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My Prom Don’t-Kiss-and-Tell aka Why Didn’t you Want to Kiss me?

Here I am with my first prom date. It turns out I was the only girl he DIDN’T kiss. Maybe if I had the right prom dress? (let me set the scene.) Here we are (to the left) in a tight

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Help Me Pick A Spiegel Dress For My 30th High School Reunion

As most of you know I engaged in the Herculean task of wearing 71 Dresses in 71 Days and during that time didn’t allow myself to buy even ONE item of clothing.  (I did slip once when I received a

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71 Dresses In 71 Days: Week 10

I’m like a man, parched with thirst crawling over the endless sand dunes of the Mojave Desert. Except I’m doing it in 71 dresses. My No Shopping Project is coming to an end. A few months ago I decided to

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week 9

Oh when will this odyssey of pinafores cease?? Why did I buy 71 dresses? Am I the Queen of Marrakesh? This is my pen-ultimate week of wearing every single one of my dresses before I may purchase anything for myself.

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week 8!

Hello All — I’ve been MIA in the blogging world. I’ve been writing screenplays, query letters for my book and a piece to perform at the Expressing Motherhood show at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood this Fri-Sun and next Fri-Sun THAT

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71 Dresses In 71 Days: Week 7

This week hits dress #49 in my #71dressesin71days No Shopping Project. I’m wearing all 71 of my dresses before I can buy myself even a tongue bolt.  And I want a tongue bolt really badly because I’ve never been badass

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week 6

I’m in week six of my No Shopping Project — wearing every single one of my 71 dresses in 71 days before allowing myself to buy even a bobby pin for my hair. I’ve had some pretty cool stuff in

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71 Dresses In 71 Days: Week 5

This is Week 5 of my No Shopping project and, even more specifically, no shopping for my crack: dresses. I’m in a no-shopping fugue state. My reflexes are dulled. The terrain is unfamiliar. Dopamine must be produced now by exercise

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week 4

I’ve just concluded week 4 of #71dressesin71days — this is my No Shopping Project wherein I, with Herculean self-control, do not buy ONE SINGLE THING to adorn myself until I’ve worn all 71 of my dresses. This has been a

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week 3

Three weeks ago I started my No Shopping Project. I decided to wear all of my dresses before I dare buy myself one more adornment for my prestigious (“prestigious” —  inspiring respect) frame. I have 71 dresses. I am the

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week Two!

I started a No Shopping Project last week called 71 Dresses in 71 Days Here. The goal was to wear all 71 of the dresses I own (yes, you read that correctly) in 71 days before I shopped for even so

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Perhaps 71 Days of Dresses Is 71 Too Many? Dress #8

Hi guys — today I got my first bit of feedback from an honest, thoughtful reader telling me this No Shopping Project #71dressesin71days of mine isn’t really coming across the way I intended. I was a bit worried posing like

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Dress #7 of 71 Dresses in 71 Days

Today sucked. Period. I wrote poorly. I lost legal documents. My iphone (aka the blood that runs in my veins) crashed. I have to end a business relationship. And my tooth fell out. I’m awaiting a crown for what is

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Dress #6: 71 Dresses in 71 Days

Here’s how I added this one to my collection: Every Christmas I take a couple of catalogues and circle some of the things I like and give the catalogues to Henry so he’ll know what to get me. He asks

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Dress #5: 71 Dresses in 71 Days

Since I’ve been getting dolled up daily Henry thinks I’m having an affair. I am. With you guys. I’ve worn five dresses in five consecutive days to keep myself from shopping. I have 66 dresses and 66 days to go.

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Dress #4

Okay. I didn’t realize quite what I was getting myself into when I started this No Shopping project, 71 dresses in 71 days.  Now, on day 4, I realize I have to post every day until I’ve reached the end.

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Dress #3: 71 Dresses in 71 Days

Day three of my NO SHOPPING project. In case you missed it: “I”m a dressaholic. It’s got to stop. For the 100th time I’ve told myself I’m not allowed to buy even one more dress — in fact, let me

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Dress #2 of 71 Dresses in 71 Days

I just went for my annual check-up this morning and had to stand on the scale in the nurse’s office. The scale said I am a small baleen whale. The scale was lying. Someone had an invisible toe on it

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71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week One

I have an addiction. I’m addicted to dresses. Dad, if you’re reading this … look away. LOOK AWAY, I SAY! I have 71 dresses. 71. That’s a lot of freakin’ dresses. I was a tomboy in elementary school and a

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Don’t Open That Sundance Catalogue, It’s A Trap!

Monday Sins: Don’t Open That Sundance Catalogue, It’s A Trap! (I’ve started a Blog Project. Every Monday I’ll report on the hand-to-hand combat with my 5 Deadly Sins: 1. Overeating 2. Frivolous Shopping 3. Sneaky Gossiping 4. Jealousy 5. Hubris, “excessive pride or arrogance.” My goal: To vanquish these

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The Great White Huntress aka Shopping Addiction

Hanging The LolaHolly Shift out to dry. To prepare for hunting season, first take note of where you’ve observed the Halteveres Gladiator Sandals or the Spectrum Caftan Dress grazing in your hunting area.  Was it at the Beverly Drive Anthropologie?  Or

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