Lovely Links: 7/27/12

A few quick notes:

I am having some issues getting a Nook version of my new book
properly formatted and submitted, but I SWEAR it’s in the works!
Should be available in a week or two.
In the meantime, the print and Kindle/iPad versions are up and running.
More news soon, I hope.

I will be speaking on a panel at BlogHer ’12 in New York NEXT WEEK!
Let me know if you’ll be attending, as I’d love to connect.

Huge thanks to The Beheld and Weightless for their incredibly kind words about my new book!

We’ll be taking a week-long break from the Insomniac Sale Picks next week.
Back week of August 6.

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My second Huffington Post piece is up! I talk a bit more about my emotions surrounding my La Bratique experience, and how they prompted me to make-over my lingerie drawer.

Audi reports that these felted wool dryer balls not only remove wrinkles and eliminate static as promised, but also help eliminate pet hair from your clothes!

This comprehensive examination of how the Internet and social media are creating a pro-anorexia community is sobering. (Via The Beheld)

Colorblocking. Shorts. Wedges. Headscarf. So many trends, yet such classic chic from the ever-gorgeous Cynthia.

The Flueblog is starting to roll out the Fall previews, and although there is no reason whatsoever for me to procure these pointy purple ankle booties, I shall adore them from afar.

Retouching has become so prevalent on editorial pages that magazine industry executives have considered introducing guidelines on what is considered acceptable.”

Check out this easy and fun faux braid bangle DIY tutorial! (Via Dollar Store Crafts.)

Katie shares the story of her first strand of pearls, and pairs them with a knockout dress.

“Staying connected to the world reminds us of what’s genuinely vital in our lives, and helps us put things into perspective. It also ensures that we don’t isolate ourselves, because that’s when the inner critic can be especially loud and vicious.”

That’s right: Tangerine is still hot for the season!

So enjoyed this interview with Mary of Biblioblog, an older fashion blogger, sewist, and camper extraordinaire with style for miles.

I love a bathing suit shopping story that ends in triumph, don’t you?

“And she settled in, no longer looking for what her body couldn’t do but paying attention, appreciating what her body could do.  And just like that, her whole practice looked different because she wasn’t fighting any more; she was engaging.”

Always tickled to connect with other MN bloggers, even more so when they’re as fabulous as Shanticka.

This post, titled “Confessions of a Teenage Feminist,” made me ever so happy. Yes it did.

A bold green cardigan and muted plaid circle skirt make for a marvelously retro-tinged ensemble.

Looking for some color pairing inspiration? Check out these three color combos that seem “wrong” but are oh so right.

This double-polka-dot dress is so darling I might have to run out to Brooklyn and steal it from Mikhaela.

I want people to come into a life of fitness feeling like the possibilities are limitless, not like they have to attain some imaginary level of acceptability before they can show themselves to the world.”

Gertie offers up a peek inside her new book, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. And WOW.

Turns out, grooms are beginning to do nearly as many crash diets as brides. This thoughtful post examines the upsettingly symbiotic relationship between the diet and wedding industries, and points out how weight and size expectations for wedding photos can skew our priorities.

I believe maxi dresses can look polished and classic, but definitely love a bright boho maxi for a bit of sartorial fun.

And from the Department of Random: We took the nephews to see “Ice Age: Continental Drift” based solely on the joke at 1:30 of this preview. Which still cracks me up even though I’ve now heard it about 20 times. I’m delighted to report that the movie made me laugh so hard I cried, but a little ashamed to report that many of those laughs were prompted by seeing Scrat slam into icebergs. I’m a fool for physical comedy, it seems.

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9 Responses to “Lovely Links: 7/27/12”

  1. Megan Mae

    OMG! I saw those same Fluevog boots. I’m hoping against hope miracles happen and I can admire them on my own two feets!

  2. Shanticka

    Awwwww! Thank you so much for the mention!! I’m so glad that I “found” your blog! You my dear, are FAB!

  3. Aziraphale

    Ahhh, I’ve been ogling those new Fluevog Truth pointy ankle boots too. Only IRL. Just so ya know (in case it affects how tempted you are), they aren’t purple — they’re blue.

  4. Danielle

    Thanks for including my post! I love how you include a variety of links to appeal to all parts of our brains!!

  5. Denise Greenberg

    I just purchased the kindle version of your book for all of $3.99, and I am thrilled! This will definitely be one of my reads for my upcoming vacation. Thank you so very much for your work. It has really made a change in my life and outlook.