Welcome, Clickity-Clickers! Here’s your round-up of fun links for Friday. Enjoy!
Don’t you just love the outfit above and the beautiful smile to match? Find more gorgeous style inspiration over at Vanessa Jackman’s blog.
An oldie but a goodie – Leo Babauta shares the 38 life lessons he learned in 38 years. Share the wisdom!
Want to make friends and influence people? Read Tricia Karp’s 10 tips for being an amazing networker!
Here’s something that maybe everyone needs to hear every once in a while: Ditch the drama!
We LOVE this heartfelt post from Elise McDowell about vulnerability and self-empowerment. Elise’s post was inspired by this awesome new video from Marie Forleo – make sure you check it out!
Wow – take a look at these timelapse satellite images of the world.
This beautifully written post about the art of mastery and soul-making is a must-read. Justine Musk writes:
“When you’re in the presence of mastery, you know it. It’s a shock-and-awe kind of feeling. It resonates in your body as well as your mind. It might inspire you to pursue some shock-and-awe of your own. The skill itself might fade – the athlete gets too old, the pianist injures a hand – but that way of knowing lives on, and the kind of person it made you can never be taken away.”
You might have heard the latest Disney controversy over gender representation. In this article from The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky recommends a more expansive definition of “princess”.
Ooh, here’s a tough question but one everyone should ask. Do you manipulate, or influence people?
We hope you found some fun reading in here. Happy Friday everyone!
Happy Friday, everyone! Kick up your feet and click through some links to start your weekend.
Ever wondered how they dress in Florence? Judging by the image above, pretty darn well. Street style photographer Yvan Rodic travels the world to collect stunning images of some of the world’s most stylish and interesting people. Take a look!
Need something but not sure how to get it? Maybe you can ask the Universe for a purple kangaroo moment.
Don’t miss this incredible TED talk about how artist Phil Hansen turned a challenge into an opportunity.
Now here’s something that will make you laugh – check out these hilarious notes from meetings that we can all relate to!
Are you tired of being told what “real women” should look like? Here here! Read this amazing post from Hanne Blank.
Ooh, travel photos! Check out this collection of stunning images.
All our readers will know how much we believe in self expression – especially when it comes to fashion! That’s why we love this post from The Conversation.
When it comes to making business decisions, do you ever worry about “turning people off”? This post explains why you should feel free to make the decisions that feel true to your brand.
Need to advertise your brand, but just don’t have the cash? This blog suggests 5 inexpensive ways to market your business.
Men chasing younger women might seem like an cliche, but it’s still happening. This fascinating article highlights why it’s problematic – for both genders.
That’s all from us – have a beautiful weekend everyone!
Hello, link lovers! We hope you’ve had a beautiful week. It’s time to sit back and enjoy your links for the week!
With summer approaching, it’s time to start thinking about swimwear. Gabi from GabiFresh has designed an incredible swimsuit collection and the galaxy print bikini (above) is a real standout!
Speaking of swimming, here’s a pool we’d love to take a dip in (or, would we?): The Devil’s Swimming Pool.
Need some juicy reading material? The What I’m Really Thinking series from the Guardian is really addictive. Start with this one.
The term ‘feminist’ has always been a hot topic and this article provides an interesting perspective.
Speaking of feminism, this Ted talk is a must watch: Violence and Silence.
Looking to break a bad habit? They say it takes 21 days – but according to this article, there’s more to it than that.
Here’s something a little fun for your Friday – a scale model of NYC.
Considering an exotic getaway? How about this gorgeous little fishing village.
Are you unsure of how to deal with a difficult co-worker or frenemy? Head over to Think Simple Now for some great tips.
Lastly, we love this floral outfit from Lust For Life. Head over for some style inspiration!
That’s all from us today – enjoy your weekend, ladies!
It’s Memorial Day weekend! We’ve found some fun, flirty and floral delights for you in this week’s link round-up. Enjoy!
Want to support companies that make their products in America (like we do)? Here’s an exhaustive list of Made-In-The-USA companies.
Not sure why you should buy products made in America? Here are 55 reasons.
Don’t you just love the flower hair-piece above? Stephanie Sterjovski and Lisa Collins show you how to make one of your own – just click here.
These images are gorgeous! Take a look at these twins who’ve spent their entire lives dressing alike.
Do you love Chai? You’ll love it even more when you make it from scratch. Follow this recipe!
Here’s a must-read for the week: This writer offers a unique perspective on what to do when your husband says he wants to leave you. Here’s an excerpt:
But I didn’t play into it. I walked my line. I told the kids: “Daddy’s having a hard time as adults often do. But we’re a family, no matter what.” I was not going to suffer. And neither were they.
If your business is rapidly growing, read this handy post about growing your one-person show into a small team.
Do you ever feel like social media is taking over your life? This article offers tips on how to break free.
If you want to take it one step further, you might want to do what Paul Miller did and spend a year without the Internet.
Do you ever feel like getting away to a little island of your own? Just Room Enough Island might do the trick.
Ever caught yourself saying, “I need a personal assistant”? Well, maybe you do! Take a look at this checklist to find out.
Lastly, here’s something that’s easy for we women to forget: How to stay true to yourself.
Have a happy weekend everyone!
Hello ladies! Have you had a good week? We sure have! There’s been plenty happening over here at Karina HQ – but we’ve still had enough time to round up our favorite links for the week. Here goes…
First up, get your weekly style inspiration from Mattie of Mattieologie (above). This girl really knows how to work a print!
Secret destinations are always fun and we love these little travel treasures: UK’s tiny islands: 10 hidden gems to discover.
Can makeup really improve your skin, or is it just marketing hype? This article investigates.
Struggling with a difficult, mean or negative person? We’ve all been there – but this article provides some excellent tips for dealing with it.
Many women benefit from mentors when going through changes, difficulties or growth. This article provides some great tips for attracting the right mentor at the right time.
Do you struggle to figure out what you really want in life? Here are some tips that really work! Give it a go – you might just have your Eureka moment.
Have you ever thought about getting out the old sewing machine again? If you’re interested in all things design, sewing and pattern making, you’ll love Maddie Flanigan’s blog as much as we do.
Do you ever feel like you just need that extra push? Emily Bennington provides some inspiration.
Allowing fear to keep us stuck is a crossroad many of us face and a question I certainly hear in the career space all the time: “Do I stay ‘safe’ in a job I don’t love or jump ship in search of my passion?”
Have you heard of reverse graffiti marketing? Neither had we until we saw this. Wow!
We hear a lot about making peace with our bodies – but what about other peoples’ bodies? This article is an incredible read.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s links. Until next time!
Happy Friday! And to all the Mommies out there, happy Mother’s Day for this weekend. Read on for our favorite links of the week!
Jill (above) from good life is living proof that women can juggle career + motherhood + a career, all while staying stylish. Check out her blog for more gorgeous fashion looks!
Behind every brilliant innovator is an equally inspirational mother. This article from the Atlantic reveals the mothers behind some of today’s cultural visionaries.
There are many myths out there about life after children – but these ladies are debunking the stereotypes. Check out: 4 Dallas Women Redefining Motherhood.
Speaking of girl power, we think you’ll love these vintage photos of women with tattoos.
If you’re running a little late on your spring clean, find a quick-fix with these cleaning hacks from Thought Catalog.
Have you thought about turning your hobby into a business? Here are some things to consider.
Thinking of going camping, but don’t want to sacrifice your blowdrier? Allow us to introduce you to glamping!
If you still like the idea of camping under the stars, you’ll love Elqui Domos - a unique camping and lodging experience as one of only 7 astronomic hotels worldwide. The detatchable roof allows you to take advantage of the beautiful night (and daytime) sky as you lie in your bed!
Busy? Stressed? In the midst of chaos, do this.
And lastly, we love this post – How Often Are You Really Listening? Here’s an excerpt:
When you become aware of how often you’re throwing your energy at other people, it’s easier to catch yourself when you’re simply filling the space. It becomes more enjoyable to sit and listen to what is going on with your friends and family and you start to feel closer to them because you’re hearing more of what is going on in their lives.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Here at Karina, we often look to classic screen icons like Audrey Hepburn for style inspiration. (I mean, we named a dress after her!) So this week, we’ve brought you a special Audrey-themed link roundup. Enjoy!
First up, get the Holly Golightly look thanks to this amazing makeup how-to from Lisa Elridge.
Etsy is a great place to find Audrey-inspired fashion, home decorative and craft items. Just a few of our favourites include this, this, and this.
Want to steal Audrey’s style? Learn how to get the look thanks to this style inspiration from Harpers Bazaar.
In this touching article from Vanity Fair, Audrey’s son Luca Dotti reveals a side to her we never knew.
Vanity Fair also collected some of the most beautiful candid shots of our favorite lady in this fascinating photo collection.
Audrey dedicated much of her life to charity work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Find out how you can make a contribution through UNICEF or the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.
Looking for a few more outfit ideas? Find more beautiful and rare images on these Audrey Hepburn Tumblrs here and here.
It is claimed that Audrey’s favourite poem was Unending Love by Rabrindranath Tagore. Read it for yourself here or take a look at this little preview…
Don’t you just love the sleep mask Audrey wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Find DIY instructions here or buy one online here or here.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever.
My spell-bound heart has made and re-made the necklace of songs
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms
In life after life, in age after age forever.
We hope you loved reading about Audrey as much as we did. Have a beautiful weekend!
Time to grab your self a cup of tea and relax – it’s Friday, so we’ve brought you our link roundup for the week!
We love the beautiful Desiree (above) and on her blog Pull Your Socks Up, she proves that age is no barrier to style!
Have you heard of the amazing Sera Beak? Here’s a great video from her about how to activate your feminine soul.
Hmm, are you guilty of getting a little judgey? This article explains how style judgment goes both ways.
“Older women critiquing younger women’s appearances is perhaps rooted in the idea that if a young woman looks somehow inappropriate or ridiculous, she will never attract a nice partner or spouse.”
Ladies, always stay safe! If you’re planning on traveling soon, here’s a handy guide of where to avoid.
Struggling with the blues? Read these 22 things happy people do differently.
In this post, the ever-inspirational Jess Lively talks about how to deal with imitations.
It might be time to redefine success – this article is a real eye-opener.
“She also claimed, this young woman, that Harvard students take their sense of self-efficacy out into the world and become, as she put it, “innovative.” But when I asked her what she meant by innovative, the only example she could come up with was “being CEO of a Fortune 500.” That’s not innovative, I told her, that’s just successful, and successful according to a very narrow definition of success. True innovation means using your imagination, exercising the capacity to envision new possibilities.”
We love this fresh take on so-called “fake” women and why reinvention is necessary.
Read this tongue-in-cheek post about why people love New York City. Spot on!
Are you guilty of pouting? The reason fashionistas frown and why the smile should come back in style.
Here at Karina we believe fashion is all about feeling good – so we love this article about finding empowerment in your wardrobe.
Afraid of change? This article provides a helpful guide for how to handle it with grace.
And with that, we’re signing out. Have a fantastic weekend!
Hello, hello! It’s time to kick your feet up, sit back and relax with our favorite links for the week.
First up, want to wear more color at work? Kendra’s Closet Confections shows us how it’s done!
If you like the Hair Romance blog you’ll love Christina’s new sites, Nail Romance and Mr and Mrs Romance.
Dealing with change and not sure how to pick up the pieces? Watch Michelle Phan’s guide to starting over.
If you need a little inspiration in your day, take a look at these 50 things to stop doing forever.
We love a good fashion read – and here are 5 of the best!
Need some BIG motivation? Here are seven videos that will stop you ever saying “I can’t”.
We love this article about why your thirties are do-or-die.
“What’s going on, I think, is the path-diverging choices that come with growing up. The thirties aren’t wildly different from your twenties, except for the part where the stakes feel so much higher. The carefree feeling of going out every night is replaced with a nagging voice that now reminds you of the repercussions, of what you should really be doing instead, and of the choices that may be slipping away, whether they are career, family, or fun. You are suddenly, irrevocably unable to waste time in the same way without chastising yourself.”
Here’s something to get you thinking this Friday: Check out The Masks We Wear – a photo series from The Atlantic.
“We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement. In turbulent public settings, obscuring one’s face can protect an individual from retaliation while evoking fear and uncertainty in others.”
If you haven’t seen Amanda De Cadenet’s new television series The Conversation yet, you’re missing out! Check out these snippets from Diane Von Furstenberg and Zoe Saldana.
Just for a little something different, here’s an interesting article about why it’s OK to not love your body. Trust us, it’s worth a read.
“The inherent problem within the body loving mentality is that if you don’t “love your body” (or attempt to make strides toward doing so), then there’s something wrong with you. It inadvertently creates another standard that women are held against, and doesn’t actually solve any of the underlying problems in regards to women, sexism and beauty work. If I call myself ugly (which is my attempt to step away from beauty work) then people think I have self-esteem problems, or experiencing some other form of deep suffering. Women often make it a requirement that you like your body, or else you’ll never know any kind of sustainable happiness.”
And lastly, if you need some fresh reading material on your daily commute, you might find some in this lovely new lifestyle magazine.
That’s it from us this week – have a great day!
Hello link lovers! Here is the latest round up of things to capture your heart and imagination…
Spring is the perfect time to wear colors that pop and and style blog Grown and Curvy Woman (above) shows you just how to work it!
Speaking of spring, here is a handy guide to dressing for the season.
Here at Karina we believe in self-love and acceptance – so we just had to share this touching story about loving your body.
“When I blow dry my hair after a shower, I look at my body in the mirror, and the familiar internal conversation begins. First there is the still present feeling of surprise. That’s me? Then comes the uncontrollable feeling of disgust constricting my throat. But on its heels the thought: wait a minute, these scars are sacred, they represent one of the most significant stories within my story, something I don’t want to forget, and there, right there is evidence of my own rebirth into something more.”
Still loving your denim jacket, but not sure how to wear it? This handy guide shows you how to wear one of your favorite wardrobe staples all year-round.
Here’s something to brighten your day! What did Angela Trimbur do when she was feeling a bit down? She treated the travelers of LAX to her spirited dancing! Watch the video…
Ponies in cardigans? Why not! Take a look at this adorable tourism campaign by Visit Scotland.
Who are these brave women and why are they wearing electric pink saris? Click here to read about India’s Pink Vigilantes.
If you’ve heard the controversy about Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, you might like to read this article: Sheryl Sandberg isn’t the perfect feminist. So what?
If you’ve always wanted to be an opera singer, clothes designer or airline pilot, it’s never too late to follow your dreams. This article proves why.
Here’s something to take note of before Monday rolls around: Eight things to never say at work.
And lastly, have you joined Pose yet? It’s a great way to find fashion inspiration on-the-run!
Have a great weekend!