Lovely Links: 1/14/11

Author Stephanie Coontz’s new book explores the decline of the “feminine mystique” and the new mythologies that have replaced it. This Salon interview with her is utterly fascinating. (Cheers, Hannah.)

This gal looks like she’s going to a Hollywood casting call. In 1953.

Learning to believe you are worth it. So important.

College Candy has spend the week focusing on ways to empower women, starting with this list of ten empowering women.

This flowchart for creating the ideal shopping mentality is spot-on. And yet so hard to put into practice.

Lisa shares some easy outfit solutions for early morning commuters.

Is fashion-snarking as harmful as body-snarking? If not, why not?

Wondering if that brooch you snagged from grandma’s jewelry box is worth something? Check out this guide to vintage costume jewelry.

Had so much fun hosting a live chat about boots yesterday, that I opened a thread on the BlogFrog CoffeeTalk community asking for any and all style questions. Stop by and ask yours!

More great tips for layering without lumps. (My own recommendations here.)

Alisa Bowman gives us four unusual ways to feel sexy.

The Freelancer’s cat is as enamored of her new sparkly shoes as I am. Possibly more so. Look at those EYES!

Did anyone see the French Vogue spread featuring six-year-old girl models in stilettos and makeup? In what world is THAT OK?

This interview with a woman living with Body Dysmorphia Disorder is well worth a read. Heart-breaking and eye-opening.

And from the Department of Random: I think I need this print for my office. Or perhaps I’ll just get the graphic tattooed on the back of my hand.

One more from the DoR: PREPARE TO ATTACK THE MINNESOTA DEATH STAR:

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  • http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/ Penny Dreadful Vintage

    Hehe, think I need to print out the shopping flow chart ;)

    I don’t often obnoxiously plug my own writing, but I thought you might be interested to read the post I did last week on the history of ugg boots and the unethical beahviour of the Ugg Australia company:

    http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/2011/01/ugg-boots-history-and-scandal.html

    Hope it is ok to post the link to you! Just thought it might be of interest :)

  • http://sololisa.com lisa

    Thanks for including me in your Lovely Links round-up Sal! Have a great weekend. :)

  • http://www.misfitsvintage.com/ Sarah

    Great links Sal – thank you!

    Agreed – it is NOT ok to dress up little girls in makeup and (!) heels (!).

    And I love the happy print!

    Sarah xxx

  • http://dailyclothesfix.blogspot.com/ Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Great links and I LOVE that video.

  • http://costbenefit.tumblr.com/ hannah

    Hey, that Hannah is me! Haha, thanks for the shout out; I’m glad you liked the article as much as I did!

  • http://orchidsinbuttonholes.wordpress.com Sara

    Such great links, as usual, Sal! I’m honored that mine is among them – thank you for the mention!

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