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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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Inexpensive Holiday Party-Wear

Let's face it, the holidays can be downright EXPENSIVE!  With presents to buy, a home to fill with holiday cheer, food to stock up on, hostess gifts to purchase and parties to dress for, one can easily find herself with a smoking credit card and an empty bank account come New Year.  So today I thought I'd do some bargain hunting just for the season and I've put together a holiday party outfit that hits the...

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Fashion 101 with Bobbie Thomas + A GIVEAWAY!

As style editor and fashion guru on the TODAY Show, we obviously had a list of fashion related questions a mile long for Bobbie Thomas. Luckily for all of us, she was more than happy to oblige! But before we dig in, I urge you to...

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Best Dressed Blogger: In Honor of Design

If you've spent any length of time around our pages over the course of the last few months chances are you've already come across In Honor of Design and some of her incredible monthly projects. As our DIY contributor, she's kind of aces (and no, we're not biased!) But did you know she also has...

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12 Timeless Wardrobe Essentials

I love a dash of neon or a fabulous sequin blazer just as much as the next girl but if there's one thing I've learned when it comes to your wardrobe workhorses; it's that classics are always in. A good bag or that perfectly worn in pair of riding boots can complete an outfit for years to come. Investing in quality is also a major do and we've taken the leg work out of finding just the right staples. Have a look at our round-up of twelve wardrobe classics that are a total must for your closet.

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DIY Holiday Jewels & Baubles

With the holidays coming up, its nice to have some fun accessories on hand to add a little glam to your festive wear. These are some ideas that be made from some basic supplies! For more fun DIY projects, you can head over to my blog In Honor of Design and check out the DIY Gallery. Tulle or Sheer Fabric Needle and Thread Flat headed Bobby Pins Vintage Buttons or Pearls Rhinestone appliques Old Brooches Elastic trim...

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Dressing For Thanksgiving from Damsel in Dior

My stomach is already growling with thoughts of turkey & dressing this November. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of year, not only for the gathering of family and friends but also for the fun ways you can layer up your wardrobe. I tend to steer on the more casual side of dressing for Thanksgiving but even if it means just adding a piece of bling, there should always be a bit of flair incorporated into...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Mimi Ikonn

When I'm looking for a fab recipe, I turn to Joy the Baker. For a top notch cocktail? Freutcake of course. But when it comes to fashion, the sweet Mimi Ikonn is my gal. The girl is always chic, always classy, and never without a serious dose of style.

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