Links a la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

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Thrifty Chic

Edited by Retro Chick

There’s a thrifty feel abound in this weeks Links á la Mode. Maybe we’re all saving money for Christmas, or perhaps we’re all those recessionistas I hear so much about. Oranges and Apples spends a week living out of a capsule wardrobe to prove it can be done, Further Ado tells us why “Investment Dressing” is just another way that Fashion Magazines try and part us from our cash, Style Symmetry shows us 3 ways to work the same plaid blazer and Fashion is my Crush saves money by making her own studded vest (that’s a waistcoat if you’re British…)

As the end of October creeps closer and the nights draw in this weeks Links á la Mode also, inevitably, includes some Halloween inspiration from The New Wave and Style Amor along with the usual amazing mix of give-aways, interviews and reviews that we’ve come to expect.

Of course, if you need more tips and tricks remember to check out all the submissions for this week in the Links á la Mode thread.

Links à la Mode : October 22nd

  • A Typical Atypical – Make me a… 1940’s wartime woman
  • Awakened Aesthetic – Men need sexy shoes too! Awakened Aesthetic searches for the best men’s dress shoes…and all of them are vegan.
  • Bobbins and Bombshells – Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes. A modern Hitchcock Blonde with a guitar.
  • Fashion in my eyes – Revlon fantasy eyelashes review and giveaway
  • Fashion is My Crush – DIY Embellished Vest: make your own hardware strewn vest with some beads, studs & chains.
  • Fasshonaburu – Alyssa & Vyque go to the local Shecky’s Girl’s Night Out
  • ferOHHHsh – Blatant Designer Knockoffs- Not just in the back of vans anymore.
  • Further Ado – Investment dressing – is it a real investment, or another women’s magazine catch-phrase used to encourage us to buy, buy, buy?
  • Idiosyncratic Style – Q & A with amazing photographer Dana Brushette
  • kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS – Emily Howse A look at an up-and-coming fashion graduate with a taste for ethical production, architectural inspired pieces, and plenty of ruffles.
  • Little Miss Makeup – Brown is the new gray! Learn how to do a smoky eye for daytime.
  • Oranges and Apples – The Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: Roundup and Reflections
  • Prom Mafia – 80s Done Right: How to Rock the 80s Fashion Trend
  • Retro Chick – Win an organic cotton jumper, worth £70 from Urban Buzz
  • slsvgg Fashion – Lily Allen’s jewellery line has finally been released in Selfridges
  • Style Amor – Need Costume inspiration with a bad ass fashionable twist?
  • Style Symmetry – Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Blazer This Season!
  • Styletastic – A roundup of SS2010 runway shoes – what will we all be wanting to wear on our feet next summer? (Or not as the case may be)
  • The Coveted – Behind the Scenes at Christian Francis Roth
  • The New Wave – DIY Halloween inspiration from the S/S 2010 runway shows
  • The Working Wardrobe – Something to Remember: Your Work Attire Not Only Represents You, It Represents Your Workplace. Think Before You Dress.


If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine


  1. Lauren says:

    Thanks so much for in the include, it always makes my day!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Links a la Mode: Thrifty Chick =-.

  2. Steff says:

    Wow, thanks so much for picking my post. I was having a bad day, but it’s perked up now!
    .-= Steff´s last blog ..Links à la Mode, Round 2 =-.

  3. Franca says:

    Thank you so much for including me and the mention in the intro too!
    .-= Franca´s last blog ..felted handknit mobile phone cosy =-.

  4. Jen says:

    yay! it really does make your day when you make the roundup, gives u that extra push to keep on posting. thx!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..DIY Embellished Vest =-.

  5. Jen is right – being in LalM gave me the boost I needed this morning. Thank you!
    .-= Jennifer Nicole´s last blog ..Give Me Rain, Give Me Snow =-.

  6. Styletastic says:

    Thanks for including us! Linkstastic!
    .-= Styletastic´s last blog ..Animania – It is all in the details =-.

  7. Eyeliah says:

    Thank you so much for including my post!
    .-= Eyeliah´s last blog ..Americas Next Top Model Season 13 Episode 8 =-.

  8. Lilly says:

    I would like to comment on the current BlogLove article, but at the end of the comments there appears no possibility to “Leave a response”, even if I am logged in. Did I do something wrong? Do I have to join any kind of group before being able to comment on all articles? Thank you!
    .-= Lilly´s last blog ..Independent Fashion Bloggers: Links à la Mode =-.

  9. Thanks for the inclusion. I’m doing a happy dance! Just off to read all the posts now. Looks like another bumper selection. Yay!
    .-= Little Miss Makeup´s last blog ..Links à la Mode: Thrifty Chic =-.

  10. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for including our post in your roundup! Much appreciated!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Aubin & Wills Graces Web Shoppers With its UK Magnificence. Clothing Line Now Available on Net-a-Porter =-.

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