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Thrift Store Treasure Hunting Guide

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Finding valuable items during a thrift store visit can be financially rewarding, but it’s also a lot of fun. Knowing what to look for and what to avoid can save new thrift store shoppers a lot of time and energy. The advice in this short guide provides general rules for helping beginners simplify the shopping process. There are many exceptions to these rules, but they can be used as a starting point for new treasure hunters.

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Are Malls Overrated?

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Many people think that malls are the shopping equivalent to heaven. Tons of stores packed into one single building - what's not to like? To answer that question, malls often cost a lot to build, have higher prices, dirty restaurants, and bad parking.

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Shopping Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

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Whether it is about excellent beaches, fine dining, extravagant luxuries, gorgeous tourist spots, or simply some pleasant weather - Los Angeles, California never fails to impress. The same can be said (if not more) about how much the city has to offer when it comes to shopping. With major fashion brands like Forever 21, Guess, 7 For All Mankind, NYDJ, Karen Kane, American Apparel, and a lot more being based here, it should be no surprise that Los Angeles’ shops are as diverse as the people that visit them. While picking the best is up to you, here is a list of shopping neighborhoods in L.A. we consider to be worth noting down: 

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Paying Attention to Mental States when Shopping

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Going shopping can be a fun experience for many people. It can be a way to relieve stress or just make you feel good. When people do go shopping, they naturally look for sales and collect coupons to ensure a positive shopping experience while saving money at the same time. However, when attempting to ensure a shopping experience is positive, people tend to overlook an important detail. That detail is mental state. The mental state of a shopper can greatly affect what he or she spends money on. Two of the mental states that are often overlooked are hunger and boredom.

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Tailoring is the Only Fashion Accessory You Need

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Fashion is a fleeting thing. People should wear whatever appeals to them and looks best on their body shape. There's no need to try and fit into passing fads. Those ridiculous looks that people laugh about from the '80s and '90s were once the height of fashion. People should just wear what they want. They'll feel and look like a million bucks because that's really what it's all about.

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Dress to Impress – Simple Tips for Job Interviews

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It might be a cliché, but first impressions really do count – when you walk into the interview room, the hiring manager will almost certainly make an assessment of you and of what your clothes say about your personality.

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Mature women: How to Update your Makeup, Wardrobe, and Beauty Routine

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You knew how to make the most of your appearance when you were younger, and your beauty routine hasn’t changed. However, your skin, hair, and figure have altered. You haven’t adapted because the changes were so gradual that you hardly noticed them. With a few tweaks, though, you can update your makeup, wardrobe, and beauty regimen to suit the more mature version of you and look elegant and attractive. Let’s look at how to do just that.

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Enter Autumn with Style with These 5 Fall Fashion Tips

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As the seasons change, fashion changes right along with it. Autumn has officially arrived, so it's time for jackets, scarves, boots, and hats - all versatile pieces that may be mixed, matched, and layered to create stylish outfits. This fall, stay warm and cozy without sacrificing style by utilizing these five fall fashion tips.

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The Most Diverse Fashion Month Yet

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Underneath the new swings of color and print lies a new progression that the fashion industry is not accustomed to. Diversity. According to a recent study, the percentage of diverse models jumped 9% over last season. Although the industry doesn’t deserve to be praised for doing what should have always been done, it is nothing other than satisfying to see designers moving away from the white, size zero status quo. Amongst the praise and celebration of people from all walks of life, progression cannot stop here. 

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Capsule Wardrobes: What They Are and Why You Should Have One

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Spring capsule wardrobe, office capsule wardrobe, 9-piece capsule wardrobe… You may have been seeing this trend on social media, but what exactly is it? A capsule wardrobe is a frugal, simple, and minimalistic form of dress that features versatile pieces of clothing to look stylish when mixed and matched. They usually feature somewhere between 18 to 36 pieces of clothing altogether (including tops, shoes, and accessories), earning its name “capsule wardrobe” for being so notoriously small! It’s a great way to refresh your style on a budget, for men and women alike.

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