For all the soccer fans out there, here’s a roundup of links to get you in the mood for the 2014 World Cup Finals that kick off today in São Paulo.

Fab Links from Our Members

18-year old Julia Reidhead turned her prom dress into a work of art. Claudia loves how she created her frock from a used wedding dress, and how the huge positive feedback has impacted her plans for the future.

With the Sporty Luxe look trending, Suz enjoyed this history of Converse sneakers.

Emma over at This Kind Choice wrote an interesting post about assessing the quality of a garment. Ornella always finds these type of articles fun and useful in equal measure.

Joy thought it was fun to see a couple of familiar faces while scrolling this pinboard of short haircuts.

Vildy loves to read about people’s aha moments during their style journey. She particularly related to how, despite her physical fragility, Anna B. Wroblewska chose strong, thick fabrics to reflect her “forceful will”.

Angie and I are both in a white sneaker mood and this is great inspiration. Showing ankle skin is a great rule of thumb.

Sally reminds us that no body is like yours, and Angie exclaims that’s FANTASTIC. Decorate and celebrate your body.

Shevia found this Man Repeller post on cool versus effortless style very relevant to conversations on the same topic that pop up a lot on YLF too.

Amber of Shoeper Woman does “dress of the day” and frock roundup features on her blog. Lyn* loves them because Amber’s taste is very inline with her own, plus it helps her to learn more about the dress styles that are “in” on the UK side of the pond.

Aida found this augmented reality mirror that lets you test makeup without putting it on pretty oool.

Laurinda came across this short introduction on why buttons are sized in Ligne (French for lines), along with a handy chart for converting button sizes.