Lovely Links: 2/24/17

Weekly Kitty:

Simon has taken a part-time job as a pirate. (Photo by HM)

More than a little envious of Mary’s olive leather pencil skirt!

“For Iris van Herpen, technology is not an afterthought but central to her approach and vision. The Dutch couturier, who’s renowned for her extraordinary 3D printed dresses, focuses on the transformative power shaped by technology. By experimenting and innovating, Van Herpen not only pushes the boundaries of fabric and craftsmanship but also the boundaries of couture.”

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Reader Request: Making Blazers Fun

How to make sure your blazer outfits look fun instead of frumpy!

Reader Erin e-mailed me this request:

Every style blogger makes blazers look great, but I find them hard to style.  They seem so versatile on the rack, but then seem frumpy (I’m 24), too dressy/formal, or occasionally too equestrian when I try to create an outfit with them.  I’ve asked some stylish friends and several of them have run into the same issues.  Do you have any tips or suggestions for styling blazers well?

It took me a while to feel like I could make blazers work within the context of my style, so I can relate to Erin’s frustrations. Blazers get a lot of play in fashion mags and advice columns, but they CAN feel a bit challenging. Especially if you’re still exploring your own personal style while trying to embrace the flattering and eschew the formal.

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Originally posted 2012-01-30 06:23:06.

Reader Request: Guidelines for Work Wear Across the Working Spectrum

Ages ago, reader Grace asked if I could weigh in on the ins and outs of workwear. She said:

If you wanted an idea for a post sometime, I think one on different types of work wear for different types of work environments would be great. I work from home now, but am soon going to be working in a fairly corporate environment, which will be very different from my past offices, which have been more like where you work. Because of that, I’m thinking a lot about the fairly wide spectrum of “work wear,” and I think it would be cool to see/read your take.

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Originally posted 2011-02-07 06:07:08.