Lovely Links: 11/16/12

OK, so this is fairly random, but doesn’t quite qualify for a departmental mention. You all know how I wrote a book, right? Well, so did my dad. And he’s been working on his for THIRTY YEARS. No fooling. It’s called Trees 4 Seasons – a Visual Guide, and and it’s totally gorgeous. He photographed the same trees from the same vantage points in each of the four seasons. 79 of ‘em. If you or anyone you know might be interested, do take a peek! And spread the word! (I’m so proud of him.)

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Sydne Style’s Staple Series shows how this fashionable femme remixes some of her closet workhorses.

As part of her research about where faith and fashion intersect, Kelly interviewed me to get the perspective of someone who talks with women about style and their bodies on a regular basis.

Burgundy may be ruling the season, but hunter green is running a close second.

I’m just thrilled for Gabi Gregg, who just announced that she’ll be a monthly contributor to InStyle discussing plus-sized style!

I have been doing my Cowboy Knots wrong. Or, at least, lazily. I would like this gent to teach me his technique in person. (Cheers, Kristin!)

This outfit features thrifted cashmere, Tory Burch, Gap, and Laundry by Shelli Segal. Thrift on, friends, thrift on.

“… as long as people focus on victims, instead of the people doing the harassing, it’s going to be difficult to meaningfully fight harassment of all kinds, not just sexual harassment in the workplace. The problem that day wasn’t the fact that I was fat and walking down the street, but that a car full of people thought it was appropriate to shame me for that fact.”

Peplum dress to peplum skirt. Love it!

There’s really no need for me to alter this headline: Sotomayor tells Sesame Street: “Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career.”

The recent glut of novelty prints feeds my whimsical side.

Pashteit makes me want to wear pastels in winter.

Basic, but endearing and validating: Boobs: An owner’s guide. (Contains swears and anatomical diagrams.)

Emerald green and leopard print make such a sassy pair.

This post on the origins of fashion shows is a fascinating read.

“My shape still isn’t where I’d like it to be, but I’m embracing the idea of dressing the body I have today rather than burying it beneath a tent of fabric.”

Kendra shows how to link and tie two skinny belts. Totally gonna try this.

And from the Department of Random: Interview with a One-year-old.

  • Stephani

    OMG! My dad would totally love your dad’s book for Christmas! Filing this away for my gift shopping!

  • http://findingmykd.blogspot.com Bridget

    Did you see Colbert’s bit on the Sonia Sotomayor thing? The fact that only four women in the last century have become Supreme Court Justices yet eight women have married princes or kings? …yikes.

  • http://www.meganmaedaily.com/ Megan Mae

    Massively impressive about your dad’s book!

  • Aging fashionista

    I do really like that oxblood thing (really wine or burgundy or whatever) but I lovelovelove hunter green and am disappointed that I haven’t seen much of it here in the TCs in spite of it being a so-called “in” color. Maybe that’s a midnight insomniac thing? I see a lot of teal but not the same.

  • http://www.kellyjyoungblood.com Kelly J Youngblood

    Thanks so much for including me in your links for today! My eyes got wide when I just saw a huge jump in visits today in my stats…all due to you! It’s definitely something I want to explore further and I’ve been able to get some more information … who knows, maybe it’ll be a book someday.

  • http://trees4seasons.com Paul LeRoux

    We’re thrilled you like the book, and that you took the time to write this post. If anyone is interested in hearing your Dad’s version of writing the book, it’s on the home page of our site. Thanks again.

  • http://www.considermelovely.com Rocquelle

    Your dad’s book sounds awesome Sally!! I will definitely be checking it out. I agree hunter green runs the season for me; it always feels so luxurious! Yay, for Gabbi and pastels in winter!! Thank you for including me on this list of awesomeness Sally!

  • Aibrean

    Congratulations to your dad, Sal! My grandfather was a florist, and he would have loved this book AND gifted it to all of his landscaping friends. Has your dad/his publisher sent review copies to landscaping organizations like the American Society of Landscape Architects? He should! They can certainly help spread the word.

    • http://www.alreadypretty.com Sal

      Thank you, my dear! Yes, my dad is very active with the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has books available at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum. He’s totally working it. ;)

      Thanks for your encouragement! I’ll pass along your congrats.