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Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup, March 10

Making it Your Own

Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

Wow…I’m a Links à la Mode editor…can you believe it?! So thrilled to have the opportunity to discover new blogs and compelling posts to share with all of you. That said, give me two minutes in the pulpit, and my “better blog” sermon starts welling up, totally involuntarily. So allow me a moment to share what I am looking for when I review submissions. It’s pretty simple:

  • Be creative and original.
  • Tie your post into beauty or fashion.
  • Use proper grammar and punctuation
  • Spellcheck and proofread before publishing.
  • Credit your photo sources. Always.

And on to the list…bloggers were in deep thought this week, pondering ethical fashion and feminism, male gaze and Marthettes. But in case you need to escape the heavy stuff, there is: denim! Happy reading, and as you peruse and comment on this week’s posts, why stop there? For every comment you leave, why not check out the blog of the person who commented above you and comment there too? It’s a great way to expand your mind—and your readership.

Links à la Mode: March 10th

  • ALinetoZ: An Open Letter to High-Waisted Jeans
  • Arash Mazinani: How ethical are you when it comes to fashion? A look at the hypocrisy often involved in being ethical in fashion.
  • Beyond Fabric: Men’s daily essentials—inside one man’s bag holdall.
  • Corinne Monique: Cellissimo: a music-meets-fashion photoshoot inspired by high fashion ad campaigns.
  • Dress With Courage: Are you more likely to buy something if the model looks like you?
  • Designed By Ann: Reading glasses are suddenly fashionable—so here are makeup tips for girls who wear glasses.
  • Free Honey: On moving to 5 must-know tips for new bloggers.
  • Fishmonkey: On The Man Repeller, the male gaze, and its role in shaping fashion choices.
  • Grit & Glamour: Klout: What it is and Why it Matters
  • Holier than Now: Spring’s Most Beautiful Lace Looks—5 Ways for < $50
  • In Her Stilettos: How to organize your jewelry while traveling—cheaply and stylishly.
  • Made-to-Travel: Asos Africa—the incredible ethical makers of this gorgeous line—oh! and it’s on sale!
  • Melina Bee: Life and style tips inspired by Sophia Loren.
  • Obsessive Coolness: On the relationship—or surprising lack thereof—between talent and success in fashion blogging.
  • Oranges And Apples: Thoughts on Marthettes, blogging about ‘feminine’ stuff, and perfection.
  • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: A chic and easy way to wear the double denim trend.
  • Sidewalk Chic: Six ways to showcase accessories in outfit photos.
  • Sugar and Spice: Natalie Portman is effortlessly eco-chic at an Oscars after-party—in an inexpensive dress that hits H&M next month.
  • Trés Awesome: The weather may be crappy but that didn’t stop people from being out and about with their bright and beautiful umbrellas.
  • Try It On Me: The resurgence of the denim shirt—not just for cowboys!

SPONSOR: Shopbop Jeans: Citizen’s, Seven’s, Juicy, Joe’s, Hudsons, Paige, James Jeans, Vince, True Religion, J Brand, & Siwy

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The Author



V is the founding editor of GRIT & GLAMOUR, a professional content developer by day, and a die-hard Southerner. When she's not writing or trolling Instagram, she's spending time with her other loves: her Aussie husband and dog Macy.

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  1. March 13, 2011 at 4:58 am — Reply

    Congrats Vhani. You can be the brain and organization help for so many bloggers out there.
    Your visual ideas are always clear to me.
    Good point saying about ” Credit your photo sources. Always” (as a photographer point of view)
    Lee x

  2. March 13, 2011 at 5:04 am — Reply

    How exciting you’re moderating for LALM – so glad to hear they got a moderator who is a stickler for correct grammar, punctuation and spelling!

  3. March 13, 2011 at 6:33 am — Reply

    I knew you would do a fantastic job, and I am so glad that your many talents are recognised.
    I am so proud of you, my dear Vhani.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

  4. March 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    Dear Vhani,
    Thank you so much for including my blog post 🙂

    Corinne xo

  5. March 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    Well-deserved!! Great tips as always, you never fail to impress with your professionalism and straightforwardness 😀

  6. March 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    thanks for sharing!!!


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  7. March 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    Congratulations Vahni on becoming Links à la Mode editor! You deserve it.

  8. March 14, 2011 at 12:46 am — Reply

    Congrats on being an editor! I always thought you were anyway, so it’s absolutely no surprise that you are now. Well deserved my dear!


  9. March 14, 2011 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Hi Vahni, I’m so not surprised they asked you to be an editor and I know you will be a great one! I gotta get hot on some IFB-worthy posts.

  10. March 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    Wow that is so awesome!!! You deserve to be on there!!! Congratulations!


  11. March 15, 2011 at 10:01 am — Reply

    How cool that you are an editor (and of course your own content is amazing!) I find so much value in these links, thank you for your contribution 🙂

  12. March 15, 2011 at 10:08 am — Reply

    Thank you for your comments, everyone. Looking forward to next time I get to choose for the LALM roundup. Please submit your best posts, lovelies!

  13. March 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    Congrats on the links a la mode!

    • March 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Arash! And congrats to you too!

  14. March 17, 2011 at 4:48 am — Reply

    Many congrats on editing the list, and what a great selection. I love that you added some pointers! IFB is amazing, and I have been thinking that I might try to get more involved with IFB.

    xx Anika

    • March 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Anika! I felt like I wanted everyone to know what I’m looking for (and those pointers should be everyone’s goals, across the board, all the time!).

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