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How to Pack Light and Still Have Everything You Need (Yes, It's Possible)

Hitting the sweet spot between over- and underpacking is one of the trickiest travel lessons of all. Even seasoned travelers can find themselves with …

Clothing

14 BBQ hacks that will definitely come in handy this summer

Condiment tips and tricks at the ready!<p>If you're planning a summer BBQ or need a little inspiration to throw one, look no further than our 14 best tips for becoming a barbecue boss.<p>1. Run out of firelighters? Doritos work just as well! Yes, really.<p>2. Remember Ross's 'moist maker' in Friends? …

The nightclubs where you should go dancing in Chicago

1<p>Bars, Lounges<p>Smart Bar<p>This subterranean club adjacent to Metro is a testament to Chicago's storied dance music history, hosting a weekly Sunday …

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This Turkish Lingerie Brand Is a Success Everywhere—Except in Turkey

Turkey has recently popped up on the fashion industry’s radar. This past Paris Fashion week, Natalia Vodianova stepped out in a red leather dress by the Turkish designer and LVMH prize nominee Dilara Findikoglu. And last week Istanbul celebrated the best of Turkish design during its own Fashion …

What to Wear to Work, From Women Who Have It Figured Out

How to build your 9-to-5 wardrobe without going broke.<p>Whether you’re just starting out or having been doing the daily grind for a while, getting dressed for work can be a struggle. You want to wear something that shows people how awesome you are at your job without actually taking the focus off …

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7 Trends All Stylish Girls Will Wear in the Next 3 Months

With New York Fashion Week just days away, you can bet our editors are busy nailing down their outfits. And while we prep our own ensembles, it's …

Apparently Chicagoans don't know how to party

You may recall a few months ago we unveiled findings from our global survey that showed Chicago really is the best city for having it all. We've got …

Five Spring 2017 Shoe Trends That Turned ‘Ugly’ Styles Into Chic Shoes

Designers love to shock and awe. And for spring ’17, that attitude definitely marched on, with labels showcasing surprising footwear collections that …

Footwear

Pre-Fall Collections 2017: Fashion Trends to Look for This Year

In the time between September and February Fashion Weeks—between Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter lines—there’s pre-fall. Designers unveil these smaller capsule collections in less formal runway shows, presentations, trunk shows, or parties.<p>Aesthetically, pre-fall offers a preview of designs to come …

7 Healthy Hot Drinks to Sip on a Cold Day

Wintertime calls for comforting, soothing hot drinks like cocoa and tea — but they don't have to be unhealthy! With these recipes, you can sip on your favorites all season long, without any worry about your diet.

The Best Home Decor Sites for Renters Photos

Some of the most frequent advice we hear from designers like Bunny Williams and Jay Jeffers is to buy what you love and collect over time. While we certainly appreciate the look of a home layered through the years, that's a much more challenging task for renters. If you're looking to furnish a …

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When I was younger, the mother of one of my friends, who was in her late 30s or maybe 40s, was what we’d now call ‘hot’: lithe, tanned, beautiful. ‘She’s got the body of an 18-year-old,’ another friend whispered once as Charlie’s mum went by in tennis whites and ankle socks.<p><i>18ct gold plated vermeil</i> …

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Meet the Brilliant Women Behind Your Favorite Apps

The 10 phenomenal females responsible for your iPhone addiction.<p>Inspiring women in the tech space are no longer few and far between. Exhibit A: These ten geniuses, responsible for some of the apps you can't live without. Move over, Evan Spiegel: our favorite game-changers are girls.

Houston’s 12 Essential Breakfast Spots

Where to eat the most important meal of the day<p>Brunch may get a lot of shine, but breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Whether a boozy place to spend a lazy Saturday morning is in order or a quick spot for good pastries and coffee is what you seek, these 12 essential breakfast …

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9 Winter Fashion Rules You Should Definitely Break

With the whole no-white-after-labor-day rule having finally met its demise, a slew of other fashion commandments have come under scrutiny. But why should someone else’s seasonal clothing regulations damper your cold-weather swagger? Fall and winter seem to be hit the hardest with painfully outdated …

Look Taller Using These 9 Easy Styling Tricks

Tall or petite, we could all benefit from a few extra inches from time to time. While we don't have a magic trick to *actually *make you grow taller, these easy styling tips and tricks will make it look as though you had a growth spurt overnight! Scroll through the 11 wardrobe changes to live by to …

Clothing

The Korean Style Trend You Have to Try With Your Bestie

The streets of Seoul never cease to serve as an unparalleled source of fashion inspiration. It’s where an adventurous spirit is highly encouraged and WTF trends totally fly (much to our delight). As always, there was no shortage of noteworthy style moments to be seen during the Spring/Summer 2016 …

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23 Amazing Ways to Melt Fat with Tea

What if we told you we’d discovered the most effective weight-loss tool in the world—a weapon that works for everyone, costs just pennies a day, is …

What the Shape of Your Lips Says About You

Your pout is a window to ... something.<p>"The most important thing your lips speak to is [what you're like] in relationships and how giving you are," says Jean Haner, an expert in face reading and author of <i>The Wisdom of Your Face</i>. "You were born with the features you have for a reason — every feature …

8 Ways to Use Leftover Rice

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple demonstrates Kristen Kish’s smart way to turn cooked rice into crispy crackers. If …

How to Tuck Your Shirt Like a Street Style Pro

Like any decent styling trick, the art of tucking in your shirt is easy to learn yet will elevate any look to stylish new heights. But not all the …

13 Work Outfit Ideas for the First Day of Fall

September 23 marks the first official day of fall and as we've established, transitional weather is ideal for layering—even with your work outfits. It's time to swap out those cotton T-shirts for thin sweaters, and take out those lightweight jackets and coats.<p>We're currently drawing style …

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Differences Between French-Girl Style and American Style

Ah, French-girl style. The nation's street style stars always look so effortlessly elegant, and the je ne sais quoi factor is real—how do they make skinny jeans and a T-shirt look like the world's most fashionable outfit? To shed some light on French style secrets, we connected with Vestiaire …

How to Style a Poncho in the Chicest Way Possible

We've never been sold on the poncho—the name alone gives us pause—but in the last year, the cozy sweater has crossed our minds on more than one …

Nice Bootie: 15 Fall Pairs

This is not the season of your average black ankle boot—shop 15 pairs that make basic look like a bad word.<p>This is not the season of your average black ankle boot—shop 15 pairs that make basic look like a bad word.

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13 Wardrobe Staples You Need to Dress Like an It-Girl

Oh, to be an It-girl. One day they’re enjoying a glamorous vacation in the Bahamas, the next they’re posting party pics with every celeb we love (ahem, Taylor, we’re looking at you). The constant FOMO they give us is oh-so real, but we love to love them all the same. Aside from their typically …

How Chicago sees the Midwest, how the Midwest views Chicago

As Blur once sang, "Yes, they're stereotypes, there must be more to life." Of course there is—like poking fun at downstate Illinois, for example. In …

Where to Eat and Drink in the Heights

The bungalow lined streets, towering Victorians, and sprawling esplanades of the historic Heights community have been in the midst of a renaissance this past decade. And the flood of new residents means new restaurants, of course, creating a culinary revolution in this idyllic northern Houston …

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The Men's Fashion And Grooming Products That Women Just Can't Help But Borrow

Despite the fact that we ladies have filled our closets and cosmetic bags to capacity, we still grab clothes and products from the men in our lives. There's something about his roomy clothes and rich colognes that are just begging to be used. And let's face it, men's items are often more affordable …

The 5-Step Recipe For Making Homemade Ketchup Is Easier Than You Think

Get ready to toss the ketchup that's been in your fridge for the past few months. YouTuber Dave Hax released a video last week showing us how to make a homemade version of everyone's favorite condiment, and things might never be the same.<p>Using an onion, brown sugar, some tomato paste and a few more …