How do you gauge value of the various pieces in your wardrobe? Use? Cost? Versatility?
This stripy dress is calling to me.
I loved reading Chelsea’s thoughts on the importance of experimentation and risk-taking in personal style.
So excited about The Blind Hem, a newly-launched online magazine that promises to examine fashion and style with honesty and intelligence. They’re already pumping out great content, like this post on how to date vintage clothing.
This list of 10 songs about shoes is going to become a favorite playlist for me, guaranteed.
Lisa amps up a ladylike tweedy blazer with a minty blue skirt. Love it!
“You have every right to wear whatever you want, and if someone is so narrow-minded that they need to get on you about it so that the world is easier for them to understand, they might need a reminder that it doesn’t work that way.” (Thanks, Robin)
Virginia shares her thoughts on liking your body when it doesn’t like you back.
Patty shows off her marvelous wide-calf plum leather boots. What a find!
Not sure how I missed this, but Corporette has an ongoing conversation and guide to comfortable heels over on her site. The comment thread is interesting, and I agree with most of Kat’s recommendations. Though I couldn’t give my opinion of Loubs or Choos, having never tried ‘em.
Yet another marvelous tribute to the transformative power of female friendship.
The Style Crone looks so sophisticated in her gorgeous fedora and hot pink gloves.
“She was so well-meaning, so concerned about my looking approachable and pretty, and I know she didn’t mean anything by it. But when she said this, so much rage welled up in me. So much. I made a joke and changed the subject, but all I wanted to do was scream. Loudly.”
Weesha’s candid account of her experiences being the fat daughter is incredibly moving.
Zarna’s hair matches her belt. Because they are both emerald green. Amazing!
College Candy gives us eight pairs of cute cropped pants for under $20 apiece.
My gosh. Someone made an actual, literal clothes horse.
Clothing sizing is completely arbitrary. And don’t you forget it.
And from the Department of Random: I found you a snoring dormouse.