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Single Woman TV: Breaking up during the holidays

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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Breaking up sucks. There is really no other way to put it other than that. Actually, I am pretty sure that I have said it once or twice so I am sorry if it sounds like I am repeating myself.

Breaking up also sucks around the holidays because, well, it's a little difficult to know exactly how to handle it. Should you stick around to make it through the holidays or is it better to just end it?

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Jewelry: The thing that always fits

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

I am a big fan of jewelry. Actually it's really one of my most favorite things to buy when I am purchasing a new outfit to wear. I think it comes from the fact that I have been 5'10 since I was in eighth grade and well, you try finding cute clothes when you are tall and live in a small town. Jewelry can add a little something to almost any outfit and you don't have to worry about what size any of it comes in.

I also believe it's great to have a variety of pieces to wear because you never know what kind of mood you will be in when you put on an outfit. Even if you have a standard piece of jewelry there might come a time when you want to mix it up a little. This is one of the many reasons why I am a big fan of buying jewelry pieces that you really love, even if you can't think of something you own that will match it.

Of course, jewelry makes a fantastic gift which makes my whole babble up there totally fitting for this time of year. If you're like me and still have people to buy for or still need to add a couple of wants to your Christmas list then you should head on over to ice.com. They have an amazing selection of some really amazing jewelry pieces. I saw a couple of gorgeous rings and several pairs of earrings that I am in love with (not that I am trying to hint or anything).

Treat yourself to a little gift. We all know I am a fan of dating yourself and if you date yourself then clearly it could be considered rude if you don't give yourself a little something this season, right?

And you there is no need to feel guilty because right now if you use the code FRNDS at checkout you will receive $20 off plus free shipping through December 31st, 2010. So with that savings you can get yourself something amazing and have a little left over to maybe even get a gift for someone else (because no one wants to be greedy and it's always fun to spread a little cheer).

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Holiday gift guide for singles: The new (but not serious) relationship

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Dating around the holidays can be complicated, especially when it comes to presents. A few people have recently asked me how to handle that whole gift giving thing when you are in a new relationship. If you have been on more then a few dates but aren't really serious it can be a little hard to gage what is appropriate. As a general rule, gifts should fall into one of these categories: something he can eat (not in the sexual category), something he can do (preferably with you in the near future and once again in the non-sexual category) or a gift with some sort of humor (that is of course tasteful and classy).

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Fun winter date activities in Chicago

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

 

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Time Out Chicago recently put out an article about a few winter tourist activities that even Chicagoans can appreciate and enjoy. The added bonus? Each one would make a fantastic first, second, third, or anytime date. So if you are looking for something that's fun and holiday-centric, I recommend suggesting one of these. Hey it beats the generic dinner and a movie date.
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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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Have an ugly Christmas Sweater? Well there is good news, now you can put it to good use. Join us next Thursday for a very special Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

 

We're throwing an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party next Thursday evening to celebrate the holidays, and we're teaming up with several other great local sites to pull it off in style.

 

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