(Remember, if you happen upon any cool things from other people's blogs that you think is worth mentioning, please send me a link at respecttheshoes(at)live(dot)com!)
♥ This picture is like a vignette from some uber-chic foreign film - except these are unrehearsed real people that just live like this - via The Sartorialist:
♥ I love pizza and I love breakfast. This looks like heaven on a platter - and something that needs to be cooked on the grill so I can make the BF do it?! Brilliant! via Adrianna at A Cozy Kitchen:
♥ This post was titled "Metropolitan Ballerina." I can't help but to agree - via Chiara at The Blonde Salad:
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♥ I'm a big fan of tattoos - I think they can be beautiful and expressive. I'm just too much of a chicken to want to commit to something permanent on my body - but this one is fantastic! via Tattoologist:
♥ Who else can create a cartoon persona of herself and then style her?! via Le monde de Tokyobanhbao:
♥ I would probably die if I wore these, but I love to stare at them - via Celine at The Shoe Girls' Blog:
And here are the cool contests of the week (I love that we are never short on these - you can never say that bloggers are not generous!):
♥ Keira from a pretty penny is giving away a Stella & Dot Uma Silk Wrap necklace. Contest ends this morning!
♥ Pamela from Ginger Girl is giving away a $25 gift card to your choice of Anthropologie, J. Crew, Target or Williams-Sonoma to celebrate her blogiversary. Contest ends tonight!
♥ Naomi from rockstar diaries is giving away an amelia necklace from elephantine. Contest ends August 13.
♥ Catherine and Mary Chris from pretty pleased are giving away your choice between several military-inspired jackets from Hallelu. Contest ends August 13.
♥ Susan from Peanut Petunia is giving away a $50 gift card to CSN Stores. Contest ends August 13.
♥ The Fashionable Housewife is giving away an Ellington Bella Tota Handbag worth almost $200. Contest ends August 15.
♥ Karrie from Hello Pretty is giving away a $50 gift card to Sephora. Contest ends August 15.
♥ Indiana from adored austin is giving away an Orient watch. Contest ends August 15.
♥ Lynzy from From Skirts to Skillets is giving away a gorgeous Oufi handbag. Contest ends August 16.
♥ Megan and Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls is giving away a $60 gift code to New London Pharmacy, a beauty products site. Contest ends August 17.
♥ Sara from You, Me & Anthropologie is giving away a $40 gift card to CSN Stores. Contest ends August 18.
♥ Marie from Lemondrop Vintage is giving away a mini library of styling books. Contest ends August 19.
♥ Lauren from Second City Style is giving 5 people a chance to win a year's supply each of their choice of Pantene Pro-V products collections. Contest ends August 21.
♥ Jamie from Thifty Threads is celebrating her birthday by giving her readers a present! She is giving away a gorgeous bracelet from Lord & Taylor and your choice of a $25 gift card from Anthropologie, Loft, Banana Republic, J. Crew or Nordstrom. Contest ends August 21.
♥ Marie from *** All Things Marie *** is giving away a Misikko Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron. Contest ends August 24.
♥ Sydney from Navigating Through the Quarterlife with a Smile and Open Arms is giving away a $50 gift card to Bed, Bath and Beyond. Contest ends August 28.
Remember to check back to last week's post - lots of those contests are still open!