Classes, appearances, and announcements:
On October 4, I’ll be doing a short lecture and Q&A for Owatonna Community Ed!
Registration is open now, and I’d love to see you there.
On October 13, I’ll be at the Block 37 State Street Eileen Fisher store in Chicago! Join me from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. when I’ll be reading from my book, talking about adapting trends for your body type, and offering personal wardrobing advice.
Don’t forget to enter the contest for a $200 Sierra Trading Post gift card!
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Let’s kick off with a word from my girl Amy Poehler about loving your body.
“There are few questions surrounding beauty that have strict, easily ticked yes/no answers. Beauty is the essay portion of the test, not the multiple choice.”
Lovely Rocquelle of Consider Me Lovely has just launched the COOLEST business: She designs fabric covers that can totally transform how your clutch purses look! Check out her fun designs at Clutched & Covered.
Deja looks smashing in her polka-dot wrap-top dress and sassy scarf.
A once vibrant online clothes swap is ailing! If you’ve got a pile of clothes that might merit swapping, check out the Flickr Wardrobe Swap Shop and consider joining the group. The more, the merrier!
Nothing like a chic black blazer and studded clutch to make an outfit fabulously badass.
Are your feet killing you? Ashe has rounded up a whopping 50 pairs of fun and fashionable flats for fall. (Please say that five times fast. And record it. And send it to me.)
Natasha makes her faux leather vest look utterly classy.
“Maybe you think that once you lose weight, you’ll finally become more adventurous, more successful or more secure. Maybe you think you’ll somehow start leading a different life. But the answer, the fulfilling life, of course, isn’t found in berating yourself or your body or manipulating your size or shape. It’s found in looking at yourself. Really looking at yourself. And figuring out who you are, and practicing embracing her (or him) every day.”
I shall be mixing magenta, mustard, and orange in an outfit of my own someday soon. Yes, I shall.
This examination of neon colors, clothing, and trendiness is a fascinating read.
The Strong, Sexy & Stylish team interviewed the fabulous Elissa of Dress with Courage!
Stephanie looks simply smashing in her burgundy peplum top. Two trends for the price of one, people.
The New York Fashion Week street style photos are flooding in. So far, this one is my fave. Oh, that SKIRT.
The sculptural criss-crossed back on this floral frock creates great contrast to the sweet print.
This week, I was introduced to the concept of “princess scientists” through this fascinating article, which asks, “Does emphasizing appearance mean female professionals are taken less seriously? Or is it a necessary way to maintain place in a system that, in certain respects, is still stacked against women? Should getting ahead be achieved by any means? Or should more attention be paid to altering the judgement that makes this an issue at all? One thing’s for sure. There are no easy answers.” (Via Geek Feminism)
Candace looks utterly radiant in her printed coral top and mint-green pants. Love the combo!
MassArt students created wearable art from non-textiles for an exhibit. Totally dig the birch bark dress. (Cheers, Garrett!)
“If you’re upset, worried, frustrated or ashamed, you’re probably not gonna look at your reflection and see its beauty. You’ll project all that negative emotion onto your image, creating a hopeless illusion.”
This graphic printed black, white, and yellow dress is absolutely dynamite.
Blogger Cora Harrington speaks openly about what it’s like to be a woman of color in the lingerie industry. (Thanks, Veronica!)
Totally cheating, but I’ve gotta link to this body image link roundup over at Size and Substance. Loads of fascinating stuff.
This post collects loads of styling tips that can help you look more polished including preventing shirt placket gapping, dealing with too long/short sleeves, and loads more.