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How To Remove Salt Stains from Leather and Suede

Has winter’s festive mix of sludgy melted snow and street salt left white stains all over your beloved leather boots? Good news: there’s a super simple solution (literally!). Dip a cloth (or paper towel, or cotton ball) into a mixture of one part white vinegar, one part warm water and gently rub against the stains—they should come right off—and then […]

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Is Your Purse Too Heavy?

The superfluous contents of your purse may be a running joke at this point—even we Real Simple staffers giggled at our over-stuffing—but a too-heavy bag is no laughing matter. If you find yourself toting around everything from makeup to gym shoes to heavy electronics, remember that the extra weight can lead to neck and shoulder pain. Consider this advice from Heidi Prather, […]

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Truth In Beauty: A Take on the Oscars

As I sit in my office typing this, my mother Estela, age 70, is sitting with me. She stopped by for a visit and we started discussing—what else?—Oscars beauty. My take is that there was a certain sameness, and safeness, about most people’s beauty and fashion choices. Mom agrees. A lot of nude makeup looks (Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Julia […]

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18 Fashion and Makeup Mistakes That Age You from Health.com

A great outfit or a new makeup palette can give you a renewed sense of confidence and make you feel fabulous. But are your latest style choices making you look older than you are? I honestly never thought about the fact that a certain shade of lipstick could draw unwanted attention to laugh lines. Or that spending my shopping budget […]

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How To Keep A Shirt Tucked In

“To tuck, or not to tuck?” is actually a pretty serious question if you work in an office environment with a dress code that requires suiting and button-down shirts. Depending on body-type and personal style, many women feel adamantly attached to a particular side of this debate. If you’re going untucked, one of the best tips is to look for shirting […]

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Easy Outfit Idea – Dressing Up a Tee

Ever notice how elusive the concept of being “effortlessly stylish” is? It’s actually a tenuous balance between looking put together without looking like you tried to put anything together.One of the tricks is making sure everything fits just the way you want it to. Another is mixing pieces that wouldn’t seem like obvious pairs for a slightly unexpected result. Take, […]

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Surviving a Day in Heels

It’s New York Fashion Week, and that means the Real Simple Fashion team is hard at work… and spending very long days in very high heels. How do we make it through? Here are our favorite tips for staying comfortably elevated. • If the shoe fits, it’s going to cause you less pain. Heels should fit as snugly as possible without […]

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How To Shop For the Best Fashion Deals

Want to know how to score the best deals and never pay full price when shopping your favorite fashion retailers? Of course you do. We asked Shop It To Me, one of the internet’s best resources for shopping and sales, to share some of their favorite tips and tricks. Here’s what they had to say: • Although it may not have […]

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How To Wear a Cropped Sweater (Even in the Winter)

Kind of into the crop top look, but not ready to dare to bare? Give it a spin in a way that doesn’t show any midriff.  Try layering a cropped sweater over a longer tee, or, for a look with a sleek modern feel, pull one on over a fitted dress. It’s a great way to work the trend (even […]

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Tell-Tale Areas to Check Before You Buy New Clothes

Just because a store is selling something new, it doesn’t mean that the item is in perfect condition. Sometimes clothing start to fall apart from the wear-and-tear of being tried on over and over again by other shoppers. The next time you’re about to purchase a garment, check these high-stress points that often get damaged: • Holes in underarms • […]

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