Desert Summers Get You In a Knit…

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When it’s 100 degrees and above here in T-town, there truly is one thing I long for….a knit dress. (Read: T-shirt material). It’s the most forgiving thing you can wear when your butt is sticking to your car seats, you’re sweating more than you’re hydrating, you’re makeup is melting off, you wish you’d shelled out the money for eyelash extensions and you just want a break already!

So, I’ve been searching for these magical knit dresses and they are not easy to find here! You really have to hunt. But it’s worth it. Here are a few T-town places I have found them and please feel free to msg me yours. Girls gotta help girls!

Nordstrom Rack

Posh Boutique 

Dillard’s

Old Navy

Athleta

Francesca’s (if you are tiny)

Target

Good Knit Hunting!

The Bold Type is a Fashion Writer’s Dream

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If you love fashion and have ever dreamed about writing for a magazine like Vogue, Elle or Marie Claire (me, me and um, me), The Bold Type** is the best show on television. And this is from a girl who often has ESPN on every night (what can I say….dual passions!) This show is everything! It’s on Freeform and now in Season 2, but do yourself a favor and look it up On Demand so you can watch Season 1 or even YouTube…..you can thank me later, or curse me, whichever fits. If ONLY I had an editor like Jacqueline in my early years as a reporter…Yeah, it’s a fantasy, but that’s what makes this show magic.

**Note: The show does have a lot of sex scenes and a lesbian relationship, which is just a heads up for moms.

Hostess with the Mostest

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One of the best hostess/housewarming presents I ever received was a basket of luxurious hand soap, a candle and monogrammed hand towels. It was like someone finally guessed the staples that we all really need, but sometimes don’t buy for ourselves….like socks. I have since copied her and always gift these same personalized towels, which are actually napkins that you can buy at Tuesday Morning¬†for $4.99. Which, by the way, I also buy in bulk for my own guest bathroom. Of course, you can buy more expensive versions from Etsy and Ballard Designs, but in a pinch, these are amazing.

T-shirts to a T

The most basic and essential thing every woman needs is a white T-shirt. So, why are good ones so hard to find? I’ve been a Target girl on this for so long, but those just seem to be getting worse and worse in quality. So, I found two Madewell white T-shirts recently at Nordstrom Rack, and for $30 each, they better be amazing! I’d love to know your picks on where to buy the best white T-shirts?!

Lou & Grey Leisure World

I really thought I was done with Ann Taylor LOFT. I think I’d been to too many outlets of shapeless bland clothing until I found Lou & Grey, the store’s super soft leisure line. From rompers to cardigans to dresses, this line feels so good to travel in, wear to the beach in and generally do nothing in. Plus, it’s really nice to have something forgiving to wear in the desert oven that is summer in Tucson. Looks like I can’t quit you yet, AT!