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Melissa Baran

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5 Ways to Take Your Wedding Invitations to the Next Level

Fun fact: I used to design wedding invitations before I was an editor for Style Me Pretty! They've always been one of my favorite details in the wedding process because they're the guests' first impression, but it can be a big challenge (and a lot of pressure) to decide on a design when there's so much planning ahead. My advice? Focus on one aspect of your paper goods and go from there—something that makes your invites next level. From custom illustration to fabric-printed, here are a handful...

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5 Vendors You Didn’t Know You Needed on Your Wedding Day

Wedding vendors are the heartbeat of Style Me Pretty. As planners, they bring your vision to life. As, floral designers, they spread smiles with blooms. As photographers, they capture that vision and forever freeze moments in time with beautiful imagery. As caterers, they fill bellies with delicious food and hearts with warmth. Just to name a few! As we celebrate 10 years of talent in our Little Black Book today, we're virtually raising a...

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5 Neutral Nail Colors that Pair with Anything in Your Closet

When it comes to nail polish, I'm a classic girl all the way. There's nothing worse than putting on an outfit and realizing your coral nails clash with your blue top. That's exactly why I like to keep a handful of neutrals on rotation, that pair beautifully with anything in my closet. Keep scrolling for my go-to hues below! Dazzling Metallic...

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5 Ways To Instantly Feel More Put Together

As the mama of a 7 month old, I'm challenged on the daily get creative with my beauty and style routines. Most of the time, I simply don't have the time. So, I count on little short cuts to instantly whip myself into shape, or at the very least—trick myself into feeling that way! Whether you've got kiddos or not, we all have those days where we need some extra help. Here are five ways to do just that. Fancy Up with Jewelry My #1 go-to for feeling a little extra, even when I'm wearing...

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10 Hair Commandments You Should Always Follow

I don't think I've ever met a woman who didn't have one complaint about her own hair. You always want what you don't have, right? Well, we should all embrace those tresses a little more, because there's beauty in every hair type. The best way to show your locks some love is by following these 10 hair commandments. Click play below!

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3 Stylish Ways To Dress Up Your Sneakers

Being a new mom has increased my desire to be extra comfy at all times, and that means sneakers are a BIG part of my style. But I still want to look fancy, too! Thankfully it's very IN to wear kicks with just about anything, if done right. Here are three fashion bloggers who pull it off so beautifully and have completely inspired my new sense of "relaxed" style. DRESSed Down Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam...

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3 Reasons THIS is the Perfect Gift for Your Bridesmaids

From dress shopping to bridal showers and stand by your side on your Big Day, your bridesmaids are your cheerleaders of love. So, when it comes time to brainstorm the gift ideas for your girls, you want it to be the perfect thank you. A little something sweet (and affordable) that they can cherish for years to come: a ring dish! We love seeing these pop up in weddings and they make for the best gift for your besties. See why below, along with the most gorgeous pieces from...

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5 Ways To Fake It When Your Summer Tan Fades

With a mild start to fall this year, we've had plenty of opportunities to soak up the early autumn sun. But don't be fooled my friends, those cold days of fall are right around the corner and that summer tan will start to fade—leaving you with the task of faking it. Unless you're jet-setting to a tropical island anytime soon, you'll want to check out these five ways to faux glow this season! Coconut Melting Tanning Balm Face & Body I personally don't love the smell of self...

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6 Things You NEED To Know Before Starting Your Dress Search

You've had your engagement party, secured your venue and wedding planner... now, on to the fun part—dress shopping! The last thing you want is your dress experience to be something out of the Bridesmaids movie scene. So, today we're sitting down with Amber and Dawn of Kinsley James Couture Bridal to find out everything you need to know before starting your search. Happy dress hunting...

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5 Closet Staples for the Days that You Just. Can’t. Deal.

We all have them—the days that you just. can NOT. deal. The days when a full getting ready routine and fancy outfits just don't mesh with your mood. I see all of you nodding and saying mhmm. But you still need to look put together, right? Here's where these five closet staples come to the rescue. They'll appease your comfort AND style. Win-win. Now, onto that third (maybe fourth?) cup of coffee. A Hide-the-Hair Hat Bad hair day? Hide those unruly locks with a cute hat. We're...

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10 Interior Design Hashtags You Should Be Using

Whether you're an interior designer try to grow your biz or simply looking for home inspo for your next renovation or decor update, hashtags are a great way to stay in the design scene! We're sharing 10 of our favorites today, along with gorgeous scenes captured by Tessa Neustadt from a designer we adore, Amber Interiors.

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5 Beauty Splurges that are Worth Every Penny

We've dished our fave drugstore beauty finds in the past, but there are always the splurges we absolutely cannot live without! It's all about balance, right? Today, I'm diving into five beauty buys I've personally used for years and swear by—worth every penny, promise. What are your tried and true beauty splurges? Re(Marc)able Foundation...

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5 Things You Should NEVER Do as a Wedding Guest

If you log on to Style Me Pretty with us on the daily, you get to be a virtual guest to sooo many gorgeous events (in your yoga pants). But what's more exciting than getting an invite to an actual wedding?! Wedding season might be winding down now, but those save-the-dates for next season's events will start to roll in soon. Take it from us and heed these five wedding guest blunders that you should never be caught doing. Assume a Plus One A wedding is a very personal event (and costly...

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5 Fall Wardrobe Staples That Will NEVER Go Out of Style

In my years of closet curating, I've come to learn that rather than keeping up with the trends, timeless staples are way more worthy of investing in. Pieces that you can mix and match and ones that'll take you from season to season—and what better season to mix and match than fall?! The five wardrobe must-haves below are sure to shine for years to come. This outfit styled by Freckles on Fillmore and captured by...

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5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hair (and How Not To)

One of the biggest beauty features that we as women worry about on the daily is our hair—but it's also one of things we strain the most. From coloring and heat styling to teasing and product overuse, our locks take a beating. Take our advice and stop doing these five damaging habits below! Using a brush after you shower (or roughly towel drying!). Hair is at it's highest elasticity (and weakest) when wet and the last thing you want to do is brush it or towel dry. Instead, use your...

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5 Things Most Women Feel Insecure About

If my 16 year old self was able to see my 32 year old self, I think she would have been pretty damn proud. But yet, I still have to remind myself on a regular basis to let go of insecurities that creep in. We all have them. Whether it's worrying about how we look in a picture a friend posted on Instagram, getting engaged or moving up the ladder in our careers, here are five insecurities we face as women and how to kick them to the curb. Our Social Media Appearance As an editorial stylist...

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5 Steps to Styling the Perfect Bridal Braid

A few years ago, I thought bridal braids were a hot trend. Oh, how wrong I was. Rather than a trend, they're a timeless hairstyle that continues to make an appearance, and more beautiful than ever. But when it comes to styling your perfect bridal braid, there are a few things to consider—beyond showing your hairstylist a dreamy look from your Pinterest board. Grab our tips below! Choose the right braid for your hair type. Just...

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How To Get The Perfect Pregnancy Glow for Your Maternity Shoot

I remember the morning of my maternity session—I was a hot, sweaty and frazzled 7-month mama-to-be. I felt anything but glowing! If you're growing a tiny human you know what I'm talking about. Thankfully, with some planning on my part and working with a photographer who was able to translate those beads of sweat into glowing images, I was happy with the results. I'm sharing some of my tips with you today alongside this gorgeous session captured by...

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How To Find Your Perfect Foundation

Ahhh, the constant hunt for the perfect foundation. I didn't find mine until a couple of years ago, and I'm 32! In a world of YouTube beauty tutorials and friends claiming they've found the best one yet, it's easy to see why we're constantly changing up our makeup routines—particularly our foundation. So instead of titling this post How to Find THE Perfect Foundation, I felt ...YOUR...

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This Trick Will Make Your Wedding Feel More Expensive

There's no denying that the littlest details can add so much to your Big Day—but it's also important to consider the bigger, statement-making details like your setting. Want a waterfront fete but can't quite afford one? We're loving this fabulous trend: poolside soirees. Equally dreamy and in most cases, way more affordable than that oceanfront venue you've been eyeing. See a handful of our favorites below! At-Home Romance This Bride and Groom didn't have to travel farther than their...

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