After many a friend asked me how they could make their meek buns into statement ones, I went looking for a solution. Turns out, a few people on the Real Simple staff had discovered this quick trick, which we then showed in our June issue. Who knew that a sock could take your bun from tiny to full in seconds? […]
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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City. I spent 3 1/2 days hanging out with some of the most talented design bloggers out there (and I hope to be introducing you to many of them and their work soon here on Simply Stated.) And while I don’t normally contribute to the Style […]
I’m always looking for tips on how to make applying make up easier. From eyeliner to red lips, make up artists always have little tricks that help daily. Last week I met with Rosie Johnston, a celebrity make up artist, to chat about her new products for her fragrance line, but she gave me a helpful tip about applying liquid […]
Now that this cool weather staple is starting to show up in farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and CSA boxes across the country, it’s time you knew how to prepare it, too. If you cook squash with the skin on, then simply cut it open, and scrape out the insides. But if you want to peel it before you cook it, […]
Sometimes classics are the how-to’s that stump me the most. Red lips, simple cat eyes, and smoky eyes are some of the tried and true beauty looks that have stuck around as trends, like a little black dress. Recently, I found the best compact that not only has every color you’ll need to create a range of smoky eyes–from a dramatic glam to a more natural subtle style–but a little surprise inside that makes achieving it foolproof.