Mary Elizabeth Avant

Writer & Editor, Fashion Lover, and Writer


Mary Elizabeth Avant

Born and raised in North Carolina, but a big-city girl at heart. I'm a writer and editor who's worked for numerous regional, national and international print and digital publications, and I love anything having to do with fashion, beauty, design, home, food and travel.



Beautiful Bride: Makeup Inspiration from the Red Carpet

Even if your wedding is in the dead of the winter, a bronzed, sun-kissed look -- like the one seen here on actress Jessica Biel at a movie premiere in Beverly Hills -- will leave you glowing on your big day. Start with a sheer tinted moisturizer, then add a powder bronzer on top for contour and color, Anhert advises.

In-Between Blues: Grow Out Your Hair in Style

Whether you made a drastic hair change a la Miley Cyrus, Charlize Theron or Anne Hathaway or have had short hair for years, the time may come when you’re ready to grow those locks out. Unfortunately, getting long hair isn’t a simple fix; it takes a lot of time, patience and, yes, salon visits. But with these tips for growing out your...

Not Your Parents’ Taco Bell

Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed has made it his mission to create a more premium Mexican quick serve. taco bell. One morning this past May, Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed opened up his copy of USA Today and found a quarter-page story about his brand staring back at him. But it wasn’t a piece about the Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla—launched that month—or even the endlessly buzzing Doritos Locos Tacos.

In Character | Earnshaw's

A growing number of boutiques are stocking high-end licensed products, cashing in on parents’ nostalgia and desire to make their kids stand out. Chances are, if you spend even five minutes in a store—whether it’s the local Walmart or a fast-fashion chain like H&M—you’ll see your fair share of licensed products.
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Camera Shy? Style Your Way to Fabulous Photos

Love it or hate it, being photographed is bound to happen, especially during the holidays, at special occasions and while hitting the town with your girlfriends. And while it may seem like having your photo snapped is pretty straightforward, it actually takes a bit of effort to capture a fabulous look every time the camera turns your way.

New Fall Frontier: Prairie Style

The prairie style trend stormed runways for fall 2011 collections. Fashion houses such as Rodarte created entire lines based on a classic, country-chic look. Just wearing a western look is half the...

8 Ways You Can Pull Off Pastels

Spring has sprung, and what better way to get in the seasonal spirit than with pastels — and not just on your clothes and accessories! These delicate shades are not only feminine and flirty, but they can make you look edgy and downright fierce when used the right way. Not sure how to rock this hot spring trend without going overboard?

Hidden Costs of Wedding Dresses

These days, a wedding doesn't come cheap. From the flowers and rehearsal dinner to the reception and, of course, the wedding gown, the laundry list of costs can add up. What's more, when it comes to...

Color of the Year: Trend Alert: Incorporating Emerald Into Your Wardrobe

The bright color will help make sure your outfit is never boring. Link to Story

Fast Food Company Headquarters Locations Leverage City Resources | QSR magazine

Forget New York and Los Angeles. Quick-serve operators have all the resources they need in these four mid-American cities. Dallas is one of four U.S. cities that have proved to be popular quick-serve headquarters. thinkstock. When it comes to business, everyone wants to be in the middle of the action, which is why quick-serve brands like Shake Shack, Fatburger, and McDonald's establish their corporate headquarters in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, respectively.

Curly Cues: 10 Style Tips for Curly-Haired Ladies

Good news for all you curly girls out there: the days of fussing and fighting to control your curls are in the past! Whether your hair is long, short, wavy or super curly, all it takes is a few simple steps to maintain, control and style those beautiful curls. From keeping hair healthy and eliminating frizz to finding the perfect cut and creating...

All That Glitters: Gold

In the world of fashion, trends come and go every season, and jewelry is no exception. Starting in the '90s and continuing into the early 2000s, silver became the star of many a jewel box, knocking...


Mary Elizabeth Avant

I'm a Philadelphia-based writer and editor with a passion for fashion, style, beauty, baking, decorating, travel and event planning. I've worked at both digital and print publications in Dublin, Ireland; New York City; and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and my professional experience ranges in everything from fashion and style writing to business reporting. I love to read, write, blog, tweet, dance, eat, travel, immerse my self in fashion and home decor, watch sports (go Heels!), and spend time with my boyfriend, puppy, family and friends.



  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Fashion Writing
  • Food Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media
  • Baking
  • Blogging
  • Home Decor