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Best Dressed Blogger: Molly of A Piece of Toast

I've been lucky enough to get to know the sisters behind the fabulous blog A Piece of Toast over the course of the last few years  and, throughout that time, I've come to realize that these girls are as sweet as they are stylish. But I really didn't know just how stylish they were until they started posting some of their beautiful every day outfits. Consider me smitten and totally blown away! These two are a class act. And lucky for...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Girlcrush

Sarah and I actually attended the same high school and the same university for a brief moment in time. We both knew of each other but never really formed a friendship for whatever reason. Fast forward to eight years later, Sarah now lives on the west coast, me on the east, and we somehow stumbled upon each other via the wonderful world of blogging. With a few back and forth email exchanges, we become fast friends and the rest, as...

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Essential Fall Fashion

So I tried to chat with mother nature on everyone's behalf, but unfortunately there isn't much we can do about the weather slowly transitioning from summer to fall. And since it seems we have to accept the inevitable, we might as well dress the part, am I right? So here are a few of my personal favourite fall essentials. And after spending some time on my virtual shopping list, I'm kind of feeling better...

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How to Tie a Bow Tie (or ‘Tie Him Up’) from Annie Dean

Tying a bow tie is one of those things that might not be an every day occurrence, but I can assure you that it will likely come in handy at some point in your life. I mean, everyone should attend a gala every now and again (right?!) Luckily for the bow tie inept amongst us (ahem, myself), we have people like Annie Dean who can walk us through all of these...

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Wearing White After Labor Day

Hello loves. We hope that you're all taking some time to relax with friends, cook up something amazing and toast to a beautiful Summer. We're talking Labor Day Whites here on SMP today because as far as I'm concerned, whoever came up with the rule that wearing white after labor day is a no-no is sorely mistaken. And to prove it, I've rounded up a few Fall approved white-inspired outfits that you will love.

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Best Dressed Blogger: Barefoot Blonde

Some may say Jen Aniston. Others may go with Blake Lively or Jennifer Lawrence or Mila Kunitz. But my girl crush? Is decidedly Amber Fillerup of Barefoot Blonde. Aside from the fact that she is absurdly gorgeous with style for days, she also doesn't seem to take herself too seriously and allows fashion to be a wildly individual sport. Plus she's kind of a bad ass. And today she's sharing her fashion genius with us mere mortals in her...

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5 Ways to Wear Summer Sequins from The Glitter Guide

If you're like us than you can sort of call yourself a GGS...aka, a Glitter Guide Stalker. There is just something innately fabulous about everything that the lovely Taylor Sterling touches so when we get a chance to chat with her about what she does best, well we jump. Really, really high! So today, Taylor is breaking the code for all things...

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Behind the Scenes with Geminola

If you're a Sex and the City or Girls fan, you may have heard the name Geminola in the past. Miss Carrie Bradshaw has been known to wear a Lorraine Kirke original in her time, and Jessa Johansson (Lorraines daughter!) donned one of her frocks during that infamous wedding scene not long ago. But if you haven't yet had the pleasure of getting to know this incredible designer, allow me to make your...

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DIY Jewelry Tray

Over time, it's easy to let your jewelry get jumbled in a pile on your dresser! When I have jewelry in drawers, I tend to forget what pieces I own. This is an easy (and space efficient!) DIY that allows you to organize your jewels in the prettiest way. For more DIY inspiration, you can head over to my blog, In Honor of Design. 3 floral...

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New York City Fashion with Bryce Covey Photography

New York City and love - they simply go hand and hand. So it's only natural that this vibrant locale would act as the perfect backdrop for this fashionable one year anniversary shoot. And this stylish couple has had me swooning from the get go. From their simple yet suave attire all the way to Priscilla's ruby red lip - these two would give even the most style savvy a run for their money. Captured by...

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The Beauty Department & Kristin Ess’ Top 10 Beauty Essentials

Truth be told, I'm not one who typically abides by "beauty essential" tips. With so much on the market and so many vastly different opinions, I usually prefer to stick to my own tried, tested and true rituals. But when we had the chance to catch up with the sweet & savvy Kristin Ess of the ever beloved Beauty Department, you better believe I was all ears. Because when a girls skin is this glowy, and her hair is that luxurious, you...

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3 WAYS TO STYLE LEATHER SHORTS

I live in denim shorts during the summer but too much of a good thing can get, well, boring.  So lately I've been mixing it up with leather shorts and finding they're surprisingly almost as versatile as denim shorts!  They're so easily dressed up or down and I've been playing around with various fun ways to style them.  Below I've shown three different looks, and there's a bonus 4th look on my blog, A House in the Hills.  So, what do...

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From Flowers to Fashion: THE GIVEAWAY

So now for the really good stuff. We had so much fun with our From Flowers to Fashion feature that A. we put together a video montage because doesn't every epic afternoon need a video montage? and B. we've decided to give away some pretty to one lucky reader! Yep, see all of the details below and if you're interested, check out the behind the scenes details below. The Prize: One very lucky reader will score a pre-selected...

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From Flowers to Fashion

I have to admit, being a blogger sometimes has some serious perks. Like when you get to sort through a rack of gorgeous clothes- because your working on a fashion story of course - and play dress up all day long. So here's the story. The other day, we did a big photoshoot here at my house. And, the flowers that we commissioned from Foret specifically for that shoot were so gorgeous, we wanted to make them work a little harder for us. So we came up with...

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Activewear Round-up: Under $40

Ok so since we're on a bit of a health kick today, we thought it'd be fun to round-up some of our favourite inexpensive workout gear. To be completely honest, my choice in workout attire is abysmol at best. You know those t-shirts they hand out at basketball games and other such events? Yeah. It's not a pretty sight. But what I didn't realize was that CUTE activewear can be found at a variety of price...

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Summer Dress Round-Up (under $50!)

So our inexpensive summer sandal round-up was such a hit, we thought we'd carry on the tradition but, this time, set our sights on dresses. That's right, we've got summer frocks of all kinds rounded up right here, and the best part? They're all under $50 (which is music to my frugal ears!)...

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DIY Velvet Jewelry Tray

The organizational nut within me is all sorts of excited about this next project. It's actually made from a wooden silverware tray, so it's really more of an upcycle project than anything else. That means it doesn't require any wood working skills - just a lot of hot glue! It's supremely easy and gives you all sorts of fun little compartments to ensure that your baubles stay in line (because there's nothing...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Could I Have That?

The best part about blogging is, bar none, the people you get to "meet" along the way. Miss Samantha of Could i Have That? is one such person. I've had the pleasure of getting to know her throughout the last little while and I'm here to say that the girl is as sweet as she is stylish. And,honestly? She's really, really, really stylish. Just take a look at some of her favourite...

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Best Dressed Bloggers: A House in the Hills

Next up on our Best Dressed Blogger list is the fabulous Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills. I'm pretty certain she need not an introduction as these pictures speak for themselves (hello gorgeous!) This girl has more style in her pinky...

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Summer Sandal Round-Up (Under $50!)

Putting together these fashion round-ups is always terribly dangerous for my wallet. In large, I try my best to avoid shopping altogether (I tend to splurge on travel in lieu of clothes), but it doesn't mean that I don't covet pretty fashion finds on the regular. The good news is that, at these prices, I could easily tuck a few of these guys in my shopping cart without doing a ton of damage. Give your toes a...

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