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The Washington Post, “How to buy quality clothes without spending a fortune”

I was interviewed by The Washington Post for tips on how to choose the best quality garments for you and your budget. Read the entire article, or see below for some of my excerpts. Clothing pricing can be baffling, and it’s not always clear if a price tag correlates to a garment’s quality. And what is “quality” anyway? To some extent, shopping for quality means defining what that means to you. There’s the question of durability (will it fall apart quickly?); material (is it breathable, and does it feel nice to the touch?); fit (do you feel both comfortable and …

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Shopping Tips

Warm, Stylish Coats for Outdoor Gatherings

Warm, stylish coats for outdoor gatherings are just as important as last week’s blog topic: Warm Layers for Outdoor Gatherings. Choose from vests, puffers, fleece, teddy coats, and even faux fur. I’ll be keeping warm in Uniqlo HeatTech base layers and the coat collection that fills almost our entire front hall closet :). Happy Shopping! Vests Yes, we are putting vests in our warm, stylish coats for outdoor gatherings blog. A lot of people prefer a vest to a coat because of the range of movement it allows. This is especially useful if you are chasing kids around or tending …

Shopping Tips

3 Secrets to Swimsuit Shopping

I’m starting this season’s swimsuit blog with the 3 new swimsuits I just bought myself. How is that for truth in advertising? Figuring out where to buy a new swimsuit can be so overwhelming that most people put it off. Sort of like new jeans, but waaaay worse. Well the summer is under way and we’ve done all the work for you. No excuse now ladies. Start shopping. But first, a few secrets to swimsuit shopping. One, figure out what you need. I actually have a ton of cute bathing suits, mostly bikinis I wear layered with brightly colored rash …