The Gown is from Walmart

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Before you scoff, it’s true. Walmart.com carries evening gowns. You may have read that Walmart.com is going after Amazon and doing all in its power to stock as many and varied items as the company that made Jeff Bezos the master of the world. Well, that includes formal dresses. And before you get all judgy, let me list some of the brands that you will find: Parker, Tadashi Shoji, Teri Jon, Lanvin and Marchesa Notte! Um Ya! So, don’t say you can’t find a gown when there are many creative places besides Nordstrom, Dillard’s and the other usual suspects to find that special dress!

Super Bowl Style

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When your team isn’t in the Super Bowl–and I’ll argue that Saints fans have it a lot harder than Cowboys fans like me this year–what do you wear? I offered to wear Rams colors and one very jaded person I know called me “soft.” So, that’s great. Instead, I like the varsity stripe look and I think it’s something every woman can pull off, plus the look is truly everywhere right now. Just type “varsity stripe” into the search engines of your favorite stores and you will have lots to choose from. Although, I may just try to find the most obnoxious Cowboys gear I can and wear that. They do make dresses with Jason Garrett’s face on them….I kid you not.

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Daily Ritual

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I’m so excited to see my favorite new shower luxury is now at Ulta! I’ve written about Rituals foaming shower gel and the brand’s all-out decadent, skin care products in the past on this blog. The stores are all over London and when you walk in, you are just transformed by the scents. Well now, you don’t have to order them, you can just high tail it over to the mall. Rituals offers several different lines, but my favorite is still the Ritual of Dao in the green packaging. It just makes the day a little less mundane when your skin smells like you are a Japanese princess. As far as “restoring balance to your mind and body,” can someone please tell me when you know you’re balanced? Kind of tired of that word…

Keep it Personal

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If they’d told us in the 80s that we’d someday drink water from plastic bottles, I’m sure we would have scoffed. But then again, we were using rotary phones and boom boxes then. We had no idea the InterWeb was coming.

Same goes for hand towels. Now, a plain towel in your guest bathroom is just not enough! You need to have disposable options, and listen if we’re going to have them, might as well personalize them right?

A very favorite store on Etsy is a great bargain for these. NewHopeSoap, out of Worcester, Mass., offers 100 personalized towels for $54, which is a ganga deal if you compare that to Ballard Designs, which offers 50 for $51.75. Plus, they come all bundled up with a cute little ribbon. A nice little way to let people think you have it all together.

Pajama Top as Blouse

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This is a brilliant idea and don’t let your laughing teenagers derail you! I wore such a look today (and did not let my laughing teens derail me lol). Not only is it the most comfortable top ever, you can pair a satin or cotton pajama top with a skirt or with jeans, dress it up with jewelry and heels or dress it down with loose hair and low-key shoes. If it’s good enough for Emily Ratajkowski, it’s good enough for me!

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