Summer is (sadly) coming to an end soon, so make the most of what's left with this summer bucket list! (Somewhat NYC-centric, but has good suggestions that everyone can use.)
Simon Doonan + Target + Halloween = us already excited for Oct 31st!
Hate shopping online because you can never tell if the clothes will fit? This new service may be the answer to your problems - you just input your measurements and try things on virtually! So cool.
Shine gives us 8 tips on how to layer clothing & NOT look like a shapeless slob. Gotta love a title like that. Although it's supposedly for "curvy women," the tips work for everyone.
Do you exaggerate on Facebook? This NYTimes article compares FB to theatre - are we all merely actors?
NY Fashion Week is less than a month away, but these feline "fashionistas" got in on the action early. The pictures are funny but a little sad - hard not to feel bad for the cats!
Wanna work in fashion? Fashionista will help you determine which fashion career is right for you.
If you haven't determined your Fashion's Night Out itinerary yet, see their website and get on it! There are tons of events happening across the country, so find out what's going on in your area on Sept. 10th!
Daily Candy lists 18 of the best mascaras... ever.
Haha, The Frisky's list of "I Can't Be With Someone Who..." responses is funny, with a few nuggets of actual truth mixed in.
Is there anyone cooler than Betsey Johnson? Signs point to no.
The Daily Beast's list of ways to avoid hipster baby names had me lol-ing, especially because my parents clearly violated most of these rules when they named me...
Jezebel has some advice on what to do when you're sick of all your clothes.
Whether you're a productivity geek like me or just want to get a little more done this semester, Lifehacker's list of ways to trick your brain is interesting & helpful!
LOL: Styleite picked out the 5 most wearable Miss Universe costumes... emphasis on costumes!
If you're an Olivia Palermo or The City fan (I know I can't be the only one who's Team Olivia!), R29 has a peek at her new jewelry line, which just debuted.
Also from our friends at Refinery 29 (can you tell we <3 them?), Fall's 5 Most Wanted Designer Collaborations.
In honor of the film's 71st birthday, the Guardian featured Wizard of Oz Trivia! Truly one of the best movies of all time.
Speaking of trivia, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Sesame Street is great.
Wow, blogger backlash caused MAC to cancel its Rodarte line! Behold the power of the internet...
The latest trend in eco fashion? "Zero Waste Design."
Teen Vogue did a great article on back to school shoes under 100 dollars.
Okay, I'll say in advance, this is not meant to offend you if you attend one of the schools listed (I know people get crazy about their college sports teams!): Zimbio's list of the 10 worst college mascots is all in fun, and will make you laugh (hopefully).
So interesting: ABC News discusses the class of 2014, and what the world looks like to them in comparison to upperclassmen. (Thanks, Jenny, for sending this in!!) A few facts about the class of 2014 that I found fascinating (and that, okay, made me feel OLD):
1. Few in the class know how to write in cursive.
19. They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.
27. Computers have never lacked a CD-ROM disk drive.
32. Czechoslovakia has never existed.
62. Having hundreds of cable channels but nothing to watch has always been routine.
Somewhat related to that last piece, Who'd be an 18-year old today? is a look at the fallacies our generation has grown up believing, and the effects they may have on our culture in the future.
Anddd, in an attempt to refute the claims made by the last two articles, CollegeCandy retorts: Our Generation is Going to be OK, OK?
Also from CollegeCandy, Make the Most of BFF Time Before School Starts. Aww!
Okay, just one more article about our generation... (you know you find them interesting, too!) What Is It About 20-Somethings?, from the NY Times, is super long but worth reading, printing, emailing, discussing, etc.
I loved Glamour's interview with Manolo Blahnik. Such a fashion legend.
Another great piece from Glamour (UK), perfect if you're ready for a lazy day of vegging out before school starts.. a list of The Most Fashionable Films Ever.
Funny/random/somewhat-fashion-related (?) - 16 Incredibly Impractical Superhero Costumes.
DailyOM's Empowering Feminine Energy is beautifully written & inspiring.
What was Lady Gaga like as a college student? Overall, way more normal than you'd expect.
Still bummed you can't attend Hogwarts in real life? (Or am I the only one?) If you attend Durham University, you can at least take a class on Harry Potter. So cool!
Speaking of colleges, US News released their annual rankings of US universities. How did your school stack up?
Random & funny: YouSwear.com will teach you how to swear in over 100 different languages. Nice.
The Gloss did an interesting piece on personal shoppers. Definitely doesn't sound like the world's worst career!
Top 6 Fall 2010 Makeup Trends, from Hot Beauty Health, might inspire you to switch up your beauty routine.
Oh my god, The Frisky's roundup of bad adolescent poetry is hilarious, and makes me glad I never attempted to write any back then. Did you guys write embarassingly angsty poetry in HS?
If you're looking to decorate your dorm room, this lamp from Target is cute AND affordable.
Already Pretty has helpful tips on wardrobe cycling. I'd love to get better at this!
Finally, if you haven't entered yet, you NEED to enter our Linea Pelle handbag giveaway ASAP! I've extended the giveaway until Tuesday, 8/24, so you've got time! Entering is easy and the prize is amazing - what are you waiting for?
Have a great rest of your Thursday! Tell me your thoughts or share any other links you loved this week by leaving a comment below!