Stories by Amanda Montell

9 Statement Belts That Will Upgrade Your Outfit

In a perfect world, every outfit would be both figure-flattering and on-trend. But that isn't always easy to accomplish -- until now. Thanks to our favorite new accessories trend, a stunning silhouette with stylish flair is as easy as buckling a belt.   read more

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9 Workouts for Better Sex

Let's talk about sex. Sometimes, especially as women, we have a rough time fulfilling our potential for pleasure. "It comes down to energy and inhibitions," says sex therapist and author, Dr. Jane Greer, PhD. "For women, inhibitions flow from feeling uncomfortable with our bodies." She says that insecurity is the primary reason why women struggle to enjoy sex. Luckily, there's an easy cure: Exercise.   read more

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7 Reasons Your Earrings Shouldn't Match

Matching earrings are so 2014. Here, get inspired by the latest asymmetrical trend   read more

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11 Chic Ways to Accessorize With Fringe

Traditionally, fringe has been the uniform of cowboys and cowgirls, flappers and flower children. But that doesn't mean fringe should be relegated to the costume closet. In fact, this season fringe is everywhere -- and the aesthetic is edgy, playful and bohemian.   read more

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What I Learned From a 6 a.m. Rave

It's 6 o'clock in the morning. Ungodly, unfamiliar 6 o'clock in the morning. I'm sitting in the backseat of my Uber ride -- a conspicuous Kelly green Scion -- sipping a papaya Vitamin Water and coasting toward Downtown Los Angeles. Eyewitness News plays on TV screens imbedded in the back of each headrest, a feature my driver tells me he added extra. He offers me Tic Tacs and tissues. I deny both. I am trying hard to focus on the horizon, to stay awake, to prepare myself.   read more

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Must-Follow Beauty Rules for Getting Ahead at Work

To climb the career ladder, an Ivy League degree and intellectual prowess certainly help, but -- fair or not -- studies show that for women, beauty matters too.   read more

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The Only Way to Wear Ankle Boots This Season

Socks and sandals? No way. Socks and ankle boots? Yes. Don't believe us? Take it from the likes of designers Tory Burch and Josie Natori, as well as style icons Grace Mahary, Gizele Oliveira and Jennifer Anniston -- socks with ankle boots are a major trend this season. It may be hard to wrap your head around such a sock-centric look at first, but trust us. Whether you pair them with a midi pencil skirt or cropped boyfriend jeans, this is the only way to wear ankle boots in 2015. Read on for all the inspo you'll need to style socks with ankle boots in the chicest way possible.   read more

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This Is What Beauty Looks Like Around the World

Pay close enough attention, and you'll find that everyone on the planet can be divided into the following two categories: Those that be, and those that observe.   read more

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8 Structured Handbags We're Drooling Over

You don't have to belong to a country club or live on Central Park West to add one of these structured, ladylike handbags to your collection. In fact, structured bags are the hot bag this season. We've spotted the trend on the catwalk, the silver screen and all over the fashion blogosphere.   read more

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10 Stylish Pieces to Help You Ease Into Spring

1. Eyeglasses by Chillibeans USA, the YACHT Collection, $70

These are a must for spring. They are superhip and look incredible with any outfit.   read more

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