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Anniversary Sale: My Pre-Sale Picks

Every year, I write two posts about the Anniversary Sale: one on cardholder opening day and one on public opening day. As a lifelong Nordstrom shopper, I look forward to these posts all year, but this year is different. In preparation for this post, I tore through the entire catalog and saved the items that I was interested in sharing.  Incredibly, it was 54 pieces …

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Opinion Page: Product Follow-ups, Vol. V

Love can be fleeting when it comes to beauty products and articles of clothing.  A must-have sweater might pill or fray after two weeks.  That serum you loved might lose impact over time.  Or maybe you still love the product, replace it before it runs out, or own two in case you lose one. That’s why I like to follow-up on products I’ve recommended.  Because …

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So Nice, I Bought It Twice: No. 3

Recounting my favorite purchases has been really fun because several of you have commented, e-mailed, and DM’ed to make sure your favorites are included.  It’s really great to see how many of you have bought something you saw on this blog and loved it enough to tell your friends.  So here are a few of the items the readers insisted make the cut.

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Six Things: What’s In My Gym Bag?

Being back at the gym has been good for my mental and physical health.  I can feel myself getting stronger and it’s a big boost to my post-pandemic confidence.  But heading to the gym in the middle of the day, I need a few things to freshen up after. Here’s some of what’s in my gym bag.

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The Range: Summer Dresses from Brooks Brothers

It’s a dark time in the professional-fashion blog business.  Retailers, flummoxed by the pandemic, have created summer collections that consist almost exclusively of sundresses and tie-dye lounge sets with shorts.  So if you have to be in court, or in a committee hearing, or in an office with professional dress, I guess you need to pretend that you didn’t get your vaccine, and head on …

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