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Designer Spotlight: Melanie Auld (On Sale!)

My name is Sophie Leon and I am addicted to online window shopping, which I guess is better than being addicted to just online shopping. I can’t help but open every “New Items!” email and click through every lookbook of the latest fashion porn. Every once in a while, a designer collection catches my eye,…

By: Sophie Leon / July 27, 2014

Frisky Eats: Drizzle It With Honey

I recently bought a big ol’ 24 oz. jar of local honey at the farmer’s market and can’t wait to dig into the amber goodness. So far, I’ve managed to drizzle a little over Greek yogurt. I know, delicious but dull. Time to sweeten the pot with some ingenious honey-based recipes.

By: Sophie Leon / July 26, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Recipes That Are Driving Me Bananas

I love bananas, but my sister loathes them. If you try to bring a banana into her car, she will make you eat it before and dispose of the peel on the sidewalk. To her horror, I put bananas in everything. Pancakes, smoothies, ice cream sundaes, you name it, it’s probably better with a banana.

By: Sophie Leon / July 23, 2014

Shopping Strategy: How To Shop A Major Sale Without Losing It

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now and, like many major sales, the good stuff goes fast. In particular, anything that says limited edition, exclusive, or free gift with purchase.  The first area to be ransacked is the beauty department. Ever wonder how some women have 20 free makeup pouches and a never-ending supply…

By: Sophie Leon / July 20, 2014

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: Braid-Hawk

I can’t deny how pictures like this make me absolutely jealous of women with straight blond hair. How amazing does this braid look with her highlights? This braid-hawk is chic enough to wear to a wedding, classy enough to wear to the office, and funky enough to wear to an Iggy Azalea concert. Check out Hair

By: Sophie Leon / July 18, 2014

Packing Light: 6 Summer Getaway Essentials

Ever notice how when men and women go away for a long weekend, most women arrive with a full-size suitcase and most men a simple backpack? What are we doing wrong? Some women over plan and pack for every possible social event and natural disaster. Others can’t decide what they need and pack their entire…

By: Sophie Leon / July 16, 2014

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: Rolled Ponytail

Found it! Check out this cute, easy hairstyle that works on short and long hair. The rolled ponytail is all kinds of romantic and helps tame those shorter layers. Learn how to master this pony on Twist Me Pretty.

By: Sophie Leon / July 16, 2014

Frisky Eats: 17 Sweet & Savory Crepes

Happy Bastille Day! As a woman of French descent, I feel it is my duty to celebrate the holiday with my favorite French street food. Crepes! Don’t be intimidated — crepes are quite easy to whip up. The challenge is deciding what kind of crepes you feast on … bon appetit, mes amis!

By: Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs Neutral Nail Polish

The neutral nail color trend, AKA mannequin hands, is returning this fall. Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in 9 to 5 is part of Marc’s exclusive runway nail polish collection and promises opaque coverage and high shine. Last weekend, I attended a wedding and didn’t want my nail polish to compete with my brightly-colored, graphic-patterned…

By: Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Frisky Eats: 9 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Recipes

I have a bit of a reputation for making watermelon basil margaritas and drinking them right out of the melon itself. Watermelon is hands down the most refreshing fruit around. It pairs well with sweet, tart, salty, and spicy flavors. If you haven’t tried watermelon with sour lime, spicy chilli powder, or salty feta, you…

By: Sophie Leon / July 13, 2014

Must Haves: 12 Simple Yet Sexy Shirtdresses

I have always found shirtdresses to be unexpectedly sexy, reminiscent of how a woman looks when she wears her man’s button-down to bed. There is something to be said for a full-coverage dress that could rip right open.  Plus, shirtdresses are super versatile — wear them now with strappy sandals and later with tights and booties.

By: Sophie Leon / July 12, 2014

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: Fluffy Fishtail Braid

This week’s fabulous ‘do is a variation on the fishtail braid. In fact, it looks easier than most fishtail braids because it’s so loose and kind of sloppy. What a cute way to sweep long hair up and off the neck on hot summer days. Check out the tutorial on Yet Another Beauty Site!

By: Sophie Leon / July 11, 2014

6 Things You Need To Camp Like A Boss

When people declare they “hate camping,” I declare “you’re doing it wrong.” I camp like I am going to a rustic hotel. I pack the car with a week’s worth of booze and basically everything in my apt before I hit the open road. See, when I camp, I don’t compromise on comfort or fun.

By: Sophie Leon / July 11, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Chicken Salad Recipes That Don’t Taste Like Mayo

I get the feeling most people under-appreciate chicken salad.  As a kid, my grandmother used to make tuna and chicken salad as dips for every party. With just a few ingredients, a flavorful dish can be made in advance and enjoyed all week long.  Although I grew up on chicken salad, at some point, I…

By: Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Eylure Dramatic No. 205 False Lashes

The UK brand Eylure has a long history with lashes. Developed by two makeup artist in the 1940s, Eylure offers lashes ranging from natural to dramatic. When presented with the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair, I couldn’t resist going for the most intense pair I could get my hands on.

By: Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Della X Urban Outfitters

I often hear complaints that compassionate fashion is difficult to identify and access. Los Angeles-based fashion line Della is attempting to bring handcrafted clothes made in Ghana to the masses. This week, Della launched its new eight-piece capsule collection (items start at $50) in Urban Outfitters in hopes of infusing social consciousness and initiating sustainable…

By: Sophie Leon / July 9, 2014

Must Haves: 7 Hot Summer Shorts

We all have a pair of trusty denim cutoffs that may or may not get washed regularly, but what about a semi-formal pair of shorts for date nights and birthday parties? I’ve rounded up seven pairs of summer shorts that make a stylish statement.

By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Peach Perfect Recipes

Ripe peaches are juicy, tender, and versatile. Peaches make the perfect addition to salads, pizzas, baked goods, and cocktails. Here are eight ways to use them!

By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

We love stupidly simple nail art! X Factor’s Liberty top coat is a simple way to add a little red, white & blue to your manicure, whether it’s the 4th of July, Bastille Day, the Queen’s Birthday, or just a normal Thursday.

By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

Must Haves: A Wedding Dress For A Wedding Guest For $100 Or Less

This weekend, Amelia and I are both attending weddings. As a frequent wedding guest, this particular wedding season has been a challenge. I have worn and re-worn every single dress in my closet. Last weekend, I offered Katie three dresses from my collection to borrow for a wedding she was attending, because she too, ha…

By: Sophie Leon / July 4, 2014

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