FRIDAY FAVORITES

1. I'm loving the new 

Tibi Carine Heels

 - they're killer. They are the perfect height, come in the perfect colors, and they're just plain classic. The gold color would look incredible with any holiday outfit (as long as you won't be dealing with snow like me in Buffalo...).

2.

"If you aren't willing to fight for what you believe in, then don't even enter the ring."

- This

Madonna article

is incredible. She is so utterly raw and real, it's hard not to re-read this interview over and over again. It's always fun to learn about how someone got to where they are today, their own personal road to success, but what I never realized what a hard life she lived at the beginning and what she went through to get to where she is today. Definitely worth a read.

3. This is what 

New York City

 could look like in 2033. Seriously cool photos... crazy how things can (or could) change over a period of just 20 years. How true do you think these really will be?

4. The truth about a 

gluten-free diet

, and the facts about celiacs disease - one out of every 133 American's have celiac disease, and that doesn't even include people who have a gluten sensitivity, which is almost impossible to diagnose. I've been gluten free for quite a few months now - for a few different reasons, but I don't miss it one bit. If you're considering going this route, or just want to know more, here is an article for 

6 tests for gluten intolerance

 and an article on 

why you should give up gluten

. All definitely worth checking out, even if it's just for awareness.

5. I stumbled across this photo a few times on 

Pinterest

, and had to find out where it came from. Enter one of my new favorite blogs, 

Sofis snapshots

. The blog is entirely in Swedish, which is absolutely fine because the photos are good enough alone. She has incredible style - I'd take every single outfit on her blog. Perfection.

6. If you're new to blogging, or even have been doing so for a while, this

article

on understanding your business or blog through google analytics is extremely useful. I'm always looking for ways to improve my blog, my followers, and just overall awareness, so I always love coming across articles like this.

7. The 

Career Contessa

 website is something I fell upon while reading one of my favorite blogs, 

Damsel in Dior

. This site is packed full of inspiring women with full, lengthy interviews about their careers, how they got to where they are today, and any helpful tips they would give their readers. For anyone trying to make it with their own business, this website is really inspirational.

8. Ever wonder how to hard boil an egg, simply cook a steak, or make the best homemade chocolate chip cookies? This 

article

 will be your go-to on how to cook any of the basics. I've always felt stupid when I don't know how to simply make a good pot of coffee, a baked potato, and so on, so I'm sure this will for sure be my new kitchen bible (at least until I finally DO learn the basics!).

9. Jennifer Lawrence got a

haircut

. I'm sure you all heard first thing yesterday, and if you didn't, then you live in a hole. But really, what is the big deal with celebrities and their hair? If you google Jennifer Lawrence's new haircut, the amount of articles that pop up from yesterday only, is a bit insane. Anyways, I guess

pixie cuts are in

. You all should probably go shop all your hair off now.

TGIF!

xx

DP