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Melissa Baran

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Steal These 8 Blogger Looks for Your Weekend Uniform

When it comes to weekends, there are plenty of occasions that call for fitting style moments, whether it's a Starbucks runs, a farmer's market trip or getting fancied for date night. We're looking to some of our favorite...

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10 One-Piece Swimsuits Sexier Than a Bikini

Gone are the days when one-piece swim suits were for mama's-to-be and girls who hadn't hit puberty yet. They're sexier than ever now, featuring cutouts, deep V's, lace and crochet with skin peeking in all corners. And I think I might be investing in one of my own this summer. Tell us which one you love and would make you feel...

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Love Marble + Gold? Try One of These Chic Home DIYs!

In the design world, neutrals are queen right now and the one combo that cozies right in with that look? Marble + gold. From beach houses to elegant chef's kitchens to french country farmhouse, it's simply a fresh, clean and timeless pairing. Can't afford a massive island made of straight marble with gilded lighting overhead? Put on your I-can-make-that hat and try out one of these chic...

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8 Things To Avoid if You Want Open Shelving

How many of you have drooled over open shelving on Pinterest? A pretty space for cake stands and cute glassware from Anthropologie? Yes, please! But going for that minimalist look can also have some consequences if you don't have the design approach. So, if you're looking to showcase some of your beautiful pieces in a wow way, here are 8 things to avoid! Avoid that cluttered feeling by sticking to a neutral or...

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The Devil’s Chocolate Cake Recipe that Will Cure Any Bad Day

I'm pretty sure, no scratch that—100% positive that this is the prettiest cake I've ever seen. And if someone served me a slice of this on a bad day? Well, it would be a bad day no more my friends. Not to mention it would be fab to celebrate with on a good day, too. Think birthdays, holidays, or just any old Wednesday—because this will be happening in my kitchen soon. Recipe from Cake by Annie below and you can indulge in more here in...

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12 Fitness Classes To Get Your Booty Bikini-Ready

If you're anything like me, you need a little push to motivate you to workout. For me? That comes in the form a fun class that tricks my mind into thinking I'm not really working out. Ha! Sound familiar? And there's no doubt that the group aspect of taking a class gives that extra boost we all need. So, take your pick—whether it's...

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Don’t Forget To Do These 15 Things Before You Leave for a Getaway

I'm a list person. Without them, my life (or my brain, rather) would be chaos. And that rings true especially when I'm prepping for a relaxing getaway. Because there have been far too many forgotten fashion items or "did we lock the back door?" moments for me to count. I've got it down to a science now and ...

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Stuck on Lighting Choices? Let These 15 Showstoppers Inspire You.

Lighting is my least favorite home item to shop for. Not because I hate lighting—but because I believe it can totally transform a room. And anything that holds a transformative aspect makes me second guess myself when the options are endless. That's where a little bit of blog scouring comes in handy. Let the pinning begin, lovelies!

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25 Interiors That Will Jumpstart Your Wanderlust

I am constantly trying to make my home feel like a tropical getaway. I blame that on the fact that we moved into our new digs right after our honeymoon. Good and bad idea! But nonetheless, I find something so soothing about surrounding myself with travel-inspired decor from...

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7 Rules to Designing the Kitchen of Your Dreams

I think most of us would agree that the kitchen is the heart of a home. At least it is in mine. And it beats loudly with lots of activity and love—from warm dishes cooking on the stovetop to...

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The One Cocktail Every Mommy Needs

I know for a fact there were plenty of things I did to make my mama want to pull her hair out over the years, including getting in cars with boys. Hence why she'd indulge in an extra Kahlua Sombrero on those days. If only she would have known about this concoction from The Effortless Chic and ...

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Design Dilemma? Try This One Home Accessory That Completes Any Room

Ever have that what the hell do I do with this space moment? I think we all do at one point or another in our homes. The awkward space that just doesn't seem to come together easily and you can't pinpoint what's missing. The solution? Add a round mirror! We're loving this trend (really though, it's just so timeless) and have...

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What to Make from this Weekend’s Farmer’s Market Haul

Firstly, I will be borrowing this cheese board menu idea. How cute? A must-pin. This entire spring gathering from Ariane Aumont of Le Picnic is farm-to-table at it's finest and just inspired me to take my farmer's market haul to the next level. From the table made pretty by ...

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17 Bathrooms That Prove You Don’t Need His + Hers Sinks

My hubs and I downgraded from his + hers sinks in our condo to a solo sink in our new home. And to be honest? I don't really miss the duo at all. It's a little more fun being cozy when we brush our teeth and I kinda love our cutie bathroom. So for those of you wishing you had a...

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The One Cocktail We’d Wish for on a Stranded Desert Island

My stranded-on-a-desert-island cocktail? This is it. It's got the big juicy flavor of grapefruit and lime, the bite of blood orange soda, a touch of sea salt and of course the party starter, tequila! But thankfully, I'm not stranded on a desert island. Instead, I'll be indulging in this pretty—in the cutest ever glasses from...

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50 Magazine-Worthy Gray Kitchens We’re Crushing On

Most people I talk to agree that their kitchen is the favorite room in their home. Mine most definitely is. And that might be why kitchens are some of our most loved images in The Vault. Especially gray ones. You guys loooove them per our stats. So, ask and you shall receive—...

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The Ultimate Pool Float Roundup

There's no denying that pool floats have taken over Instagram. From exotic birds to sprinkled donuts to of course...

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5 Haircare Rules Every Girl Should Know

I've had an on-going battle with my hair over the last 10 years. Basically, my twenties were the experimental hair years and my locks suffered—from a soft-perm gone bad (I'm talking Michael Jackson Thriller ringlets, tears for days) to choosing the wrong shampoo + conditioner to over-washing. My once sweet strands have seen it all. Sound familiar? Make sure you're following these five...

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The Prettiest Ever Mother’s Day Bar Cart + Blueberry Rose Cocktail

I'm pretty sure if you present Mom with a bar cart of this caliber this Mother's Day, she'll explode with utter happiness. Complete with vanilla + rose cake from Sweet Art Cakes, loads of blooms from Flower Vibes and a blueberry rose cocktail (recipe below!), ...

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The One Accessory That Pulls Together Any Warm Weather Look

I have a picture of me wearing my Mom's Panama hat in the 80's and I never really got why they came back into the fashion scene. I swore they weren't for me, but I caved this season and finally added one to my wardrobe.

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