Hautelinks: Week of 11/3/11

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We loved Teen Vogue's roundup of ways bloggers wear plaid button-ups. They're definitely among our favorite fall staples.

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We're also loving the paillette trend we're seeing on celebs everywhere. How cute would LC's dress be for a holiday party?

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Daily Candy's roundup of holiday gift ideas for women (though mostly pricey) is beyond adorable, especially those personalized notecards!

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25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer, from The 99%, for all you aspiring authors out there. My fave:

"[The] Resistance knows that the longer we noodle around "getting ready," the more time and opportunity we'll have to sabotage ourselves. Resistance loves it when we hesitate, when we over-prepare. The answer: plunge in."

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By now you've probably heard about the Kim Kardashian divorce... but have you seen the hilarious Kim+Kris Dash Store Vigil photos? Oh, hipsters, you're so funny.

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Chronic procrastinators, keep scrolling - this site is aptly named: I Waste So Much Time.

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Hahaha, AMAZING: Is Ryan Gosling Cuter than a Puppy? It's impossible to choose!

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Related: Feminist Ryan Gosling is on another level of awesome.

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TresSugar did a great list of their November must-reads, perfect if you need a new book to start! I just started Mindy Kaling's book today and it's fantastic.

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DIY Galaxy Print Tee Tutorial. This is genius!

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Haha, love the idea for this website (especially since we've posted "old" stuff here in Hautelinks before): Is It Old?, a site that will instantly tell you if that link is fresh or ancient.

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The Beauty Department takes us "Back to Basics" with a fantastic simple french braid tutorial.

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Speaking of hair, this triple knot buns hairstyle is really pretty and unexpected.

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One more hair post: 8 Hair "Rules" You Have to Break. Right. Now., from Shine. These kinda blew my mind - must try!

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Also from Shine, 7 Ugly Tattoos You Have to See to Believe. Our fave is "the thong" - WTF.

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Now that Halloween's over, FabSugar rounds up the best celeb costumes of 2011. Heidi Klum never fails to go over-the-top, and how cute was Beyonce's bumble bee costume??

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And if you still want more spooky fashion, you need to check out this artsy video featuring signature Alexander McQueen skull scarves. It's pretty brilliant.

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Meet the Rabbi Who Teaches Her Students About the Torah Using Nail Art. I have to say, it's probably an effective teaching strategy!

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And speaking of nails, BellaSugar rounded up the 10 best new polishes of November 2011. I love the glittery Lancome gold - it'd be so perfect for the holidays.

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To celebrate his 20th year as a shoe designer, Fashionista rounded up the 20 most outrageous pairs of Louboutins... ever. Get ready for some eye-candy!

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And on the other side of the shoe spectrum is this list of shoes so bad it's scary.

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We just discovered How I Met Your Style, a website dedicated to "intimate portraits of your favorite style inspiration." It's a great idea for a site, and the photography is fab.

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Refinery 29 shows us the perfect dresses for EVERY party this holiday season.

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Also from R29, for those of you shorter ladies out there who want some extra height, tips on "dressing taller."

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We've all heard of (and seen!) "No-Shave November" and "Novembeard" for men. How about this new movement: "No Makeup November" for girls! Would you try it?

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This recipe for cinnamon sugar pecans, made in a crock pot, looks amazing. Bring on the holiday treats!

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One more amazing-looking recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark! Totally making this myself.

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Slightly NSFW due to some language, but funny/scary and in keeping with the Halloween spirit: The 6 Creepiest Things Discovered by New Homeowners. Appreciate the dorms while you can...

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The High Low lists their top 10 favorite free fashion iPhone apps. Style.com is my fave!

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Why I Don't Have a Facebook, from CollegeCandy. Would you ever give up your beloved FB? I don't think I could handle it.

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Inspiring and cool: How to Take Creative Self-Portraits, from LIFE.com.

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Winter clothes smelling musty after a winter in storage? Forget the Febreeze; RealSimple suggests you remove odors by spraying them with... get this... vodka. Not sure I'd try this but it's definitely innovative!