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Dear Philly: Why Do You Hate My Clothes?

It was a Friday after work, and I was meeting an old friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen in years. We were catching […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Spring for Your First Pair of Designer Shoes

Until very recently, I considered designer shoes, clothes, anything, completely out of the realm of a possibility for me to own (unless found in a rare vintage […]

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Confession: I Wear Maternity Jeans Even Though I’m Not Pregnant

I could have at least four different-sized human beings shop in my closet right now, as it is filled with pants ranging from size 0 to […]

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Why Are Women So Furious About the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection?

No other designer collaboration has sparked as much vitriol as the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection. The announcement was initially met with glee. Yay! Lilly! […]

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An Ode to ’90s Shopping: Delia’s, Wet Seal and Deb Closing Forever

I spent the majority of my childhood wearing clothing—nay, outfits—from Hartstrings, otherwise known as the matching mecca of the free world. Everything I wore from Hartstrings came […]

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Nordstrom Rack, Century 21, and the Future of Center City Discount Shopping

There were rumblings for more than a year, and then, early last spring, they grew to a fever pitch. Finally, in late April, the announcement […]

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I Wrote Down Everything I Bought For One Year

In December of 2013, I issued myself a challenge. For one calendar year, I’d keep track of every single apparel item and accessory I bought. The idea […]

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Seven Fashion Trends To Embrace In 2015—And Three To Avoid

Another year, another long list of trends that will sweep through stores. And even if you swear that you don’t care about trends—which, yes, can […]

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There’s an Actual Waitlist for This $1,750 Fendi Keychain

Back in July, word started to spread about the elusive Karl Lagerfeld Fendi keychain. Ringing in at $1,750, it was über-exclusive, could only be scored […]

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Why Sneakers Are the New Heels — And 10 Ways to Style Them

I’m five-feet-three-inches tall. Most people—even sometimes my very own husband—don’t realize this, because I spend approximately 93 percent of my life in very high heels. […]

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Watch Out, Refinery29: Yahoo Fashion is Getting Really Cool

First, there was the news that makeup master Bobbi Brown was going to be helming all beauty coverage at Yahoo. (Yes, Yahoo.) Now Elle creative director […]

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Fashion Recap: Real Housewives of New York Season Premiere

I’m a self-professed Real Housewives freak. I’ll watch every single episode, every single season, every single city, even Atlanta. (Okay, I don’t watch Miami. No one […]