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Nothing like a bold floral dress and sparkly shoes to brighten your day.
Men don’t talk about body image as much as women, but they think about it. Plenty.
Allie is radiant in a red and turquoise mix. Love that vibrant clutch, too!
“The more something is re-blogged, the more ubiquitous it becomes, and the more likely it is to become part of the standard of taste. Or: popularity equals exposure.”
Have you ever thought about how Facebook use is affecting your relationship with your body? This article explores several related ideas.
“I remember looking forward to the end of the century so I could see the 20th century laid out in a row of 10 clearly defined figures, but of course by the time that happened, I was old enough to realize that the 1990s didn’t fit the formula. There was no single silhouette that somehow contained the essence of the decade.”
I learned everything I know about dress/skirt layering from Audi.
I’ve got a piece over at The Frisky this week about why I’ve stopped using a scale.
It’s true: The media just LOVES to pit women against each other, over issues both real and imagined. (Here is the article referenced, both via The Beheld.)
I was delighted to contribute a few ideas to this article on budget style for active moms for Minnesota Parent.
Imogen shares a few tips for flattering full upper arms. Love the tip about cap sleeves.
You can hardly go wrong with red, white, and black. Especially if the red is in the form of a sharp blazer.
College Candy serves up eight adorable florals for springy celebrations.
“… We get a glimpse of the aging process in the stark daylight. And there’s nothing inherently bad about it. It is reality. If we’re lucky, we get older. No one is immune.”
Sound advice for identifying counterfeit handbags at the thrift store.
Unsurprisingly, the NudePhotoRevolutionaries calendar has caused quite an uproar. Participant Greta Christina responds to one critic with tremendous passion and anger, saying, “And yet the women passing these judgments, the women demanding that other women make complicated choices about their bodies based on someone else’s rigid ideology, never seem to say to themselves, ‘You should never shame other women about their consensual choices with their bodies — we live in a culture of relentless slut-shaming, in which women are not seen as having physical and sexual agency, and these judgments contribute to it.’”
Jessica breaks several style “rules,” extremely stylishly.
This roundup of quotes from Maya Angelou has so much truthy goodness in it.
And from the Department of Random: Did you know that right here in Minnesota it’s illegal to sleep naked, drive a truck with dirty tires, or cross state lines with a duck on your head? More of this at dumblaws.com. (“Dumb” is relative, of course, but most of these are undeniably goofy. Cheers to the Stuff You Should Know podcast for alerting me to this gem.)
Another from the DoR: I’ve heard the original version of this song a billion times and am yet to tire of it. This cover is mind-blowing.