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Upcoming Ladies Poker Night Lessons @ Arch

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We still have some spots left for October class! Email pamela@pdubxo.com to RSVP Sorry September class is FULL.       

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The Essential Luxury Tote by Strathberry

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I feel like such a lady carrying my red tote from Strathberry. Their products are handcrafted in Spain, taking up to 20 hours of workmanship for each bag. Strathberry is known for their clean lines and signature bar closure with their beautiful products ranging in shapes and sizes. From totes to the MC series based […]

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Keeping Cool in my Summer Dress

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In keeping with my new passion for dresses, I picked up this silk hand-dyed Raquel Allegra dress recently. I love everything about it; the shape, the pockets, the colors and the insets at the shoulders and hem. Added bonus it packs like a small featherweight scarf while traveling. I styled it very ‘summer brunch’ style, […]

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What does Poker and a Folk Singer have in Common?

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Answer: They are both helping me become a better person. Bear with me, this does all connect, and I would like to explain how. First of all, Monty and I headed down to Vegas with friends in early July to play a number of World Series of Poker Events, including the $10,000 buy in Main Event. […]

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Learning Graceful Life Lessons Through “Grace & Frankie”

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Have you watched the Netflix series “Grace & Frankie“? I found it to be a very healing show at a time when I needed it. I binge watched the first two seasons of the show recently after returning home from an emotional time at my parents house after my beloved Dad’s recent passing. The show […]

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Pretty Printed Shirtdress

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I have been wearing a lot more dresses lately. They are easy, comfortable, and feminine. I like to style mine with just a little edge to be in keeping with my personal style. I love the nature inspired print and bold colors of this dress. I’m looking forward to transitioning it into fall with some […]

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The Real Housewives & I get Real about Invisible Illnesses

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“Your sole mission is to articulate your suffering so that it emancipates you and empowers other women”   I wish I authored that quote. I didn’t. This quote is by Carole Radziwill from the #RHONY on the 5/11/16 episode . And for those of you who do not admit to occasionally watching Bravo, #RHONY = […]

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My Best & My Worst. What does this all mean?

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I met with my new psychologist this past week. I was skeptical about meeting with her however, I took a deep breath and talked and listened. I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. One of the things we discussed was allowing myself to grieve my former identities: athlete, skinny, energetic, pain free me, youthful in […]

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Spring ’16 Trends 2

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The theme of my Spring Trends 2 report is a little more tomboy/ streetwear inspired. While these looks are not for everyone, they are definitely in line with my own personal daily style. Don’t despair though if this style is not your thing, I have some pretty spring dresses for Spring Report 3. Shocking but […]

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LA Costume Designer Danielle King talks Fashion

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I am happy to introduce my first guest contributor to PdubXO: LA Costume Designer & Stylist Danielle King.  Danielle’s work has included editorial styling for major magazines, personal styling for the LA celebrity community, and a long resume of costume design in the film & TV industry. Her Costume Design work earned her a 2013 Emmy […]

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Spring ’16 Trends: Part I

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Here is the first of a 3 part Spring Trends series I am sharing over the next several weeks. I have interpreted the trends from the runways with my own wardrobe hoping to give you some ideas of your own. Let me know what you think or if you have a favorite. xo Pdub   […]

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Arch Apothecary: Teaching this Old(ish) Gal Some New Makeup Tricks

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I haven’t changed my makeup ‘style’ in over 20 years. It was time. I’m getting older and my skin texture and appearance are changing so I figured I would give myself a little feel better boost. I went to see my friends at Arch Apothecary, Downtown Madison in the Capitol Square, for some help. My husband bought me […]

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Barely Surviving Breast Cancer

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I think all of my cancer is gone. At least I hope so. I check in with one of my 5 cancer team doctors on average once a month. But even with being 8 months after my surgery, and 5 months after completing my radiation treatments, I am still, I have to be honest, miserable. I […]

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Sweet Nothings, Sweet Everything!

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You know me. I love comfortable clothes, but I also like my pieces to be unique, and well made. Most of my featured items below were found under the Christmas tree, and I’m all about them. I am taking these intimates to the next level, and incorporating them into my wardrobe as intended but also as […]

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Holiday Gifts ideas from my Fave Local Businesses

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I decided to write a post featuring local businesses that I love as we enter into the holiday season. Hopefully this will inspire some Gift Ideas for you, as you tackle your gift list this holiday season. Please consider these and other small businesses as you do your shopping. I know from experience it is […]

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Aruba 2015 FTW

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What a trip! After a rough start (I gave myself a candy induced migraine and couldn’t fly), we eventually made it to Aruba to play in the PPC World Poker Championships, and to have our first vacation after a crummy summer. Note: last year when we went to Aruba at this same time, I had […]

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Natasha Nicholson: The Artist in her Museum

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Until Sunday, November 8th in the State Street Gallery at MMoCA (227 State St. Downtown Madison) There are a few things that impress me as so special that I feel we are lucky to be exposed to them here in Madison. Natasha Nicholson’s exhibit is one of these things that has left an impression on […]

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Material Wrld review. Selling all the clothes I don’t wear

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I have too many clothes. I have clothes that I don’t love or don’t fit me anymore. I want to simplify my wardrobe to pieces that I love and will wear often, including my special occasion and seasonal pieces. I decided last month to clean out my closet. My first pass of clean out I […]

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Rebecca Ryan asks me ‘How was your support’? An After the Cancer Q&A

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When I was first diagnosed with Cancer, my friend Rebecca Ryan immediately came to me and offered to be my support group ‘Project Manager’. It was such a gift from her, offering her time to do this. Knowing I wouldn’t have the energy or time to organize support, mass communicate, or plan logistics, Rebecca came […]

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I Won a Poker Tournament and the Guys said ‘She’s Just Lucky’

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A funny thing happened after I won the PPC Mid-West Poker Classic. I received a ton of congratulations and well wishes for a great win, particularly given my health. However I also received a resounding number of semi-praises. From men. To my face, and on social media, many men offered their congratulations, but dozens more […]

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