rebeccadaly
Rebecca was the TV stylist for InStyle Magazine and People StyleWatch, and a freelance fashion writer-slash-stylist-slash-editor-slash-all-around-go-to-fashion-girl before joining Real Simple. As the Market Editor, she spends her days in a constantly changing sea of shoes, bags, clothing and jewelry, attending fashion shows and previewing designers' upcoming collections to forecast next season's trends and make sure the very best of what's available winds up on our pages for our readers. When not hitting the pavement in hot pursuit of haute couture, you can find her watching bad reality television in her small but sunny Brooklyn apartment, where she lives alongside a collection of books rivaled only by her collection of shoes. And also maybe jewelry.

Recent Posts By rebeccadaly

5 Totes to Get You Through Summer

On the hunt for that elusively perfect warm-weather bag? Whether your style is classic, casual, cool, or crafty, keep your eyes out for a tote that is roomy enough for all of your beach or pool essentials, but pretty enough for weekend errands around town, and you’ll be set for summer. See more stylish summer accessories.

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Pro Tricks for Making Your Swimsuit Last Longer

If you’ve taken the plunge this season and invested in a pricey bathing suit—or even if you just want to keep your trusty stand-by in rotation for summers to come without stretching out or fading— read on for a few simple tips on how to keep that suit looking like new. At the beach or pool: Try to limit sunbathing after swimming—the combo […]

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How To Layer Necklaces

Statement pieces are great, but a carefully layered collection of necklaces really carries a personal impact. Here are a few simple tips to help you mix and match. 1. Create a graduated effect by mixing shorter, daintier pieces with longer, larger pendants. 2. Add a distinctly personal touch with an initial, a zodiac sign, or a charm that carries meaning […]

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Game-Changer: A Hat With Built-In Sun Protection

  Sunscreen is a necessity for summer activities, but this season try upping the ante (and your SPF) with a sun hat with built in UV protection. San Diego Hat Company has introduced hats with a built-in UPF (that stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+, for a chic beach option that shields you from both the glare and the dangerous […]

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A Simple Tip for Slimmer-Looking Arms

    If you feel self-conscious about your arms, try on a top with three-quarter length sleeves. The sleeve should hit at the narrowest part of your forearm, which will draw visual attention there and help create longer, leaner looking limbs — no free-weights required. By contrast, cap-sleeves tend to have the opposite effect, making arms look thicker and shorter than they […]

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The Ultimate Summer Accessory

  Most people file scarves under “cold weather accessories,” but they are actually one of the most versatile wardrobe staples of summer. Pick a big one in a bright, fun print, and take it with you everywhere: wrap yourself up in over-zealous AC, spread it out for impromptu picnics, tie it around your waist to create a sarong–you’ll find endless […]

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Tinder For Shopping

At this point, you’re probably familiar with Tinder (even if you’re not a user), the dating app that lets you swipe one way if you’re interested, the other way if not. Just imagine how easy–and addictive–that would be for shopping. And if you’ve ever used Hukkster, a web tool that lets you store items you want until they go on […]

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Easy Outfit Idea: T-Shirt Dress

Ditch that denim! For a casual warm-weather look that’s comfortable and pulled-together and that will help you keep your cool, skip the jeans and instead opt for a t-shirt dress and a cute pair of sneakers—perfect for running to the grocery store (or to the beach). Add a cardigan or blazer for cooler days or overly-amped AC. See more spring outfit ideas.

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How To Master The “Half-Tuck”

If you’ve seen a J. Crew ad lately, you’ve seen the “half-tuck”—it’s that just-this-side-of-undone-but-obviously-deliberate way of tucking in a shirt or blouse that gives off effortless style vibes. Here’s how to achieve it without looking like you just rolled out of bed: • If you’re wearing a buttoned shirt, just tuck in one flap. Tucking in the side with the holes (as […]

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How to Buy Clothes You’ll Actually Wear

The absolute best shopping tip of all time? Be picky. Yes, this one seems like a no-brainer.  But just about everyone is guilty of under-employing it. That dress that you were sure you’d find an occasion for? Those shoes that pinched just a little but they were on sale so you thought you could live with it? The pile of […]

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