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august 2017
9 Kids’ Back-to-School Essentials (Plus 5 Must-Read Tips to Getting Out the Door FAST)
9 KIDS’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS (PLUS 5 MUST-READ TIPS TO GETTING OUT THE DOOR FAST)

Still crossing items off your back-to-school list? Yeah, us too. For many of us moms on the West Coast, summer came to an abrupt halt last week and we weren’t exactly ready for it. And for those of you on the East Coast, that first day of school is right around the corner!  Whether your […]

Sale Away for Labor Day Plus 7 Other (FREE) Things You Should Be Doing
SALE AWAY FOR LABOR DAY PLUS 7 OTHER (FREE) THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING

We love three-day weekends like 🙌 🙌 🙌 . It makes getting through Friday easier, the following week shorter, and we get an extra random day off just because. Well, we’re getting this particular Monday off because we’re celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers. That’s y...

San Francisco’s Color Factory Creates Instagram Frenzy and Earns Every ❤️
SAN FRANCISCO’S COLOR FACTORY CREATES INSTAGRAM FRENZY AND EARNS EVERY ❤️

When we heard that the Color Factory was launching right around the same time as our color campaign we knew we were on to something. The power of color to transform your mood and brighten your everyday cannot be understated. For those of you who haven’t experienced the color explosion on your Instagram f...

Behind the Polka Dot: How We Opened Our Second Smart Store in 30 Days!
BEHIND THE POLKA DOT: HOW WE OPENED OUR SECOND SMART STORE IN 30 DAYS!

  We did it!! For those of us working on the online team for many years, this was a very proud moment. While most retail stores open with a physical brick-and-mortar location and then go online, we did it the other way around. Last Thursday was the grand opening of our second retail store in [&helli...

Fall for Fashion: These are the 9 Wardrobe Essentials You Need
FALL FOR FASHION: THESE ARE THE 9 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS YOU NEED

Fun’s over?! Nah. We’re just getting started. While we love summer, fall might be our favorite season. The sudden chill in the air that makes us reach for our coziest sweater, the longer nights that have us curled up with a fresh novel, the bottomless cup of hot chocolate, the layering, the anticipation ...

THRIFTY, FLIRTY, AND THRIVING: History of Thrift Stores
THRIFTY, FLIRTY, AND THRIVING: HISTORY OF THRIFT STORES

Through the years, the cultural lexicon has associated thriftiness with neediness. Well, listen up peeps. Being thrifty is smart, not cheap. Did you know? The noun thrift originated from the verb thrive. Thrifty means to use money and other resources carefully and not wastefully. Thrive means to grow or ...

Get The Inside Scoop On Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s Closet
GET THE INSIDE SCOOP ON BACHELORETTE RACHEL LINDSAY’S CLOSET

Calling all fans of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor! Were you in love with Rachel Lindsay and her killer style as much as we were? We’re so excited to let you know that Rachel has partnered up with us to sell some fan-favorite items from her season with Nick, plus a bunch of other (really) cute s...

Blue is So You: Find Out Why It’s Your Favorite Color
BLUE IS SO YOU: FIND OUT WHY IT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

Got the blues? We do! It’s the final hue in our color series and we had to save the best for last. Blue is unsurprisingly the color that most of you got on our color personality quiz. But you’re not alone. It’s also the color people say they feel most comfortable in as well as […]

I Wore the Same Dress to the Office for a Week and No One Noticed
I WORE THE SAME DRESS TO THE OFFICE FOR A WEEK AND NO ONE NOTICED

So this whole idea came about when we interviewed Zero Waste author Bea Johnson. We were blown away by the fact that she only owns 15 items of clothing and even more amazed that her black infinity dress can be worn over 22 different ways. It got us thinking about that ubiquitous LBD hanging in […]...

Top 15 Girls’ Clothing Brands for Stress-Free Shopping
TOP 15 GIRLS’ CLOTHING BRANDS FOR STRESS-FREE SHOPPING

You’ve heard the old saying that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Well, we’re not going to sugarcoat the fact that online shopping for girls can be downright difficult! Juggling growth spurts, shifting trends, and your little one’s constantly evolving person...