This post on the sexualization of women’s clothing and the shaming language used to describe that clothing raises many valid and interesting points.
On a related note, Four Guardian readers offer their views on the sexualization of young girls. Responses are varied and a bit convoluted at times, but many make valid and thought-provoking points. (Cheers, Mhairi.)
Virginia wonders if fitspiration is the new thinspiration, and could end up being equally damaging. Your thoughts?
Love this mix of saturated pastels and warm gray.
Patricia feels passionately about creating her OWN fashion guidelines. Kudos to her!
Thanks to Cheryl, I’m swooning over Sincerely Mally’s amazing mix of funky, polished, and daring looks.
“Responding to your body requires admitting, first of all, that you have a body, that you are a body, that your head does not float on a metaphysical balloon somewhere just north your body, untouchable.”
Tangerine is the color of the season, and College Candy has rounded up eight adorable tangerine pieces for under $20 a pop.
I love it when amazing bloggers collaborate: Autumn of The Beheld interviewed Kjerstin of Mirror Mirror Off the Wall about dysmorphia, vanity, self-expression, and trust.
Preppy pink and green are given an edge when leopard print enters the mix.
Kyla shares her thoughts on the art of being fearless.
The retro-tinged, rebel-rocker looks in plus-sized line Domino Dollhouse’s spring line are such fun.
“My favorite thing about my body is its size. I love the fact that I’m tall and broad-shouldered and highly visible. I know that my size draws attention to me and I figured if I’m going to be seen, I’m going to be seen.”
Lilli’s heart-pattern dress is such fun. AND it comes with a darling, romantic story!
I thought Lisa Bloom’s article on “how to talk to little girls” presented an important perspective, and so did all of you judging from the number of you that leave it in comments and e-mail it to me still. But like Autumn, I felt it left out the long view of living in a beauty-obsessed world. Cultivating self-love, acceptance, and positive body image are all important goals, and Amanda’s practice of telling her daughters that she believes herself to be beautiful may be a great way to kickstart those processes.
Check out these great picks for subtle statement jewelry. (Not an oxymoron, I swear.)
A bright green clutch adds the perfect pop of color to a monochrome outfit.
Thrift Goddess Elissa shares thrifting tips for the busy shopper.
This conversation between three Muslim women – one who wears a hijab, one who wears a niqab, and one who wears nothing – is fascinating. Just three representatives of much larger populations, of course, but with varied perspectives. (Cheers, Eliza)
And from the Department of Random: The blog ModernSauce is irreverent, hilarious, and marvelously random in and of itself.