Lovely Links: 5/26/17

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A Punk and Political History of Tartan

Women of size grossly lack representation in our media, and especially in fitness media and advertising. Looking back on my own experiences, I realized that this lack of representation was the reason I felt so much fear and anxiety around joining my run program. I couldn’t see a likeness of my body successfully engaging in fitness, anywhere, and this left me with an element of unknown to overcome.”

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How to Do Oversized

How to wear oversized tops, tunics, and other clothes

I remember being in middle school and seeing a scene from “Sleeping with the Enemy” in which a young, coltish Julia Roberts scampers around an empty house in nothing but a giant men’s button-down. And she looked SO SEXY, and I wanted desperately to be her. So I absconded with some of my dad’s old shirts thinking that all it took was … ya know, a giant men’s shirt. I could be coltish and sexy, too! And I was dumbfounded when I looked like an off-duty linebacker in my version.

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Originally posted 2010-03-10 06:42:00.

How to Be a Good Shopping Buddy

Compare notes: Before you hit the shops, stop for a coffee and chat about your goals for the day. Share yours, but take note of your friend’s, too. As you browse around, keep her list and criteria in mind, and pull items for her to try. You are an objective set of eyes, and will undoubtedly select items for her that she would’ve passed right over.

Make a plan: Your buddy may have different tastes, or just have different goals for the day. Unless you’re exploring a new city and have absolutely no obligations until bedtime, make a rough plan so that you’ll know which shops you’ll be visiting. It’ll help you budget for the outing, and also create balance: You can hit the stores you need, and make sure your friend hits her targets, too.

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Originally posted 2011-08-05 06:19:59.