LINK LOVE with a TWIST, May 30, 2011

LINK LOVE with a TWIST, May 30, 2011

One of the best things about this series is the selection of topics that have been covered to date.  Self-Acceptance.  History lessons.  Feminism.  Labor issues.  Photography.  Sex.  Motherhood.   To name a few.  I am going to go out on a limb and say that included amongst this week’s Link Love submissions is the most controversial post to be shared yet.

Please read on for some amazing posts that delve into the world of make-up, online shopping, self-labeling and much, much more!


Dress With Courage – The Labels We Wear on the Inside: When Bella of The Citizen Rosebud decides to submit a post to Link Love it is sure to be one that will make you think.  Both of her picks this week do exactly that.  “For starters, this post is a powerful one.  Elissa, one of my most recent blogger crushes, makes me think,” shares Bella.  “Then she throws down an AMAZING outfit to go with. LOVE.”  Bella puts it best when she calls Elissa “the thinking woman’s style blogger.”  What labels do you wear on the inside?

hollywood housewife – everyone can wear red lipstick: Heidi of The Closet Coach wanted to share this post with everyone even though it was written back in 2010.  “It proves, definitively and with photos, that everyone in fact *can* wear red lipstick!” says Heidi.  “But sassy prose and fun photos aside, this post also caused me to drop $49 at the mall today on the Clinique Angel Red and NARS Cruella lipsticks.  Now *that’s* a heck of a fashion/style blog post.  Look out world, I’m wearin’ red lipstick now!”

Joanne Faith – 5 Tips for Rocking At Online Shopping: My personal submission this week is courtesy of one of my favorites –  Joanne Faith.  Although this topic has been tackled before, Joanne presents some unique tips outside of the usual “use ebates” and shop sales.  She provides some great information including a wonderful guide that will walk you through the measurement process.

Looks Good from the Back – Writ of Habeas Shortus: This is the second time that the women from Looks Good From the back have been featured in Link Love.  Cate of inkblot*photography said: “Ok, I HAVE to nominate these lovely ladies again.  Again, I read, I rolled (with laughter), and I read again.  I even showed it to my ex-boyfriend (who is fashion-unconscious) and he thought it was hilarious.  They are my new favourites.” I have to admit this post had me rolling with laughter as well!

Retro Chick – Campaign for Clearer Clothes Sizing: Vanity sizing has been a popular Link Love topic but this week’s feature takes it to the next level.  “My choice is Retrochick’s campaign for clearer clothes sizing,” says Franca of Oranges and Apples. She takes on vanity sizing and the complete randomness of the sizing system with some practical suggestions. I’m with her all the way!” Will you join the campaign?

Style Brief – OOTD versus Editorial: A Modern Day Debate: I am so excited that Stephanie of the-loudmouth included this blog post.  “This was my first time visiting Style Brief and I was immediately sucked in!  I absolutely love this post because I think the pressure of posting photos of ourselves is something that all of us, as bloggers, have to deal with,” shared Stephanie.  “Lately I have been re-thinking my own blog and what I want to post.   I think this is a thought-provoking editorial that everyone should read!” As an editorial blogger myself, I could relate to much of what was said!

This Girls Vintage – Vintage Make Up Looks:  Jamillah of made-to-travel proves that she is a bit of a history buff with her two selections this week.  The first takes a look at make-up application.  “Jessica’s look at makeup through the decades was such an interesting read,” says Jamillah. “From the desired shape of the lip to the different trends on complexion, I love her observations on the different eras.”

The Verbosery – Gender Isn’t Simple: This is the second submission by Bella of The Citizen Rosebud and it is just as thought-provoking as the first – if not more so.  “[The Verbosery] is not a fashion blog, but a local Sacramento photographer,” shared Bella. “[The author] is a smart, savvy beast so when she writes about something big, it’s BIG – and today is was on gender.  This is a seed-bed of spicy conversations, which is so relevant, even to a fashion blogger.”

Beautifully Invisible – Nail Lacquer: Blood Red Nails on Your Fingertips: Jamillah’s second submission this week tackles the somewhat unexpected history of nail polish.  “I am a nail polish fanatic and I love the informative and charming way [B] delivered a brief history on one of my dearest addictions and really the gateway to all my blog reading. ‘Nails I have. Paint them I must.'” Thank you Jamillah for including my post as one of your picks this week!


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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  • Casee Marie June 1, 2011, 1:04 AM

    So many of these that I haven’t read yet! Liked, bookmarked, etc. etc. Looks like an amazing list!

  • Jamillah May 31, 2011, 5:51 PM

    Totally my pleasure! Oh I loved Joanne’s post too! Looking forward to reading the links this week…they look great, as usual.