Lovely Links: 12/10/10

I contributed to BlogHer’s Own Your Beauty project this week!

Sarah wants to build an online marketplace for gender-variant clothing solutions. Yes, yes, YESSSSSSS!

Laura talks about “skinny guilt,” and reminds us that no woman should EVER feel shame about her figure. Period.

There are a million different reasons to layer your tights. OK, maybe not a million … but still!

Don’t let the world convince you you’ll be “used up” by a certain age. Choose your state of mind about aging.

Megan Mae gives her tips for making the most of your next thrifting trip.

Fellow blogger Sister Wolf has had a truly catastrophic year of loss, and WendyB is generously helping to raise funds to help fix her crumbling roof. If you’ve ever wanted a piece of Wendy’s jewelry, now is the time to buy!

Look at those closet misfits, the “maybes,” the items you wear once a week, and ask yourself, would you buy ’em again? (Via College Fashion)

Fabulous interview with petite stylist Tina Gupta.

Amazingly, these DC Comics-inspired accessories are tasteful and fun. Coveting the Wonder Woman logo ring. If only it came in silver …

Louise tells a moving and personal story about how a nasty crack from an ex-friend caused her to feel ashamed of her breasts for years, how she’s finally learning to love them, and how her pride and posture have been improving apace.

Eight little black dresses for $20 or less? Woo hoo!

It hurts to discover that your lover’s admiration and affection can’t eradicate your body hang-ups … but it’s true.

The Mighty Swell team is hosting another pop-up shopping event on December 11 and 12 at Tarnish and Gold in Northeast Minneapolis!

More local love for Dirty Hair Halo. How on EARTH did I miss this Minneapolis gal’s blog for so long?

The ladies of threadbared have published some amazing essays about fashion, gender, and culture in the leading international journal of gender and women studies.

These silk scarves imprinted with photos of the sky are breathtakingly lovely. (Via A Cup of Jo.)

I cheat by linking you to a link roundup of texts on race, class, and fashion.

Nobody does primary colors quite like Franca.

Ugh. Just when I think we’re making some headway, statistics about body image rear up and smack me in the face.  I’ve heard several of these before, but it’s helpful to see their original source studies.

Check out this list of the 10 most underrated women in history. I’m ashamed to admit that I’d never heard of any of them except Rosalind Franlklin, but I was bowled over by their achievements.

I’ve pretty much never been comfortable naked, so Rabbit Write’s piece on non-sexual nudity as a tool for body love really hit home.

And from the Department of Random: Let’s Go Ride a Bike’s guide to winter cycling. Maybe someday …

And one more from the DoR, courtesy Deja: I’m going to a cross-country skiing workshop this weekend – the first time I will EVER have put skis on my feet – so this makes me particularly happy.

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15 Responses to “Lovely Links: 12/10/10”

  1. Louise

    I love that piece of Rabbit White’s. Definitely hits home with me!

    Thank you so very much for including me on your Lovely Links! You made my day!

  2. Laura

    Heehee, I was watching our stats climb and thinking, “I wonder if Sally linked us again…” Surprise! And thank you again!

  3. Hannah

    The statistics about body image broke my heart. Oh how much I don’t want my nieces and nephews (or my future children) to feel that way.

  4. Dottie

    Thanks for the link love, even if from the Department of Random. This was a nice surprise, as I’m such a fan of Already Pretty! I would be happy to answer any questions about winter cycling you may have. đŸ™‚

  5. Lauren

    Great post. I loved the links this time around, especially the non-sexual nudity one. Much food for thought!

  6. STL Mom

    I loved the Underrated Women link. But I’m shocked that a Minnesota girl like you never heard of Sister Kenny!

  7. Layla

    I love Rosalind Franklin, I’ve read a biography of her and it was fascinating. I’d heard of a few of those women, but sadly not all of them. Just shows you how unrecognised women are.

  8. marie

    Thank you so much for what you write in general on your blog. Today you influenced me in a positive way.

  9. Franca

    Just saw that I was included, and with just an outfit post too! thank you!

    The body image statistics are scary and so sad.

  10. The Naked Redhead

    Hiya! Thanks so much for linking to my “Age is Relative” article. I’ve had the best feedback and support about that article…which proves to me that women want to read something a little bit more in depth than just a “how to look ten years younger” article. We want to know that no matter what, we’re okay RIGHT NOW, wrinkles, saggy bits and all.