Stories by Tiffanie Petett

19 Reasons to Get Coordinated This Season

All of a sudden, there's no such thing as being too matchy-matchy. The coordinates trend started out as a fashion week wow-factor with Balenciaga's modern shapes, Alice + Olivia's beach-ready basics and Topshop's graphic designs, and has now become a spring fashion trend that anyone can pull off. The combos we're loving: collarless coats with shorts, sporty vests with cigarette pants, crop tops with pencil skirts and sleek jackets with high-waist shorts, to name a few.   read more

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8 Things to Know Before Getting a Curly Haircut

There are a million reasons why styling curly hair is more difficult than styling straight hair -- the products, the curl manipulation, and ensuring they all look the same for (at least) most of the day. Not to mention the whole length issue (shrinkage, anyone?). Which is why finding someone who can cut curly hair without butchering it requires more than a neighborhood Yelp search. It requires research -- knowing exactly how to get the perfect haircut with hair so full of personality.   read more

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Holed Everything: The Perforated Pieces You Need Now

With sheer, cutout and cropped fashion trends emerging as the season warms up, perforation has entered as an edgy-meets-elegant alternative. A sophisticated step up from see-through details like lace or fishnet, the perforated trend makes showing a little skin possible in the classiest way.   read more

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10 Mani-Pedi Color Combos to Try

Truth moment: I have about a million (OK, 87) nail polishes on a rack under my bathroom sink. I wear about three of them on a regular basis. Blame it on my incessant nail biting or my fear of being too trendy, but that's the truth. And when it comes to pairing polishes for my DIY mani-pedi, it's a process. I question everything -- "What if it's too dark? Does this work for the office?"   read more

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7 Waterproof Makeup Picks You'll Actually Love

The season of pool parties, beach vacations and outdoor excursions comes with plenty of opportunities for your makeup to smear or streak. But that's no reason to go bare-faced this summer. Instead of letting a little heat, humidity or water ruin your makeup fun, keep your face in place with these seven waterproof makeup picks that you'll love so much, you may even wear them year-round.   read more

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The Bag We're Adding to Our Bucket List

There are two accessory pieces that first come to mind when we start transitioning our wardrobes for warm weather -- shoes and bags. While we couldn't be more excited to toss our rainboots to the side and break out the sandal wedges and cozy espadrilles, truth is, the newest crop of spring handbags has us lusting for our next tote. Namely, bucket bags.   read more

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Genius 3-Product Makeup Looks

You just got an invitation to an exclusive after-work event. Only problem: It's tonight and you left your makeup bag at home.   read more

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Stroll the Boardwalk in Summer's Cutest Espadrilles

Your summertime footwear options probably look something like this: flip flops or strappy sandals. Fair enough. After months of being trapped in socks, tights, boots and sneakers, your feet are dying to break free. But the warmer weather isn't solely reserved for poolside lounging and barefoot activities, which is why comfy and cute espadrilles are a must for any summer closet.   read more

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27 African-American and Latina Beauty Bloggers You Need to Know Now

Sometimes, we beauty junkies can't help it. To get inspiration (or a time-consuming Friday distraction) we turn to bloggers for the coolest, most unique beauty ideas.   read more

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Must-Have Products to Make Pores Do a Disappearing Act

Poor pores. Even though they're essential for a healthy complexion (they release protective oils onto the surface of your skin), we like to think we'd be better off without them. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a myth that we can shrink our pores down to micro size. Their magnitude is largely determined by our genes. The good news is, treating skin right (hello, daily sunscreen!) can help keep pore size in check. The rest comes down to sleight of hand. Here, the 10 latest and greatest products to help make your pores do a disappearing act.   read more

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