sale. This dress hung waiting, longingly, in my closet for months. It was too warm for velvet, so I waited impatiently for autumn to arrive. It’s finally time. I found this Rachel Roy dress marked down from some $450 to — wait for it — $25. It was … Keep reading…

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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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