Ambar Pardilla joined the Strategist as a writer in 2021 and before that worked at NBC and HuffPost. She covers women’s fashion and home organization.

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    Here’s a Handy Ring Holder for Just $13It comes in silver or gold and doubles as an objet d’art.
  2. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Black Flats Under $200?Including a Chanel-esque pair that’s a tenth of the price.
  3. the strategist beauty brief
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  11. deal of the day
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  12. valentine’s day 2024
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  13. gifts they might actually want
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  14. strategist explains
    What Is Stretch Denim?And how much stretch is too much stretch?
  15. dont dillydally
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    The 12 Very Best Black TurtlenecksFrom tissue-thin to oversize to one that’s like “full-upper-body Spanx.”
  17. deal of the day
    These Cozy Skims Lounge Shorts Are on Sale for Under $30Their fuzzy, sweaterlike texture will keep you warm but not too warm.
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  21. deal of the day
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  22. gifts they might actually want
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  24. gifts they might actually want
    60 Gifts for Moms (at Every Price Point)From excellent cashmere socks to an orchid she can build with Legos.
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    The 12 Very Best Ankle Boots for WomenIncluding the Docs worn by the Clash (and the glitterati).
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  33. best in class
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  34. deal of the day
    Parachute’s Swaddle-Like Bathrobe Is 20 Percent OffIt would be a great gift for just about anyone and will ship in time for Christmas.
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    The 10 Very Best Electric ToothbrushesIncluding rotating, oscillating, and sonic toothbrushes.
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  37. deal of the day
    This Very Giftable Outdoor Voices Robe Is Half-Off Right NowFor the mom who has everything or a homebody sister.
  38. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Artificial Christmas Trees?Including a Fraser Fir that shared a scene with Viggo Mortensen and one made of shiny tinsel.
  39. deal of the day
    The Perfect Work Pants Are Just $56 (for Strategist Readers Only)They’re ultrastretchy, commute-friendly, size-inclusive — and come in a lot of great colors.
  40. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Holiday Gifts for Everyone (That Do Good, Too)From a tomato-print onesie that helps feeds the hungry to a swaddle-like travel pillow that plants trees.
  41. cyber monday 2023
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  42. black friday 2023
    All the Best Black Friday Fashion Deals, From Amazon to ZapposFrom Anthro to Everlane to Madewell to Shopbop.
  43. best in class
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  44. dont dillydally
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  45. the strategist 100
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  46. deal of the day
    One of Our Favorite Hair Oils Is the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen ItTrue Botanicals’ Protect and Shine formula makes my hair look like a shampoo commercial.
  47. best in class
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  48. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Tree Skirts?Including one that lights up on its own.
  49. holiday gifts 2023
    The Best Gifts to Buy Before They Sell Out, According to Trend ForecastersThe theme of 2023 is “put a bow on it.”
  50. celebrity shopping
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