There’s a lot of good things floating around the internet this week. Here’s a few that you should check out:

1. The Clements Ribeiro Swan SS13 collection will land on (and hopefully the USA site) on March 14th, and Evans asked a few bloggers to model the line. These girls look AMAZING, and I am so thrilled to see a collaboration like this taking place. Check out Marie, Callie, Nicolette, Georgina, and Bethany‘s personal blogs to check out their individual styles.

2. On top of that good fashion news, I also learned that Gabi Gregg of collaborated with on a swimsuit line (out May 15th), AND indie designer Ashley Nell Tipton is releasing her collection for purchase on her site mid-May.

Gabi in the galaxy print bikini


Ashley Nell Tipton’s Release Photo


3. There’s also other good things floating around that won’t make your wallet scream out in pain. Gabi Gregg (yes, I’m still talking about her) wrote a piece for responding to readers who felt like they couldn’t dress the way they wanted to due to family, society, “rules”, feeling the need to blend in, etc. The entry is titled: Because You Can: Make ‘Em Look.

Chasity of Garner Style also wrote a response piece, but this time it was to those who write hateful comments about her body. I have to admit that her piece was pretty timely for me. I’ve been struggling to deal with getting a lot of hate traffic from random forums where they are putting down myself AND all the girls I put on my 20 bloggers at 24+ post. It’s upsetting to think that not only am I getting mean notes, but that I’ve also opened up these other bloggers to these people. But as Chasity says in her post, “Now in the words of Beyonce, ‘I love haters.’ You need them.  They get the crowd going.  In the last few days, I’ve gotten so much traffic just from their rants and raves on my weight.  That works wonderfully, because through their rants and raves women who needed that encouragement to love themselves find my blog and other plus size fashion blogs.  Anytime I can help someone accept themselves, I’m all for that.” [emphasis added]

4. Reconnecting with my blogging/twitter friends. I haven’t had the most time in the world to devote to this space, so it’s been nice as the semester comes to a close to pick back up in the conversations on twitter or email. I miss these ladies, and I always feel more inspired after talking with them.

What are some of your favorite things? Any links that I should check out?