We loved Teen Vogue’s roundup of ways bloggers wear plaid button-ups. They’re definitely among our favorite fall staples.
We’re also loving the paillette trend we’re seeing on celebs everywhere. How cute would LC’s dress be for a holiday party?
Daily Candy’s roundup of holiday gift ideas for women (though mostly pricey) is beyond adorable, especially those personalized notecards!
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.”
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.
Chronic procrastinators, keep scrolling – this site is aptly named: I Waste So Much Time.
Hahaha, AMAZING: Is Ryan Gosling Cuter than a Puppy? It’s impossible to choose!
Related: Feminist Ryan Gosling is on another level of awesome.
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.
DIY Galaxy Print Tee Tutorial. This is genius!
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.
The Beauty Department takes us “Back to Basics” with a fantastic simple french braid tutorial.
Speaking of hair, this triple knot buns hairstyle is really pretty and unexpected.
One more hair post: 8 Hair “Rules” You Have to Break. Right. Now., from Shine. These kinda blew my mind – must try!
Also from Shine, 7 Ugly Tattoos You Have to See to Believe. Our fave is “the thong” – WTF.
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??
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.
Meet the Rabbi Who Teaches Her Students About the Torah Using Nail Art. I have to say, it’s probably an effective teaching strategy!
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.
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!
And on the other side of the shoe spectrum is this list of shoes so bad it’s scary.
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.
Refinery 29 shows us the perfect dresses for EVERY party this holiday season.
Also from R29, for those of you shorter ladies out there who want some extra height, tips on “dressing taller.”
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?
This recipe for cinnamon sugar pecans, made in a crock pot, looks amazing. Bring on the holiday treats!
One more amazing-looking recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark! Totally making this myself.
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…
The High Low lists their top 10 favorite free fashion iPhone apps. Style.com is my fave!
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.
Inspiring and cool: How to Take Creative Self-Portraits, from LIFE.com.
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!