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Hi Everyone!

I know I have taken a very long blog hiatus, I needed some settling in time here in Chicago. I hit a bit of a rough patch but am back on my feet and absolutely loving it here. I’ve been fortunate enough to make some wonderful and supportive friends, am settled into my new job, and have been enjoying exploring my new city now that our pool is closed. Because it was hard to drag me away from there when it was open!

I will do a post to share my new studio apartment, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek. And Coco was sure to make a cameo!  : )

 

We’ve had a truly beautiful and warm October so far, but I’ve been getting myself prepared for the coming colder months and have found some great deals! In addition to some shopping, I also decided to give Rent the Runway Unlimited a try and am really enjoying it. They have expanded their options as well which is really exciting. You can pay $159/month for 4 items (used to be 3) that you can exchange as much as you’d like, or you can pay $89/month for 4 items that you keep all month and then send back. Pretty cool! Use my link if you want to give it a try, you can cancel anytime.

I’ve been renting a lot of cute tops as they work with my lifestyle well, but also rented this beautiful royal blue dress for a gala I went to a few months ago. So great to not have to buy anything for it!

Now onto the shopping…

Blondo’s are my favorite winter boots, stylish, relatively affordable, and most importantly waterproof! Perfect for wet and/or snowy climates. I know these will be a staple this winter, I picked them up in the gorgeous taupe as well as the black.

Blondo Tiana Waterproof Bootie

In Chicago I try to walk to and from work weather permitting, and I really hate wearing flats. So I’ve been finding heels that work for my 20 minute or so walk each way, but still look cute for day at the office. Found these great low block heels with a pointy toe.

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My new life in Chicago requires more casual and going out clothes that it did in New York. In New York it was very unusual to change between work and the evening activity I had planned, it was just too hard to get around. I had a ton of dresses that I would choose from based on what I had planned. In Chicago however, I can generally head home after work with time to change and freshen up before I head out. It is nice! And fortunately I have plenty of closet space here : )

I have 2 new pair of jeans that are pretty much all I wear anymore. I’ve always been an American Eagle jeans fan, but I finally tried their hi-waist jeans and I’m a convert. They are just high enough, keep their shape, and suck you in. So comfy too. I’m a 4 regular in these.

Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging

Super Soft Denim X4 Hi-Rise Jegging

Found this super soft and affordable sweater that will be great with leather leggings

BP Gray Sweater 

I am one of those people who orders a ton of stuff and then returns a lot of it. I’ve done a lot of shopping at Nordstrom and Banana Republic, but I must say, so far Old Navy has really been pulling through for me this season.

I usually hate wearing pants to work because I sit all day long and I find them uncomfortable. But I have lots of cute sweaters and tops that aren’t getting much use these days. Well, not anymore because I found the perfect work pant! I’ve always loved the pixie pant, but would find them uncomfortable after 8 hours and found myself mostly reaching for my black ponte pants from American Eagle. Unfortunately they don’t come in other colors there, so a bit limiting. But Old Navy has made their pixie pant out of ponte fabric in 4 lovely shades, and I’m so excited! Wearing these in the navy as I type this. Seriously so comfortable, a stretchy waistband, and they suck you in! Yay for the sculpt factor. I took a size 4 regular in these. Get them while you can!

Mid-Rise Ponte Knit Pixie Pants

Fell completely in love with these bell sleeve tees – perfect for work and weekend. The material is nice and thick, no need for a cami, and the fit is great. I took a medium and bought in 3 colors!

Semi-Fitted Bell Sleeve Top

Easy dresses that I can wear with bare legs as well as tights are on my must have list. And polka dots! How could I resist. I actually bought this dress in all the patterns and solids, but only the navy and the polka dot fit. I found the sizing to be a little inconsistent, heads up. And it is on the shorter side, if you are over 5’5 I would suggest a tall. I might have needed a tall in some of the other colors that didn’t fit, the hips just sat too high. I took a medium in this.

Ponte Knit Ruffle Sleeve shift dress

I know the chilly days are on the way so I stocked up on a few of these sweater tunics, love the length! Took a medium

Textured Turtleneck Tunic

This ruffle hem sweater is SO cute. I got it in 2 colors. Took a medium but I likely could have done a small. I’m ok with the slouchier fit though. If you aren’t busty or between sizes, would size down.

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If you’re looking for a great layering piece check out this open front cardigan. I’m wearing it today in the light grey over a cream blouse with my navy ponte pants. I took a small in this based on reviews and was happy I did.

Open Front Long Line Cardigan

What are your favorite finds for the fall/winter season? Happy Shopping!


Was very excited to get home last night to 4 large Nordstrom packages! So now I can give you all better advice on what I actually liked and sizing etc.

First up this adorable tunic off the shoulder sweater – loved it! I actually ordered it in the black and white stripe as well but love this orange color. I’m wearing a medium here. As expected also love the black Articles of Society jeans, a stretchy waistband is a must for me when it comes to pants and these fit the bill. Wearing a size 27, suggest sizing down one from usual, they will stretch a bit.


Next up, these chic Corso Como pumps. I wear black pumps a lot in the fall and winter so these are a keeper. The heel isn’t too high and there is lots of padding for comfort. I took an 8.5 so would say these are true to size.


We all know I’m a sucker for yellow, although this cute sweatercomes in a number of colors. Definitely not as bright as it looks in the online picture though. I love the scallop detailing as well. Keeper! Wearing a medium.


Here is the famous Barefoot Dreams cardigan and it is sooooo soft, definitely a winner. Will be very cozy when the chilly weather sets in and really cute with boots! I’m wearing the xs/s, but hoping to order the medium as well to see which I like best. The sleeves are on the snug side and wouldn’t fit over a long sleeve shirt. You might also like this hooded version!

I was so excited to try this gorgeous wrap coat but unfortunately it just didn’t work for me. The color is beautiful but I just didn’t think it was going to warm enough for Chicago winters, and I found the oversize collar a bit restricting of my shoulders. Wearing a medium here.

I fell in love immediately with this velvet swimsuit / body suit. The off the shoulder detail is so cute and there is plenty of support if you are busty, which can be hard to find in one pieces! Hit the pool in this or wear it with jeans as a bodysuit. I am usually an 8 in swimwear, which is what I’m wearing here, but I ordered this to try in a 6 as well, I feel like that might fit better.

This romper is one of my favorite finds! It will be so cute with tights and booties when the weather cools down too. This is juniors, I’m wearing a large.

I didn’t love either this sweatshirt (although may have just been too small), or the jogger pants, but they were both very comfy and soft. Going back.

Here is another cute find I ordered, Socialite blouse for just $22.90


Happy Shopping!


It’s finally here, our favorite sale of the year! I swear, I always find my favorite and most used items at the Anniversary Sale. I have a leather jacket that keeps going and going, as well as plenty of favorite sweaters and dresses. Here are my picks off of the website, pre-sale until July 20th then open to all after that. I’m going shopping in store tonight and will have picks to share of my finds tomorrow! Happy Shopping!

Halogen Ankle Wrap Flat (multiple colors) – $59.90

Halogen Print Ankle Wrap Flat – $59.90

Corso Como Colette Pumps – $89.90 (multiple colors)

Tory Burch Adeline Boot – $299.90

Steve Madden Kyle Bootie – $86.90

Sam Edelman Tall Boot – $149.90

Cole Haan Ankle Strap Wedge – $119.90 (multiple colors)

Nordstrom Pebbled Leather Crossbody – $78.90 (multiple colors)

Sole Society Leopard Clutch – $52.90

Love Letters Spinning Initial Necklace 

Drusy Lariat Necklace – $29.90

Kendra Scott Pendant Necklace – $35.90

Edwardian Ear Crawlers – $29.90

Bauble Bar Pinata Earrings – $27.90

Tory Burch Double Strap Leather Watch

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Natori Custom Coverage Bra – $47.90 (Natori and Chantelle are the only bras I wear)

Chantelle Paris T-shirt Bra – $48.90

Articles of Society Skinny Ankle Jeans – $38.90

Joe’s Flawless Icon Skinny Jeans – $118.90

Hudson Nico Super Skinny Jeans – $119.90 (these are a favorite, great tucked into boots)

Commando Cut Out Bodysuit – $51.90

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan – $76.90 (Been trying to get my hands on one of these on sale for years)

Zella Keep it Cool Crop Leggings – $31.90

Make and Model Joggers – $29.90

Make and Model Hoodie – $31.90

Hue Velour Jogger Pants – $31.90

Nordstrom Velvet Leggings – $29.90

Halogen Tunic Tee – $19.90

Halogen Cashmere Off the Shoulder Sweater  – $99.90

Gibson Tie Front Fleece Pullover – $39.90

Halogen Off the Shoulder Sweater – $49.90

Chelsea28 Tulle Back Sweater – $58.90

Halogen Scallop Sweater – $39.90 (lots of gorgeous colors)

BP Crossback Pullover – $38.90

Gibson Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt – $42.90 (multiple colors)

 

Eliza J Cold Shoulder Crepe Dress – $91.90

Maggie London Crepe Dress – $71.90

James Perse Tucked Faux Wrap Dress – $149.90

Socialite Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt Dress – $31.90 (multiple colors)

Socialite Faux Wrap Romper – $31.90

Sachi Wool Coat – $179.90 (I have this coat and it is gorgeous and warm)

Via Spiga Faux Fur Vest – $119.90

Tahari Wool Blend Wrap Coat – $158.90 (multiple colors)

BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket  – $64.90

Trina Turk Disco Deco One Piece – $87.90

Trina Turk Velvet One Piece – $91.90

 


Most of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases have arrived and as the sale opens up to everyone tomorrow this was perfect timing to share! I also ordered a few regular sale items that arrived too.

Favorite purchase – these fringe booties!! Obsessed. They will look great with jeans, dresses, dressed up or dressed down. I’m also loving these tunic sweaters, keeping both the red and grey. I will wear these with a tunic cami underneath, was just too lazy to pull out. Also, these jeans are my new favorite brand called Articles of Society. Get yourself a similar pair on sale! I’m wearing a small in the sweater, and 8.5 in the booties, and a 27 in the jeans – all true to size.

Booties here, Sweaters here, Similar Jeans here

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Another favorite find was this dress. It is a little bit more than I would usually spend on a dress but the cut, comfort, and color make it worth it. I went with the navy that is light enough to work well with black tights, and the ponte fabric make it easy to wear but the structure and seaming keeps it flattering. I’m wearing a size 6 in the dress.

Dress here 

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I love this tunic dress in theory but the cut was wrong for me, too boxy. If you are less busty and love a shift dress, then this is a good option for you. Wearing a small.

Tunic here

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This dress is also going back. I loved the cut and color but it has no stretch and it was too small in the bust for me. A size up would be too big in the hip area, I’m wearing a 6.

Dress here

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I’m heading to Ireland and Scotland for a week in October so also had that in mind when shopping. I wanted a cute backpack for my trip and this one is perfect for less than $30! It will fit my camera and all my essentials. Wearing my around the house lounge outfit here that obviously includes my Lularoe leggings because they are the most comfortable thing I own.

Backpack here

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I also wanted to get this tunic blouse for my trip as I think it will be easy to transition from day to night. And it was also less than $30! Wearing a small.

Blouse here

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I originally bought this dress at full price but couldn’t really justify it at that cost. So when I saw it went on sale I decided to snag it! I love the color and the fit. Wearing a small.

Dress here

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I have a few more things still on the way so will add once those get in!


 

It’s here! Our favorite sale of the year! There are some great deals this year you don’t want to miss. Early access on now through July 21st, open to everyone July 22nd. Happy Shopping!!

Eliza J Seamed Crepe Shift Dress – $98.90

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Halogen Seamed Ponte Knit Dress – $65.90

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Bow Crepe A-line Dress – $98.90

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Caslon Plaid Shirtdress – $44.90

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Eliza J Windowpane Print Shift Dress – $91.90

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Eliza J Ruffle Hem Fit and Flare Dress – $98.90

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Articles of Society Skinny Jeans – $38.90 – have these jeans in a different style and love them!!

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AG Legging Jean – $163.90

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Paige Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans – $124.90

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Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan – $76.90

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Trouve Cold Shoulder Sweater – $52.90

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Caslon Space Dye Tunic Sweatshirt – $29.90

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Halogen Tunic Sweater – $44.90

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Halogen Oversize V Neck Sweater – $39.90

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Halogen Textured Tunic – $49.90

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Halogen Ruffle Front Blouse – $49.90

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Halogen Leather Peplum Shell – $99.90

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Charles Grey Wool Blend Cape Coat – $179.90

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Halogen Collarless Leather Jacket – $198.90

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Hue Microsuede Leggings – $31.90

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – $64.90

 

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Zella Live In Leggings – $33.90

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Natori Feathers Bra – $44.90 – This is my favorite bra, supportive but pretty – order a cup size up

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Josie Robe – $39.90

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Halogen Over the Knee Boot – $109.90

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Sam Edelman Fringed Bootie – $99.90

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Charles David Sabrina Pump – $69.90

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Sole Society Ellie Backpack – $29.90

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BP Zip Detail Faux Leather Tote – $31.90

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BP Faux Leather Drawstring Tote – $35.90

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Kendra Scott Elle Earrings – $35.90

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Kendra Scott Mystic Cuff – $49.90

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Kate Spade Mini Square Earrings – $20.90

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Hi everyone!! Ready for Memorial Day weekend? I know I am! I spent last weekend in Austin for my annual girl’s trip and this weekend I’m headed with a few other friends to Connecticut for a little getaway. Love a 3 day weekend!

Nordstrom’s half yearly sale is on and now is the time to get some great summer items for a steal for all of your summer getaways!

Ivanka Trump Studded Strappy Sandal – $83.96

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BP Stone Fringe Necklace – $10.98

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BP Square Stud Earrings – $9.98

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BP Summers Wedge Sandal, lots of colors – $39.90

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Vince Camuto Eila Sandal – $65.90

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Vince Camuto Sleeveless Pleat Front Blouse – $41.40

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AG Roll Cuff Skinny Jean – $149.90

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Sam Edelman Evan Sandal – $89.90

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BP Chain Fringe Pendant Necklace – $11.98

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Vince Camuto Baeden Sandal – $77.37

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BP Woven Print Shorts – $22.80

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Socialite High Neck Dress – $20.40

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Lush High Neck Maxi Dress – $28.80

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Sole Society Laser Cut Tote – $35.96

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Adelyn Rae Crepe Scarf Print Romper – $55.20

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Happy Shopping!


Nordstrom is having triple points right now through May 10th – and they have some great items on sale! Here are my picks, a few I already have, and a few I have my eye on – all at 30% off or more! Happy Shopping!

Halter Maxi Dress – One of my favorite dresses! I have in a 6.

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Zella Soft Sport Pants

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Paige Skyline Skinny Jeans

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Stripe Collarless Topper

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Red Skinny Jeans

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Open Stitch Sleeveless Sweater 

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Trench with Detachable Liner – I love this! I have it in a small

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Crochet Cover Up Dress

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Double Ruffle Popover Dress

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Kate Spade Satchel 

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So we’ve been having a cool spring but I am so over my wool and puffer coats! What is a girl to do? I decided a classic trench with a removable liner would be a good investment that I could wear to transition from winter to spring. So happy I found this great one from London Fog on sale! The quality is fabulous, definitely worth more than the $132 price tag. Get one while you can!

I was also excited to come across this sweater at Banana Republic that is perfect for both spring and fall, and even cool nights in the summer thanks to the open weave on the arms. It looks so cute with any denim, white jeans, red jeans, and black pants – lots of options!

And last but not least open toe booties – I was doubtful at how useful these would be but I’ve given in and I love them!

Thanks to my hubby for taking some outdoor pics for me and thanks to all of you for stopping by!

Trench – London Fog via Nordstrom (I’m wearing a small), Sweater – Banana Republic (I’m wearing a small), Jeans – American Eagle, Shoes – Audrey Brooke (similar here with lower heel)

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We headed out this past weekend with my in-laws for a fabulous weekend in Sonoma! One of my husband’s friends from college was getting married and we were so excited for an excuse to go back after a fabulous trip to Napa we took in 2013.

We stayed at the fabulous Carneros Inn, it was stunning and the service was top notch!

For dinner Friday i wore my orange Cynthia Steffe dress that I absolutely love and can’t wait to wear again once the weather warms up here.

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We did a wine tasting tour on Friday that was so much fun! It was a little cooler Friday so I went with a long sleeved blouse and took this cute cropped denim jacket along for an extra layer.

Blouse – Pleione (similar), Pants- Loft (similar), Jacket – Loft,  Scarf – Old Navy (similar), Shoes – Franco Sarto (similar), Necklace – Kendra Scott

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Friday night we headed to a casual pre-wedding dinner. I built an outfit around my floral pumps, so went with some comfy black pants and this blue top that I love.

Top – Bobeau (similar), Pants – Loft (similar), Shoes – Nine West (similar), Bag – Old Navy

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Saturday morning we had brunch with the beautiful Adrienne of Rich Life on a Budget and her husband, Bill. It was so much fun to see them again and we always appreciate Adrienne’s wonderful recommendations on what to see and where to stay in the Napa/Sonoma area. I wore this adorable Lilly Pulitzer striped poncho/wrap. These colors are some of my favorite and it is so comfy! Check out Adrienne’s post here for details on her outfit.

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Bill got Adrienne this awesome selfie stick with blue tooth! (to my friend Alicia – we need this!)

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Saturday night we headed to the wedding and I was so excited to wear my dress from Rent the Runway!! And my MIL looked stunning as always in her gorgeous pink dress! Use this link to sign up and get $25 off your first order of $75+!

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And now back to reality… thanks for stopping by!



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