So for this week's (or heck, this month's) long overdue cool stuff from other people's blog post, I collected together some great miscellany that are also helping me get into the festive, cool, snuggly state of mind:
♠ Showing how true it is that trenches are timeless - via Stockholm Street Style:
♠ We're all about holiday decor now - here's one way to look understated for Christmas but still seem luxe and cozy - via emmas designblogg:
♠ This is all the good things about fall/winter cooking all rolled up into one gut-busting confection - but calories don't count over the holidays, right? via Peabody from Culinary Concoctions:
♠ How to add a little glamour to your daily wear - via Lucy Laucht:
♠ Get "baking" on your own super-easy culinary tree trimmings for the holidays - via Bake it Pretty:
♠ What could be cozier than knitting your entire room? via desire to inspire:
♠ A fashionista's holiday portrait - via Rhiannon from liebemarlene vintage:
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The holidays are right around the corner and our fellow bloggers are feeling the spirit of generosity - here are some of the very cool giveaways of the week:
♠ BonBon Rose Girls is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Friedashopie Jewelry Design. Contest ends November 28.
♠ Veronica from the fashion fruit is giving away a Latuamoda necklace from Dolce & Gabbana. Contest ends November 28.
♠ shopping with M is giving away a $25 gift card to J. Crew and a Kate Spade bracelet. Contest ends November 28.
♠ Nina from alltumbledown is giving away a Bergman wrap from Edelweiss by Sarah. Contest ends November 29.
♠ GalTimes is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Shoes.com. Contest ends November 29.
♠ Cindi from Simply Cindi is giving away a pair of initial mugs from Anthropologie. Contest ends December 3.
♠ Nelah from 52 new days is giving away a gaggle of eye makeup from Dior and Urban Decay. Contest ends December 3.
♠ FashionAddict from Fashion for the Economically Challenged is giving away a La Coco silver pearl strand necklace from Stella & Dot. Contest ends December 3.
♠ Elle from Fast Food & Fast Fashion is giving away a shawl cardigan and purple jacket from Romeo & Juliet Couture. Contest ends December 6.
♠ Being Alison is giving away a $50 Visa gift card. Contest ends December 8.
♠ Zippy from Champagne Living is giving away a $500 American Express gift card. Contest ends December 10.
♠ Mama B is giving away a $100 gift card to Ebay. Contest ends December 10.
♠ petiteasiangirl from Extra Petite is giving away a whole package of goodness from J. Crew, Rock & Republic, Shue Uemera and more! Contest ends December 12.
♠ Sydney from Navigating Throu the Quarterlife with a Smile and Open Arms is giving away a $50 gift card to Beth Bad and Beyond, plus a beaded clutch, Clinique makeup and jewelry! Contest ends December 13.
♠ Debby from Inspired Design is giving away a $50 gift card to Pottery Barn. Contest ends December 15.
♠ Angie from Pandaphilia is giving away a medley of goodies from ELF, Forever 21 and Hello Kitty. Contest ends December 15.
♠ herwaisechoice is giving away a pair of statement earrings from the Lanvin for H&M collection. Contest ends December 17.
♠ Tiffany from I Am Style-ish Reviews is giving away a $250 gift card to Best Buy. Contest ends December 22.