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Fashion:

Finding a stylish, warm coat for Winter that you can wear in various situations – Everything from over a dress for a night out on the town to picking out a Christmas tree with your family – Can be a challenge. Too thin. Too thick. Too expensive. But Refinery 29 is here to save the day so check out their 10 Casual-Cool Coats To Keep You Warm On The Weekends and find the perfect Winter coat for you.

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The oh-so-stylish Karolina Kurkova has done it yet again – It takes a master to pair plaid, white cropped pants, and flat ankle boots and look this good, so WhoWhatWear helps us out by breaking down her fabulous look so that we can recreate it ourselves in their Why It Works: Karolina Kurkova.

I like to mix up my beauty routine by changing products, trying new brands, and cycling great drug store finds into my morning routine {see MCLV’s Makeup Bag & MCLV’s Medicine Cabinet for more}. Glitter Guide agrees and have laid out all of their favorites for you to try – Our Top 20 Drugstore Beauty Buys.

If you’re like me, wrestling with your locks each morning and trying to find an acceptable arrangement isn’t your favorite thing to do each day. Luckily Style Bistro picked some great hairstyles from the runways and laid out the basic for us hair novices – 15 DIY Hairstyle Ideas Straight From The Runway.

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If the studded, spiked & leather adorned world of Lisbeth Salander is your fashion fantasy you must check out Catwalk Azure’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo post for some sartorial inspiration.

Health & Nutrition:

salad with corn, peanuts and thai dressing

After reading Organice Your Life’s Salad Making For Dummies you’ll have no more excuses for not making yourself a quick, healthy, nutritious dinner each night!

Eat protein. Don’t eat protein. It seems like there’s always a new study relating to protein consumption and health or weight loss, but reading up on the topic can help you make healthier choices, just be sure to keep an eye out for future research! Eat THIS, Lose Weight from Women’s Health.

Living a healthy life means more than just keeping an eye on your waistline, especially as you get older, you need to pay attention to the tests that your doctors run – Including your blood pressure. The Huffington Post’s Ways To Lower Blood Pressure: Exercise, Meditation, Diet And More.

With the hectic, non-stop holiday season upon us it’s easier to grab a sugary snack and try to relax on the couch when we have a few extra minutes but trust me, you’ll feel MUCH better if you use those few precious minutes to sneak in a quick workout! Check out Refinery 29’s 10 Minute Workout.

Marilyn Monroe

I’ve had a number of friends over the years who suffered from season depression – A number of whom were Southern California natives who had trouble adapting to the foggy, rainy Bay Areas winters in college. Gala Darling to the rescue! How To Beat The Winter Blues: DENIAL Is Key!

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8 responses

  1. Great outfits and delicious salad!

    LUXESSED

    December 11, 2012 at 2:25 AM

  2. That corn and bean salad looks amazing!!

    XO,
    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style, travel)

    December 10, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    • Doesn’t it look delicious? Thanks for stopping by MCLV – Glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂

      December 11, 2012 at 7:36 AM

  3. I’m sooo glad I found your blog!!So inspiring,well done babe!;-)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

    December 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    • I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying my site & must confess that I’ve been LOVING all of your outfits on Lookbook.nu – Keep up the great work!

      December 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM

  4. Hi Lovely ,

    I would like to invite you to my Christmas giveaway of animal print Furla Bag. Thank you so much for your time.

    XX Luba

    :: Well Living Blog :: GIVEAWAY :: FURLA BAG :: SORTEO

    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-giveaway-furla-bag-sorteo.html

    December 10, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    • Thank you so much for the invitation – I adore Furla and I’m looking forward to checking out your blog!

      December 10, 2012 at 7:48 AM

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