It’s Spring….finally. Time for a SuperSix!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Are you ready for a springtime Super Six??? I thought this day would never come after the seemingly endless winter. But, we made it. Hallelujah! I think this month’s picks are pretty special… Slightly South of Simple – Kristy Woodson Harvey- I literally cannot put into words how excited I am that I can FINALLY read a leisure book. With my graduate...

Shopping isn’t a problem, right?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Right now, I’m sitting in a weekend graduate course on Addictive Disorders. While we are focusing primarily on substance abuse, we are also discussing behavioral addictions like gambling, gaming, and….shopping. Eeeeek.  Why is my face turning red? I don’t have a problem. I mean, arguably shopping is part of my job. How can I advise others...

Politics ain’t pretty

Shopping can be a distraction from the election, right? By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Let me make something VERY clear, Read My Lipgloss is a fashion article. I prefer to concentrate my efforts on writing about pretty things. Some may find this pedantic or vapid; au contraire my friends…it is important stuff. We have learned critical bits of info, like: how to apply a symmetrical...

Yes, you can shop at trendy youth stores

Be wary of sizing and pick your spots, but you could save a bundle Editor’s Note: Kelly is enjoying a well-earned week off. Please enjoy this best-of-Kelly column she personally selected as still as relevant as when originally published in 2012. By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Forever 21 is one of my favorite places to shop and I’m not ashamed to admit it. (I know, I know. ...

Do you have ‘present paralysis?’

Trying to find the perfect gift is enough to make some of us lose our grip By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times As much as I love to shop, I find purchasing gifts at Christmastime absolutely exhausting. I have a tendency to overthink things and this leads to “present paralysis.” I am the girl walking around the store with a cart filled to the brim on lap one and then, as I make my way...

Shopping on Thanksgiving a real turkey

Stores open on the holiday, mess with the holiday and hurt Black Friday By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times By now, it is evident how much I love to shop.  In fact, hunting for bargains may be one of my favorite things to do…but NOT ON THANKSGIVING. Black Friday was traditionally the kick-off to the shopping season frenzy.  Remember how people would line up at 3:00am for a Cabbage Patch...