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15 Fall Essentials

Whether we like it or not, Wednesday marks the official start to fall. And though I'm usually ready to embrace it with arms wide open, this year it's taken me a little longer to hop on board. I'm happy to say that after pulling together this roundup of amazing fall essentials, I'm officially totally and completely there. Warm apple pie, riding boots, bottomless mugs of hot tea... bring it!

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DIY Rope Bracelet

To say that I'm obsessed with this next DIY would be the understatement of the century. Who knew a little bit of rope and a handful of embroidery thread could be so stinkin' adorable? Plus, they're so easy you could whip one up for everyone you know. They make for an adorable (totally) inexpensive, gift and can be totally customized to suit color preferences. Like a friendship bracelet for adults! Cotton rope...

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Makeup Tutorial: A Fresh & Dewy Face

Though the fresh and dewy makeup routine is typically reserved for the warm summer months, I tend to think it looks best late summer. Not only does it give your skin a little bit of a break, but it looks particularly awesome with the smallest hint of a tan! We turned to the talented Iris & Gold to show us how it's done. With photos from ...

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How to Pack for a Week in a Carry On (in Style)

Not only does packing everything in a carry on let you breeze through the airport (which, in this day and age is reason enough for me), but it makes traveling in general so much more pleasurable. No more wardrobe melt-downs. No more lugging around cumbersome items on cobblestone streets. Ever since adapting these rules for myself, travelling has become easy and breezy and this is how it's done! Jeans:...

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The Double Bun

Here's a new fall trend that we absolutely love! It's quick, easy and the perfect solution for those busy mornings! Not only is it a breeze to whip together, but it instantly makes you look like a million bucks. We love that its classy and elegant but can be paired with a weekend at the zoo outfit! Happy hair-doing! xo Irrelephant PS -...

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20 Summer Essentials Under $20

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm not so secretly obsessed with summer. I mean, anything that encompases beach days, cottage weekends, flowy frocks and cold margaritas is aces in my books. The best part? The easy breezy season means you don't have to break the bank. And we're here to prove it with 20 awesome summer pieces, all for under $20! Espadrilles:...

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6 Swimsuits for Summer

Don't let the summer sales fool you into thinking summer is over- there's still plenty of hot weekends left to rock a swimsuit! Whether you're on a budget or ready to splurge, get ready to make a splash in one of these bathing beauties. xox, The College Prepster PS - 12 Summer Fashion Must Haves &...

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How-to: The Modern Half Up-Do

This tutorial is designed for the ladies with wild, beautiful manes that can't quite get a style down when on the move. This how-to is simple, quick and totally painless! The best part: it encourages a little bit of messy-ness. Let those fly aways roam! xo Irrelephant Start by pinning the crown section back to help add volume to the style.

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All About Indigo + Floral Headband DIY

These days it's easy to get sucked into the hustle of every day life, which makes me eternally thankful for beautiful souls like Lauren Wells. People who show us again and again that beauty lies in the every day. Like a plate filled with succulent berries, freshly shucked oysters, and tiny toddlers in floral crowns. With photos from ...

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DIY Gold Bracelet + A Giveaway!!

Many of us have splurged on that killer necklace for a wedding or that amazing ring (you just had to have) for a holiday party, but what do you do with those fancy accessories once the event is over? The Moms Project teamed up with Lindsie Jones of the popular Haute Bride to...

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12 Summer Fashion Must Haves

We are literally on the brink of summer and the excitement around here could not be more palpable. With many an al fresco dinner, beach day and other such warm-weather activities on the horizon, we want to make sure you're well equipped with all the necessary essentials to tackle it all in style. Without further ado, here are our 12 summer fashion must haves for the fabulous season at hand. PS - if you're looking for more, we also have an incredibly inexpensive summer sandal roundup...

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10 Floppy Hats Under $100

Up until recently I was hesitant to wear something so bold and I used to shy away from floppy hats in a big way. Not long ago, I jokingly plopped one on while shopping with my boyfriend and, much to my surprise, he loved it! And, even more to my surprise, he was totally serious! I walked over to a mirror expecting to dislike what I saw and found myself loving the look. I was sold (and wore it home)!

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DIY Beaded Bracelet

For the longest time I found myself drawn to super chunky bracelets and baubles thinking they'd incorporate a sense of unusual into my everyday attire. But as I grow older, I've come to realize that less is more. Dainty bracelets with a pop of colour are my very favourite thing, and these super simple, super lovely DIY beaded beauties are an absolute must. 100” Gold chain...

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10 Tips to Get in Tip-Top Shape This Summer

With summer right around the corner, it's a great time to refresh your health and beauty routines. Lucky for us, celebrity yoga instructor Danielle Cuccio of Cuccio Somatology and The Beauty Blender is offering up her favorite tips to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition. She's even included a video tutorial on how to do a yoga...

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Summer Sandal Round Up (Under $50)

Our inexpensive summer sandal round up of 2013 was such a hit, we thought it'd be fun to tackle an updated version for the upcoming season at hand. We're talking 14 pairs of totally stunning, all-out-fabulous sandals for a steal. You'd better believe that each and every one of these will take it easy on your wallet, all while ensuring you stay dressed to the nines all season long!

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DIY Essential Oil Body Butter

I've been using essential oils on a day to day basis for a while now as they're chock full of amazing health benefits. It's only recently that I decided it would be great if I could work them into my skin care regimen as well. Enter: homemade essential oil body butter! It will not only give you soft, balmy skin, but it acts as a stress and anxiety reliever as well!

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DIY Beaded Necklace

Though I tend to reach for classic pieces when it comes to fashion, I love adding a modern flair to my every day ensemble by incorporating more trendy accessories. Statement rings, chunky bracelets, over-the-top baubles... I truly don't discriminate. But if there's one thing I reach for time and time again, it's a simple dainty necklace. And this DIY beauty? It's officially my new wardrobe staple.

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Makeup Tutorial: A Bold Eye and Perfectly Pink Lip

I am, admittedly, low maintenance when it comes to my makeup routine. I've been using the same products, the same steps, the same everything for longer than I'd care to admit and it's high time I step it up. Though I'm not one to go over the top with my routine, I feel confident that Mandy and Claudia's easy 5 step guide to a bold...

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How-To: Braided-Do for Short Hair

We get a lot of requests to pull together hair tutorials for short-haired girls. It's quite the challenge since you can really only do so much! But this cute braided-do should do the trick! It's a great alternative for boho brides, a romantic date night, or a fun night out with your girlfriends. It has the essence of the half up, half down do, and keeps your hair off your face! XO, ...

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12 Spring Fashion Must-Haves

Without fail, at this time each year I get that familiar itch to totally overhaul my wardrobe. I've tucked away those bulky winter sweaters and just can't wait to deck myself out in items that are light and bright. And I'm not going to lie, putting together this list of Spring fashion must-haves has not helped. Though I only physically purchased one of them, the rest are totally calling  my name!  ...

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