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
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Homaxy 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Kitchen Dish Cloths
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This Duvet Cover Is ‘Super Soft, Lightweight, and Breathable’—and It’s on Sale Starting at $27
LASLULU Fleece Lined Hoodie
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Ewedoos Fleece Lined Leggings Tout
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Suprus USB Candle Lighter Tout
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Dokotoo Long Sleeve Solid Fuzzy Fleece Tout
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Brita Large 10 Cup Water Filter Pitcher with 1 Standard Filter
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 Linenspa 2 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper
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CALIA Women's Eyelash Turtleneck Sweater
I Recently Rediscovered This Athleisure Brand, and Now I Can’t Stop Wearing This Comfy Sweater and Leggings
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From Hair Products to Home Finds, These Are the Best Products Our Shopping Editors Purchased in 2022
Zober Large Christmas Tree Storage Bag
You Can Store a 9-Foot Christmas Tree Inside This Handy Bag—and It’s Only $14
Binboov Hat Rack for Baseball Caps Hat Organizer Holder
This Hat Organizer Is ‘Ingenious,’ According to Shoppers—and It’s Only $12 for a Set of Two
AUTOMET Womens Casual Plaid Shacket tout
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With This Best-Selling Shacket That’s on Sale for Under $40
Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet
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Birdies Suede Loafer Flat
I Finally Tried This Internet-Famous Shoe Brand—and It’s Worth the Hype
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