Hautelinks: Week of 1/13/11

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Let me just start by saying this week's Hautelinks list is approaching 1000 words - perhaps an all-time record for this column - and I have no idea how it got so long! (Non) legal disclaimer before we begin: we will not be held responsible for any damages incurred due to this link list sucking up multiple hours of your time. You've been warned.

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Tired of throwing on that same old coat and boots and calling it a day? WhoWhatWear has some cold weather fashion inspiration sure to give you some new ideas.

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Refinery 29 also offers up a few more winter-proof outfits to try if you're still in a rut.

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Or just try something new this year, wardrobe-wise, with Refinery 29's list of fashion switch ups for 2011.

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I absolutely loved Rachel Zoe's Home Accessories Guide - I'm lusting after those platform shoe bookends!

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Check out photos of Alexander Wang's Pre-Fall 2011 collection for a sneak peek at what all the "It" girls will be rocking soon.

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Thinking of moving to a new city? Nabewise is a really cool new site that will tell you what neighborhood you're meant to live in!

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We all know tanning is a huge health problem among college students, but could mothers be to blame for starting the trend?

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For a healthy glow, minus the cancer risk, check out BellaSugar's guide to wearing bronzer in winter.

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If you need some new books for your to-read list, check out this list of recommendations from the people at Powell's books. It's safe to say they know their stuff!

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This article on creatively solving New Year's resolutions from Daily Candy is super sassy. Love!

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See also: 5 Steps to Bring Your New Year's Resolutions to Life - No excuses! Let's make 2011 the best year yet.

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If your New Year's resolution involves getting in shape, you'll like these fitness tips from a former dancer.

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Does Makeup Make the Model? is a totally fascinating look at judgmental attitudes towards women in the modeling industry. Okay, and it's also a chance to see some famous faces sans-makeup, which is always strangely comforting.

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Haha, amazing: An Honest Grad School Ad, from CollegeHumor.

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The pitfalls and benefits of having a long distance relationship in college are highlighted in this NY Times article. Surprising a long distance boyfriend by collaborating with his friends to create a scavenger hunt for his birthday? Maybe romance isn't dead!

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Teach Your Parents Tech is hilarious and awesome. Perfect if your 'rents are stuck in the dark ages.

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We're totally in love with the nude trend for spring - definitely a shade to stock up on!

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The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote an interesting blog post this week (obviously to be taken with a grain of salt, but worth reading): New Evidence That College is a Risky Investment.

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6 Crackpot Conspiracy Theories That Actually Happened. Um, yikes.

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James Van Der Beek is celebrating the ten year anniversary of his well-circulated post-dumping sobbing scene on Dawson's Creek by creating a variety of different .gifs for every occasion. Amazing!

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Is your hair in need of some winter TLC? Stylelist shows you how to choose a deep conditioner.

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Funny yet strangely fascinating: My Day in Jeggings - Confessions of an Average Guy in Extraordinary Pants. Yes, it's about exactly what you think it's about.

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MTV Style shows you how to wear shorts in winter.

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Anndd, MTV's own Olivia Palermo breaks down her sense of style for ElleGirl.

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Freaking out over finding a job after graduation, but don't have a zillion internships/jobs relevant to your field? Here are some tips to try out that will have you sighing with relief.

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Amazing: Kate Moss for Balmain is basically a high-fashion version of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" video - except with cartoon snakes instead of a cat. And Kate Moss.

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CollegeCandy did a great list of ten super empowering women for Women's Self-Empowering Week. Inspiring!

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Also totally inspiring and rad: Kayla Martell, Miss Delaware, is redefining beauty despite an illness that causes her to lose her hair. She's absolutely gorgeous, inside and out!

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Prolific photoblogger The Selby displays his top favorite photos of 2010. Lots of eye candy here!

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Winter blues? According to NYLON, this new blush promises to lift your mood...

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A Day in the Life of Gwyneth Paltrow kinda made me cringe. It's weird to see how out of touch Hollywood actors can be from the rest of the world.

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Closet full of basics and nothing to wear? Think again! Nicole Richie recently rocked an outfit full of basics you can probably re-create right now. (Okay, minus the jumbo Chanel bag and Louboutins.)

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Also from Because I'm Addicted, a peek inside Lauren Santo Domingo's apartment. Check out that jewelry collection!

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The Daybook lists their top 10 winter wardrobe essentials, with some fantastic picks. Even better? They're all decently budget-friendly.

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8 Fun Ways to Dress Up Your Jeans, from InStyle, will help you beat blue jean boredom.

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Is it just us, or do sweater leggings kinda sound like the best thing EVER right now? Totally perfect for winter.

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Oh god, this is kinda disturbing: An 11-year-old gets "Snookified" by Snooki herself. In other news, is anyone else counting down the minutes 'til Jersey Shore tonight?? I'm addicted.

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Also trashy TV-related, CollegeCandy asks: Should MTV be doing more for their Teen Moms?

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If you know your fashion bloggers, you may be excited to know that Elin Kling is H&M's next designer collaboration!

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The Lazy DIY-er's Craft Bag has a great list of cheap, easy-to-find essentials to have on hand for your next project.

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Great news from one of our fave online shops: Bluefly will start selling fragrances at deep discounts!

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How much time do you spend judging others? For most of us, it's probably more than we'd like to admit. I know it's something I'd like to do less. What about you?

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Thanks to a Twitter follower for this one: Hatecation is a funny blog dedicated to vacations from hell. So funny!