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.
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.
Olivia Palermo shows you how to rock the skater skirt. So cute!
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!)
17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else. Granger > Puckle for sure.
We’re so making Amy’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars this weekend – drool!
Also from Lauren Conrad’s site, Life’s Little Luxuries. Number four is our favorite!
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.
Speaking of photography, these tips for photography posing are great whether you’re taking the pictures or posing for them.
Stripes + Sequins shows you how to make a diamond friendship bracelet. I remember making these as a kid!
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).
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!)
Wow! Game of Givenchy, from MissMoss, displays Givenchy’s obvious Game of Thrones inspiration.
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?
Hahah, this mustache nail art tutorial is too adorable.
Funny and, yep, probably true: Your Fictional Fantasy Boyfriend May Be Making You Fifty Shades of Miserable.
Also from HelloGiggles, Why Going to the Beach is the Answer for Everything. Yes!
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!
Design:Sponge channels ’60s glam with their feature on interior design inspired by Dreamgirls.
Pro-anorexic site calls Kate Upton fat. This is beyond ridiculous and – if those people are serious – truly sad.
We love, love, love The Beauty Department’s herringbone manicure tutorial.
Have you seen the Ralph Lauren-designed US Olympic uniforms yet?
SQIRLS is the Best Girls Parody Ever, from Jezebel. Hilarious!
Hahaha, this is so great: Normal Dudes Try to Make Sense of the Menswear Shows, Are Hilarious, from Fashionista.
Make It + Fake It shows you how to make a 5 minute Shamballa Bracelet.
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!
Racked just narrowed down the Racked 38, their list of the best shopping sites online. Did your favorites make the cut?
Shine lists the 50 best hairstyles of all time – so much hair win.
For those 21-plus, The Glitter Guide did a great list of 10 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Try.
Chictopia breaks down the DIY controversy, and explains how designers feel about DIYs and knockoffs, and the difference between the two. Very informative!
Also from Chictopia, the 5 best shoe styles to thrift.
Bubby & Bean show you how to add an awesome double exposure effect to your photos using Photoshop Elements.
5 Beauty Supplements to Love from The Chalkboard, written by the people at Pressed Juicery.
We’re loving BellaSugar’s list of vintage-inspired summer hair and makeup ideas. They’re perfect for pairing with a retro-styled swimsuit!
And speaking of hair, RealBeauty shares 33 sexy summer hair ideas.
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.
The Gloss asks, will the real Holly Golightly please stand up?