Look Great On-the-Go!

Look Great On-the-Go: Wardrobe Tips to Take You from Gym to Office and More

Dot-com moguls can get away with wearing the same sneakers and hoodie to the office every day, but that isn’t an option for most people who don’t work at tech companies where pets and ping pong tables are more common than pinstripes.

There are ways to incorporate workout wear into your office wear to make a day at the desk not only comfortable, but fashionable as well. And sporting workout wear everywhere from the weight room to the office water cooler is a growing trend. Activewear sales rose to $34 billion in the 12 months ending in July 2014, climbing 7 percent, while sales of denim jeans shrunk by the same percentage. According to statistics from The NPD Group cited in Entrepreneur Magazine, the activewear category now represents 17 percent of the total U.S. apparel market.  (more…)

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Brand of the Month: Tommy Hilfiger

Brand of the Month: Tommy Hilfiger

It’s that time again, time to fan-girl the next brand of the month, and it’s an iconic one.  I was wracking my brain this morning trying to figure out who to gush over, and I just happened to look at my ‘promotions’ inbox, it should just be labeled coupons you tell yourself you’ll use but never do it; anyhoo, it was Tommy Hilfiger!!  I couldn’t think of anyone better to write about today.  It’s cool and crisp in Chicago, and I think of a great go-to sweater tucked in my closet, it has the red and blue label that I grew up wearing.  It’s perfect every time. (more…)

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Earn Your Allowance

How to Earn Your Allowance Using Swap.com

Kids these days spend a ton of time online, so why not encourage them to use the computer to earn a little cash?

Indeed, a recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that 24 percent of teens, ages 13 through 17, go online “almost constantly” and that 56 percent of teens reported going online at least once a day.

But if you fall into one of these age brackets, all that time spent on the tablet, smartphone, or desktop doesn’t have to be devoted to Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. Instead, try spending some of that screen time making money selling your old stuff at an online consignment site – with your parents’ permission and help setting up an account, of course. (more…)

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Style the home of your dreams

How to Style the Home of Your Dreams… On a Budget You Can Afford

Changing your decor is one of the easiest ways to transform your home into the one you’ve always dreamed about. The problem is that a complete remodel or all-new set of decorations isn’t always within your budget.

As a result, many people do very little – sticking with the same, tired decor for years. Don’t give up hope! It is possible to style the home of your dreams on a budget you can afford. (more…)

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