Hautelinks: Week of 7/12/12

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Apartment Therapy has 15 Crazy Ideas to Make Your Life Saner. So many great, unconventional life improvement tips, and be sure to read through the comments section for more.

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Thank You, Frank Ocean, from Life + Times (written by Jay-Z and his team) is a beautiful response to the R&B artist's recent tumblr post where he came out to his fans. We're so happy to see so much amazing support for Frank - it's truly inspiring.

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Olivia Palermo shows you how to rock the skater skirt. So cute!

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July 4th may have passed, but there's no reason you can't rock these DIY American flag shorts all summer long. (Bonus: They would be amazing for Olympics viewing parties!)

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17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else. Granger > Puckle for sure.

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We're so making Amy's Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars this weekend - drool!

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Also from Lauren Conrad's site, Life's Little Luxuries. Number four is our favorite!

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Christian Louboutin does Cinderella shoes! So cute.

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Top 20 Creative Ways to Use a Disposable Camera. There's nothing like a disposable camera for those perfectly vintage-y summer snapshots (sorry, instagram!), and these tips make it even more fun.

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Speaking of photography, these tips for photography posing are great whether you're taking the pictures or posing for them.

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Stripes + Sequins shows you how to make a diamond friendship bracelet. I remember making these as a kid!

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Even More Things I Thought Were Super 'Adult' When I Was a Kid, from HelloGiggles. I still get excited for letters addressed to me in the mail (even though, yep, they're usually bills).

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Darkroom and Dearly shares the secret to perfectly organized t-shirt drawers. (I used to do this when I had my tees in drawers instead of on shelves - it works so well!)

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Wow! Game of Givenchy, from MissMoss, displays Givenchy's obvious Game of Thrones inspiration.

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Love the idea of this honey and lemon DIY blemish dark spot elixir, from No More Dirty Looks. Now who's going to be brave enough to test it out first?

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Hahah, this mustache nail art tutorial is too adorable.

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Funny and, yep, probably true: Your Fictional Fantasy Boyfriend May Be Making You Fifty Shades of Miserable.

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Also from HelloGiggles, Why Going to the Beach is the Answer for Everything. Yes!

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Stylelist chats with Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward. I said it last week and I'll say it again: You need to see this movie!

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Design:Sponge channels '60s glam with their feature on interior design inspired by Dreamgirls.

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Pro-anorexic site calls Kate Upton fat. This is beyond ridiculous and - if those people are serious - truly sad.

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We love, love, love The Beauty Department's herringbone manicure tutorial.

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Have you seen the Ralph Lauren-designed US Olympic uniforms yet?

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SQIRLS is the Best Girls Parody Ever, from Jezebel. Hilarious!

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Hahaha, this is so great: Normal Dudes Try to Make Sense of the Menswear Shows, Are Hilarious, from Fashionista.

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Make It + Fake It shows you how to make a 5 minute Shamballa Bracelet.

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CF reader Alex sent this in (she's in the crowd in part of the clip - so cool!): The Delite-o-Matic is a crazy vending machine put in a mall in Australia that gets people to do hilarious things for free snacks. Too funny!

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Racked just narrowed down the Racked 38, their list of the best shopping sites online. Did your favorites make the cut?

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Shine lists the 50 best hairstyles of all time - so much hair win.

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For those 21-plus, The Glitter Guide did a great list of 10 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Try.

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Chictopia breaks down the DIY controversy, and explains how designers feel about DIYs and knockoffs, and the difference between the two. Very informative!

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Also from Chictopia, the 5 best shoe styles to thrift.

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Bubby & Bean show you how to add an awesome double exposure effect to your photos using Photoshop Elements.

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5 Beauty Supplements to Love from The Chalkboard, written by the people at Pressed Juicery.

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We're loving BellaSugar's list of vintage-inspired summer hair and makeup ideas. They're perfect for pairing with a retro-styled swimsuit!

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And speaking of hair, RealBeauty shares 33 sexy summer hair ideas.

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Wow! This DIY neon framed corkboard is beyond cool (hello, it uses real corks, to start) and would be super easy to make yourself. Projects like this are the best.

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The Gloss asks, will the real Holly Golightly please stand up?