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Fashion:

Peeking into the closet of a celebrity or fashion crushes is such a fun experience – You get to see how they organize their goodies, all the fabulous pieces they’ve collected, learn where they picked things up over the years… As I’m sure you’ve picked up I have a bit of a fashion crush on Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe {Links You’ll Love & Looks of the Week} so I was thrilled when I saw that The Coveteur was offering us a peek into her closet – The Girl, The Closet, The Shoot.

Sweaters are a Must Have for layering in the Fall and Winter so finding some chic ones should be at the top of your To Do List – Be sure to check out WhoWhatWhere’s Under $150: Fancy Sweaters for some great tips.

Planning a tropical get away for the chilly Winter months this year? Or booking tickets for some fun in the sun? Be sure to look at Fabulous at Every Age: Resort Chic from Harper’s Bazaar for some inspiration on what to pack.

I’m loving the Baroque trend for Fall – It’s dramatic, rich, eye-catching, and oh-so-luxurious. Don’t believe me? Check out I Love Green Inspiration’s collection of fabulous photos showcasing this trend – All the ingredients for the Baroque recipe.

Having great skin gives you a boost every single day, so why not try some of these fabulous tips from Refinery 29 – 8 Beauty Tricks That Work While You Sleep.

Health & Fitness:

I’m madly in love with the new slow cooker that my parents got me for my birthday so I’m constantly on the lookout for fun new recipes to try – Write With Us: Slow Cooker Recipes.

Obesity and diabetes are epidemics sweeping through this country – Epidemics that can be stopped with proper nutrition and exercise. Being well-educated on these topics really could save your life – Why We All Need a Pre-Diabetes Diet.

Properly fueling your workouts is important, in addition to water and coconut water, you need to be sure that you’re consuming the right fats, sugars, and nutrients both before AND after a sweat session. Read 10 Best Fitness Foods For Women from Women’s Health for some tips that can help you plan your meals.

Gluten-Free apple crisp serving

Sometimes skipping dessert is not an option. But that doesn’t mean you have to reach for packaged, processed, or pre-make sweets. Why not whip up a healthy treat instead? Try The Wannabe Chef’s Gluten-Free Apple Crisp for a tasty, guilt-free indulgence.

If you’re embarking on a new fitness regime or trying to slim down for the holidays tracking the foods that you consume is a great tool to ensure that you’re aware of what you’re eating and your portion sizes. Luckily in this age of smart phones there are plenty of apps that will make this even easier – 5 Awesome Apps For Calorie Counts.

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Links You’ll Love

Fashion:

Harper Bazaar’s Shop the Street Style Look: When Monochrome Meets Snake-Skin shows you just how to mix patterns and prints with basics to create an eye-catching look that isn’t too over the top.

I have a big ole fashion crush on Miroslava Duma and was thrilled when I stumbled upon this fun piece with great pictures celebrating her style on The Coveteur – The Girl, The Closet, The Shoot.

The designer collaboration that I’ve anticipated most – closely edging out Jason Wu for Target – is the Prabal Gurung for Target Capsule Collection. I. Can’t. Wait. February 10th. Mark your calendars. In the meantime, Refinery 29 has the goods – Prabal Gurung (And His Target Collection) Play Matchmaker With Olivia Thirlby.

Scent, lotions, toners, creams, powders, scrubs… All part of the daily beauty routine of women around the world. I love peeking into someone’s medicine cabinet and seeing what their favorite products are, it always inspires me to spice up my own routine. Onto My Wardrobe: Daily Beauty.

I really enjoyed pulling all the mens fashion shots for my Looks of the Week – Menswear Edition post a few weeks ago, I sometimes forget just how much I love male styling. Fear not, The LA Connection rounded up a great collection of shots in his This Is A Man’s World piece.

Health & Fitness:

While I’m not a big believer in the “superfood” trend, there’s no denying that there are some extremely healthful & vitamin packed fruits and vegetables out there that you should be loading your plates with – 5 Convenient Superfoods of Fall.

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I love cold weather and nothing is more cozy than snuggling with a warm mug and good book. Bonus points if there’s a fireplace. Now about that mug… This time a year I stock up on holiday teas like gingerbread and candy cane (which I then hoard throughout the year), but I also can’t say no to cider, spiced wine, or a cup of hot cocoa. This season however I’m determined to get a little bit more creative and at the top of my To Do List is Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Even if you’re a runner and focus your fitness on cardiovascular feats, you need to be sure that you’re doing strength training as well. Not sure where to begin? Read The No Meat Athlete’s 16 Easy Strength Exercises & Stretches to Help You Run Faster & Injury-Free.

Interested in giving sprouting a try but not sure which seeds to start with or how to begin? Brendan Brazier – Thrive author & creator of Vega – might have just the answers you’re looking for – Thrive Tip: Sprouting Potential.

Whether you’re planning a cocktail party, bringing refreshments to a holiday party, or just looking for a fun Friday night project, check out the drinks on Foodista and give one of these cocktails a spin – Drink Blog of the Day Archive.

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