Lovely Links: 6/27/14

The June 28 event at Eat My Words IS CANCELLED. Info on rescheduling when I have it!

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Weekly Kitten:

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Angie of You Look Fab shares her top 10 style tips from the past eight years of blogging, and many years of stylist work before that!

Do you have a go-to outfit that you can just “throw on” and feel fabulous?

Power to the Older Ladies, courtesy singer-songwriter Donnalou Stevens. (Via Suzanne Carillo)

Thanks to Dressed Her Days Vintage for including me in this fascinating read that explores why bloggers pose in certain ways.

For me and many others, Zumba is about and feeling good about our bodies as they are rather than about altering them to fit in (pun intended). Students can shake and twist and roll as much or as little as they are comfortable with, and I always hope that if they are comfortable enough to give it their all, they feel confidence, pride, and love for their bodies.”

Yoiks. Check out the seven deadliest fashion trends of all time. (Via Skepchick)

Grechen really is the master of chic, minimalist layering.

“Understanding the myths that we’ve been taught about women and appearance makes it easier to be critical when we are exposed to yet another false idea or image. It makes it easier, though still difficult, to begin rejecting these ideas and to see ourselves and other women in a less judgmental light.”

Wondering how to style cascading and waterfall-front layers? This post shows 13 outfits and different ways to style a cascading vest that create interesting silhouettes.

I’m currently a bit obsessed with draped chain earrings. My own are from Corset, but I’ve also been eyeing these gorgeous gold ones and this splurge-worthy Alexis Bittar pair.

Or if you prefer chain drops, check out Gracey’s, paired with a vintage top and adorable speckled flats.

As if we needed a reason NOT to create body-image related Internet hoaxes: The “Bikini Bridge” thing has taken off. And gained steam with eating disorder-related hashtags.

No time to blow dry? Check out these seven easy hairstyle tutorials for wet hair.

Although I do use a store-bought product for mascara, grapeseed oil removes all other makeup for me. Check out these five all-natural makeup removers and see if one might work for you.

Bonus outfit over on Facebook this week, featuring Elvis.

Gifted writer and body image blogger Kate Fridkis is going to shut down Eat the Damn Cake. Her views on how important beauty really is have shifted, and she wants to move on. Hope she’ll continue contributing to the conversation, as hers is an insightful and valuable voice.

Ela looks classically chic in her floral swing dress and patent pumps.

I’ve recently had two makeup artists tell me to smile and apply at the apples then swirl back, but also liked this visual guide to blush application from The Beauty Department.

Love, love, LOVE Anna’s suggestions for talking about body image issues with friends and family.

I spotted these flat sandals with a funky studded footbed while in Chicago, and promptly added them to my wishlist.

“The simple fact is that unless you go around introducing yourself as such, ‘Hello, my name is Glenda and I’m 48,’ no one will really know just how old you are. Here is another fact, not all 48 year old women are cut from the same cloth. We each have our own style, essence, lifestyle, body types, etc, etc. So why on earth should we allow age to shackle us into some type of grid that tells us YES on one side and NO on the other?

A fascinating exploration of aging, anatomy, breast shapes, and sag probability by my girl K.Line.

Try styling your super-long skinny belt in a pretzel knot. Will likely work best with very supple belts.

Recently activist and author Mikki Kendall created the #NotJustHello hashtag to talk about how women experience street harassment. Geek Feminism added this wiki page due to the high level of “I can’t believe that happens” responses, mostly by men.

Chastity is absolutely radiant in her printed dress and retro updo.

“Your clothes should flatter your personal architecture, not what current fashion may dictate. Fashion is a tool in your style toolbox, nothing more.”

If you missed out on Kjerstin’s excellent book, Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall when it was released, you can nab a paperback copy on July 1!

Holy cats, Beth has THE COOLEST vintage wicker handbag I’ve ever seen. I would totally carry Harriet around in that.

Kerry Washington has contributed to design ideas for a line of clothes for The Limited inspired by her Scandal character, Olivia Pope. And we all squeeeeeeed in delight.

And from the Department of Random: Baby Leon discovers his eyebrows.

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  • K_Line

    Thanks for the shout out, Sally! And don’t worry, I’ve got work arounds :-)

  • Glenda Harrison

    Sally, I’m flattered! Thank you for including Are You Shackled in your post. I hope your readers enjoy it.
    xox
    Glenda

  • fashionforgiants

    Loved that post on 13 outfits to create using a cascading vest; that was wonderful.

    And thank you so much for including me; those earrings are some of my favorites!

  • http://thecoveted.com/ Jennine Jacob

    OH man! Thank you so much for including me!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  • http://www.hairromance.com Christina @ Hair Romance

    Thanks for mentioning me Sally :)