Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dressed for: A Major Mix

Already Pretty outfit featuring polka dot blazer, graphic print dress, snakeskin pumps, rhinestone brooch, rhinestone bracelet

Polka dot blazer, thrifted – more polka dot blazers
Dress via eBay – similar
Pumps, Vince Camuto (no longer available) – similar
Brooch, thrifted – similar
Rhinestone bracelet, J.Crew (no longer available) – similar
Earrings, The Wellington Boot 

A few short months ago, I feared print mixing. Now I’m having so much fun throwing multiple prints into my outfits, that I’m not sure I’ll ever turn back. It’s a technique that’s made easier with some parameters in place, so I may have done three distinct prints here, but since they’re all black and white, it feels unified. (Here are some more tips on easing into print mixing.)

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Recommended Reading: We Are the Real Deal

We Are the Real Deal has evolved over the years, but its current iteration is just as rich and insightful as ever. This site offers resources for addiction, body image, heath at every size, LGBT topics, nutrition, self-esteem, and wellness. Contributors from all walks of life provide a huge variety of voices and opinions to a fascinating mix. Part of the site’s mission statement reads, “We are united on a single cause: Cultivating self-esteem and positive body image for all. Men. Women. Boys. Girls. We don’t agree on all issues, but we respect each others’ perspective. We speak our personal truth, and we want to listen to you.” Can ya see why I’m a fan?

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Lovely Links: 8/24/12

A few quick notes:

FINALLY, my book is available for Nook! Buy it right here.
(To purchase print or Kindle, see details here.) 

The Strong, Sexy & Stylish team will be on the Gyno Show this Sunday night! Tune in at 7 p.m. to hear us on 107.1 FM.

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Catherine shares her views on the differences between age-appropriate and occasion-appropriate dressing.

Someday, I WILL attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island. Someday!

Ridding your closet of items that no longer fit can be painful, but it can also be freeing.

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