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Too late to give J.C. Penney a second chance?

On April 2, 2013

When was the last time you visited the J.C. Penney Company? I couldn’t even remember the last time until I stumbled in recently for my own research purposes. The department store has topped the headlines recently for its changes and lackluster performance. ┬áIf you’re like me and thought the store didn’t sell clothing you’d like, I encourage you to think…

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Fashion trend: rent a dress for a wedding or event

On February 5, 2013

How many times have you gone shopping when you had an event or wedding to attend? The damage is often $75-100+ just for that one event. You might wear that dress a few more times, but not too much fearing someone will see you in the same dress at a future event. For men who are shaking their heads, let…

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Finding the right bridesmaid dress on a budget

On February 4, 2013

Looking for bridesmaid dresses was one of the more challenging tasks of planning my wedding. All my bridesmaids live out of town and I wanted a dress that would fit everyone’s body style. I had to accomplish that without ever seeing the dress on them prior to my wedding day. I wanted a light dress because the wedding was on…

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PajamaJeans put to the test

On October 4, 2011

Have you ever walked into the grocery store in your pajamas? Now, you don’t need to be embarrassed. PajamaJeans are advertised as a hot new fashion sensation, but do they really do that? We had a Northeast Ohio moms group test PajamaJeans. The mothers were different sizes, but they both came out with with a good fit. The jeans are…

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Buy / resell kids clothes without leaving home

On September 30, 2011

Do you like to online shop? There’s a way to get gently used children’s clothes without leaving the couch. For $20, you can get several outfits for your child or send your gently used clothes to another family for free. The site, thredUP, connects parents across the country looking to buy and sell clothes. The big catch — you don’t…

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Going back to school in style without breaking the bank

On August 11, 2011

Ask a child what kind of pants they like, and they’ll list off brand names and not a style. It’s all about the label for children as they try to be hip. So, how can a parent dress their kid in these high-end labels without breaking the bank? Parents are turning to resale and consignment shops to meet their kids…