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In case the invitations piling up under your refrigerator magnets (or—congratulations!—your own impending nuptials) weren’t enough, the photos pervading the internet in recent days of Kim and Kanye’s wedding have offered a more-than-sufficient reminder that summer wedding season is officially here.

Keep reading for 10 helpful hints on how to be a winning groom (getting the girl is not even half the battle)—from holding up your end of the planning process to properly outfitting the noble gents standing next to you.

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Hoo boy. We try our best to wax philosophical on here about important life instances when the situation so demands, but man. Moms? There’s not much we can say that you don’t already know. The woman birthed you, bathed you—and for many of you, babied you well into your 30s. The least you can do is buy her a present and give her a call (CALL YOUR MOM, FOR PETE’S SAKE) this Mother’s Day—which happens to be this Sunday, May 11. But you knew that already. Right?

Do you know what would really make her day, though? Digging up some old photos and reminiscing with her—as several of our Nordstrom HQ colleagues were kind enough to do here. Keep reading for our collection of throwback photos, plus gift tips for every kind of mom.

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Ever felt mildly overwhelmed when stepping up to that fragrance counter? Even the most experienced olfactory aficionado can go cross-eyed after sampling too many scents—the human nose has its limits. That’s why we asked our men’s grooming team to suggest their current three favorite colognes—and had an astute (and opinionated) office-mate, men’s video producer Angela Sumner, sniff-test each one.

Keep reading for three scents to try—and why—next time you’re on the hunt for a new favorite.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (No offense, Princess Leia.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. (It’s TOMORROW, guys, but fear not, you still have time to make it great.) Keep reading for advice from Salt Lake City blogger (and sister to our previous guest) Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies, a girl who appreciates a good omelet, a hand-written note, and an impeccable timepiece. We’re right there with you, Rach.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (Sorry, Elaine Benes…and every female character on Friends.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. Keep reading for advice from Salt Lake City blogger Emily Jackson of Ivory Lane, a dedicated mom who knows her way around a leopard-print bootie. Tell us more, Emily.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (Move over, Cassandra from Wayne’s World.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. Keep reading for advice from Venezuelan-born, Miami-based blogger Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet, who loves the beach, the Beatles, and men in ironic socks. We’re with you so far, Daniela.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (You’ve got competition, preggo M.I.A.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. Keep reading for advice from Vancouver/New York/Beijing blogger Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, whose interests include sneakers, camo, leather and lingerie. We’re all ears, Vanessa.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (Move over, kung-fu ScarJo.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. Keep reading for advice from Hollywood blogger Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea, a pro stylist and lover of leather jackets who wants you to take her on vacation. You’re speaking our language, Shea.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (Move over, Grammy-performance Beyoncé.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. Keep reading for advice from Minneapolis blogger Kate Arends of Wit & Delight, a world traveler, whiskey drinker and interior-design wiz. We like your style, Kate.

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Stylish, charming, intelligent. Is it just us, or are fashion bloggers the new dream woman? (Move over, Farrah Fawcett—and/or Cheryl Tiegs.)

At the very least, they know their way around a well-appointed date night—which is why we asked a few of our favorites to offer simple tips every man can benefit from this Valentine’s Day. Keep reading for advice from LA blogger Kiara Schwartz of ‘Tobruck Ave,’ a woman who understands the importance of pinball, Chuck Taylors and proper bedroom attire. You had us at “pinball,” Kiara.

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