Turns out, six-year-old Katie has perfected the art of handing out heartfelt compliments. To friends, family, and strangers alike. (Cheers, Elizabeth!)
And speaking of things that made me cry this week, you should probably check out this post and video about Rachel Crow. “There is a potential for this in each and every girl, and it is something that we need to encourage, nourish, nurture, love, and build up on an individual level, with those in our lives, every single day.”
This moving article highlights women photographers who explore their relationships to their bodies, ill and scarred though they are, and utilize photographs to create understanding and tenderness. (WARNING: Many of these photos are graphic, involve nudity, and can be upsetting to some viewers. Proceed with extreme caution. Thanks Lyrebirdgully for the link.)
Every time I visit Little Girl Big Closet, I think, “Modern ladylike.” She’s got it down pat, I tell ya.
Wondering how to wear vintage without looking costume-y? Here you go.
“If I’m feeling shitty, sad, stressed or out of control, pulling together an outfit that I know looks physically amazing makes me feel emotionally better … By putting myself first, even if it is only through what I decide to wear, everything feels a bit brighter.”
Have you seen Style Crone? Stellar style and a collection of hats that will make you green with envy!
Now that the hubbub over Missoni/Target has died down, it’s on to Versace/H&M. Are you interested in this collection? Think it’ll be another case of shrewd eBay resellers scooping up every available garment the moment the merch hits the racks?
On a related note, here’s a fun roundup of zig-zag-adorned clothes and accessories for those of us who missed out on Missoni.
My current eye candy guilty pleasure is Closet Visit. Every woman featured has about a bajillion items I’d love to steal.
Vanessa’s recent closet rehash proves that she is the queen of prints.
In the market for extra wide calf boots? Tina offers up some fabulous recommendations for styles including cowgirls, heeled tall boots, and buckle-detail flat boots.
Imogen touts the power of the “third piece,” explaining, “The Third piece is your hero. It’s the accessory or piece of clothing that can add the excitement and personality to your outfit.”
I’m a sucker for monochrome, and Charlie’s mix of blues and blacks is just as chic and modern as it can be.
Here are some great tips for anyone who longs to be a minimalist, but can’t seem to hack it. Sign ME up …
A new study finds that women wearing makeup are perceived as more likable and trustworthy. This study brought to you by Procter & Gamble. Hmmm. (Via The Beheld)
Kendra’s marvelous red shift and structured lady purse make a dynamite combo.
Apparently, an Australian store called GASP thinks it’s good retail policy to shame and berate potential customers who aren’t thin or “fashion-forward” enough for their merchandise. You should’ve heard the string of expletives I hurled at my computer while reading this article. (Cheers, MM)
“In a desperate quest to distance themselves, their plots, and their characters from anything that could in any way be mistaken for feminism, Hollywood writers rely on one of the most deceptive and disgusting tropes ever to be forged in the fires of Mount Doom. That trope is called The Straw Feminist.”
Kelly reviews Emmyloo Shoes, a site that offers footwear in sizes 2 to 6. Another resource for the small-of-foot!
Just because a skirt has a busy, funky print doesn’t mean it can’t be marvelously versatile.
Tanesha looks utterly stunning in her cobalt blouse and pencil skirt.
“Over the years I’ve learned to take a compliment, and believe it. Call me attractive, gorgeous, even beautiful, and I’ll buy in. But ‘pretty?’ Pretty feels like it belongs to someone else, like a pair of designer heels that I might admire but could never walk in, or a too tight dress.”
And from the Department of Random: I hope I haven’t posted this gem before … but even if I have, it’s worth a second viewing. “Bob,” by the incomparable Weird Al. Note, of course, that the visuals are a tribute to this song, and all lyrics are palindromes. Including the title/tribute subject’s name.