Lovely Links: 7/21/17

Weekly Kitty:

Simon’s got a new favorite nap spot.

The Accidental Icon writes about identity, the passage of time, and how her hair is a statement about self and society.

My loss, your gain: I’m selling these spectacular studded and distressed Fryes on eBay!

The team at Beyond Classically Beautiful photographed and spoke to six beautiful black women about how they’ve come to love their bodies over the years. You can view part of this series titled, Body Noire 2: A Celebration of Black Female Bodies, on their site and it is phenomenal. (Not safe for work viewing.) READ MORE

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Reader Request: Styling Knee Socks and Leg Warmers

how to wear knee socks

Kaitlin threw this doozy into the suggestion box:

Knee socks and leg warmers!!! I love them, but how to wear them? They’re great casually, but I’d like to figure out how to work them a little more professionally–can I? I like them with tights or leggings, but then they tend to make my legs look really weird.

And let me tell you, friends, I had to scour the archives to find an outfit in which I’d utilized knee socks. I also unearthed this one, which is pretty similar to the above, but that’s about it. All this to say that I don’t consider myself a bona-fide expert on knee socks OR legwarmers, and hope you can all chime in with your own suggestions. READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-10-09 06:13:19.

In Defense of Pretty

I love this poem and its amazing author. I’ve watched this video more times than I can count, and it stirs me every single time. This poem challenges the pervasive notion that women must do everything in their power to look as pretty as possible. At all times and at any cost – be it financial, personal, or emotional. Which is, as you all know, utter bullshit.

Before my blog even existed, Erin wrote this amazing post, in which she points out that no woman alive “owes” the world any amount of beautification, but also points out that pretty CAN be a choice. She says (italics her original): READ MORE

Originally posted 2011-01-06 06:15:06.