OK, I know some of the high-powered fashion bloggers can seem a bit remote, but Susie Bubble is NOT one of them. I challenge you to watch this, and then tell me you don’t want to hang out with her and gab about shoes and knitwear and see-through biker jackets.
Shen’s mix of zebra prints and earth tones is ever so classy.
“Yes, it’s important for our kids to hear messages of acceptance and positive comments from us. But it’s also important that they hear us speak kindly about ourselves and others.”
Loved this interview with Ari Seth Cohen about the upcoming Advanced Style book.
For some reason, Urban Outfitters thinks it’s cute/funny/stylish/appropriate to churn out and sell “Navajo Hipster Panties” alongside dozens of other supposedly Native-inspired items. Sasha Houston Brown has some thoughts to share on this matter.
Nubby explains how her feet ended up on a book cover. In a pair of elf shoes.
Alison shares encouraging and useful advice on how to make time for personal style, even if you feel like you can’t squeeze one more second out of each day.
Perhaps this warning should be posted on all mirrors.
The most recent Everybody Everywear challenge was to wear something you’d made. Check out these ladies in their amazing DIY projects.
Stay-at-home mom Rachel shares her practical tips for maintaining a “comfortably dressy” personal style that’s also kid-friendly. (Thanks, Bubu!)
Never, never forget that female friends are FABULOUS.
“A new study from Ohio State University confirms a truth universally acknowledged: The key deciding factor in your body image isn’t your BMI or your waist size – it’s how you think other people feel about your body.” This post also has some overlap with my post from earlier this week about self-consciousness and projection.
Still giggling at Anthroparodie.
Since makeup mostly mystifies me, I’m digging Beauty Shy, a new blog that aims to help gals like me pick and apply cosmetics without feeling overwhelmed.
College Candy offers up 10 coat alternatives to the North Face standby.
On the evolution of streetstyle photography: “… a 50-year-old Asian man wearing a Paul Smith suit, a denim jacket, a mink stole, a Louis Vuitton backpack, Air Force Ones, and shutter shades — WHERE IS HE GOING? Does he work at an accounting firm run by Kanye West and a 10-year-old girl? Is he late for an appointment with Willy Wonka at the World Bank?”
Did you know that most mall stores put the newest – and often most expensive items – just inside the entrance and to the right? More fascinating retail secrets in this article.
Pretty sure this comic is an accurate portrayal of typical social reactions to makeup-wearing. Sadly. (Cheers, Sophie.)
“The message is: you are suddenly beautiful when you get confident, because inner beauty is the only beauty that matters. Or because your inner beauty magically becomes outer beauty. So just do that. I think I’d rather feel good than look good, but I’m not sure that feeling good really changes the way I look.”
Here are four more fabulous ways to craft menswear-inspired looks.
Curious about the high-low/mullet skirt look but unwilling to shell out for a trendy new version? Here’s a super simple DIY for transforming a thrifted maxi into a high-low skirt.
And from the Department of Random: If this “Princess Bride” cast reunion photo doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.