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29 Apr

7 STYLECASTER Staffers Share Incredible Vintage Photos Of Their Stylish Moms

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We really ought to give our mamas more credit. Besides the obvious fact that they gave birth to us and raised us into capable adults (seriously, how?), our dear mothers also inadvertently taught us some serious fundamentals in dressing. Think back to how their personal styles—from their penchant for elegant pearls to owning the “mom jeans” look before they became a fashion trend—have seemingly permeated into our own.

So in honor of Mother’s Day, seven STYLECASTER staffers shared their favorite vintage photos of their stylish mothers. Click through the slideshow above to read how our own style has been influenced by our moms, what makes their look so timeless, and how their style is still aspirational today.
Read more: http://stylecaster.com/vintage-mom-photos/#ixzz47B5EMtyb

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29 Apr

7 Summer Sandals Every Woman Should Own

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Summer: the season of outdoor dining, rosé, and, unfortunately, sweaty feet. When the heat kicks in closed-toe shoes are not an option, but this year's crop of sandals will make you forget what an ankle boot even looks like. Check out our comprehensive guide to the seven must-have sandals every woman should have stocked in her closet this season.

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THE DAY-TO-NIGHT BLOCK HEEL
These are the sandals you'll wear all through Summer and even deep into fall. They. Go. With. Everything. The low, comfy heel will work with you all day, from the office to happy hour to dinner and finally to an I-shouldn't-be-doing-this-but-who-cares nightcap.

Sandro Avril Sandals, $470; sandro-paris.com

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29 Apr

How To Get Everyone’s Attention (and Stay Comfortable) For A Night Out

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If you've ever had the urge to go out but chose to stay in simply because you couldn't force yourself to remove your comfy outfit, you're not alone. Well, dear reader, we're here to tell you that you may never have to face that common predicament again. We've spotted a slew of celebs as of late wearing comfortable outfits out at night that are still effortlessly cool enough to turn heads and garner compliments.We’ve rounded up ten must-see fashion films, featuring Wes Anderson x Prada, Aubrey Plaza x Los Angeles–based brand Co, and Chloë Sevigny x Sia’s dancing darling, Maddie Ziegler, just to name a few.

KRS PRESSE, SLASH
KRS PRESSE, SLASH

Pair a leather jacket and slip dress with sneakers.

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29 Apr

9 Spring Manicure Shades That Prove Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Lately, we’re feeling blue. The expressive color has taken over spring makeup bags everywhere, and we can’t help but notice that the hue has also migrated to many a set of chic fingernails. This isn’t the angsty cyan that graced your rebellious, un-manicured hands in the mid-’90s, however—the new blues are softer, more delicate, and all-around gorgeous. For a sophisticated take on the modern blue nail, “opt for a squoval shape on short or medium nails,” says New York City manicurist Jin Soon Choi, referring to a hybrid of square and oval. “In general, blue polish is very easy to wear since it is flattering on almost all skin types.” But those with lighter complexions, take note: “Faded pigments will clash...
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28 Apr

Bogotá Restaurants That Only the Locals Know About

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From bustling food carts that are upending traditional street food to the opening of innovative, high-concept restaurants, the food scene in Colombia’s energetic capital is on the rise. “When I was growing up, it was hard to go out for a decent meal,” recalls Yasmin Sabet, Bogotá native and designer of chic Colombian accessories brand Mola Sasa. “Now there’s a profusion of hip restaurants popping up every day. At the most popular spots, it’s become tough to get a table, even on a Monday!” And while Sabet has plenty of love for the city’s classics like established Casa Vieja, which serves up dishes such as ajiaco (a hearty Andean soup) in an old colonial mansion, and the wildly convivial and kitschy...
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28 Apr

No More Excuses: Just One Minute Of Intense Exercise May Be All You Need

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There are so many ways to justify skipping the gym, and time constraints are just one of them— locking down 30 minutes or an hour of your day to hit up a $35 barre class or get acquainted with the treadmill is a commitment. But new research out of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has found that just one minute of “all-out” exertion may have the same benefits as 45 minutes of more moderate exercise. Impatient types and begrudging gym-goers, rejoice. The 12-week study recruited 27 sedentary men, some of whom were assigned sprint interval training (SIT) and others assigned moderate intensity continuous training (MICT). SIT entails three 20-second “all-out” cycle sprints, a 2-minute warmup, a 3-minute cool down, and two...
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28 Apr

Chloë Sevigny Reinvents the Schoolgirl Look for Grown-Ups

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It’s finally spring, and leg-baring season is in full swing on both coasts. One silhouette that’s proving popular among A-listers right now is the schoolgirl minidress. Spotted outside the Dior show on Olivia Palermo, and then again onNatalia Vodianova, the playground favorite has been adopted by Hollywood’s chicest. The fit-and-flared look is particularly flattering on actress Chloë Sevigny, who was seen out in New York earlier this week. Sevigny’s turtleneck layering trick was a nod to ’90s supermodels such as Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell. The gilded buckle at the waist of her dress added a hint of contrast, while to-the-knee socks and lace-up booties had classic classroom charm.   From Vogue...
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28 Apr

The Celeb Way To Make A Graphic T-Shirt And Jeans Look Incredible

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Fact: A vintage tee and faded jeans ensemble is downright cool. There’s no denying that. What isn’t always such an easy feat, however, is making the casual outfit also look polished and effortlessly put together. That requires a skillful set of styling tricks. For the need-to-knows about making a graphic tee–and-jeans combo look chic, we’re taking notes from Emma Roberts, who recently stepped out in her own variation that we can’t help but love.

Pull the look off like Roberts, with two simple tweaks:

1. Front-tuck your tee to define the waistline and avoid looking sloppy.

2. Drape an on-trend piece of outwear, such as an army or bomber jacket, over your shoulders for an instantly more stylish approach.

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28 Apr

10 Lapel Pins On Etsy That Your Denim Jacket Needs

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As winter has turned to spring, I’ve traded my big fluffy parka in and transitioned over to my vast collection of denim jackets. I’ve also decided that my denim needs a little dressing up — which means I’ve decided to up my flair game. I have gotten a few sew-on patches for some of my jackets, but one of these jackets is my dad’s from the ’70s, and I just can’t bring myself to alter it permanently. For pieces like my dad’s vintage Levi’s that I want to decorate but still preserve, I realized there’s only one answer — lapel pins. Once I came to this conclusion, I knew there was only one place to turn: Etsy. There I was — just a girl, sitting in front of...
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28 Apr

The Busy Girl’s Guide To Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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On any given day — heck, we’re not even talking about particularly long days — there are a whole host of obstacles that get in the way of cooking our own meals. Surely our intentions to save money, be aware of what goes into our food, and act on our creative impulses are good. But the sheer quantity of lists required is overwhelming. At minimum, there’s the recipes-to-try list, the grocery-shopping list, and the directions list. Though we suggest you adhere to the directions below, the three recipes here work for multiple meals while breezing past the recipe-hunting and frenzied-grocery-shopping steps. Each is made with ingredients like eggs, canned tuna, and Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing — the stuff that most...
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