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Summer’s Little Black Dress

The little black dress is something every girl probably has hanging in her closet but no need to ditch the dark colors for the summer months. Have a look at how to style an LBD for a summer wedding, a date night or even the beach courtesy of One Brass Fox. Her eyelet Rebecca Minkoff number inspired us to craft a list of our LBD...

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Summer’s 10 Commandments of Undone Hair

From messy buns and tousled waves to loose braids and even bedhead, the lived-in look is our favorite for summer hair. To nail this trend, we'll be following these 10 commandments for undone hair featured over at Sarah Sarna (an SMP favorite!). A born and raised California girl, Jennifer of HOMETOWN HEROINE reveals her secrets below! The 10 Commandments of Undone Hair 1. Do not strive...

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Rompers You’ll Want to Live In This Summer

Summer style is all about easy-to-wear pieces that keep you feeling (and looking) cool. It's time to give your sundresses a break and switch things up with the playful ease of a romper. Fashionable, flirty and fun, rompers are about to become your new...

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Summer Hair Playbook

With the glorious summer months almost upon us, it's unfortunately time to also start thinking about our ultimate summer hair enemy (for us East Coasters, at least): humidity. Have no fear, loves, because we rounded up some of our favorite top pinned and shared hairstyles from Pinterest and Facebook, to help you tame those summer tresses in the most...

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Chic and Classic French Twist

Here at SMP, we love discovering beautiful and classic hairstyles that are destined to join our list of favorites. This stunning french twist is an elegant girl's dream, and the best part is it only looks complicated! Learn how to master a classic french twist below!   Spray a hairbrush with hairspray and brush into a ponytail. Twist the hair and spray...

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Girls Weekend Getaway in Palm Springs

Is there anything better than a girls getaway? It easily ranks up at the top of my favorite things list, and this fun and fabulous look into Gal Meets Glam and Packed Party's time in Palm Springs from Vero Suh Photography has me aching to plan just such a...

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The Modern Day Festival Girl with PopSugar

Festival season is upon us. The Women's Project recently kicked off at Coachella with the ultimate celebrity and fashion blog, POPSUGAR, to create fresh, modern day looks for the unique evergreen girl. These days it's not all about the bohemian. While we got her cute gal team to model, Lisa Sugar gave us the 411 on how to get inspired for a day in the sun no matter your...

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Effortless Braid Inspiration for Summer

It's officially the time of year that we start dreaming about warmer days and flowy sundresses. And what goes perfectly with the long days of summer? Effortless braids of course! The chic and easy braid from Jennie Kay is the perfect answer to the lazy days ahead. Get all the step-by-steps in the video below!   Split your hair into three sections, the sides and the top, and clip the sides out of...

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Twisted Updo Inspiration

Beautiful updo's never fail to amaze us. Whether it's a sweeping style, an elegant bun, or a flowing ponytail, we're obsessed. And this stunningly twisted updo from Jennie Kay is no exception. It is quickly becoming one one of our must-haves for any occasion. Get ready to be awed by this gorgeous twisted updo in the video from Elysium Productions below!  ...

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Romantic Side Braid

With so many lovely braids filling my Pinterest boards lately, I think it is time to finally conquer this all-important art. This soft side braid is effortlessly pretty, and Jennie Kay's impressive hair skills prove that braids are definitely here to stay! Get inspired by this soft side braid in the video below!   Comb...

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Effortless Beach Waves

Believe it or not, warmer days are ahead. And we can't wait to let our hair down and bask in some sunshine! Beach waves are the perfect look for the season, but we can't all get to the beach for a dose of perfectly salty air. Instead, use a tapered curling wand, texture spray, and these tips from Jennie Kay Beauty for effortless beach waves (minus the beach)!   Clip the top section of hair up and out...

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Best Hairstyles At Any Age

No matter the age, ever girl needs a good hairstyle, but there are some hairstyles simply better fit depending on age. Let's face it, my grandma is likely not going to rock a fishtail braid, but would sport a chic button bob. Click through the gallery below to see the best hairstyle at any age!

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10 Tips for Your Best Fake Tan Ever

A fake tan is always a smart idea to get sun-kissed skin without the sun damage, but horror stories about Oompa Loompa orange skin, splotches and streaks make us wary of a bad fake-bake. Good thing Hello Natural has come to the rescue with these 10 essential tips for the best fake tan ever—it's a must-read for every wanna-be bronzed beauty, just in time for the warmer months! From Hello Natural...

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How to Fake a Blowout

While we'd all love to treat ourselves to a professional blowout multiple times a week, busy schedules and hectic lives often prevent this kind of pampering. But with Jennie Kay's awesome tips, you can get the perfect "fake" blowout right at home! Don't believe us? Get ready to be awed by this fake blowout in the video below!   Gather a "mohawk" section in the center of your head and separate this section...

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3 Spring Outerwear Trends to Try

Spring outerwear is a closet essential this time of year, especially since the weather tends to flip flop before committing to warmer temps. It’s always a good idea to have go-to pieces that you can throw on to combat the morning chill. We threw together our favorite jackets and kimonos that are totally cute and completely appropriate as we transition to spring and summer. xoxo Fashion Column Twins...

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5 Natural AHA Face Masks You Can Make At Home

If your skin needs a beauty boost, the easiest thing you can do is make your own face masks at home with a few fresh ingredients! We love these all-natural and tasty face mask recipes from Hello Natural, which use alpha hydroxy acids naturally found in fruit to gently exfoliate skin. Why not give it a go with these five AHA face masks, or check out Hello Natural for more DIY beauty ideas!

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Long Sleeve to Short Sleeve Refashion

We are so ready to shed our winter layers for breezy blouses and swingy skirts, but before you splurge on a new spring wardrobe you've got to check out this DIY from Merrick's Art! Even if you're lacking in seamstress skills, changing the sleeves of your long-sleeve tees is a lot easier than you think! Refashioning the sleeves is a simple way to update all your favorite shirts! Thanks to Merrick's step-by-step instructions, you won't have to spend...

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DIY Distressed Denim

Distressed jeans are one of those fashion trends that I've always been a little wary of. In stores, the jeans are always so full of holes that it's tough to justify buying a brand new pair. But it wouldn't be SMP if we didn't find a DIY solution to this fashion faux pas! DIY extraordinaire, Merrick's Art, shows you how to distress your own jeans right at home, ensuring they are exactly how you like!      ...

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Santa Cruz shopping tour + A Giveaway

Shopping and eating your way through Santa Cruz is a day well spent. This tour de force crafted by Beijos Events and Carlie Statsky is inspiration for a girl's day spent shopping at local boutiques, pit stops at a brewery and later for ice cream and all finished off with a bonfire on the beach. Get inspired to hit the streets ...

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Spring Trendspotting with Shopgirl

Finding the perfect trends to splurge on each season is always an important choice for your hard earned dollars. When The Women's Project got together at NYFW with shop-app founders of Shopgirl and jewelry designers of RJBijoux, we asked the oh-so stylish sisters Rena Leinov and...

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