Here’s a pretty fabulous post from a pretty fabulous woman who decided to stop shaving her legs, pits, and everything else. (Cheers, Ellinoora!)
This masterful monochrome pattern mix includes pops of yellow and red. Who could ask for anything more?
“Tell us about girls who make robots and cars and bridges. Girls who build rockets, girls who can make and build and invent — girls who have grand adventures, but who can still go dancing, and still braid their hair, and still wear pink. Tell us about you. I know you’re out there.”
Denim jacket, graphic tee, bright skirt, wedge sandals – a marvelous formula for warm-weather style.
Loved this interview with 62-year-old style icon and vintage devotee Tziporah Salmon. A true original.
Rosie shares some snippets from her body image class participants, and they are fabulous. I especially loved this one: “… no matter what the ideal standard of beauty is, it is going to be impossible for everyone to reach it and we shouldn’t try because the world would be a boring place if we all looked the same.” Check out part 2 as well.
Megan Mae rocks a pair of bold printed pants, and garners several compliments in the process.
Ash launches her Beautiful Bodies series by interviewing … herself! She describes the series as, “… a series of interviews with fashion and lifestyle bloggers on their body image, experiences with body image, and dressing for their bodies.” (I’ll be participating soon!)
My latest StarTribune article shows some fun ways to use and repurpose your jewelry.
No idea how The Body Image Project eluded me for so long, but cheers to Weesha for the reminder.
Curvy Girl Chic shares her picks for covetable wide width sandals.
Did you know that it’s almost BIKINI SEASON??!?!?@???^!!?? Caitlin has a few choice words for the mags and manufacturers who make us all feel anxious and inadequate about ourselves for the sake of swimwear.
I’ll definitely be stealing this nautical look, right down to the headscarf!
Summer is on its way, and that means challenging times for office workers. This post shares a wealth of information on professional dressing during the hot summer months.
Lest you think that all outfit bloggers nail it the first time, Lisa has collected these funny and adorable outfit outtakes from her fellow bloggers.
This star-print flared-skirt dress is killing me. WITH ITS GORGEOUSNESS.
“In an ironic twist, Hijab-wearing Muslim women are falling prey to the same thing their choice of garb ostensibly protects them from: a relentless bombar of distorted female body images.” (Cheers, Allison)
A roundup of clothing brands and resources that cater to women with large busts? Hurrah! I’d only heard of a few of these myself, and am excited to explore the rest.
Did you know that the ever-hilarious Natalie Dee recently launched a makeup and beauty product blog? Oh yeah. Brutal honesty ahoy.
“In that moment, I got it. I finally realized, felt, really got how much time I spent thinking about how great everyone else looks … My life was being wasted comparing myself to everyone I wasn’t!”
“Bigger breasts are by definition seen to be in need of holding up, in danger of escaping. Which has nothing to do with what is happening in reality. Some people (at all sizes) want lots of extra support, and some (like me) don’t need it and would prefer something that does a bit of holding up, but doesn’t build a restrictive military structure around your chest and also, you know, looks pretty.”
Check out this fabulous tribute to the ever-stylish and ever-lovable Angela Lansbury.
“Bordo describes the contemporary thin, toned ideal as a repudiation of a more voluptuous, feminine form. Toned women are powerful women, who suggest ‘willpower, energy, and control’ over their desires. To be jiggly or ‘wiggly,’ she says, is to be ‘unacceptable;’ such body parts are loose, lazy, and over-sexed, at least in our culture’s stereotypes about women’s bodies.”
Head over to the Strong, Sexy & Stylish blog to read an interview with one of my personal style icons, Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen.
Autumn reacts to Vogue’s recent announcement about models, weight, age, and body image saying, “To herald Vogue as a game-changing ambassador of healthy body image is to forget that fashion photography is specifically designed to elicit a response—yearning—within us, and few things in our culture inspire yearning like thinness.”
Probably my favorite read of the week: How Hillary Clinton finally got people to stop nattering on about her clothes and makeup. That woman. She gives me hope. (Via Checks and Spots)
Coming in a close second, this post on the challenges of discussing important and sensitive issues such as race, sexuality, beauty, prejudice, and gender. (Via The Beheld)
And from the Department of Random: Like many, I’ve enjoyed a little BBC Sherlock now and then. So this photo showing an epic typo of actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s name made me guffaw. That’s FRUMIOUS to you, sonny.
Also from the DoR: Last night, HM and I attended the live movie theater broadcast of a special episode of This American Life. (They’re doing encores on Tuesday!) Did anyone else go? It was absolutely magical. And I am once again reminded that a good 30% of the artists, writers, and comedians I adore were first shown to me by TAL. New favorite: Monica Bill Barnes & Company. I couldn’t find a vid of a complete piece (which makes sense), but here are excerpts.