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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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12 Best Nail Polishes for Spring

There are one million shades of nail polishes on the market (give or take), but only a select few can be considered slam-dunks. And after the long, grey winter we just took part in, I find myself craving color any way I can get it. Most notably: freshly painted digits. With this in mind, I've rounded up my go-to's this season so you never need to worry about dropping hard-earned dough on a less than stellar shade. So now that you're pored through my favs, do you have a go-to I should be...

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A Guide to Men’s Fashion

Despite the fact that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to men's fashion, I've come to realize that there's a lot I've been missing. I always figured that a good pair of jeans goes a long way, but there's so much more to it! Luckily I had the chance to sit down with the guys behind Tweeds Shop, and get schooled on all things men's fashion. Captured by Buffy Dekmar, there's...

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DIY Cocoa Bath Soak

I may be prepared for the warmth that's to come, but I'm afraid that my skin is not. It's been a long, dry winter and my legs are anything but ready for shorts! I've been on the hunt for natural remedies that'll leave my skin feeling gleaming and soft, and I think that I may have found just the thing:...

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15 Fashion DIY’s

Hold on to your seats because we're about to dig deep into the realm of fashion DIY's. From the tips of your toes to the top of your head, we've rounded up fifteen of our all-time-favourite totally do-able, totally pin-able projects. So get inspired, all while saving those precious pennies, as we peruse though a seriously epic collection:...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Dean Street Society

Have you met Hilary of Dean Street Society? Because, though she may not know it yet, she's my new best friend.  I will admit I've been living under a rock as I only recently found her blog, but I've since made up for the fact by wasting many an hour pouring through it. The girl is hilarious and SO stylish. A must-read, must-follow for sure! And she's here today sharing her 5...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Dash of Panache

So here's the deal: Jackie of a Dash of Panache is pretty much the most stylish lady I know. Ever. The girl could show up in pj pants and I would still think she was the chicest woman in all the land. And thank goodness for that because she's here today sharing her 5 fashion must-haves (spoiler alert: one of them is a kimono and I'm certain I now need one...

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Oscar Makeup How-to: Metallic Eye

The last time I watched the Oscars I was in awe of all the glowy faces and perfect cat eyes being spotted on the red carpet. The stars of Hollywood may have the benefit of having a professional make up artist and hairstylist at their disposal for looking glam, but this doesn't mean we can't achieve a fun Oscar-esque look of our own! For more DIYs, head on over to my blog...

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Valentine’s Day Wishlist

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I've gone ahead and put together my Valentine's Day wish list!  I'll be passing this along to my husband, and maybe scooping up a thing to two for myself.  I was also thinking it might be fun this year to get a little something for a couple of my closest girl pals, a sweet little something to show I love them too!  I do love a good excuse to buy presents and eat chocolate!   xx- Sarah...

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Best Dressed Blogger: M Loves M

Naturally, the moment I decide to put myself on a spending diet, the sweet Mara of M Loves M comes along and introduces me to five items every girl needs. In truth? I'm struggling to find reasons to not listen. Seriously  - did you see that vibrant pink lace dress? If you listen closely I'm certain it's whispering my name. This girl right here? She has a way with fashion, and...

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Opening a Clothing Boutique with Morton James Boutique

I think anyone that has a love affair with all things fashion has at one point, dreamed of opening their own store. A perfect little space that's beautifully curated and lovingly designed. So today we're picking the brain of Halie Rogers - the fashionista behind Morton James in Lexington with photos by Tiffany Mitchell - to see just what kind of chops it takes to open...

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8 Hairstyles Every Girl Should Know

I'm so excited to introduce you to two girls and 8 hairstyles that you are going to love. SMP-ers, meet Molly and Joanna, the co-geniuses behind the blog Irrelephant. They dabble in all things beauty, all things home and all things flat out lovely. And while their first feature for SMP is just a couple of weeks off, we wanted to kick things off with 8 of their must-have hairstyles that EVERY girl should know. Now you tell us?

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5 Style Trends For 2014

With a new year comes a new wardrobe but before you go on a tossing spree through your closet, let's take a quick look at a few trends worth carrying over into 2014. Here are five trends that will take you all the way through 2014. For more fashion inspiration, head on over to my blog, Damsel in Dior! #1: Boyfriend Jeans: Not that boyfriend jeans will ever go out of...

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How to Rock Winter Whites from Sarah Yates

I've never been one to abide by the No White After Labor Day rule, wearing white in winter is just too good!  So today I'm happy to share a couple of ways I've been wearing my white denim this year- with neutrals, graphic patterns and bright red lips.  I'm pretty sure with a combination like that there's just no going wrong, no matter the season!  xx- Sarah Outfit One:  White Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied (...

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5 Wardrobe Essentials from Devon Rachel

You may already recognize the sweet Devon Rachel as she's taken over Style Me Pretty as our first ever blogger bride (woot!) But did you know that she also has style for miles? The girl is unstoppable, I swear to you! And today she's sharing five of her absolute must-have...

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Gift Guide: For the Fashionista

Sometimes it can be quite the challenge shopping for the damsel in your life who seems to have it all. With that in mind, I've taken some time to round up some of my favourite luxurious items at every price point. Here are my top stylish picks for your fashionista friends. Happy Holidays! xoxo Damsel in Dior  1. PJ Set: J. Crew | 2. Damsel Necklace: ...

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A Simple French Twist

Up-dos don’t have to be intimidating. This is a simple look that you can wear with an evening gown or even just a sweater and jeans. Give it a try for your next holiday party and feel instantly regal, maybe even royal. In just 5 simple steps, this messy french twist can be yours! XO, Anna Teasing comb Bobby pins Medium hold hairspray like Garnier...

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4 Fun Holiday Dresses

It's time to not only deck the halls but deck yourself out in all things shimmering and bright! The holiday season is my absolute favorite time for playing dress up because you can really push the envelope with statement skirts, necklaces and frocks. Here are a few favorite pieces that I'm currently coveting this holiday season! For more fashion inspiration, head on over to my blog...

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DIY Floral Hair Comb

'Tis the season for dressing up for those holiday parties! However, when it comes time to tackle my hair, I tend to be rather boring. You can usually find me rocking it down and straight, but not this year. I've been inspired to liven my locks with this DIY lush floral hair comb. And if you're in the mood to do the same, I've broken down the process just for you (it's easy, I swear!) A hair comb Clippers...

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