Carly Totten

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Carly Totten joined Dotdash Meredith in 2021 as an Ecommerce writer. She specializes in curating fashion and lifestyle content for Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, People Magazine, Real Simple, and Travel + Leisure. Prior to joining the Ecommerce team, Carly contributed wedding planning and style content to The Spruce and Brides, respectively. She earned her roles as an expert contributing writer after spending a decade planning and designing weddings for couples getting married in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Highlights: * Began contributing lifestyle content in 2011. * Spent a decade working in the wedding industry as a planner and stylist. * Previously wrote for The Spruce and Brides as an expert.

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Latest from Carly Totten
Modern Threads 6-Piece Towel Set tout
Even Shoppers Who Don’t Like to Buy Towels Online Are Impressed With This Set That’s on Sale for $22
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This Hanes T-Shirt Is an ‘All-Time Favorite for Fit and Quality’—and It’s Priced From $9
Comfortable Pants One-Off Tout
Gear Up for the Summertime Heat With These ‘Light and Airy’ Pants From Amazon
Mejuri Graduation Gift Roundup TOUT
This Popular Jewelry Brand Creates Affordable Pieces That Make Perfect Graduation Gifts
Shower Squeegee for Glass Doors
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Aticca Microwave Bowl Holders for Hot Food Set TOUT
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PHF 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Throw Blanket Tout
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CHARMING TAILOR Clutch Evening Bag Tout
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LolaVie First Person Review Tout
I Swear by Jennifer Aniston’s Hair Care Line, LolaVie, for My Curly Hair—and It Just Launched at Ulta
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Garden Party Gift Set
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Amazon Essentials Swing Dress TOUT
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Target Athleisure Roundup Tout
I’m a Target-Obsessed Shopping Writer, and These Are the 12 Activewear Finds Topping My Wishlist
Boll & Branch Sleepwear Launch Tout
Boll & Branch Just Launched a Curated Sleepwear Line That’s Full of Cozy Basics
 Whitmor 4 Tier Storage Organizer-Natural Wood and Chrome Closet Shelf
You Can Use This Multi-Tier Shelf to Organize So Many Spaces in Your Home—and It’s on Sale
Brooklinen Beach Towel TOUT
This Beach Towel Is the Softest and Most Luxurious One I Own, and You Absolutely Need It for Summer
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This ‘Soft and Flattering’ Puff Sleeve Top Is a Fun Take on a Classic T-Shirt—and It’s Only $24
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Moty Fitted Tablecloth tout
This Fitted Tablecloth With 4,900 Five-Star Ratings Won’t Blow in the Wind at Your Next Party