Lovely Links: 6/10/11

How on earth can you maintain your sanity as a thrift-loving mama? Meghan interviews three gals and posts their tips and tricks for moms who thrift.

I’m blown away by Stéphanie’s monochrome blush ensemble, and mesmerized by the draped-chain detail on her shoulders.

The Budget Stylista gives us 10 great maxi dresses for gals on a budget.

Fat talk and self-degradation are so prevalent in our culture, especially among young women, and in this post Elissa cites some studies on the topic.

Winona regales us with anecdotes of six times she cried in a dressing room. Don’t worry, there are some tears of joy in there, too!

Not sure how I’ve missed out on Thx Thx Thx for so long, but love its amazing message of gratitude. (Via SP&A)

In a post in which she examines her struggles with self-worth and body image, Ashe says, “I love to own beautiful things. Oftentimes though, I don’t know that I’m worthy of wearing them.”

Are these the best tights ever made? Quite possibly.

Four more surprising uses for clear nail polish. Is there anything it CAN’T do?

No one does soft, drapey layers quite like Joelle Van Dyne. Yes, she’s wearing a slip she bought at Target as a shirt. And it looks SMASHING.

Franca explains why she’ll never be a professional blogger. Have you considered taking the plunge?

Rocquelle of Consider Me Lovely talks about her experiences growing up as a dark-skinned girl in the African-American community, how being bullied eventually made her stronger, and how she’s grown to love her dark skin. (Via Beautifully Invisible)

As clothing has become cheaper over the years, our clothing consumption has skyrocketed. In this article on the history of a cheap dress, the author explains why and how pricing has changed over time.

Now I’ve got another way to wear my floor-length black taffeta skirt.

Amazing women scientists discuss the challenges they face in their male-dominated field.

Audi wears an outfit that reflects her natural figure instead of attempting to manufacture curves, and encourages her readers to cultivate affection for their own shapes.

Trinknitty tried out a recipe for DIY underarm deodorant, and it worked! Now I just need to bribe her to make me a batch …

How would you feel if the only thing people ever praised you for was something you had no control over? And how would you feel if every day, you were slowly losing the one thing people complimented you on?”

Gracey strikes a hilarious pose in her tunic and skinnies. I love that girl.

Ever feel like you’re more likely to judge others harshly for their style choices when you’re feeling badly about yourself? This post presents a theory as to why that happens. (Via The Beheld)

In case you’ve momentarily forgotten the force of nature that is Maya Angelou, please click here. (Via Yum & Yuk)

Marzipan talks about making a difference in the lives of people around you. This REALLY resonates with me.

How do you convince a teen girl that it’s OK to be unique, even in the realm of body shape?

Angie responded to my post about how color isn’t cool by exploring what makes an outfit cool.

Real Simple gives us seven gorgeous prints and patterns for summer.

Fashionflirt is a knockout in her orange dress and skull ring.

And from the Department of Random: I give you, the Doggelganger. I was matched with Kylie, the world’s cutest 4-month-old pup. Who, sadly, lives in Auckland. (Via The Hairpin)

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15 Responses to “Lovely Links: 6/10/11”

  1. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    The article about cheap dresses was fascinating. I do remember my grandparents only having one or two sets of “good” clothes — and everyone thought that was plenty.

    I think the doggie site is from New Zealand, so we can’t meet our matches. Mine is so adorable: Ella, a German Shepherd “cross”. I love her smile : >

  2. angie

    Thanks for including youlookfab in your round up, Sally :). Super links as always!

  3. M

    Just as an FYI… I’ve only been using baking soda for probably about a year now, as deodorant and it works! Really! My boyfriend uses it as well….

  4. Audi

    I just tried Doggelganger and was paired with a small Staffy mix — exactly what Georgie is! And thanks for including me in this fab list of links!

  5. Desiree

    Hi Sal, I’m so glad you like the tights, thank you so much for including me, I feel honoured that you added me to this week’s wonderful round-up. I look forward to it each week:). xoxo

  6. Franca

    Thank you so much for including me Sal! I reckoned you probably had, as there was a humungous spike in pageviews!

  7. Jenn

    I put in a picture of Anne Hathaway and doggelganger gave her Kylie! So, if a=b and b=c, then a=c…. you are Anne Hathaway’s doppelganger. It’s true. Math doesn’t lie.