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Hautelinks: Week of 1/9/14

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* Amazing inspiration and really true: The 7 Habits of Highly Stylish People, from StyleCaster.

* On a similar note, Secrets of the World’s Most Fashionable Women, from CNN.

* Whether you believe in astrology or not, it’s always fun to read your horoscope for the new year. Our fave pick? The Astrotwins’ 2014 ‘Scopes, via ELLE.

* 21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014, from The Atlantic.

* Love: Kid President shares 20 things we should say more often.

* If you’re still on vacay or just need some new Netflix binge-watching suggestions for study breaks, Buzzfeed’s latest quiz will tell you what to watch next. (I got The West Wing – what about you?)

* Speaking of Netflix, The Atlantic examines how they reverse-engineered Hollywood. Fascinating!

* Always important for this time of year: 17 Things To Look Forward To Now That The Holidays Are Over.

* 16 Modern Day Signs of a True Friend. Too cute.

* From Teen Vogue: How to Avoid the Dreaded but Imminent Second Semester Slump.

* No, Fashion Writers Don’t Have to Dress Well to be Credible, from Styleite. Such an interesting and valid point.

* With it being resolution season and all, Buzzfeed has 24 Invaluable Skills to Learn This Year, filled with tons of awesome resources. Bookmarking this one for sure.

* ELLE’s Joe Zee has a lovely guide to dressing like an “it girl”, with some fresh new styling ideas to try.

* For those of you experiencing crazy cold temps right now (pretty much every American, right?): 9 Fashion Mistakes to Avoid on Cold Days, from StyleList.

* Grace from Stripes + Sequins wrote a wonderful post on body image that should be required reading for all college girls.

* Along similar lines, Literally Darling proposes that we all stop being our own worst enemies. Yes, yes, and yes.

* In Defense of Peeta Mellark, via HelloGiggles. I’ve been guilty of some Peeta snark and now I feel a teensy bit bad.

* In Defense of Disgusting Gym Clothes, from The Cut. I find cute stuff motivating, but the important thing is that you’re there, not what you’re wearing!

* Okay, this awesome decor tutorial is New Year’s-themed but would be awesome to do with sorority letters or any phrase!

* For the new semester: How to Train Your Brain to Be More Successful, via The Daily Muse.

* Because she’ll always be our style crush: Why Rihanna Was the Best-Dressed Celeb of 2013.

* Chictopia examines the fashion world… from an engineer’s perspective. Pretty great.

* I personally love this website but CF reader Allison reminded me that we’ve oddly never mentioned it here: WornOnTV.net is an amazing resource that lists all the exact clothes seen on your favorite TV shows. It’s truly fantastic and worth a bookmark!

* If you’re looking to beef up your beauty Bloglovin’ list, here are 14 Beauty Must-Reads for 2014, from The Sunday Girl.

* H&M Plans to Pay Garment Workers Fair Wages; Here’s Why It’s Probably BS, from Mother Jones. This is fascinating reading but definitely disappointing – truly hope it doesn’t go this way.

* So inspiring: From coding to the catwalk, this model has a secret double life.

* Although this post is aimed at older women, the tips are applicable to everyone: Ways to Discover Your Personal Style, from Midlife Blvd.

* Hahaha, OMG, this video is hilarious for any dancers or dance-fans out there.

* Also hilarious (and so true): How to Get Me to Watch a Movie, from The Oatmeal.

* If you want to get a head start on shopping for some 2014 trends, look no further than Bustle’s list of trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2014.

* Hahahah, this is ridiculous but I can’t stop laughing: Royals Lorde by Runforthecube.

* Have you been applying powder wrong all your life? (We have!) TBD says stamp, don’t sweep.

* Warning: This does contain some harsh language, but let’s be honest: We’ve all suffered the consequences of a flaky friend.

* Amazing news for any ’90s kids: TLC’s Chilli is dating Wayne Brady (of Whose Line? fame). This makes me so happy.

* Also for ’90s kids, how much is your original American Girl doll worth? The price tag will shock you.

* Healthy Beauty Habits with Big Benefits, via The Glitter Guide.

* Also from The Glitter Guide, some amazing new takes on hot chocolate. Making the chai one immediately.

* If you’re into celebrity fashion, you will love HuffPo’s guide to (fairly) inexpensive celebrity fashion finds.

* Also from HuffPo: This behind-the-scenes “Friends” special will brighten your day.

* In case you weren’t on Facebook last week, everyone and their mama was linking 23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged At 23. Now Thought Catalog has a pretty awesome rebuff: I Don’t Care If You Get Engaged Before You Turn 23.

* 28 New Year’s Resolutions Every 20-Something Should Make, from (who else?) Buzzfeed. I don’t know that I could ever get down with #3. (Dry shampoo, how I love you…)

* And if you want to feel super old, Buzzfeed has a list of movies that are turning 10 this year.

* Haha, too cute: 21 Images That Prove Cats Are Liquids.

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4 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 1/9/14”

  1. 1
    January 9th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Loved the Styleite article! The very first time I saw Grace Coddington was watching The September Issue all the way back in 2007 and was suprised at how practical and well, plainly that she dressed. Never judge a book!

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    January 9th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Eh … “Team Peeta”, “Team Gale”, I couldn’t care less about either. To each his own in literary taste, but … they’re just YA books. Simple, predictable, and (IMHO) not particularly interesting YA books, targeted toward the middle and high school crowds. You want a really intense, challenging, character-driven story, read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

  3. 3
    January 10th, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Whoa, I really love “I Don’t Care If You Get Engaged Before You Turn 23″. I wasn’t even aware of this conversation…

  4. 4
    January 10th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I’m with Kate – I don’t really get the Hunger Games craze. Like she said, the series was highly predictable and the author’s attempt at trying to be clever (associating the Capitol with the American government) was obvious and a little sad.

    I ADORED the “I Don’t Care If You Get Engaged Before You Turn 23″ article. I hadn’t heard about the other article going around, but I decided to read it before the rebuttal article, and my first impression was that she was very bitter towards young women who were getting engaged while she was exploring things on her own. She attacked an entire group of women under the assumption that all women want the same things as she does. On her list of 23 things to do instead of getting engaged, some of them are things I’ve done, or am trying to do, but some of them I’ve never had any interest in (make out with a stranger? Count me out. Date two people at the same time? I’m not heartless, thanks.). She sounds sad and lonely. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to explore the world and all it has to offer by yourself, but she needs to realize that there’s nothing wrong with doing it with someone else by your side, either.

    As for those 2014 fashion trends… I think I’ll be shopping the 2013 sales racks for a while. I’m not fond of any of them, I’ve never been a fan of the boho style, and the see-through fabric that “leaves little to the imagination?” I work and go to school, where on earth would clothing like that be functional?

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