Lovely Links: 11/5/10

Wondering what to do with your leftover Jack-o-lantern? Sonja’s got some great tips for beauty treatments that utilize pumpkin, including DIY recipes!

Franca writes a post in defense of scruffy clothing, and makes some valid points.

How do you dress for a freezing cold office?

Seems like the culture of personal grooming has been slowly shifting. As a kid, I believed that washing my hair every day was a must. Now, I can go three or four without, no problem. Not sure I’d be comfortable showering 3 times per week and using a lemon slice for deodorant … but then, I’m a remarkably stinky gal by nature. How about you?

Did you know that some of the biggest vanity sizing culprits are manufacturers of men’s pants? H&M, Calvin Klein, Alfani, Gap, Haggar, Dockers and Old Navy are repeat offenders.

Ashe has been fighting a crushing urge to shop, and points out that the desire to spend on clothes often feels strongest when budgets get tight. Weird and unfair, but true, in my experience.

This week at the Twin Cities Family Community, we chatted about stain removal remedies. And let me tell you, I found out about some great ones I’d never even heard of before!

I’m just tickled that Glamour named Constance McMillen one of their Women of the Year.

We’ve talked quite a bit about the lack of bodily diversity on the runway. What about age? Does it bother you that so many high-powered models are in their teens?

This post on how bloggers can make money, and how readers help them do it also covers some great ground in terms of disclosure, trust, and transparency.

On a related note, I found this older post on what the FTC blogger disclosure guidelines really mean to be incredibly helpful.

I am terrified that the bedbug epidemic is going to make its way to my beloved MN thrift stores. If it does, I’ll be using this thrifting-bedbug avoidance cheat sheet to minimize my risk. Cheap JAP has some great bedbug sanitization tips, too.

Not that any of us wants to ponder this, but Jezebel has some solid and thoughtful advice on what to wear to a funeral.

Check out this fab side-by-side Anthropologie dressing room review: Kathryn is 5’8″ and Carol is a petite 5’2″. (Via Alterations Needed.)

Amazing author Katherine Center writes eloquently about physical “flaws,” imperfection, and perception. Her post is part of BlogHer’s Own Your Beauty project, which I’m ecstatic to have discovered this week.

I have been daydreaming about these Maison Martin Margiela booties since the moment I saw them. And at $800 a pair, a daydream they shall remain! (Via Lenorenevermore.)

I’m more than a little stoked about Jessica and Laura‘s new project Average Fantastic.  Read explanation/exposition here.

And from the Department of Random, how about we listen to Dory speaking whale?

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  • erin louise

    Oh, wow. Who knew a Nemo clip was just what I needed to get through this endless Friday afternoon? Thanks 🙂

  • saturdayjane

    Hey, Sal! Thanks for the link!

    I do want to correct that Average Fantastic isn't just my project, not by a long shot. Laura of Ruby Bastille (http://rubybastille.wordpress.com) is equally involved, and has an announcement on her page as well.

    Thanks! 😀

  • rubybastille

    Thank you so much for the link! We really appreciate the support!

  • Sidewalk Chalk

    Thanks for your link roundups — I usually try to read through most of them during the weekends 🙂

    I am sooo scared of bedbugs, I am a total clean freak when it comes to taking thrift items home with me. Almost everything gets thrown in the dryer immediately.

  • Anonymous

    Dory's biggest fan:)

  • E

    I have been SO paranoid about bedbugs when I go vintage shopping! I'm glad you shared this link!

  • ashe mischief

    Thank you for sharing my post, darling! I can't wait to check out the other ones– you always share really great pieces.

  • Len♥reNeverM♥re

    Oh Sal I know…
    $800!!!
    Perhaps I should skip all fancy dinners & get the pair?! or eat instant noodle for a year!
    😉

  • Franca

    thanks for the linkage my dear!