I've spent the last two weeks collecting these must read links for you. Have a fantastic weekend catching up with your reading.
☞ Must watch: party season is fast approaching, brush up on your social etiquette with this how-to video narrated by the dulcet tones of Jason Schwartzman. “Sneezing the right way can mean the difference between making a new friend and making an enemy." Via YouTube
☞ Once you start going on bike rides that last an hour or longer, you might notice a little saddle soreness. Troubleshoot your seat issues with this very detailed guide to female anatomy and saddle discomfort. Via Lovely Bicycle
☞ You're a responsible shopper. You also want to look good without breaking the bank. So why does it seem impossible to find well-made, ethically-produced clothing that fits your body type, at a reasonable price? Check your expectations as a consumer against the realities of the market. Via Already Pretty
☞ Franca Sozzani, of Vogue Italia, is the most interesting editor-in-chief. Seriously, she has a totally unique point of view (something that is desperately lacking from US Vogue). So it's a treat to read about her beauty routine, and get a little insight into her process. Via Into The Gloss
☞ Video: 8 ways to wear a scarf, in under 2 minutes. For very little effort, a scarf adds a lot of polish to an outfit. I've mastered a couple tried-and-true techniques for wearing them. But I'm definitely inspired to expand my repertoire after watching this slick video how-to. Via TuLi
☞ Car free living is easy in the city. But what if you want to, you know, see a real tree or smell some fresh air once in a while? What's a nature-loving, bike-riding babe to do? Enter OffMetro, a travel site specializing in inter-modal, automobile-less getaways. They recently launched the San Francisco edition and are hosting a photo competition to celebrate the best of the Bay. Check out the current entries and add a few of your own. Who knows? You might win. Via OffMetro