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Meet the Cute Line You'll Want to Live in All Summer Long

If there's one word that accurately describes most of summer fashion, it's probably <i>easy</i>. Whether you are dressed up or dressed down, and no matter …

Summer Fashion

I Completed a 30-Day Minimalism Challenge In Order to "Live More Simply" And Have Less Stuff

It is just dawning on me that my life will never look "chic," "effortless," or "minimal." Though I like to think that Future Claire will have a wardrobe of expertly-tailored basics in muted tones — shirts and sweaters in shades like "pebble" and "bone" — I will always be the girl who impulsively …

Minimalism

6 Ways to Use a Dutch Oven

<i>For our Provisions shop, we search for the best and most beautiful things for our kitchen and home. And since we like to share, we’re showing you all of the different ways to use some of our favorite products.</i><p><i>Today: Call it a Dutch oven, a cocotte, a casserole dish, or a cast iron pan -- just don't</i> …

The 12 Best Apartments on TV

We've rounded up the most iconic apartments on television for a little weekend redecorating inspiration.<p>In honor of the return of fall TV (as well as this week's news that Friends is headed to Netflix), we've rounded up the most iconic apartments on television for a little weekend redecorating …

Sex and the City

Waterlilies, Floating Tea light Lanterns. Dancing lights across the water!

Description<p>With the overwhelming popularity of the Fireflies, I wanted to create a version that would be just as dramatic.. on the water! These mini luminaries effortlessly float just high enough above the waterline to keep the flame lit, but cast a beautiful reflection in the evening.<p>Each one is …

The Lost Art of Making Popcorn From Scratch

I never quite took to the whole microwave popcorn thing. Sure, it's easy, but making popcorn from scratch is easy, too--and it tastes so freaking delicious! Even better with real butter! Hmmm, it's better with butter...isn't that some sort of ad slogan? If it isn't yet, it should be. Butter is key. …

A Sophisticated Lawyer’s Office Identity Design

Benício lawyer’s office – corporate design.<p>Adilson Porto Jr. is a senior art director living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. While working for …

A Portable, Flexible and Affordable Cardboard Standing Desk

You’ve probably noticed how standing desks are becoming more and more popular as it’s pretty obvious that so much sitting is bad for us. Refold has …

12 Adorable Animals the Internet Fell in Love With

They caught the internet by storm. Their cuteness overwhelmed you. And now, twelve of the most adorable animals have been brought together in one place. You may remember our headliner Lil Bub, the runt of a litter of feral cats who was born with several genetic mutations. Bub's vet said that he was …

DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Pictures

Share<p>A picture’s worth a thousand likes. Or at least more likes than a post without one. Numerous studies have shown that including a profile picture …

What Roncesvalles Avenue used to look like

Approaching Toronto from the southwest about a century ago, Roncesvalles Avenue would have been the first well developed north/south strip that one …

Make a Magic Stain Eraser With Three Ingredients You Already Have

<i>This summer, check ELLE.com every Friday for fun and easy do-it-yourself hacks.</i><p>Here at ELLE, we certainly <i>love</i> our clothes, but we also love cookies. And wine. And coffee. And sometimes, things get a little messy. We're human. But when the inevitable <i>does</i> happen and we suddenly notice a spot on our …

Unique Wedding Bands Under $500: Diamond, Pearl, Gold

Everyone obsesses over the engagement ring, but what about the wedding band? I love a simple gold band (it's so Kate Middleton!) and appreciate the sheer sparkle of a pavé band, but I also adore seeing a bride pick something really different. A wedding band is so personal and can turn a classic …

Best Short Wedding Dresses: New Wedding Dresses for Summer Brides

We still have a month left of summer weddings, so to celebrate sultry hot-weather affairs, here are five wedding dresses that won't weigh you down. (Technically four wedding dresses—and one wedding jumpsuit!) Normally I choose dresses from a bunch of brands for a roundup like this one, but Watters …

And Then…I Got Age Shamed

For as long as I can remember, being younger than everyone else was my trump card. No matter what happened, I still had plenty of time to figure it all out. I was just a kid! But then, last weekend, on a girls' trip to Montauk, my fading youth was called into question. FML.<p>For a large part of my …

Time I

How to Fake a Long Bob in 6 Easy Steps

All you need is eight hair pins.<p>All you need to achieve this celeb-loved style is a little patience—and a handful of bobbies. Click through for a step-by-step featuring Dannijo co-founder Jodie Snyder, courtesy of model whisperer hair stylist Michael Angelo. Something tells us you'll be looking …

Hair

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Olivia Palermo's Bright Orange Vest--Do You Love The Look?

Handbags

The vitamins you need for healthy, glowing skin

The 24 Hottest Manhugs of the 2014 World Cup

Nothing makes us melt like an on-the-field bromance.<p><i>Two ELLE.com writers, equally obsessed with the World Cup, discuss all the bromances that have formed over the tournament—one is just a little more focused on the game than the other…</i><b>Megan:</b> Just two games (one that matters) remain in one of the …

Soccer

Katie Holmes's Jet-Setting Style Is Jean-ius

As mom to 8-year-old Suri Cruise, co-owner and spokeswoman of Alterna Haircare, the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics, and an actress (she's starring in …

Jaden Smith Or World-Famous Guru? Let's Play!

At just 16, Jaden Smith has established himself as one of Hollywood's most promising multi-hyphenates. He's already had success in movies, music, and …

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3 Ways to Use Humor to Keep Your Audience Coming Back

Shares 3K<p>Is humor part of your brand’s personality?<p>Do you wonder if it <i>should</i> be?<p>When humor fits with your brand’s online identity, it can be a …

What Every Woman Should Know About Retinoids

In 2014, these vitamin A derivatives are probably the closest thing we have to a miracle, fountain-of-youth sort of product—evening skintone, softening wrinkles, and calming acne and inflammation. Knowing that is the easy part. Fully understanding how to maximize their benefit takes a little extra …

Skin Care

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Gwynne Sleeper Sofa

The <b>Gwynne Sleeper Sofa</b> is a something of an overachiever, ensuring you’ll <b>never be short of options for overnight guests</b> again. Not only does the large cushion fold out to form a <b>cozy bed,</b> this stylish hybrid from the <b>Blu Dot for Fab</b> collaboration also comes with comfy <b>toss pillows</b> with contrasting …

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Beauty

Oh, Look???Kate Beckinsale Found the Perfect First-Date Summer Hairstyle for You

There may not be a better first-date hairstyle for long hair in the warm months than the one that Kate Beckinsale wore at the opening of <i>MacBeth</i> last night.<p>Her hair was simply curled, then swept up and pinned so it dangled sweetly down the back of her head, with the ends hitting just above her …