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The Best Flat Irons for Curly Hair

Do you ever look in the mirror and wish your curly hair was straight? Have you tried just about every product and styling tool out there without getting the results you want? If this sounds familiar, you’ve co...
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The Best Clip-On Sunglasses

Everyone loves spending time in the sun, but it’s important to remember that harmful UV rays can cause damage. Most people know that wearing sunscreen is a must, but our eyes can seriously be harmed by the sun...
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The Best Fashion WordPress Blog Themes

When it comes to creating a fashion blog or website, choosing the right design is crucial. A fashion blog should be about style and elegance, so it’s essential to showcase your material with a trendy blog desi...
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So You Want a Review Sample

This post is by Sonja, the beauty editor at The Coveted I asked her to write this post because of the great way she's built relationships with beauty companies over the past months since she's started to w...
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Ethical or Not: Selling Gifted Items

In the last few weeks, the ethics of reselling gifted items has come up often. I've talked to bloggers who need to cull their wardrobe and feel conflicted or unethical about their desire to resell lightly ...
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How to Photograph Fashion at a Wedding

As a fashion blogger, you have a unique opportunity to showcase the latest and greatest fashion. Often, doing so entails finding models, buying outfits and props, and staging shoots. However, if you're on a qu...
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How to Brand Yourself on Instagram

Bloggers used to rely solely on Facebook or advertisements to build their audience, but now Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for brands. It's an easy way to find new readers who look up hashtags ...
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10 Best Free Blog Sites

Start blogging; that's what I have to say to you. Because if you have come looking for the best free blog sites, I’m guessing you are interested in starting your blog. You might have heard the famous Shakes...
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Is Blogging Dead?

Every single year, content creators, marketers, and business owners ask the very same question. After all, so many other, more interactive, visually-appealing content marketing formats have stolen the spotligh...
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How to Stay Ahead of Fashion Trends

Fashion will never be stagnant.  Instead, trends swiftly come and go in the world of fashion. Sure, this keeps things interesting, but it can make your life tough as an industry blogger.  That'...
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6 Keys to Analyzing Your Blog’s Audience

Success isn't just about having a successful blog—it's about understanding your audience. Without a complete understanding of your audience, your blog can be difficult to monetize. Even more dangerously, it c...
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Sustainable Fashion Brands You’ll Love To Wear

Sustainable fashion is quickly becoming a hot topic, especially as the issue of climate change comes into better view through current research. As opposed to fast fashion where clothing is worn only a few time...
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How To Start A Successful Beauty Blog

Starting a beauty blog is a fun and exciting process, one that allows you to unleash your creativity and share your knowledge with like-minded people while trying out new beauty products and techniques. And si...
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What Is Business Casual for Men?

Business casual attire is a gray area in men’s fashion. Men everywhere struggle with the concept, trying to find that elusive happy medium between business and casual. To complicate matters, different desig...
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8 Best Grammar Checker Tools for Bloggers

There are a lot of grammar checking tools, but which tool is best for bloggers? We did some research and now will share the results with you. Why Check? Automatic grammar checking is useful for everyone, ...
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Unfollow! How to Unclutter Your Twitter And Instagram

"Out with the old, and in with the new." The classic New Year's mantra. While we are just almost two weeks into to the new year, we're all into how we're going to live better. So before you take on all your ...
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Three Native American Sites Fashion Bloggers Need to Know About

Happy Indigenous People's Day! Instead of Columbus Day, Seattle and Minneapolis are celebrating Indigenous People's Day as a way of recognizing the cultural contributions of the people who were already living in America when Columbus "discovered" it. What's this have to do with fashion blogging?
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Why Read Fashion & Beauty Blogs Anymore?

Last week, Ashley Robison, forwarded a post from Zoe London, a beauty blogger who was approached by a beauty brand for fashion week only to be rejected by the very  same brand that approached moments after sh...
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4 Blogger Tools to Host Link-Ups & Share Links

What better way to engage your community, give other bloggers an opportunity to promote their own blogs, while promoting your own blog than a Link-Up? Now, Link-Ups have been around for ages in various forms,...
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11 Super Handy Scheduling Tools for Bloggers

The Holidays are here. You may be taking your annual vacation to see family, or to go on an actual vacation. Hanging out at a computer may NOT be an option. Whether you will be far from an internet connection,...
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40 Fashion Films & TV to Binge on Netflix

You know what's great about Thanksgiving? Other than hanging out with your family and loved ones, the turkey, pumpkin pie, the National Dog Show (we always watch since no one in my house watches football). The ...
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What Do YOU Want From Your Readers?

When you start your blog, you think about what you want from your blog. You think about what kind of content you want to create. You think about what kind of design you want, what kind of logo you want... all ...
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How to Make An Animated GIF from Video in Seconds

Ever been confused on how to make an animated GIF? Or do you not have Photoshop? Don't worry... imgflip makes animated GIFs from your videos in a snap! So if you have a favorite clip from a movie, or would like...
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24 Fashion Blogging Lessons From Animated GIFs

What can you learn from animated GIFs? Plenty!   1. Get right to the point.   (source) 2. Have fun with other bloggers. (source) 3. Don't waste your time judging other bloggers. (source) ...
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How to Take Professional Quality Headshots of Yourself

Headshots. Believe it or not, they're not just for real estate agents and actors. Headshots are handy for bloggers as well. We can use them for "about pages," Twitter and Facebook profiles, LinkedIn profiles, p...
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10 Places to Find Creepy Halloween Images

Halloween is in two days. I am hosting a Halloween party at my house and am frantically sewing, gluing, and putting everything together for the big day. But in the digital world, Halloween is an awesome time to...
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13 Resources for Finding Local and Regional Bloggers

When we talked about the challenges facing new bloggers and how to break through those new blogger barriers, one suggestion that came up was networking with your fellow local and regional bloggers.  While a lo...
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21 Link-Ups to Promote Your Outfit Posts

Never has there been more places to promote your blogs, and particularly, outfit posts! While, "What are you wearing" communities ie. Lookbok.nu have existed for a long time, not as well-known, but equally ...
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8 Tough Challenges New Bloggers Face Today

IFB is great for many things, and I believe the best thing that our contributors have to offer is years and years of experience in the industry.  That being said, our experience doesn't always help when it com...
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6 Tips for An Insanely Effective Blog Giveaway

Brands use contests and sweepstakes to drive engagement and to support new customer acquisition initiatives.  Why shouldn't your blog leverage promotions in a similar way?  Here are a few tips to help you set...
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Daily Inspiration: Don’t Quit Your Day Dream

How many of you like to day dream? I know, I sure love day dreaming! Some may think day dreaming is wasting time, but I like to think of it as exploring the possibilities. What does your mind want to accom...
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Daily Inspiration: Independence is Happiness

  Happy 4th of July! Here in the US, it's Independence Day... which usually means a day off, fireworks, something off the grill... hamburgers or veggie dogs. I usually like to reflect on what it ...
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Daily Inspiration: Well Shit, At Least You Tried.

I literally laughed out loud when I saw this image, followed by a deep feeling of, "Oh, shit. Well, it's true." As we get older, we expect to be perfect, knowledgeable, and experienced the moment we star...
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7 Ways You Can Borrow Ideas from Others

I wanted to title this post, "Shakespeare and the Beatles stole from their peers, you can too,"  but that's a bit long and cumbersome. (And really, it promotes the wrong idea.) I'm a firm believer that there...
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5 Ways to Weave Quotations into a Feature Article

 by Chanelle Leslie of "Not So Naked" So you've found a designer that takes your fancy - let's call him Karl Lagerfeld - and he's agreed to have you interview him. You email over some questions, receive ...
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10 Outfit Photo Locations You Can Find Amost Anywhere

Taking outfit photos can be hard work just by themselves, but finding a good location? That's tough, especially if you feel like you live in the middle of nowhere, especially if you are looking to find a VARIE...
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12 Reasons You Won’t “Make It” as a Blogger

I've contributed for IFB for the past four years and have written a LOT of posts.  I've also received thousands of comments over the years, so I feel like I have an idea of "what the IFB community wants."  Su...
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Daily Inspiration: Be a Voice, Not an Echo

We talk a lot about developing a "strong voice" here on IFB. It's the quality of a blog that's often cited as the single most important. Another way to think about it, are you voicing something original,...
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10 Ways to Build an Insanely Loyal Following

The internet is a fickle place. One minute you're hot, and the next minute... well, let's just say people move on quick. Building a loyal following can be difficult in a time where everything changes so quick...
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Daily Inspiration: A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect

Perfection might be a virtue for some people... but in reality, how much do we really love perfection? Anne Hathaway is seemingly perfect, kind, talented, smart, and beautiful, yet all the gossip columns ab...
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Daily Inspiration: Every Artist Was First an Amateur

Yes, it is true, every one begins as an amateur. I would even go a step further and say, we suck at first. Maybe some have a gift and do something ok the first time. But for the most part, to really beco...
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10 Surprising Phrases You Might Be Getting Wrong

Many of us bloggers may not have started our blogs out of our love for the written word. There are many bloggers who are "ideas" people-- those who love sharing information about a favorite topic. Personally,...
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7 Common Traits of High Quality Fashion Blogs

"Be so good they can't ignore you." ~Steve Martin I keep going back to this, because it's at once sage advice, and completely subjective advice. For bloggers wishing to become professional, getting noticed i...
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The 6 Fashion Bloggers Personality Types

Fashion bloggers are an interesting mix aren't we? Who else takes photos of ourselves (often with a tripod) and posts them on the internet? Sounds strange when you say it out loud doesn't it? But somehow it's ...
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4 Creative Examples of Successful Sponsored Posts

After affiliate links & advertising, sponsored posts are the third tier in monetizing your blog. But how do you present these without them seeming like adverts in the midst of your otherwise heartfelt con...
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Beginner SEO Tips for Fashion Bloggers

When you take a look at your analytics, where is most of your traffic coming from? For many blogs, as much as 50% of traffic can come from search engines.  With IFB, 44% of our traffic comes from Google organ...
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Six Tax Tips for Bloggers

Have you filed your taxes yet? In the business of blogging, taxes are the biggest drag. For most of us at least. In fact, you many be reading this post in procrastination of actually doing your taxes. But no ...
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6 Graphic Design Resources For Fashion Bloggers

Great graphic design is a critical part of branding your blog. It's as important as your Twitter strategies, your photography, hey, I would go as far as to say as it's as important as your text. Why? Becaus...
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9 Fashion Bloggers Worth their Weight in Words

There are more niches in fashion blogging than we could ever begin to cover, but its worthwhile to explore bloggers whose main tool is words, not photographs.  Those who are exploring (and blogging about!) fa...
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How to Protect your Blog from Plagiarism

Guest Post by Sandra Miller After investing that much time and effort in creating fresh, interesting and completely unique content for your blog, it would be best to also make sure your posts are protected...