Quick reminder – I’m partnering with FinnStyle for a fun event! On June 5, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., swing by FinnStyle for “Pretty in Prints: Summer Marimekko Offerings.” There will be a short fashion preview at 5:15 p.m., then I’ll be on-hand for mini-consultations in case anyone wants advice on which Marimekko pieces work best! This event is free, so come on down.
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Sometimes all you need is a flirty floral frock to make a hot day feel fabulous.
White-out looks are trendy again this season, but wearing white can feel downright dangerous. Especially if you love spaghetti and have a tendency to trip over invisible obstacles. (I am describing myself, FYI.) These pragmatic tips for wearing white well are spot-on.
My lovely client Sarah has launched a new blog, where she’s talking about her figure and style journeys. Can’t wait to see where she takes it!
Fabulous colors and cuts in this roundup of swimsuits for plus-sized women.
“In a world where–for better and worse–we are instantly judged by our appearance, clothes can be an armor or maybe even a traffic light, letting other people know whether they can approach you, or if they should proceed with caution or just stay the hell away.”
How do you wear red, white, and green without looking like a Christmas tree? Add a dash of floral print, of course.
Oh, how I wish I could’ve attended the Old Ladies’ Rebellion recent catwalk show.
And speaking of pastels, Gabi’s colorblocked mint and lavender look is utterly lovely.
“I’ve been in a body-image-induced funk for a while, and these two women gave my perspective a much-needed shake. Both women were full-figured as well, and after some consideration I realized that maybe my proportions were part of the reason why they felt struck by my look. Maybe they appreciated seeing someone of a size and shape they could relate to wearing something bold.” (Via Ash in Fashion)
This post points out that weight stigma swings both ways, and many thin women deal with scrutiny, commentary, and shaming.
“Nude” is often used by fashion and beauty vendors as a synonym for “Caucasian skin tones.” Sociological images highlights a few examples of companies that have given some thought to the actual range of “nude” that exists in nature.
Plaid, denim, and rhinestones: All the necessary ingredients for dressed-down glamour.
Could you commit to a body image contract?
Jessamyn Hatcher’s Human-Textile Wellness Pop-Up Clinics sound utterly fascinating. If you’re in New York or Florence, go! Tell us all about it!
I was honored to contribute a guest post to the Green Mountain blog this week about dressing for your today body.
Chelsea’s darling cowboy-booted ensembles are making me want to break out my own Western wear.
“… while I’ve been complimented on the ‘work’ I do to promote positive body image, I’m not entirely secure myself. I have times when I’m strong and confident and feel like I can kick the world’s collective ass. Figuratively speaking. Bring it on, I think to myself. Then again, on occasion I look in the mirror and am unable to stop myself from cringing. Am I a fraud? I think to myself. Am I a hypocrite?”
Love these tips for building a better wardrobe.
We were honored to interview Body Image Warrior Mara of Medicinal Marzipan over at Strong, Sexy & Stylish.
My own jeans post pales in comparison to Imogen’s comprehensive guide to denim styles, purchasing, and fit.
Most folks are aware that body ideals have changed over the decades, but Peter’s insightful posts charts why and how expectations around fitness and muscle tone have shifted.
Nita’s tailored denim blazer looks stellar with a simple white tank and bold floral skirt.
Cream and red make for an eye-catching and sophisticated pairing.
“But then there are the rules about age and style: No shorts after 30! No bikinis after 35! No miniskirts after 40! I’m 44 and I’m breaking all of these rules (go me) because I think style rules should be about finding what fits, not about arbitrarily avoiding out because of your age.”
Allie rounds up some reliable plus-sized work attire options, including all of my own faves and a few I didn’t know about.
And from the Department of Random: This hilarious essay from my girl Winona describes how her parents fighting would inevitably lead to … the purchase of yet another guinea pig.
Another from the DoR: Mike Birbiglia shows us what NPR supahstar Terri Gross is like … off the clock.