This mix of neutral stripes and orange accents is undeniably chic.
Advertising- and model-related legislation is always controversial, and I’m curious to see what will happen once this new Israeli law requiring models to have an 18.5 or higher BMI takes hold.
Katie explains how years of “shouldn’t wear that” advice finally fell away when a friend showed her how to trust her own beauty.
Wonder how to do maternity wear as a confirmed vintage lover? Check out Mandi’s blog – she’s 13 weeks along!
And on a slightly related note, The Freelancer is still performing burlesque at 26 weeks. ROCK.
“The whole world is full of people who say ‘chunky.’ I am chunky. I am chunky and beautiful. And even if you don’t think I’m chunky—I want to be able to be chunky. I want to be able to gain more weight without having to feel ugly.”
Cyn looks radiant in a cobalt blouse and cheeky yellow flats.
What I should’ve done in the procrastinatory haze that overtook me on Thursday: Made a funky bracelet from some of my old rings. Among other things.
“What is it about hair that holds so much power? It’s responsible for a huge part of the way we view ourselves, and our feelings about ourselves, at any given time. It’s a physical manifestation of our internal reinventions; an outward sign that things, they are a-changin’. Or maybe it’s just that in a world of chaos where you don’t feel like you have a grip on anything, your hair is something that you think you have total control over.”
Here are some great, simple tips for hosting a successful garage sale.
An Alberta-based researcher is studying how experiences in public changing rooms affect women’s emotions and self-esteem. (Via The Beheld)
Audrey proves, once again, that a patterned scarf is a fabulous piece for tying an outfit together.
So many of the widely held beliefs about eating disorders are just myths.
Printed dresses can be incredibly versatile, as this post showcasing 13 ways to style a printed dress proves!
One could certainly track such things manually, but I’m intrigued by My Clothing Helper. It’s a gizmo that helps you monitor what you wear most, when you wear it, and how quickly it needs laundering. (Cheers, Allison, for alerting me to this.)
Desigual is now selling shoes. I’m done for.
“There’s a whole body of work devoted to studying the psychosocial effects of scoliosis, particularly in adolescents, but it boils down to this: Something about your body is ‘wrong,’ and chances are it’s not something you ever thought was a problem, and you really can’t do much of anything about it. Wearing a brace may or may not have an impact on patients’ body image, but there’s evidence supporting a correlation between scoliosis and body image, regardless of treatment.”
Imogen’s post on how to understand the various elements of a print is incredibly helpful.
I never got into Star Trek, but this post about legendary actress Nichelle Nichols moved me. Did you know that MLK was her biggest fan? Take a peek to find out more.
My, my. Don’t these leopard-print skinny jeans look amazing when paired with platform heels?
I’m still daydreaming about fox, cat, and bird print dresses, and Stephanie’s gorgeous navy blue barn swallow-printed dress isn’t helping.
Corporette shares some great picks for raincoats and lightweight jackets.
And from the Department of Random: Here’s a little Maru medley to kick off the weekend.