Happy Friday, ladies! Welcome to this week's installment of cool stuff from other people's blogs.
(BTW, if you guys see any particularly cool posts or giveaways, pretty please shoot me a link at respecttheshoes(at)live.com and I'll feature it here!)
Brides always look especially stunning on their wedding day - and particularly so when they can wear a gorgeous gown of their own design - via Alix from the cherry blossom girl:
Some blogs are just visually stunning and can make the most mundane things feel like something out of a fashion editorial - via Jane from Sea of Shoes:
Yes, I do yoga, but I'm fairly certain my version of yoga differs greatly from that of the gal I'm unofficially calling "Miss Super Yoga Guru" (in much awe here) - via Valerie at Red Vines for Breakfast:
I'm always interested in seeing what treasures people like collecting - via Heather at Speckled Egg:
Bunny buns! 'Nuff said - via EpiCute:
I've mentioned before how I love folks who draw, and especially artsy people who can accompany their OOTDs with some cute personalized work - via Linda from little tin soldier:
And we've got another landslide of great giveaways, so here are the cool contests of the week:
♦ Diana from Express-O is giving away a tee of your choice from Out of Print. Contest ends tonight!
♦ Maria from Lulu Letty is giving away a $25 gift credit to the Etsy shop Jewel Me Pretty. Contest ends August 7.
♦ Jessica from Jess Loves Fred is giving away a vintage carousel brooch from Etsy. Contest ends August 8.
♦ Blair from Wild and Precious is giving away a lovely hand made gift card set from Whitney Rae Paper. Contest ends August 8.
♦ jewish girl in wasp's clothing is giving away a gift bag of high-end beauty products from the Super Saturday Hamptons event. Contest ends August 8.
♦ UPDATED: Bree from Mod Blog is hosting a super giveaway to support Child Rescue Candlelight Serenade. There are tons of prizes including a $300 gift card to Anthropologie. Contest ends August 9.
♦ Joann from Sidewalk Chalk is giving away a pair of Jen's Pirate Booty Pixie Dust earrings from Designer Apparel. Contest ends August 9.
♦ Betty from Betty Beguiles is giving away your choice from three different Shabby Apple dresses. Contest ends August 9.
♦ Jaime from Denim Debutante is giving away a pair of Raven Denim jeans - your choice. Contest ends August 9.
♦ Debby from Inspired Design is giving away a $25 gift card to Anthropologie. Contest ends August 10.
♦ Elaine from Clothed Much is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Lipo in a Box (you read that right, and you know you're curious). Contest ends August 11.
♦ Tania from What Would a Nerd Wear is giving away a Misikko Hana professional flat iron. Contest ends August 11.
♦ Jessica from Beautify My Life is giving away a $25 gift card to Apothica, a beauty products site. Contest ends August 15.
♦ Janet from Janetteria is giving away a $75 gift certificate from NOVICA, a site that sells unique jewelry and home goods from around the world. Contest ends August 16.
♦ It's Simply Love (I love that blog name!) is giving away a pair of Peruvian feather earrings and a faux gem ring. Contest ends August 16.
♦ Weesha from Weesha's World is giving away a veritable treasure trove of jewelry and other accessories. Contest ends August 18.
♦ Sydney at petite little girl is giving away a pair of jeans from the Allison Izu Petite Denim Collection. Contest ends August 20.
♦ Sandra from 5 inch and up is giving away a silver ring from Lapponia. Contest ends August 20.
♦ Elle from elle of the ball is giving away a high end gift bag with goodies from Coach, YSL and Chanel. Contest ends August 25.