An Attempted Thank-You | Saint Louis Fashion Blog Awards ’14

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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The Stand-Alone Collar

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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Tales of Great Sales | The $5 Moto Jacket

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 Story of Skirts | Preparing for Fall with Pitaya

Nine or ten autumns ago, I was a Doc Martin-clad teenager in an awkward situation. At the time, my ideal outfit consisted of thigh-high stockings and boots, topped with a torn tee and a miniskirt. Oh, the miniskirts. I loved miniskirts. Since I couldn’t quite find my ideal skirt, I used some fabric remnants to craft my own. It was short and heavily … Keep reading…

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