Maxi skirt for summer weather
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Maxi Skirt Milk Maid

MAXImizing comfort since the Greeks. I’ve mentioned before that many aspects of my style revolve around comfort and ease. At no time is that creed more imperative than getting reading for work on Mondays. It usually means sleepy eyes and snooze buttons, so the…

June 14, 2016
Being a responsible media consumer
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How to Be a Responsible Media Consumer

You can’t always blame the media… ***If you’re idea of news is Kanye’s most recent Twitter rant — except to analyze it as the social media, hit-generating marketing ploy that it is — this post isn’t for you.*** I sit in a precarious position…

June 9, 2016
Seven Bloggers Who've Influenced Me
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Seven Bloggers Who’ve Influenced Me

It may not be divine, but the inspiration stuck! The first “weblog” was started at Swarthmore College in 1994, and after some technological tweaking, by 2006, 50 million blogs had sprung up on the internet. Being late to the game as usual — and…

June 7, 2016
Off-the-shoulder tops for the win!
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Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles

Free the Shoulder! When I was in middle school, I became almost obsessive about sitting down in shorts. I was embarrassed by my — what 11-year-old Aleda defined as “huge” — thighs. No matter how I sat, when I looked down, the skin spread…

June 2, 2016
Memorial Day Weekend in Charlottesville
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Memorial Day Weekend

Those extra 24 hours though… Being in my second year out in the “real world,” I don’t come by a lot of downtime. It’s certainly heavenly to not have homework anymore (unless I’m getting ahead on a story), but I’m busy trying to make…

May 31, 2016
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