Lovely Links: 3/18/11

First things first: Last week’s link roundup was completed on Friday morning while I was in the middle of a mega-migraine and still reeling from the news of Japan’s disaster. A week later, I’m still reeling, and still tearing up whenever I see the footage and photos. WendyB has a great round-up of resources,  Google has assembled a few as well, and the graphic above refers to a social media push to donate to Shelter Box.  Clearly, I didn’t participate in the day of silence, but I’ve donated to this organization (among others). Sending love and support to all affected.

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As someone prone to fits of anxiety, I’m considering investing in an Instant Comfort Pocket Box. The “You Look Wonderful Today” edition is especially appealing. (Via Yum & Yuk.)

What do red lips have to do with body image?

Thanks to Gracey, I am now head-over-heels in love with Better in Sepia.

Amazing monochromatic looks, courtesy Susie Bubble.

Sara’s post on the history of high-heeled shoes and their impact on feminism and culture is incisive and fascinating. So, ya know, typical Sara.

E gives us some gorgeous color blocking inspiration for Spring.

Body Confessions is a new site that allows women to anonymously post their feelings, frustrations, and worries about their bodies. Not the most uplifting collection of body-related thoughts, but potentially cathartic if you’re in need of a place to vent.

Over at BlogFrog, I asked: Do you have a clothing budget?

I may not like to dress up on holidays, but Joelle’s St. Pat’s ensemble still made me smile.

What are your perfect everyday shoes?

College Fashion interviews Georgina of Cupcake’s Clothes, a real firecracker of a Fatshionista with outstanding taste. (Full Skirt Lovers, unite!)

Angie reveals that changing your hairstyle can be key to evolving your personal style.

I’ve been absolutely overjoyed to see fun, bright, colorful handbags for spring. Here’s a slideshow of candy-colored bags you’ll have to resist eating.

FFB has rounded up posts in which bloggers respond to the question: How do you express your feminism in the way you dress?

Purple, red, and black perfection.

Angeline shares great tips for how to wear jeans to the office.

CorpGoth shows off her fabulous pink swimsuit, and shares her thoughts on weight, BMI, clothing sizes and other arbitrary measurements.

I saw posters for the Bill Cunningham documentary last weekend, and SQUEALED. Can’t wait to see it.

And from the Department of Random: Pre-order your copy of the soon-to-be-bestselling book Crafting with Cat Hair now! (It seems the editors are actually taking donations of cat hair for some top secret, large-scale project. Um, wow.)

Oh, all right, just one more from the DoR: Thanks to a tip from commenter Peggi, I tracked down the Smothers Brothers’ version of “Streets of Laredo.” It’s at the end of this particular clip, but I refuse to apologize for making you listen to the other stuff. Because it’s the Smothers Brothers, and therefore hilarious.

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  • Hello! I was intrigued to discover why I’d had a lot of traffic from your site, and this explains it! Thanks so much for mentioning the FFB in your Lovely Links – it’s been an exciting week for all of us. I have to agree with you, though – Sara’s post on the stiletto was so good…

  • Thanks for the shout out, Sally. A super round up of bloggers links as always. My thoughts and heart are especially with all those in Japan, both human and animal.

  • Ana

    Thank you so much for the shout-out, I’m so honored to be part of your round-up!! I agree, Sara’s post on the stiletto was amazing. I’m looking forward to checking out all these links!

  • Eek! Thanks for the shoutout!

  • Thank you so much, Sal, for the link (and the kind words)! I’ve been swamped lately, but I’m keeping this post unread for a minute when I have some free time to check out the rest of these links.

  • Thanks for mentioning my Instant Comfort Pocket Boxes!
    I sell them in my Etsy shop (kimslittlemonsters) by the way… 😉

  • I can’t believe I missed this the first time around, but thank you so much for the shout-out and I’m so glad you love Better in Sepia too – Ana is just fabulous!!