We get it. You don’t want to waste precious luggage space by packing sneakers. Turns out, W Hotels and yoga guru Tara Stiles are on board with that. Which is why they teamed up to roll out FIT with Tara Stiles at the 45 (and counting) W locations worldwide. 

W Hotels Tara Stiles Yoga

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April 23, 2015

We’re always looking for an easy way to look chic. (Who isn’t?) Luckily, this season is all about wearing one color from head to toe – white. So step away from complicated color palettes, and let Rue Stylist Emma L. show you three ways to wear the look.

1. Play with Proportions
Add some punch to a seemingly simple outfit with this advanced layering. “A shorter skirt underneath a long coat is visually interesting and very on-trend. As is a short, boxy jacket over a longer top and slim pants,” says Emma.

The All-White Trend

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April 23, 2015

Not all beauty products are created equal. And those with Mother Nature–approved ingredients are proof. Free of parabens and harmful chemicals, natural lotions and scrubs are better for you and the environment. Not sure where to start? Below, we break down three ingredients to look for when greening up your beauty routine.

Earth Day Beauty

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April 22, 2015

Hand lifts for better engagement photos, foot surgery to last longer in heels – it’s hard to be surprised by trends anymore. The next to arrive? Eyebrow transplants.

Eyebrow Transplants

Inspired by the full brows of celebs and models (think Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins) some of the less endowed are heading to the doc. What should potential patients expect from the procedure? First, they’ll dish out about $5,000 and then undergo two weeks of recovery time, including swelling, bruising, and yes, scabbing (ouch!). When that’s all over, natural hair takes root above the eye line and begins to grow in on its own. The result? Fuller arches.

So for all the pencil-thin brows out there, you do have options. But remember, trends come and go, and it may not be long until thin is back in.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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April 21, 2015

We’ve always been proud to call Boston our home. So when April rolls around, there’s no place we’d rather be than the Marathon finish line. And for three Rue staffers, it’s actually about crossing the finish line. Hear why they’re lacing up for a cause.

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“Having grown up in the Boston area, I always thought running the Boston Marathon would be a great accomplishment. Being able to run for Krystle Campbell, a friend I lost to the 2013 bombings, has given it so much more meaning.”
– Lauren Fitzgerald, Rue Model with Maggie Inc.

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April 20, 2015

Whether you revel in it or loathe it, spring cleaning is most likely on your to-do list. To tackle everything from icky grime to those sources of suspicious scents, we’ve scouted all-natural DIY solutions that will get your home in tip-top shape for the season. This weekend, draw your attention to an oft-neglected corner of the kitchen: it’s time to freshen up the garbage disposal.

Garbage-Disposal Refresher

Ingredients
White vinegar
Citrus peels (whichever scent you favor: orange, lemon, lime)
Muffin tin or ice-cube tray

Directions
Put strips of your citrus peels into the muffin tin or ice-cube tray, fill with vinegar, and freeze. Once frozen solid, pop them out and transfer to a lidded container in your freezer. To use, drop a cube in the disposal and turn it on. The ice chopping will keep blades sharp, while the peels release a fresh scent.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 18, 2015

While working on the northern coast of Peru in Trujillo, Nisolo founder Patrick Woodyard learned that the city is home to 100,000 shoemakers – most of whom lack access to a global marketplace. And it didn’t take long for this soon-to-be entrepreneur to have his aha moment.

His Nashville-based brand is on a mission to put handmade, classic shoes on your feet, while employing 35 Peruvian workers. Meaning? Ethically produced leather essentials that feel and look good. They also do good by offering beyond fair-trade wages, educational opportunities, and skill-building workshops for the team. Get to know Nisolo in five quick stats.

Brand to Know: Nisolo

Shop these handcrafted classics and make your own impact on Peru in our Nisolo Women’s & Men’s Shoes Boutique, which opened Friday, April 17, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 17, 2015

We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But the dreary-day outfit thing isn’t exactly exciting, right? Wrong. Say goodbye to plastic coats and clunky rain bootsWith these three easy style swaps, you’ll be embracing the imminent drizzle in no time. Promise.

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Image via Gal Meets Glam

With a dome-like silhouette, bubble umbrellas not only look cool, they actually shield rain from all directions and even protect freshly curled locks.

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April 15, 2015

Spring is here. And with rising temperatures come (drumroll, please) rising hemlines. The stars on the red blue carpet at the MTV Movie Awards were all over the minidress trend this year. Consider these leggy looks that extra push you need to put away those winter tights.

Minidresses at MTV Movie AwardsImages via Refinery29

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April 14, 2015

Spring has finally sprung and there are few rituals more satisfying than opening up the windows and cleaning house. Whether you live in a studio apartment or a three-bedroom home, consider this your goof-proof guide to getting it done.

Spring Cleaning Organization

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April 13, 2015