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Happy Friday everyone!

Oh how I’ve been waiting for this long weekend to…catch up on grading! 😛 The life of a teacher right? I hope you all have some fun plans in store for Memorial weekend.

Some good news today! My “TOTD: Fashion Blogger Problems” blog post was chosen to be featured on IFB along with a few other awesome bloggers. I’m so excited to be chosen! Do check the other posts out as well!

Now just a couple more hours till you can kick your feet up and enjoy 72 hours of bliss. Hang in there folks! 🙂

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Fashion Reality

This week, it took me a long, long time to curate the links, not because of lack of quality, but because there were so many interesting topics to explore. Look Sharp Sconnie, let her facial hair grow to make a point about femininity and documented it beautifully. Vic Styles pondered if you wear the same clothes, can you be stylish? My Fashion S/ash Life found some remarkably stylish gents. And Pupuren discussed the phenomenon of photographing oneself, how one’s face changes. (I know this from experience). We may put a face on for the digital world, but there are always a few brave enough to take off the mask.

Links à la Mode: May 22

SPONSOR: East Dane Promos, Codes, Filson, & Maria Black, Citrine Swim, Trainer’s, Gitman, Shourouk, shopbop.ru, E Tautz & Sol Sana

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Own Domain? It’s getting real!

I just wanted to let you know that I have finally solidified my domain name!

snippetswithalex.com

Crazy huh? I’m shocked at how I’m actually keeping up with blogging. I guess the third time really is a charm! 🙂 Thanks again for reading and following my journey thus far through outfits, travels, and random snippets. ❤

[ Don’t worry if you’re already following me on BlogLovin’ / Facebook etc. Everything will be transferred over. ]

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From a post that was never published. 🙂 

For the Men: How to Buy Clothes for Women

Alright men, this is for you.

A male reader recently asked me to write a post about how to buy clothes for girls. Man, it’s hard enough to buy clothes for yourself let alone another person….let alone a girl!

Ok, here’s my take on the matter.

Please Don’t
1. Buy bottoms. – It’s really hard to find the right fit, so unless you know how to dress your girl to the T, don’t even try.
2. Bright and Outrageous Patterns/Prints – It’s hard to decide what pattern your girl may like
3. Generic gift sets – Shows no thought whatsoever.

Safe Bets:

Sweaters / Cardigans
You can’t go wrong with the size or shape.

1. Forever 21 $22.80 // 2. Lulu’s $63 // 3. Anthropologie $138

Chiffon/Silk  Loose blouses
Easy fit, good fabric, and feminine


1. Forever 21 $13.80 // 2. Old Navy $25  // 3. Ann Taylor $79

Graphic T’s
Comfy, relaxed, and shows creativity!


1. Old Navy $9.97  // 2. Lulu’s $28 // 3. Free People $68

Jewelry

You don’t necessarily need to give her diamonds…

1. Banana Republic $35 // 2. Anthropologie: $48 // 3. J. Crew $150

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I hope this was helpful and that you will feel confident when shopping for that special girl of yours. But please, if you decide to go with my advice despite the THOUSANDS of hints she gave you about the #1 thing on her wish list…don’t blame me.

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REMEMBER: If you have a styling question or an idea for a blog post, feel free to click the “Ask a Question” at the top of the page and ask away! I can’t wait to hear from you!

Gift Guide: Fair Trade Edition

For all those who are aren’t done with their Christmas shopping yet (which includes myself), I encourage you to take a look at these fair trade companies that give back to the community.

For those who do not know what fair trade means…
Fair Trade: a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices (Merriam-Webster)

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Krochet Kids
This organization provides jobs to women in Peru and Uganda through the making of handmade knitted goods. I am so impressed with the high quality and the variety of product styles that they offer.
Here are my picks:

Krochetkids.org

Hat: The Watchman $23.95 // Scarf: The Quinn $47.95

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Burnish Imports
I adore Burnish Imports and their collection of unique jewelry. According to their mission statement, they strive to support Maasai women by providing “a broader range of job opportunities, 
higher employment benefits, and deeper community transformation.” 
My picks:

1. Gold Tiny Strand  $28

Burnish Imports

2. Purple Spiral Bracelet $26

Burnish Imports

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Raven and Lily
This organization helps employ women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, and the U.S. giving them the blessing of a stable income, benefits, and education in order to support themselves and their families.

My picks:

1. Set of 3 Travel Journals $24

Raven and Lily

2. Jacquelina: Striped Infinity Scarf $32

Raven and Lily

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Invisible Children
All the proceeds made go to the protection and rehabilitation of children in Africa who were abducted and forced to serve as soldiers.

My Picks

1. Peace and Action T-Shirt $25

Invisible Children

2. Liberty Triangle Pocket $30

Invisible Children

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Project Repat

Now this organization provides a job opportunity for those with disabilities. You send in all your old memorable t-shirts and they turns all your old t-shirts into a lovely keepsake quilt. Such a great idea for a graduation present or for any other milestones in life!

Project Repat

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I hope that this post inspires you to shop in a way that positively makes a difference. 🙂

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BTW, if you haven’t check out my GIVEAWAY, please do so! I am extending the entry date to THURSDAY, Dec. 19 (so that I can get it to you in time for Christmas).

Third time’s a charm right?

This is officially my THIRD time trying to create a blog and upkeep it. Do I promise to keep it up this time? Well, they say to never make promises that you can’t keep. So…I’m not making promises yet. But I will say that I have a good feeling.

Be prepared for a bunch load of random posts about crafts, teaching, fashion, and just daily life shenanigans.

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