This post details how to build a functional, chic, versatile professional wardrobe for $200 or less. AMAZING.
Turns out, citron, burgundy, and black look sophisticated and chic together.
“Communication is clearly functional. And fashion/ style can help us communicate. It can communicate things about our work, our subculture, our economic class, our sexuality, our age, our gender, our mood, etc… and how we feel about all of these things.” (Cheers, Aris.)
Hopping a plane to Helsinki so I can steal this skirt from this gal.
“I wasn’t crying because I didn’t feel pretty, not exactly; I was crying because I felt foolish for having thought that a turquoise dress and a curling iron would be enough to make me pretty, and for having such a specific result in mind, one I’d learned in a flash wasn’t going to happen. I cried because I knew I was smart—every girl in that gymnasium knew she was smart, that’s why we were there—but I didn’t know if I would ever be pretty.”
Many experts recommend photographing outfits as a way of judging their success. But, as this post points out, sometimes outfits that feel amazing photograph poorly. So, how do you know which is right what you see or what the camera has captured?
Stacy’s plaid circle skirt is incredibly fun and festive. And she’s styled it beautifully!
College Candy offers some tips for making sequins chic this holiday season.
Some may consider it “over sharing,” but Caitlin points out that sites full of photos of boobs, bellies, and other typically-taboo body parts can help many women feel less critical of their own parts.
This asymmetric sweater tunic is calling my name.
“Are you taking up residence inside your own skin? Or, are you permitting others (loved ones, peers, multi-national corporations, and the like) tell you how to feel about yourself?”
This mix of warm brown, bright pink, black, and leopard accents absolutely blew my mind.
Artist Cathy Cooper describes her style as “baroque hobo,” and she has the most gorgeous long gray hair in the universe. I mean it.
Sing it, Feminist Ryan Gosling.
Need another reason to love Margaret Cho? “To be beautiful is actually to be aware of yourself as art, and to frame your art in a way that is unique to yourself and easy to yourself and fun to yourself.” (Via The Beheld)
And from the Department of Random: Foxes playing on a trampoline. (Those high jumps are a behavior used in hunting.)