Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup
By: Deanne Yee

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Choices, Choices!

Edited by Dream Sequins

At this time of year, even the smallest decision can feel like the biggest burden.  As holiday shopping season swings into full and relentless motion this month, the choices we make as consumers can often feel overwhelming.  This week’s compelling roundup of reading explores these choices from every possible angle and makes it clear that as bloggers, we should feel empowered, not overwhelmed.  Whether it’s writing about a specialty gift guide for a geek chic girl, choosing the perfect red lip color or even exploring the nuanced difference in quality between designer and mid-priced items, these choices are what make us unique and connect us as an independent fashion blogging community.

Links à la Mode : December 10th

Links à la Mode : December 10th

  • A Typical Atypical – Get into vintage 50’s housewife mode for the Christmas season!
  • Bobbins and Bombshells – Fashionable History: L’Officiel de la Mode Archives
  • Brunette and Pink – Holiday Makeup Inspired by the Sephora 2009 Holiday Sephora Catalog using Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II
  • dramatis personae – High Fashion & High Art… Two Worlds Apart? Thoughts, Arguments, & Solutions for the Knock-off Debate
  • Dream Sequins – A bling-tastic evening at jewelers, Doyle and Doyle.
  • Fashion Pulse Daily – Fashion Pulse Daily finally finds a handbag that meets her very particular requirements.
  • Fashion X K8 – Spotlighting the stylishly subtantial Desirée Rogers and challenging the press’s idea that those who fill jobs seeped in tradition should not only maintain the “tradition” but refrain from being eye-catching.
  • Fasshonaburu – Shopping for the Geek Chic Girl: Holiday shopping advice for the girl who loves fashion as much as video games, gadgets and Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
  • M.I.S.S. – She’s Crafty: DIY Ruffled Suspenders
  • Oranges and Apples – The Sapeurs: vibrant and elegant street style from the Congo.
  • Rags to Reverie – A Fab Four Fanatic’s review of the Comme des Garçons x The Beatles collaboration.
  • Retro Chick – Fashion Economics – Are low cost retailers forcing us to be wasteful?
  • Sophisticated Insanity – Take a look at the lady behind Rare bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel
  • Style on a String – Leggings vs. Tights: The difference, how to buy them and what to wear (and not wear) with them.
  • Style Symmetry – Christmas Gift Ideas for Him, For Her and Secret Santa…
  • The Bargain Hunter Extraordinaire – Two days ago, it was 36 degrees out…today, I didn’t even have to a jacket- that’s New England!
  • THE COVETED – Love bold red lips? Check out the Ultimate Red holiday collection.
  • TheWorkingWardrobe – Here are some tips on how men can work jewelry at the office without any raised eyebrows.
  • Thrift Eye – Dreaming of Shearling: Save up for the nice stuff and be warm or go with the cheap and be cold?
  • ventures of jenn. – A spotlight on Berlin label Reality Studio.
  • Wicked Whimsy – Practical Quality: Looking into what the difference, if any, is between a mid-range item & a designer item.


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. Michelle says:

    Thank you for including me! :) It looks like a good bunch of links this week, as per the usual – can’t wait to read them all!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Closet Confidential: A Review =-.

  2. lisa says:

    I can see why you tweeted about having trouble editing this week’s links, DS–some great posts in there!
    .-= lisa´s last blog ..Luxe Or Less Gift Guide: Makeup Palettes =-.

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for including me! This is so sweet and exciting!! :) Can’t wait to red them all! Yay!!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree =-.

  4. Tamara says:

    Thanks for adding me to the IFB Links a la Mode! I am so honored! All these links look awesome – time to start reading!

  5. Little Miss Makeup says:

    Yet again, a great selection of articles. Happy reading!
    .-= Little Miss Makeup´s last blog ..For perfect party eyes … go glittery! =-.

  6. Lucy says:

    oh wow thanks for including my post!! I love your write-up on this week’s round-up, your choices of links really reflect the idea of an INDEPENDENT blogger community. :) thanks again! <3

  7. Franca says:

    Thank you for including me! I always look forward to Thursday and the next installment of links! x
    .-= Franca´s last blog ..Outfit 4.12.09: Primary colours and a band tshirt =-.

  8. Suzanne Marie says:

    love this so much
    has made my day beautifully
    now, this also made my day:
    fashion lingerie
    to die for
    .-= Suzanne Marie´s last blog ..JUNE 09- BRAZIL!! =-.

  9. jenn. says:

    Thanks for including me! :)
    Some great sounding posts in here, shall give them a whirl!
    .-= jenn.´s last blog ..beetle-juice =-.

  10. julia says:

    Thanks so much for the inclusion! What a great round up of posts this week!
    .-= julia´s last blog ..Green Chic Links of the Week =-.

  11. What2WearWhere says:

    What great posts!! I’m really LOVEing Link à la Mode! It’s awesome to be able to find so many fab bits all in one place! keep up the good work writeristas!
    .-= What2WearWhere´s last blog ..Great Debate : Holiday Gift Guide =-.

  12. Raymond Nirnberger says:

    wow i love the girls hair with the braid in in the middle

  13. The Very Subjective says:

    Leggings vs. Tights: The difference, how to buy them and what to wear (and not wear) with them.

    i think this one is my favourite so far :)
    haven’t read them all, but looks promising!
    .-= The Very Subjective´s last blog ..: The Thing About La Belle Epoque =-.

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