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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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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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