Say! If you’re a Twin Cities reader and free this Saturday evening, come join me for a meet-up with the folks behind the amazing blog, Sociological Images. We’ll be at Town Hall from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., chatting, drinking, and (hopefully) eating. I plan to be there at 6 p.m., so come on down!
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Check out this roundup of sites and shops that sell stylish clothes for curvy and plus-sized women. There were a few in there that I hadn’t heard of!
Cynthia looks sharp in a different kind of animal print.
“I am not a body issue free zone, and neither are any other of the supposedly ideally sized women that I know. In fact I have never met a woman who could stand up straight and declare, without embarrassment, that she liked her body. And I find that ineffably sad.” (Via For Those About to Shop)
Never enough polka dots. Especially in funky, retro-tinged ensembles like this one.
I contributed a post to BlogHer’s style section on five ways to avoid the frump.
I love long layers of all types, but long colorful layers? My favorites.
And speaking of color, clearly Elisa Nalin belongs on my list of color heros.
“Ultimately, it is not the style rules that matter. It’s our willingness to really project how and who we are in the world in a way that has meaning to us.”
Pashteit has a fabulous flair for retro-influenced outfits. Yes, I’m crushing on her. It’s true.
I know I’ve been flogging them a lot lately, but I’m totally addicted to the Stuff You Should Know podcasts and this one on the Zoot Suit Riots was fascinating.
Over at The Frisky I wrote a bit about my choice to be a lifelong teetotaler, and the reactions this choice sometimes provokes.
This gorgeous ensemble makes me wish I had the chutzpah to do a hat and gloves for daily wear.
More evidence illustrating that healthy lifestyle habits are more important than weight in determining overall health and premature death.
Chelsea steps outside her comfort zone to rock some colorful tights.
Sometimes the philosophy of “make it work” is incredibly counterproductive. Alison explains when you might want to just flick it in and donate instead.
Thanks to Fly, I’m now enamored of Ose, an online shop offering vintage and reconstructed vintage pieces in size 12 -22. YES!
It’s official: I want every single dress in Lilli’s closet.
A German artist turned composite images of “ideal” female facial features into these unnerving masks as a means of illustrating that artificially produced beauty isn’t always beautiful. Thoughts?
My girl Sarah interviewed me for Yes and Yes! Find out some fun and random facts about me and my fashion history.
I don’t doubt that there are some super awesome Physical Education teachers out there, but my experience in PE was pretty similar to Cynthia’s. Especially in terms of those fitness tests.
There’s still time to sign up for my community ed class, Learning to Dress Your Best!