My second fashion feature ran in the Minneapolis daily paper, the StarTribune, last weekend! It’s a piece on finding a flattering winter coat.
And since I think I neglected to link to my FIRST feature, here ya go: Thrifting for fall and winter trends.
Jessica shares her tips for where to find the best G cup and above bras.
This guide to button-front shirts offers several fabulous options, and also points out that my preferred term, “button-down,” refers to something more specific. Oops.
JoAnn’s pattern mix thrilled me – and not just because it included stripes!
New York Magazine examines how the blogosphere has transformed the feminist conversation, saying, “Like feminism itself, it would be a mistake to peg the lady-centered blogosphere as just one thing (“lady” being the term of choice for many online writers, an ironized alternative to the earnest “woman” or problematic “girl”). Some posters consider themselves primarily activists, some journalists, some artists.”
Ragen deals with size bias in a new Zumba class, and comments on the idea of “looking right” in motion.
Turns out, funky floral platform shoes are a marvelous way to tie an outfit together.
“The bridal weight loss industry encourages women to actively find things wrong with themselves, buy a book that will fix it, and view their wedding day as a finality that has everything to do with a number on a scale or on the tag of a dress.”
Betty Confidential debunks five common cold-weather skincare myths. SPF is an all-season thing, friends.
Another marvelous blogger goes bare-faced and shares her thoughts on what naked face can mean.
On a related note, Franca will be creating a round-up of photos and posts from makeup-free folks next week. She’s got a few thoughts here, but will post full details tomorrow, so check back.
Laura believes that women through the centuries have tended to blame their oppression on traditional expressions of “femininity” and sought ways to escape that, both through clothes and through behavior.
Red polka dotted dresses make me happy. How about you?
Psychologist and body image expert Margarita shares her seven favorite books on body image.
Mary Jo Kane, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, writes about the rampant sexual depictions of women athletes and its repercussions. (Found via a Midmorning interview this week)
Related topic: The International Boxing Association may soon require female boxers to wear skirts. Because THAT’S important.
Bella has long maintained a list of 40+ style bloggers, and now she’ll be highlighting a 40+, 50+, and 60+ member of her blogroll each month.
How exactly do you build and maintain a professional wardrobe while pregnant? New mom S. shares her tips and resources.
French chain stores are selling bras sized for girls aged 5 and up. Yeah, you read that right. (Cheers to N for this link.)
This melancholy musing on paring down one’s possessions really struck a chord.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has long brushed off weight-related comments, but as Wendy points out, even this seemingly positive attitude may backfire if she ever changes her behaviors or body shape.
Not quite ready for freezing temps yet, but this roundup of adorable winter coats is helping me steel myself for winter.
I can’t stand rings that clack against each other on adjacent fingers, but Alicia’s rings-everywhere look is making me reevaluate.
And from the Department of Random: Undeniably happy-making song that came up in my iTunes shuffle this week. Also, dig those massive shoulder pads. Whoa.