So to keep my penchant for blabbing at bay, here are some cool stuff from other people's blogs:
♣ The ultimate fashion DIY-er can take something ordinary and make it immediately special and one-of-a-kind - via Kathleen from Grosgrain:
♣ I still kind of can't let Christmas go - and with this tree, I think I have an excuse to keep it up all year - via Bakerella:
♣ Though my penchant for the holidays may not be shared by other people - via Bits & Pieces:
♣ If I ever wanted to look like a rocker-biker-superhero-glamourista just to out to dinner - via Chiara from The Blonde Salad:
♣ Cold noodles with peanut sauce - one of my favorite foods that I haven't had in far too long - via david lebowitz:
♣ Sometimes a woman's sartorial choices aren't truly appreciated - especially by most members of the opposite sex - via the man repeller:
♣ We all love ikea - but have we ever thought to customize the utilitarian company's off-the-shelf wares? - via ikea hacker:
♣ Fashion is fun - so have fun with it and be unafraid - via Anna Dello Russo:
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A bevvy of beautiful bloggers are generously hosting some wonderfully cool giveaways this week:
♣ Elle from Fast Food & Fast Fashion is giving away an Anthropologie Blooming Triad clip.
♣ DrBabyMamaDrama has a medley of different giveaways including one for a $25 gift card to J. Crew and a pair of crystal heirloom earrings. J. Crew contest ends today!
♣ Tippy from tres tippy is giving away a $45 gift card to allmodern.com. Contest ends January 9.
♣ Diana from exPress-o is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Belvedere Designs. Contest ends January 9.
♣ BonBon Rose Girls is giving away two sets of personalized stationary from Poppy Papers. Contest ends January 11.
♣ Tieka from Selective Potential is giving away a $40 store credit to Asian iCandy. Contest ends January 11.
♣ Tara from Little Girl Big Closet is giving away a $50 gift card to Anthropologie in celebration of her first blogiversary. Contest ends January 15.
♣ Annie from Fashionable Asians is giving away a Mulberry for Target crossbody purse and an usamimi headband. Contest ends January 15.
♣ Brittany from Finders Keepers is giving away a $100 gift card to ShopBop. Contest ends January 16.
♣ Wild as a Mink is giving away a goody made by her from Brooklyn Charm. Contest ends January 16.
♣ Mommy's Reviews and Giveaways is giving away custom design blog package worth $120. Contest ends January 22.
♣ Young Sophisticates is giving away a $200 gift card to EmersonMade. Contest ends January 28.
And as if you didn't already know - Anthropologie is giving three lucky people the opportunity to win a $500 gift card each! Contest ends January 17.