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Melissa

Melissa

Melissa is creative communications professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.

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All Ears: How to Make Your Outfits Look More Expensive, Instantly

What if we told you you could look like a million bucks for less than ten? That’s the secret that’s taking over your Instagram feed, and you probably haven’t even noticed. Globe-trotting heiresses and...
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Turn Red Carpet Style into V-Day Glamour

Cupid’s favorite holiday is on the horizon and last month’s award show glamour has us feeling inspired. Most of us can’t all roll out the red carpet or don a designer gown for V-Day,...
Pantone's Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

The Ultra Violet Color Wave and 5 Ways to Wear It

Pantone, the prevailing authority on all things color, says it’s time for a little purple reign. Ultra Violet took the Color of the Year title for 2018 and if it sounds a little intimidating...
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Take or Toss: Style Trends to Bring into the New Year

New year, new you? That effort begins in the closet. Now’s the time to clear out the trends that are slowing down, to make room for what’s landing. The slate doesn’t need to be...
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Snowed In: Winter Loungewear You Need Now

For most of us, the holidays kick off the season of snug. Whether you’re stuck indoors after a freak storm or choosing to hole up with friends or fam for a long weekend indulging...
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Beauty Roller — Beating the Puffy Face This Winter

The holiday bloat shows itself in more ways than one. Sure, there’s the seasonal weight gain and party-bloat you might feel in your midsection (or back fat!). But more distressing is the puffy face....
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Foolproof Gifts for the Classy Gal

The classy gal is the fashionista who looks to the past for style cues. She’s inspired by those pieces that show up fabulously, season after season. There’s a reason that tried-and-true pieces stand the...
Sparkly copper eye makeup

Shine On: Metallic Holiday Makeup to Wear Now

Fall might make you think matte neutrals — but before you pull out the Urban Decay Naked palette, hear us out! There’s no better time for drama and glamour than the holiday season. And,...
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The Fall Blazer Every Fashion Lover Needs

Leave the little black blazer to winter fetes and NYE, because there’s a new office-wear essential in the mix. It’s the check blazer, and every fashion lover needs one. In beige hues checked with...
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High-Tech Beauty: Best Beauty Gadget Buys

Somewhere, sometime, beauty has become the fall-back gift for girls. Whether it was Lip Smackers chapstick packs during our pint-sized years, Bath & Body Works lotions and shower gels during the teen years, or...
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Fight the Flake: 4 Acids Your Skin Needs Now

After one of the longest (and warmest!) summers to date, you’re not alone if you’re craving crisp, cold weather. But the temperature drop we’ve all been waiting for comes at a price. Just as...
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How to Wear Fall’s Velvet Trend 5 Ways

With the cold weather season comes holidays, festive parties and a heightened level of decadence. This year, amongst the luxe knits, fur trimmings and sparkle, you’ll find an old favorite in the mix: velvet....
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Fashion Girl’s Guide to Last Minute Costumes

Halloween is everyone’s favorite time to dress up, but for a fashion girl? It’s just another day to play with clothes. So let’s be real — why would we want to fork over our...
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Celeb Look for Less: Meghan Markle

What’s buzzier than an actress who happens to have killer style? An actress who’s a potential princess and a badass humanitarian to boot. If you’re not already tuned into the Suits star Meghan Markle style,...
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Tees to Layer With Your Summer Dresses for Fall

Don’t worry, this isn’t just another post prodding you to “put a leather on it.” (Which, admittedly, we do love!) But those stylish slips and sundresses you’ve stockpiled all summer long deserve something a...
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Fall Trend Spotting: Mad Hatter

If the A/W ’17 catwalks told us anything, it’s to make fashion fun again. Instead of the buttoned-up aesthetic fall has come to represent, we saw a whimsy typically reserved for the spring and...
Grey, belted coat with dark grey fur trim on color and cuffs

Winter is Coming: Furs Inspired by Game of Thrones

With a year or so to wait for the finale, it’s safe to say we’re all left looking for something to fill the unnerving Game of Thrones void. And while some might head to...
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Runway-Inspired Petite Fall Fashion — the Essentials

Runway looks are made to suit the amazons and sample sizes. Yeah, we said it. What works on models rarely works for the rest of us. Yes, fashion weeks around the globe dazzle and impress...
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Best Beauty Looks Returning with Fall TV

The kids are finally back in school, it’s getting dark earlier and soon we’ll be falling back into our old autumn routines. Our favorite? Cozying up on the couch to watch some small-screen action...
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Chopped: Fall’s Freshest Cut

They say life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. We say a little self-imposed change can be the jumpstart. A clean break — or in this case, chop —...
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Falling for Flats: Meet the New It-Shoe

The spring and summer streets were ruled by one shoe, and one shoe only — the mule. Block heeled versions of a simple slip-on, this sandal seemed to take the place of the wedge...
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