Lovely Links: 9/21/12

Announcements:

On October 4, I’ll be doing a short lecture and Q&A for Owatonna Community Ed!
Registration is open now
, and we need a few more folks to attend.
Please spread the word!

 I had a question about the Kindle version of my book this week, so just a quick reminder:
My book is available in print, for Kindle, and for Nook!

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 “You are amazing, and clothing should be used to show the world how amazing you are. Clothing is to enhance, not cause panic attacks, raging jealousy, or body hatred. If your clothes make you doubt yourself, they don’t deserve your time, your money, or the space in your closet.”

Looking for some fresh new color pairings for fall? Try mustard and purple.

Dollar Store Crafts held a fashion DIY contest recently, and the entries are such fun. Especially love the bead-encrusted sunglasses.

Loved this post on the history of subversive knitting (via The Beheld).

I’m trying to stretch my print-mixing wings, but I think stripes and florals will always remain my favorite combination.

Not only can’t you tell anything about my health or behaviors by looking at me, those things are not a barometer for my worthiness and are absolutely not any of your business. I do not accept your authority when it comes to me or my body. I don’t owe you (either personally or as a member of society) anything when it comes to my body – I don’t owe you a certain body size, I don’t owe you any behaviors, I don’t owe you your, or anybody else’s, definition of health or healthy behaviors.”

Turns out, leopard print looks utterly amazing with bright turquoise-y blue.

Apropos of nothing, I love this quote from Hill about Bill.

Heather of The Style Confessions talks about being a body-confident style blogger at age 42 in this interview. Check out her own blog here.

This cropped jacket with its oversized bow is killing me. But in a good way.

It’s never been all that hard for me to accept the idea that ‘thin’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘healthy’ because I saw how this equation failed to hold true in my own life. Consequently it’s also not difficult for me to accept that someone can be fat and healthy.”

Nothing like spikes and studs to add some rocker chic to a jeans-based outfit.

And from the Department of Random: Try to get through this post without squealing. I made it through about seven frames. And PLEASE, if you don’t have time for the rest, skip to the video at the very end. So worth it. (Cheers, Gabriel.)

  • Linda L

    Awesome animal post, Sal! I was tearing up over the little corgi walking down the stairs! Thanks!

  • Genevieve

    Regarding one of the comments above and the piece it linked to, I don’t actually buy the statement that one doesn’t owe anyone else healthy behavior. I can think of several examples of ways that failure to take care of one’s health represents, at least to me, a really serious violation of what I think of as responsibilities to community and loved ones. I am curious whether this struck a similar chord with anyone else, or not.

    • Miss T

      I agree; I had the same reaction.

  • http://dollarstorecrafts.com Heather – Dollar Store Crafts

    Thanks for the link love, Sally. I love checking your links — you always pick the best reads.

  • Jenni

    i’m “squee-ing” on the inside. :)

  • http://thestyleconfessions.com/ Heather Fonseca

    Thank you so much for including a link to my blog and my interview on 40 Plus Style! I am honored to be included with these other fabulous blogs and I’m looking forward to reading the other links. Thanks again!

    Heather

  • Lisa W.

    I really tried to stay strong, but the hedgehog taking a bath got me. Thanks!