Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lovely Links: 3/30/12

Local Twin Cities folks, get your butts over to the Karin Jacobson sample sale this weekend! You know you want a new cocktail ring …

I found these tips for how to recognize quality construction in trousers to be fascinating and helpful.

If you’re a teen or have a beloved teen in your life who struggles with body image, be sure to check out Medicinal Marzipan’s Teen Week programming.

Kendra’s printed dress gives her the perfect excuse to mix black with bold brights.

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Power Shoes

I’ve had many people ask me, “Why do women love shoes?” And I never quite know what to say. Who am I to speak for all women? Who says that all women love shoes? Why does it matter anyway?

And yet I sometimes catch myself wondering why it is that I love shoes as much as I do. Because there are many marvelous elements within my wardrobe, but I am most emotionally attached to my shoes.

And there’s definitely something to the idea that shoes are likely to fit and look amazing no matter how much weight you’ve lost or how bloated you feel, no matter how tired or crabby or upset you are. Shoes are a constant within outfits. They’re reliable. If they look great at 6 a.m., they’ll still look great at 9 p.m. (Barring unforeseen mud puddle encounters and the like.)

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Long Cardigans

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Heather requested a few picks for long cardigans, so here we go:

Kenneth Cole New York Open Weave Cardigan – was $149.50, now $88.90

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