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Prepping For Crop Top Season: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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The fashion community has been dreading spring 2013 ever since the rise of the cropped top was predicted as the season’s biggest trend. From Oscar de la Renta to Ruffian and everywhere in between, the crop top style was all over the runways in September, and I know that I have been quite consciously sucking in ever since.

Now that the holidays are over (and the scale is showing five more pounds than it should be), the cropped top look does not seem like something to be super excited about. But mastering this trend doesn’t have to be dreadfulor involve a strict diet. Instead, a few simple changes to your lifestyle can help to whittle your middle in preparation for the ensuing spring.

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How to Wear Atypical Accessories: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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Evil Eye Bracelet, $60, shoptiques.com

The hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces is a never-ending process. Boutiques generally beat out bigger chain stores when it comes to original items that speak to the buyer, the store, and the designer all at the same time. It is truly the style trifecta and it allows you the opportunity to forever say, “Oh, I just picked it up at this little shop.”

But atypical pieces aren’t always the easiest to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. The trick is using them in ways that are subtle yet surprising. Here are my best tips to getting it right every single time: 

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Top 3 Tips to Keep Your Curls in Shape: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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Naturally curly hair isn’t something to hide, much less straighten. Curly hair is an essential part of who you are and what makes you, you. Instead of letting the grass look greener on the straighter side of hair care, learn a few easy tricks to make your hair healthier, shinier, and frizz-free from here on out.

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How to Create a Look That is All Your Own: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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It’s every fashion lover’s worst nightmare: you walk into a party wearing the same exact outfit as the girl across the room. Suddenly, you’re thrown into a “who wore it better” contest lifted straight out of the pages of OK Magazine, and an awkward conversation ensues about where you got yours and where she got hers. Surprise: both are from department stores. 

It’s tempting, to be sure, to copy the mannequin’s outfit from your favorite chain store. After all, they paired the bold necklace and brocade touches so well—and brocade isn’t easy to mix and match. Yet unique pieces are a wardrobe must, and if you lack a few personal touches that make your outfit the obvious winner in any contest, then it’s time to revise your shopping strategy. Boutiques across the country curating one-of-a kind items from local designers that no chain store will sell. 

How do you know if you’re getting a truly original piece for the price? Don’t worry—that’s the simple part.

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Why We Love Boutiques: Guest Blogger

Much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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As you might have guessed, our team is a bit obsessed with boutiques. From New York and LA to Houston and Paris, plus everywhere in between, we swoon over the coolest finds and best-curated shops in this country and beyond. We know that not everyone loves these small shops as much as we do, but allow us to explain why we think they’re so original, different and truly inspiring.

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