LINK LOVE with a TWIST: February 21, 2011

LINK LOVE with a TWIST, February 21, 2011

Confession: this was originally meant to be the Link Love post for the week of February 14th.  As some of you noticed, I wasn’t able to post at all this past week but these submissions were too good to pass up!  I thank you for being patient with me and, with no further delay, present… some wonderful link love…

If you’ve already read some of these submissions I hope you’ll revisit each and allow them to touch you again.  If you haven’t yet read them I know you’ll discover something wonderful!


Center Sage – We’re on the right track: Kristy Eléna of Full Time Fabulous submitted this beautiful post because “really great outfit posts are so inspirational and when I look at these photos I am completely transported into another place. I feel strength of character, challenging the unknown, independence, adventure, journey — I adore it.”

The Citizen Rosebud – Let Your Light Shine: Beauty at 40: Brooke of Center Sage submitted this truly heartwarming post because it is “an inspirational tribute to not only Bella’s friend, but to confident and beautiful women everywhere.  Bella herself is a prime example of the inner and outer beauty that this post radiates.”

The Compassion Fashion Project – Support Charlotte Fairchild’s Fashion Wraps for a Cause: This wonderful post was submitted by Stephanie of The-Loudmouth. She  picked this as her favorite post of the week because “the Compassion Fashion Project is an awesome blog that features companies and individuals who use their design skills for good. This entry details Charlotte, the founder of a non-profit called Fear Thou Not. She makes pretty scarves, wraps and ponchos for domestic violence survivors!”

Diversions –Oh Kasperle!: Sometimes posts touch us in unexpected ways.  “In this post, Stef shares childhood memories of Kasperle, a wooden hand puppet common in the Germanophone world. It’s a memory I share and the her post made me feel intensely nostalgic. I think others will love this post too, even if they have never heard of Kasperle!,” said Franca of Oranges and Apples.

Dramatis Personae – Finance & the Fashion Blogger: the Culture of Credit Cards: Eboni Ife’ of The Fashionista Next Door decided to share this post for a number of great reasons. She says “I was a sociology major so it’s no surprise that things like this intrigue me. I find it interesting that what we (US citizens) perceive as normal (using a credit card at McDonald’s) is totally crazy in other countries. My husband is French and I thought it was just his family. I had no idea that financial conservatism was a cultural thing.”

For Those About to Shop – Eating Disorders Awareness Week:  I wish I had posted this list last week so this particular entry had been a bit more timely.  Regardless, the content is just as valuable today!  Mrs. Bossa of Mrs. Bossa Does the Do picked this piece because “this thought-provoking post had a refreshing and realistic take on how we need to reassess our relationship with our bodies.”

her waise choice – A Sliver of Masculinity: Casee Marie of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower selected this post because “Jen of HWC has a way of revolutionizing an outfit post. More than just wearing clothes, she gets into the essence of fashion and reminds her reader of the art behind dressing. I’m always inspired by both her photos and the accompanying written content, but this post in particular had me looking at my closet with renewed creativity every day this week.”

Lizabellys – I am a Queen: “I picked the post just because from my internet browsing from the week this one was the post that stood out the most. It brought back some fond memories but also raised some fantastic points about self esteem issues.” – Arash Mazinani

Oranges and Apples – My Name is Franca and I am a Feminist: The love Bella Q of The Citizen Rosebud feels for this post runs deeper than just this one entry.  She selected this post because she “loved Franca’s post on being a Feminist, and the conversation’s she and Mrs. Bossa are getting started regarding Feministas: fashion lovers, and Feminists.”

Passionated – Be Happy, Not Tomorrow, Now: This one is my pick for the week.  Sometimes a post touches us because of its simple message.  This one challenge us to love OURSELVES and not let the naysayers bring us down. No one can knock us down unless we let them.

Statements in Fashion – Big…..Bigger…. Better: My Weight Loss Journey: Marissa of The Well-Appointed Catwalk decided to submit this post because it touched her emotionally. “Collette’s honesty is an inspiration. This completely blew me away,” she says.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their favorite post of the week!

If you would like to submit a post for inclusion in the next edition of Link Love with a TWIST, please do so here.

If you would like to publish this post on your own blog, the code can be found here.

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  • Marissa February 23, 2011, 5:38 PM

    Yay! Thanks for posting mine!

  • A Brit Greek February 22, 2011, 12:48 PM

    So many great reads to look forward to, yay! i have read some of these already, but will check out the unfamiliar names!

    I hope you’re well hun!

  • fuyume February 22, 2011, 6:30 AM

    Loved Bellas post so happy someone nominated it. Great list overall with some blogs i haven’t heard of i’m off to check them out 🙂

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:44 AM

    Thanks for stopping by! I agree, Bella’s post was one of my favorites, and her friend is an absolute beauty.

    Hope you are having fun at LFW!

  • THE-LOUDMOUTH February 22, 2011, 1:57 AM

    Welcome back, sweetheart! I’ve read about half of these already; excited for the ones I haven’t seen yet!

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:45 AM

    Thanks, doll! It’s great to BE back, although things are still kind of busy. Hope you enjoy reading the posts that are new to you, and thank you for submitting!

  • Kristin February 21, 2011, 6:53 PM

    Thank you for all the fabulous links! I’m sick, so this is going to provide me with some fabulous reading in bed! And pleeeeeease tell me what the FTF Community is!

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:47 AM

    Aww, I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well! I hope these posts hope pass the time at least!

    FTF Community is a great community-building concept that Kristy Eléna came up with. You can read all about it here:

    Get well soon!

  • Tanvi February 21, 2011, 6:05 PM

    Long time no news. Had no clue where you’d disappeared 🙂

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:49 AM

    I know, I know – I went missing. I hate it when my personal life gets in the way of blogging! Now I have SO much to catch up on! Hope you are well!

  • Casee Marie February 21, 2011, 4:19 PM

    So glad you’re back, lady! And thanks for another week of fabulous posts by quite a few bloggers I’m unfamiliar with. Off to read right now!

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:49 AM

    Thanks, Casee. It’s nice to be back. Hope you enjoyed the posts, and thanks for submitting! Your selection was a new one for me, loved it!

  • brookemeagan February 21, 2011, 3:45 PM

    Welcome back!! How exciting to be included in the mix. There are still a few up there that I haven’t come across yet and I’m looking forward to tucking into them. I love the way you incorporated pictures from the posts into the link love banner. So cool!! xoxo

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:53 AM

    Thanks Brooke! I was excited that Kristy nominated you, and was REALLY excited when I saw your new site. The blog looks great! (Also, side note related to your recent post: I LOVE Tim Horton’s coffee. We actually don’t have TH in Cleveland, so I load up when I visit a city that does!)

  • Mrs Bossa February 21, 2011, 8:36 AM

    Been looking forward to getting stuck into these. Good to have you back!

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:53 AM

    Thanks doll, it’s great to BE back! Thanks for submitting a post for inclusion!

  • kristy February 21, 2011, 3:52 AM

    yay!! so excited about the new link love!!! going to tweet about it now.

    Kristy Eléna – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:54 AM

    Awww thanks! I love seeing how the #FTFCommunity is growing!

  • Bella Q February 21, 2011, 12:56 AM

    Great great post- I am both honored to be featured AND have my pick posted here! Thank you, B!
    This is such a great idea, and I plan to post some more great posts that inspired me this week. xo.

  • Beautifully Invisible February 22, 2011, 10:55 AM

    Thank you Bella! I really appreciate all of your contributions AND your own great writing. I have no doubt you’ll be a regular fixture in this series! 🙂