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Urban Roots Pack

It's easy to get excited about the urban food revolution movement; fresh, local fruits and veggies taste so darn good. Show your support of wholesome, home-grown foods by slicking on a few tats from the Tater Tats Urban Roots Tattoo Pack. You can proudly wear your veggies on your sleeve at your local farmers market, while digging up your ripening tomatoes at home, or when you dine at a restaurant that serves entrees made with ingredients from nearby farms. (Just know that the tattoos stay put for a few days ... awkward when you make that Dairy Queen run to satisfy your processed sweets craving!)

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Lip Insurance Lip Primer

When our always impeccable-looking friend mentioned that she primes her lips before smoothing on color, we simultaneously cheered and groaned. On one hand, it means that an all-day perfect pucker is obtainable, but on the other hand, it means adding one more step to our morning beauty routines.

Luckily for you, we've already done the hard part of testing primers and have picked a winner. Lip Insurance Lip Primer from Two Faced goes on smoothly, dries almost instantly, and sets your lipstick to keep it looking fresh for hours. It takes about ten seconds to apply so you won't have to set your alarm for any earlier, either. (We whole-heartedly feel that sleep is your best beauty aid!)

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Which Beauty Box Subscription Is Right For You?

By Chantel Delulio

The beauty box is perhaps the perfect little indulgence. Once a month you come home to find a surprise on your doorstep chock full of fun new pretties. Beauty subscriptions are a great way to get products you might have bought anyway at a discount as well as discover new products to love without committing to the full-size price tag.

But with so many options out there, which do you choose?

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Drugstore Makeup Products: Can They Be Better Than Their High-End Counterparts?

By Angela Germano

As an avid makeup wearer, I completely understand the appeal of expensive, high-end makeup. But just because I can understand them, doesn't mean that I can afford them, or, to a degree, understand actually using them, instead of sitting on top of them like a fancy dragon's horde. I almost exclusively wear drugstore, low-end drugstore at that, makeup, because I can't justify spending that much money, no matter how amazing it is, for something that you actually wash money down the drain with every nightly face-washing.

Anyone who is interested in makeup at all has heard about the Naked palettes, god's gift to eye parts. Smashbox products and NARS lipsticks are spoken of with the same reverence. But, as nice as they look in pictures, they're all quite expensive, with each Naked palette costing roughly $50. Benefit products, especially their They're Real line and facial care products, are also viewed the same way, with the same basic price-range. MAC is the go-to for bright eyeshadows, that people prefer for their high-quality pigmentation, also in the same price-range.


Elise Ryan Lace Kimono Sleeve Top

With billowing lace sleeves, a loose, peasant-like fit, and a figure-flattering peplum waist, this Lace Kimono Sleeve Top from Elise Ryan is most definitely a wardrobe winner. It's an eye-catching blouse - dressed down as easily as it can be dressed up. Winner combos, if you as us? A slim, knee-length pencil skirt in one of fall's Pantone colors (We're thinking marsala or cashmere rose) and a pair of navy heels, or slim-cut boyfriend jeans and casual, lace-up canvas shoes. Layer on a few long necklaces if you're going casual to add a little bit of polish to your look.

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Creator Crushes: Madalynne

By Rachael Levitt

[ Who ]
Maddie Flanigan, 27-year-old professional blogger, freelance photographer and seamstress. A former technical designer for Anthropologie knits, sweaters and intimates and the company's current internal blogger, Maddie knows pretty.

[ What ]
Anyone who sews knows creating intimates can be brutally difficult (Lace! Elastic! Wires?!) but Maddie provides tutorials and lessons on pattern making, sewing and construction with gorgeous photos to inspire and instruct.

[ Why ]

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Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant

We know you claim to like autumn for its pumpkin-flavored beverages and sleek leather boots, but we've got your number. Cooler weather means a decrease in vigilant body odor maintenance. Don't get us wrong, bathing is essential no matter what season, but that sticky, pungent scent starts to fade as soon as the temps drop. You can switch from your clinical strength anti-perspirant to something a little lighter, like this Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant.

The formula is soft and floral-scented, and ideal for days when you feel confident that you won't be sweating through your tee. Don't get us wrong -- it'll still keep you dry if you find yourself facing a sweat-inducing situation, but you'll find that you reach for this particular deodorant when you want to add a sophisticated, perfume-y scent to your skin.

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5 Under $100 Bags to Add a Pop of Color to Your Fall Wardrobe

By Chantel Delulio

The signs of fall are all around us. School's back in session. We're only two weeks out from the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And the time has come for breaking out the muted colors and heavy fabric side of your wardrobe. But if you're feeling a little resistant to the changing of the seasons you can still add a cheery pop of color to your wardrobe without looking like you've forgotten what part of the calendar we're in.

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Yes, #RockTheCrop Right Into Fall

By Kirsten Clodfelter

We have a little over a month of summer left and you'd better believe I'm hanging on for dear life. One trend I'm hoping to see make the transition into fall is crop tops, especially as a talisman back to the awesome and empowered #RockTheCrop campaign.

In a summer issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, creative director Adam Glassman forgot what year it was for a second and answered a question about the wearability of crop tops with this little gem: "If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one."

Tamar Anitai, a writer from Brooklyn, snapped a pic of the offending column and shared it on Instagram with a note about body shaming. 

Wrote Anitai, "We can wear and do and be ANYTHING that makes us feel strong, powerful, passionate, and in charge of our own destinies." 

Hell yes.

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Scallop Lace Pencil Skirt

It's almost time to switch over your wardrobe from easy-breezy summer staples to their thicker and darker fall counterparts. (We'll give you a moment to mourn the passing of warm weather.) If you're still in denial, this Topshop Scallop Lace Pencil Skirt may help ease your transition.

The cobalt shade and classic shape are the perfect complement to dark heels and a leather trench coat while the lace overlay and sweetly scalloped edging is reminiscent of your favorite summer fashion trends. It's the best of both worlds, and the flattering cut will have you embracing both the skirt and the inevitable season change.

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5 Times Kendall Jenner Proved She Deserves a Place In the Fashion World

By Cailyn Cox

Kendall Jenner is the model of the moment, and she's proved many times that she's not just making waves in the fashion world because of her famous family.

Below are five times Kendall Jenner let the industry know
she's a force to be reckoned with:

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4 Fall Workwear Staples Your Wardrobe Can't Do Without

By Christina Broat

Some days, the only thing I like about having a j-o-b is the ability to justify buying new clothes because "I could totally wear this to work!" Of course, the item in my hand is usually something that happens to be a cute impulse buy rather than a carefully considered addition to my work wardrobe. This behavior explains why I have a closet full of vaguely work-appropriate clothes that never really come together in a polished look. If this sounds all too familiar, consider adding in these key pieces to pull together your professional look for fall.

Here are four items that will polish your work wardrobe for fall:

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Rhodes Blazer In Italian Wool

Who says your fall outerwear has to be dark and muted? The Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool offers a striking splash of orange-red on a classically tailored canvas. The contrast felt on the collar makes for such a fantastic detail you'll have no choice but to pop that collar.

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Dress Like An Empress: Saks Collaborates on 'Empire' Inspired Collection

By Chantel Delulio

Since its premiere Empire has proven to be both a TV and music mega-hit. Now, through a collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue, the television phenomenon has set its sights on conquering the fashion world as well. Almost as if it were establishing some sort of all encompassing realm, or collection of territories gathered under the authority of one supreme leader ...

How can you dress like Cookie?

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The Best East Asian Stores For Cheap Fashion Scores

By Angela Germano

Amazon is incredibly full of companies from Asia, that sell everything from shoes and clothes to toys and electronics' accessories. Some of the companies aren't worth it, and have the same quality as old Apple cables. But there are a significant number of companies that sell quality items, including knock-offs of high-end items, for those of us that don't sleep on a mattress stuffed with money.

But what sites have the best quality to low-cost ratio?