Stories by Tiffanie Petett

You Told Us: Why Your Mom is a Total Beauty

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and just like there's so much more to the special Sunday in May than brunches, flowers and greeting cards, there's so much more to Mom than free rides to school and soccer practice, home-cooked meals each night, and putting up with years of terrible teen angst (sorry, Mom). Those rank high on the "why moms are the best" list, but truth is, there are endless reasons why moms are beautiful and make the ultimate role models.   read more


Fringe Fest: Tassels Take Over Coachella

The only thing more fun about a trend making a comeback is when it is reinvented in a way that's so fresh, anyone can pull it off. Take fringe, for instance. The tasseled trim usually reserved for Western flair, Gatsby-esque flappers, and free-spirited hippies is reemerging with a chicer -- and, dare we say, almost classic -- aesthetic. Labels like Valentino and Celine gave the look staying power with the launch of their spring/summer collections, which featured patent leather wallets and boho bags with ornate fringe detailing. As predicted, the trickle-down tassel effect is flooding the music festival scene this year. "It" girls like Poppy Delevigne and Fergie showed off their version of fringe at Coachella -- making it the coolest revival since the cat-eye.   read more


These Boots Were Made for Puddle Jumping

Spring has sprung and we're oh so ready to toss our heavy winter boots in favor of open toe wedges. However, when the weather calls for gray skies and rain dripping down window panes, the last thing we want to do is throw on a pair of pricey leather sandals.   read more


24 Fitness Mantras More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

You've kicked off your shoes, slumped onto the couch and turned on "Real Housewives" -- again. This, after you promised yourself you'd hit the gym after work. But when trash TV, leftover pad thai and a glass of pinot beckons, there's no way you're trading all that for a sports bra and treadmill. Hey, who are we to judge? We've all been there.   read more


Waisted Elegance: Add Polish With Statement Belts

With all of the flowy silhouettes of whimsical maxi dresses and billowy palazzo pants trending this season, it makes sense that statement belts are also on the hit-list this spring. Skip the jewelry; these bold, bigger-is-better accessories are the way to bring your outfit to the next level. From basic neutrals to colorful pastels and metallic accents, these oversized belts add punch and polish to your look while giving extra definition to the waist.   read more


Doobies, Pineappling and Sisterlocks: What Natural Hair Care Really Means

"It's been two years since my first BC, and although my TWA is packed with gorgeous 3AB curls, I can't help but think my transition to long hair will take little more than a protective hairstyle and pineappling."   read more


Try This: Curly Twisted Pin-Up

For girls with natural hair, styling can be tricky. Wearing it down works only if your dead ends aren't obnoxiously frizzled and your curls are smooth enough not to seem unkempt. Opting for an updo is the easiest go-to in this case, but what happens when your hair isn't long enough to throw up into the all-purpose top knot? YouTube blogger The Chic Natural asked herself those very questions and came up with a wide range of completely doable styles for short to medium haircuts. She demonstrates how to get the looks in these super easy (and binge-worthy) natural hairstyle tutorials. Plus, her styles are so versatile, you can wear them to the office, happy hour or even a weekend soiree. One of her looks we're currently obsessed with: this curly twisted pin-up.   read more


Everything Is Illuminated: Must-Get Iridescent Accessories

We hope you have your sunglasses handy because it's about to get bright this spring. We're not talking about the punchy florals that crop up this time every year. Rather, glowy iridescent fabrics turned every spring/summer runway into a shiny metallic and rainbow laser show. And now, fashion bloggers and A-listers are ablaze with their own take on Fashion Week's holographic trend.   read more


7 Genius Ways to Nix Hair Shrinkage for Good

Celebrities have done it. Runway models have done it. Even fiercely chic socialites have dabbled in the natural hair movement. If there's anything the big and beautiful trend has taught us, it's that it doesn't matter if you're a budding beauty blogger or the kid sister to Beyoncé -- embracing your God-given kinky hair and curly spirals is inspiring. Some who've grown tired of chemical treatments and damaging weaves say the hairstyle trend has even helped them to identify their true self.   read more


How to Pull Off a Twisted Side Fro Hawk

When we say styling natural hair takes time, effort and patience, we mean it. But would our favorite naturalistas change it for the world? Not a chance. Take YouTube phenom Helecia, otherwise known as iKnowlee on her channel. Famous for her braid outs, twist outs, updos and other natural hair video tutorials, this girl has racked up nearly 100,000 subscribers. One of the signature looks we're loving: her twisted side fro hawk.   read more


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