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I’m not much of a skirt person

It seems the older I get, the less flattering they look. I don’t like the way they cut me across the midsection and emphasize that my waist isn’t as whittled as it once was. For me, dresses are just easier. In addition to finding them more flattering, figuring out which top to wear with a skirt can add an additional step that can be avoided when wearing dresses. But it is nice to change things up and to find skirts that actually work. I have also observed that when skirts are popular dresses take a backseat and vice versa. We have definitely been in a dress cycle for some time now and nothing all that new was happening with skirts....

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New Spring 2021 YA Books For Your Towering TBR

The weather is finally bringing with it some hope that spring (or, in the southern hemisphere, fall) is on the horizon, if it’s not here completely. With the new season comes a whole crop of exciting new spring 2021 YA books for your ever-growing TBR. As always, this list of new spring 2021 YA books will not be comprehensive, especially as book publication dates are still periodically shifting. With printing challenges due to paper sourcing and COVID-19, this might be the reality for a bit. Likewise, I’m curating this roundup early in 2021, prior to taking parental leave, so new books dropping in is a real possibility. Use this list less as definitive this season and more as pretty accurate with some potential changes....

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While I don’t believe the idea that there are must-haves that every woman should own, over the years, I have amassed a list of certain tricks that make getting dressed easier and make me appear like some sort of styling genius when in reality it’s...

While I don’t believe the idea that there are must-haves that every woman should own, over the years, I have amassed a list of certain tricks that make getting dressed easier and make me appear like some sort of styling genius when in reality it’s the versatility of these items that do the work. In the past, I have spoken about the versatility of yellow shoes, nude shoes (the wearer’s nude), tan handbags, to go green when in doubt, how most neutrals can be utilized as versatilely as black, and how two-color prints when one of those colors is white or ivory can be treated as a solid. Women remark, “wow that’s a really interesting outfit,” when in actuality, it’s...

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30 People Posted Their “Anyway, We’re Married Now” Stories, And They Show That Love Can Be Really Weird

Meeting your future spouse should be simple and straightforward. You bump into your soulmate in some cheesily romantic situation, you instantly fall in love, you realize you’re perfect for each other, and then you tie the knot at the wedding of your dreams. However, meeting the love of your life is rarely that simple. The way people meet their soulmates can be chaotic, hilarious, and cute, but not necessarily the easy-to-understand romantic Disney fantasies some people crave. That’s what Reddit user Thequeenoffandomhell showed us when they asked their fellow internet users to share their “anyways, we’re married now stories.” Scroll down, have a read, and upvote your fave stories that might just make you start believing that Fate has a...

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10 Steps to Help Older Women Get Energized for Losing Weight at the End of the Year

This year is quickly coming to a close. As a holistic nutritionist I’m often asked: “What is the secret to lasting weight loss?” That’s a heavy question, no pun intended. Here are 10 things I’ve learned in the 20+ years I’ve been helping older women who want to lose weight: #1: The Law of Attraction Matters Do you ever hear slender women talking about wanting to lose weight or how many calories they have consumed on a given day? Somewhere deep in their brains they have learned to eat enough, but not too much. They don’t think about calories or weight… they think about other things and eat when they are hungry. #2: Consider Your Eating Habits Weight is only...

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