Lovely Links: 8/18/17

Weekly Kitty:

Birdwatching.

Jo’s wardrobe remix series is a wealth of inspiration if you’re looking for creative ways to wear the same garments.

Here’s the second post in Eco Warrior Princess’s series on sustainable plus-sized fashion.

Kim shows us how a petite gal can rock a jumpsuit!

“As technology continues to evolve it’s my hope that retail websites will become more inclusive from a disability standpoint. For example, many of us who are blind or visually impaired use special tools to assist us in navigating the internet however if a site is poorly designed, inaccessible or there is only minimal description these things make the buying experience less than ideal. A dream product of mine is a ‘Mirror Mirror’ like in Snow White. Once programmed with data needed to produce a verbal output it could help blind and visually impaired women with the ability to become as adept at makeup application as they so choose.” READ MORE

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Shoe Basics

Shoe styles that (almost!) every woman should consider adding to her wardrobe

When I worked as a stylist, I was always puzzled when I visited a client with a wardrobe full of lovely, current, perfectly-fitting clothing and a tiny mound of outdated, weather-beaten, unloved shoes that in no way align with their owner’s style. To me, appropriate, interesting shoes are an integral part of an overall look and I believe that knowing your preferred shoe types is absolutely essential to building personal style.

But not everyone feels that way. Despite the stereotypes about women and shoes, I think that many of us struggle to track down styles that suit our tastes AND lifestyles. Shoes get worn harder than clothing in most cases, and that makes buying them far trickier. A dress has to work with body shape … but shoes have to be comfortable, affordable, stylish, AND work perfectly with a multitude of outfits under a multitude of circumstances. So cultivating a lasting, useful, beautiful collection of shoes can be quite a project, and some women would rather focus on objects of style that require less versatility and research. READ MORE

Originally posted 2010-10-15 05:15:00.

How to Wear Long Skirts

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I am a huge fan of long skirts. I love minis, too, for completely different reasons, but a flowy, forgiving maxi skirt is my go-to for the often elusive comfort-drama combination. It looks like floor-length skirts and dresses are going to be popular more or less indefinitely, so I hope these tips will be helpful.

CAVEAT THE SIZE OF ANTARCTICA: These are the guidelines that have worked for me. Depending on proportions, height, and personal taste, you may want to style yours drastically differently, or skip them altogether. So, as always, take my advice with several tablespoons of salt and decide for yourselves! READ MORE

Originally posted 2010-04-05 05:47:00.