Lovely Links: 2/18/11

Special note: The amazing folks at Pandora’s Project have invited me to participate in a live chat next Wednesday evening. Pandy’s is an organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family, and they do absolutely incredible work. The chat will touch on body image among survivors, and will go live on 2/23/11 at 7:30 p.m. CST. If you’re not a survivor yourself but know someone who is, I hope you’ll consider passing along this info, or even just spreading the word about Pandora’s Project. Thanks, folks.

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Thanks to your AMAZING support, I’m a finalist for the About.com Readers Choice Awards! I’d be just floored if you’d stop by to vote for me as your Favorite Fashion Blog.

The Re-Picturing Women project aims to provide a virtual space for women to use photography and writing to challenge the sexual objectification of women. So THAT’S awesome. (Cheers Lauren!)

This week over at the Coffee Talk community, we chatted about shopping preferences: Malls or boutiques?

Women Eating Cake. A new blog that is guaranteed to make you smile.

Savvy tips for finding your perfect perfume.

I’m crushing hard on Little Girl Big Closet. (Discovered via Stuff Jewish Girls Like, another recently-discovered fave.)

Thick Dumpling Skin is just getting started, but looks incredibly promising. It’ll be focusing on Asian Americans, body image issues, and eating disorders. (Cheers Mimi!)

For those of you interested in seeing more pants-based ensembles, Cynthia recommended Headlines & Hemlines in a comment earlier this week, and I’m LOVING this blogger’s looks. She says, “I am a photojournalist who believes in dressing for the assignment. My goal is to be comfortable in my clothes and confident in my skin.”

Now lusting after a yellow skirt

This week, Franca set up the Feminist Fashion Bloggers network. Because she rocks like that. Their first event will center on the question, “How do you express your feminism in the way you dress?

Allie believes that you have to chow down on wardrobe veggies before you can dig into your wardrobe dessert. Do you agree?

This tote is completely brilliant. Adjustable handles! (Via Creature Comforts.)

Endless Beauty highlighted a post I wrote for BlogHer’s Own Your Beauty project. Woo hoo!

The fact that there will be a new Wonder Woman TV show this fall somehow managed to escape my attention. Looks like Adrianne Palicki is our new gal, and from this interview she sounds delightfully geeky to me. Anyone know more about the upcoming show?

Wondering how to rock a pashmina? Here are some fun and unusual ideas for styling an oversized scarf or wrap.

Corporette shares her thoughts on what makes something appear frumpy. Do you agree with her criteria? (An older post, but interesting nonetheless.)

Next week, Rabbit Write will be discussing, dissecting, and celebrating porn as a tool for female sexual growth. Learn more about Lady Porn Day right here.

And from the Department of Random: Although my preferred wombat is the Common Wombat, I suppose a baby Hairy-nosed Wombat will do in a pinch. Check out the video. He trundles.

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  • MmeCurly

    I’m seriously trying to figure out how through a almost of a year of being a regular style/lifestyle blog follower, I haven’t come across LittleGirlBigCloset?! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I just voted for you over on about.com!

    Women eating cake is fabuous!

    Little Girl Big Closet and Stuff Jewish Girls Like are two of my favorite blogs:)

    Thanks for helping me get through a boring afternoon at work!

  • My friend founded Pandy’s, so thanks for promoting a great cause.

  • Lauren

    Just voted for you – and as of right now, you’re in the lead! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the shout-out for my friend’s blog. I figured you’d be into her project!

  • thanks for the heads up on Little Girl Big Closet – as one a few inches shorter than her, it’s always a good thing to find blogs that I can relate to on that particular front… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • on the frump factor, I gotta say, I don’t really agree with many of the points, but the most glaring is perhaps the “don’t wear pencil skirts if you aren’t going to don 3″ stillettos with it.” Really? Give me a break. I wear pencil skirts with funky shoes all the time. Granted, I know, I’m at an advantage – I’m tall, proportions don’t affect the way I look as much. But still – pffft!

    Also, don’t buy the “a few sticky-uppy hairs = frump” or the idea of having a jewelry set.

    If it’s not frumpy, it’s certainly booooooorrrriiiiiiiiing. Guess I’m glad I work in education (and in arts education at that!)

  • Thank you so much for the shoutout!!!

  • That post about wardrobe “veggies” is very interesting, and I agree up to a point – I’m just not sure that every woman’s wardrobe staples are the same. If money was no object I could buy everything on the list of staples right now, and several of the most expensive ones (tailored pantsuit, black seasonless trousers) would languish in my wardrobe unworn for months or years. I’m in between school and college, and plan on spending the next few years doing an art degree; acquiring a tailored suit is one of my aims for the long term, but in the short-to-medium term I know I’d be better off concentrating on the items that fit into my current lifestyle (wool coat, jeans, basic tees and sweaters).

    All that said, thank you for linking to it! So many “wardrobe staples” lists are cursory, and I really appreciated the detailed breakdown of items. It’s given me plenty of food for thought.

  • Thank you so much for including the FFB network in your wonderful roundup. I am beyond excited by the postive reception this project has got and the discussions already taking place!

  • MJ

    Yeah, I can’t agree with the ‘Don’t wear a pencil skirt if you don’t wear stilletos with it’. My workplace doesn’t allow heels at all. I still wear my pencils skirts, usually with a pointy-toe kitten heel or other low heeled shoes. I ALWAYS get compliments on those outfits, stilletos or no.

    I mean, really, would you want your childs (or other kid in your life) kindergarten teacher wearing stilletos?

  • JB

    Adrianne Palicki is fantastic! Check her out in early seasons of Friday Night Lights (don’t worry, it’s really not all about football).

  • JG

    Aww, thanks Sal! ::blushes::

    Tara at LGBC is extremely talented…her blog is a must-follow for all introspective ladies and clothing lovers, IMO!

    • JG

      Also, I have a feeling that “Women Eating Cake” will make my life a lot better, so thanks for that, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh my! Thanks a heaping bunch for the shout-out! And thanks for calling my attention to so many other wonderful goings-on on the internetz ^____^

  • Mistie

    Women Eating Cake is delightful! I love baking. I feel like it is something I am good at, and something that shows my love. That website touches me in the best kind of way. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kate

    I recently found your blog through a link on Smart, Pretty, Awkward, which I found through Stumbleupon. Anyway, I love your blog. I have recently been using your outfits as inspiration for cute outfits to wear to school. I have been getting so many compliments and I’ve realized that I love wearing skirts with tights and leggings, etc. I’m young, and when it comes to clothes, especially for school, I feel like I have to impress everyone. I think what’s been impressing everyone, including myself, is the amount of confidence I have when I take the time to pick out my clothes and wear something that I like. So, anyway, thanks!

  • Thanks for the link love!

  • Amy

    My friend just directed me to your blog and I love it! Will be forwarding to others. THANK YOU for putting in a good word for Pandy’s. I work for a sexual violence program here in town and refer to their resources all the time.