Lovely Links: 1/21/11

I was highlighted by Independent Fashion Bloggers in their Professional Blogger Spotlight series this week!

Julie has invited everyone to participate in the Endangered Species conversation about positive social change for girls and women. Her open thread is drumming up interest in advance of a body image summit that will take place in five cities around the globe.

Check out this round-up of pretty shoes for big feet.

I’ve got a little interview up at Inside Out Style – please check it out!

Kelly has found yet more brands of clothing for the large-of-boob, many of which cater to women who have big busts but small waists.

“You may never know what issues others are facing, and many people struggle with body image distortions. By keeping your own comments about your body positive, you are both reminding and reinforcing to yourself what a beautiful person you are, and serving as a role model to those who may be silently struggling to see their own beauty.”

Now on my thrift list? A long, flowing, large-print floral maxi skirt.

This week at the BlogFrog Coffee Talk community, I asked people to weigh in on belts: Do you love ’em, or hate ’em?

College Candy has a roundup of some great boots for both wide and narrow calves.

Kate has declared that nerd girls rule. Here’s why.

Feeling dreary? You need a dose of bright yellow and vibrant orange.

But, you know, don’t get TOO excited. After all, laughter always leads to tears. (Read these phrases as if they were written in font “sarcastica.”)

I’m off to New York in a few weeks, so I’ll be studying Corporette’s post on navigating a New York winter with style and grace. Different wintry conditions than here in MN, you know!

It was fellow Capricorn Dolly Parton’s birthday on Wednesday, and The Gloss collected some truly marvelous Dollyisms to honor the gal.

I don’t care if these looks are from Diane Von Furstenberg’s pre-fall 2011 collection – I’m stealing the color combo ideas NOW.

And for 15 kinds of awesome: A body image article written by actress Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. Includes the quote, “It’s true that the mind is where all ideas are born, but the body is the tool that translates and expresses those ideas to the wider world.” (Cheers Nadine!)

Jessica has been working hard to change her inner monologue when she’s gazing into the mirror … but she’s experiencing some painful setbacks.

Don’t think I’ll be able to resist MAC’s upcoming Wonder Woman cosmetics line. (Via College Fashion.)

E’s lady tie is killing me with its adorableness.

And from the Department of Random: This morning, as I was brushing my teeth, I noticed that my tongue was BLACK. Not dark, not spotty, BLACK.  A quick Google search revealed that this was a result of the Pepto Bismol I’d taken the night before and not, as HM suggested, the Bubonic Plague.  And with that, I give you my auxiliary theme song:

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12 Responses to “Lovely Links: 1/21/11”

  1. joann, sidewalk chic

    This is such a great roundup, partly because of my obsessions with Dolly Parton (a birthday twin) and Wonder Woman.

    Congrats on the IFB spotlight. Happy weekend, Sal!

  2. Amy

    Heading to New York! So exciting! I am in the city very often, so let me know if you have questions, want to know some awesome-yet-reasonable dining options, cool activities, or even want to grab a cup of coffee!

    Also thanks for the large-of-boob-small-of-waist link! 😀

  3. AsianCajuns (Cath)

    Pepto can turn your tongue black?! I don’t want to know the science behind that.

    Can’t wait to live vicariously through you as you jet set it to NYC!

  4. Fabienne Jach

    Congrats on being featured on IFB. You are one of my favorite bloggers, I can’t get enough of the powerful, positive messages. I want every woman to read your blog! Especially younger women. Yay!

  5. sarah

    LOVE that nerd-girls are chic these days. I really do. Me, I was always too excited to notice that raising one’s hand in class wasn’t cool (or, in college, too committed to getting the education that I was paying for myself). Hell, I still am. But at the same time, when I see that part of being a hip nerd girl involves arrogantly assuming that one’s own idiosyncracies are the product of superior intellect, well, I get super uncomfortable, because arrogance is a huge turn-off (and so utterly boring!).

    Personally, I find people who make joy, curiosity, and passion a part of every day (IQ numbers be damned) are the most worthwhile companions.

  6. Break fast habits

    It’s official. As with food shopping and sport (two things I also love), Sal’s weekly Lovely Links post has made it onto my weekend To Do list. Thank you! Great reading.