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Hautelinks: Week of 7/24/14

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* So much LOL: This angry bunny shares your everyday pet peeves.

* Also funny: These GIFs will never get old. (Bookmark for anytime you’re having a bad day!)

* So cool: Anthony Booyay has created a Game of Thrones sigil for all 50 states.

* If you, like me, are forever searching for a grown-up vanilla fragrance, XoVain has finally found some perfect ones.

* Vulture shares some great moments in dystopian knitwear. (Dystopian knitwear is the best knitwear…)

* Always love stories like this: Seventeen shows you some (relatively) inexpensive celebrity fashion favorites you can grab for yourself.

* Mmm, these mocha milkshakes look beyond amazing and perfect for hot days.

* Also delicious-looking: Red, white, and blueberry watermelon sorbet wedges, from Brit + Co.

* Have you noticed fashion photography’s recent trend towards “Zarafication“?

* Byrdie has some helpful shaving tricks to try.

* Also from Byrdie, a list of beauty products to ditch before you turn 30. Enjoy them while you can!

* So helpful: ELLE has a complete guide to keeping your makeup matte in summer.

* Cool new app alert: Party Party, from A Beautiful Mess, looks like it’s going to be a gigantic hit!

* Since internal and emotional health is important and fashionable: The Vagina Chronicles Podcast features discussions about relevant issues for women and is quickly becoming one of our new favorites.

* Rock on! These 51 amazing ladies will make you even prouder to be a woman.

* If your apartment is lacking in storage, this DIY ladder wardrobe may be just what your room needs!

* Speaking of decor, designer Erica Tanov’s home is described as “the stuff boho fantasies are made of,” and we couldn’t agree more.

* Pop Sugar UK might have just swayed us into the land of the matching set. (They don’t look like pajamas… right?)

* Total eye candy alert: Vogue counts down Beyonce’s best stage looks.

* 37 Solutions for Common Manicure Woes, via Buzzfeed.

* Interesting think piece on a recent Esquire article and the Buzzfeed article about beauty we linked last week: “I don’t care if you like it” – Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric.

* Yes, Bustle – we ARE super jealous of Jason Sudekis and Olivia Wilde’s new baby Otis. What a life.

* We’re up for this challenge: 18 Pizza Places to Visit Before You Die.

* Aaaand we’re not sure how to respond to these amazing celebrity impressions.

* If you’ve got an interview in a creative industry, why not try one of these cool outfit ideas from Refinery 29?

* Also from Refinery, some style pros share the products currently topping their fashion wish lists.

* Our new life goal: a “she cave,” AKA a 3-story, 3,000 square foot closet.

* And if you’re stuck with a dorm room instead of a she cave, you can at least make it feel like home with these awesome tricks from Buzzfeed.

* Blake Lively just launched a new lifestyle website and we’re already loving it!

* West Elm shows you the easy way to fold a fitted sheet. So helpful!

* Wow! Master Disney Animator’s New Short Will Take Your Breath Away.

* TOO funny: What if Google was a guy, part 3, from CollegeHumor.

* Because everyone loves a good makeover: InStyle lists the best movie makeovers of all time.

* Vintage photos prove selfies are nothing new.

* The Beauty Department shows you how to make a natural makeup brush cleaner at home.

* Although the “ugly shoe trend” seems to be in full force, it seems some types of conventionally “ugly” shoes are not selling as well as others.

* Beauty High shows you how to get Lucy Hale’s double cat eye makeup look.

* Racked breaks down this week’s Lauren Conrad vs Allure Twitter “feud”.

* Also from Racked, a comparison of vanity sizing at different mall stores. So interesting to see how much it varies!

* Got an ombré do? Keep it looking its best with these maintenance tips.

* Speaking of hair, here are 13 things you didn’t know you could do with a flat iron.

* Nice: Finally, serious women are standing up for fashion mags.

* If you’re attending any state fairs this summer, Buzzfeed recommends you try some of these crazy-decadent fair foods. I am dying to try deep fried cookie dough!

* Aww, this post is both adorable and important — pictures of pit bulls defying stereotypes and being incredibly sweet.

* And finally, Dice the cat won’t share his yogurt with you. Sorry!

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4 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 7/24/14”

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    July 24th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Not sure how helpful it is to include the link of makeup to get rid of before you are 30. Glitter on your face generally looks silly regardless of age. But the rest of the “advice” sounded like it was written for the don draper era. No more nail art (anyone tell Zoey Dechanel), no funny hair colors (someone email Nicole Richie and Anna Paquin) and no pink lipstick (better order a crawler for fox news and cnn as I think every woman over 30 must be warned about this one). Does anyone still buy into that idea that there is a magic sell by date on women wear we must chop off all our hair, stop experimenting with makeup trends and basically take a back stage for all the sweet young things because we are all gross mommies and spinsters now? Screw that. I’m off to buy some false eyelashes.

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    July 25th, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I also had to comment (first time, what what!) about the piece on makeup use post-30. I actually didn’t agree with ANYTHING in that article and am actually surprised you guys linked to it. I mean, sure, I understand not wearing a full face of glitter everyday…but really, no bronzer? No extensions? That article makes it sound like post-30 women have to become so ‘refined’ we lose all the interesting. From the comments on the article, looks like I’m not the only one who feels this way. I think we should all remember that at the end of the day, we should be supporting what makes a woman feel good about herself – and if that’s a little hair chalk, more power to her!

    Other than that, good set of links Zephyr.

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    July 25th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Hi,
    just wanted to let you know I love your hautelinks post. I wait for it every friday and it makes my day so much lovelyer and more inspired :) thank you and keep up the good work. It’s a lovely blog ;)

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    July 25th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Rena – Good points! I didn’t get the “women have a sell-by date” vibe from the article (I hate that crap) but reading it again I can see how you did. To me, the article was aimed more at a professional woman wanting to be taken seriously in the workplace – glittery makeup and nail art can be seen as unprofessional. But you’re right, women should feel free to express themselves through their appearances at all ages and we shouldn’t be shaming people for not adhering to arbitrary beauty standards.

    Elise – Glad you finally commented, even if it was to say you didn’t like something – nice to see new people joining the discussion! :) I agreed with the part about matte bronzer being more flattering and professional than sparkly, but you’re right, it does come off like they’re condemning those things flat out. You make a great point about supporting other women and the choices they make to feel good – that is what we all should be doing. I’m going to make sure to include more content that fits that idea in the future.

    Raluca – Thanks so much for commenting! So glad you like the list. We all collaborate on it and putting it together is definitely one of my favorite things to do each week!

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