You Need This Lilly Pulitzer Marlowe Dress

The Marlowe Dress is an absolute dream, and it’s marked down in various sizes and colors today. You’re welcome. xo

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What I Learned From The First Guy Who Broke My Heart (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)

This dude was a real piece of work. I remember angrily texting my best friend to tell her the news: He just turned down my prom invite, and I’m going to have to go alone. 

The year before, he’d told me that I was beautiful, one-of-a-kind, the kind of woman he saw himself settling down with. I stayed up all night talking to him. I’d find myself hanging out with him after youth group services, hoping he’d finally ask me out.

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These Bath & Body Works Christmas Candles Are A Winter Must

IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL! I am obsessed with the holiday season for a number of reasons, but mainly because it feels so cozy. 

I have so many friends who love December because it gives them an excuse to watch holiday goodness on television, but I’ve never been able to relate. I’m not a big movie person (much to Vagner’s disappointment), so Christmas movies don’t really have an effect on me. Holiday smells are a different story. 

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The Pros and Cons Of Working From Home

When Bustle offered me a part-time job as a lifestyle writer, I was stoked. 

I was excited for the opportunity to work on content I’d be passionate about, but there were three magic words that sealed the deal: WORK. FROM. HOME.

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When God Doesn’t Heal Mental Illness

When I had my first panic attack, I hadn’t yet experienced puberty, let alone serious mental distress. Sunday School taught me enough about God that I knew how things would play out: I’d pray, get healed, and never deal with it again.

Oh, if only it were that simple.

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