Inspiring Women, Fall Sweaters, & More We're Buzzing About This Week

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When we're looking to empty our savings on some seriously awesome home finds, we always turn to West Elm. Now, the woman behind the stuff of our dreams (creative director Vanessa Holden) is letting us in on her secrets. Read about how she landed the job of a lifetime and what inspires her. (The Every Girl)
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We're here to tell you: Nerd chic is back. From round glasses to high-waisted pants, it's time to bust out your inner geek. One local blogger schools us in the style, and we are so into it. (Avant Blargh)
Is it just us, or does this chilly weather put you in the mood for a hearty snack? After all, nothing says 'tis the season like a hot oven. We can't wait to give this Finnish treat a try — cinnamon, sugar, butter, we're there. (Miss Renaissance)
We already professed our love for the turtleneck this fall, but there's another sweater that deserves some praise: the cowl neck. The spectacularly slouchy top is back this season, and the new versions are oh-so buttoned up. (Style On The Line)
One of our favorite wardrobe investments is always a lil' bit o' leather — at once edgy and pulled together, it can make any outfit immediately look luxe. Before you splurge, take a mini tutorial in what's real and what's faux. (Chi City Fashion)
Photos: Via Avant Blargh, Miss Renaissance
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