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7 Briliant Ways to Wear a Hair Scarf

There’s no better time to bring back the hair scarf than right now. I mean, we’re all stuck at home, not showering, wearing PJs all day, and watching our roots grow. But when jeans...
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Throwback! Can We Talk About Olivia Pope?

If I could, I’d look like Olivia Pope every day. Even after Scandal’s seven-season run has ended, she’s still one of the fiercest characters on TV. Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is beautiful, confident,...
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Dial Up the Romance: 5 Clever Ways to Show Your Sweetie How Much You Care on Your Anniversary

Here are five romantic anniversary ideas that'll work as well for a three-month anniversary as a 50-year anniversary. Ready to get inspired? Jump in now!
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Outdoor Style! How to Look Fierce and Fashionable on Any Outdoor Adventure

If you’re planning on spending more time embracing Mother Nature in 2020, you might be looking for ways to combine your passion for adventure and your affinity for style. And while you might associate...
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No One Needs to Know You’re On a Budget: 5 More Genius Ways to Look Expensive

For when your budget tells you to stop buying clothes...here is how to look expensive five ways. You can still be a stylish lady without spending $$.
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Budget Fashionista Secret: These 4 Wardrobe Staples Are Worth a Higher Price Tag

If you follow the cost-per-wear mindset, it's OK to buy pricier pieces -- as long as you can get lots of use from them. When you choose the right garments to splurge on, you'll...
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Make This Year Your Best Yet: Stylish Tools That’ll Help You Stick to Those New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re over the age of oh, I don’t know, 10 years old, you’ve likely experienced the demise of a New Year’s resolution or two. The more serious and lofty the goal, the faster it...
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Win the Eyebrow Game With This Handy Guide to the Best Eyebrow Shapes for Your Face

Anytime you’re thinking about going for a natural makeup look, it’s important that your brows are on point. Whether you prefer a thick, full eyebrow style or something more streamlined, you can enhance your...
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When Rolling Out of Bed Doesn’t Give You the Look You Crave, Try This Natural Beauty Regimen

Sure, we’d love to roll out of bed each morning and, voila, be ready to go with bright eyes and sculpted cheeks. But perfecting the natural makeup look isn’t always, well, natural. Real life...
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Here’s How to Avoid Those Awkward Situations When Someone Unexpectedly Buys You a Holiday Gift

Most moms know about the toy stockpile. These are the small children’s gifts you buy up during sales to have on hand when junior gets invited to last-minute parties. Stockpile gift ideas are the inexpensive,...
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Don’t Be That Girl! 6 Rules To Live By for the Holiday Work Party

There’s one party every year where business is guaranteed to mix with pleasure: the holiday office party. It’s that time to let your hair down (finally) with your coworkers, have a few laughs, and...
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Casual Baby Shower Outfit—Less Than $150

Specs: Body type: Rectangle Occasion: Casual baby shower Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Sloan Skinny Fit Side Stripe Pants, $24.99, Banana Republic Catherine Catherine Malandrino Cashmere Sweater, $39.97, Nordstrom Rack Sole...
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Stunning Makeup Looks to Complement Brown Eyes

Nearly 55 percent of the world’s population has brown eyes — which means brown is the world’s most common eye color. But what is common need not be boring. Brown eyes are actually super...
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The Duster Cardigan: How to Wear It

Ah, the duster cardigan. It’s an elegant take on a classic fall layering piece. And they’re so fun to wear, too. There’s just something about this silhouette that makes me feel taller, slimmer and...
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5 Reasons to Add a Shark Bite Dress to Your Summer Wardrobe

The shark bite dress — also known as a dress with a handkerchief hem — is visually interesting, generally flattering and also perfect for warm, sticky summer days. You’ll want one in your summer wardrobe because...
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Sundresses — 4 Styles and 12 Picks Under $50

Sundresses for summer? How inventive, right? But let’s take a minute to put aside the preconceived notions and focus what really makes these single silhouettes great. Sure, they’re feminine and flirty. And they’re also...
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Travel Pro: How to Pack Your Makeup

Your boss just informed you that she’s sending you to Japan next week. Or, you realized today that your family reunion in Nebraska, planned three months ago, is this weekend. In either case, the...
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Summer Fun in Style: What to Wear to a Picnic

Ah, summer. That means slippin’ into sandals, driving with the windows down and, of course, enjoying the tradition of a great summer picnic. But before you start making your famous macaroni salad, think first...
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Heads Up! Pretty Summer Hair Scarves Under $20

Easy, breezy hairstyles are having their moment this year, and we’re pretty happy about it. I’d rather be outside, having fun than inside styling my hair, any day of the week. But even so,...
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Swimwear Questions, Answered

For such a tiny garment, it’s amazing how complicated the swimsuit can be. I mean, we get swimsuit questions on everything from swimsuit fabrics to swimsuit shopping to swimsuit care. Read on for answers...
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Subscriptions for Mom: The Gifts that Keep Giving

Thanks to the tech age, scoring high-impact Mother’s Day gifts has never been easier. Shopping for mom has taken a turn for the simple now that subscriptions are in the game. A subscription gift...
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