So, this is me swallowing my pride: I’m gonna ask for your help and hope earnestly that I’m not overstepping. I am trying to push through a big Already Pretty-related initiative that has turned out to be frustratingly traffic-contingent. (Meaning it has stalled out because the Powers That Be say I don’t get enough hits.) So I’m doing a multi-tiered ask of friends, readers, and followers:
If you enjoy Already Pretty, would you be willing to e-mail my link to five friends? Stumble or Digg me? Spread the word about my blog to like-minded folks? I would be so very, very grateful for your help! http://www.alreadypretty.com/ is the link to distribute, and if you need something specific to Stumble/Digg check the greatest hits section. Huge and heartfelt thanks in advance for your amazing ongoing support!
(I know that many of you have already done this, and if I could give you each a big, sloppy-wet kiss for your help, I’d totally do it. I mean, ya know, as long as that wouldn’t creep you out …)
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Your challenge for the weekend: Complete these 15 self-image-related sentences.
In case you missed it, this 10-year-old girl has a few things to say about gender stereotypes.
Are you reading A House in the Clouds? Fabienne’s style is original, playful, colorful, and simply top-notch.
A succinct reminder that assuming all weight loss is positive can backfire.
Chelsea’s fab outfit is reminding me that I love the look of ankle-length leggings paired with flats.
Did you know that Winona of Daddy Likey fame is now writing for The Frisky? It’s true! And this week she made me keel over laughing at photos and descriptions of animals that might just have better hair than me.
We chatted about favorite beauty products over at the BlogFrog this week.
“Could our need to define our personal style be just a front, an avatar of sorts, to help us navigate the seas of endless confusion?”
Joelle shares some eye-opening tips about sun protection and skincare. Did you know that some combinations of sunscreen ingredients work against each other? Eeps.
College Candy has hunted down eight great pieces in vibrant orange for under $20 a pop.
Or if you’re looking, specifically, for some bright pants, here’s a fab round-up of options.
Self-love is big and difficult and complicated, but this post does a pretty fabulous job of outlining what loving yourself really means.
“I want a feminism with integrity, a feminism about all of us. I want a kind of feminism that doesn’t scapegoat people outside the mainstream, or disown forever individual activists who didn’t do it just right.”
Love this nearly bow-tied belt.
Corporette’s list of what not to wear to the office makes me grateful for my casual, forgiving work environment! Do you abide her rules, or similar?
Photographer Sarah Hughes has been traveling the world taking portraits of men and women in self-styled outfits that make them feel their safest and, in contrast, their sexiest. Not a dichotomy that I would’ve made instinctively, but a truly fascinating one. Also a fabulous array of ages, body types, ethnicities, and styles are represented. (Via Fashion in Films.)
And from the Department of Random: I have watched this about sixty trillion times and it still delights me. Nothing like a little unbridled baby goat joy to brighten your day. (Via The Snug Bug)