“The more we live out the life we’re meant to, the less power the old crappy recordings have over us. Our actions start to trump them. They speak louder than any words ever will, and eventually, the tape will turn from an audio recording into a video recording. It will be documented proof that you aren’t what the bullies said. Or what your parents said. Or what the ads say.” (Cheers, Mariah)
Jessica is breathtaking in this party-ready ensemble. Lace and tulle! Lovely!
I still think “rules” about when and why you should get rid of or keep certain items of clothing should be bent and broken on a case-by-case basis, but this unf**k your closet flowchart is a great place to start.
Over at the Huffington Post, I wrote about why fashion-related judgment can be damaging and is unnecessary.
Turns out Canadian retailer Reitmans is yet another resource for standard, plus, petite, AND petite plus sizes! (Thanks, Joanna!)
Autumn examines the relationship between beauty and betrayal.
A great reminder that you can make amazing progress in your own body image journey if you focus on what your body can do instead of comparing it to an arbitrary beauty standard.
Love bows? This simple DIY tutorial shows how to make them to wear as ties, hair ornaments, shoe embellishments, and more.
And speaking of bows, I adore how Futurelint has styled hers in a plaid and polka-dot mix.
I gave my two cents on sequined dresses for every body type over at the Huffington Post.
Girl with Curves shares her wardrobe essentials. Her style is classic, and her picks are, too.
“As we age, the issues with our hair increase. Girls with curly hair iron their tresses into fried submission. Girls with straight hair will undergo stinky, burning perms to encourage their stick-straight locks to curl. The grass is always greener on the other side of the hairbrush it seems.”
Still trying to puzzle out how Kristy tied her scarf. LOVE.
Peter asks a question that sparks a lively debate: Is home sewing intrinsically more creative than shopping for ready-to-wear?
This post rounds up some affordable winter work clothing options, and even includes a sample capsule wardrobe.
Could military style clothing and garments with military influence be another form of appropriation? Fascinating question.
Ashe offers a few picks for cocktail and black tie dresses for plus-sized women.
Wow. My Pretty Learning Purse teaches infant girls to play with eyeshadow and lipstick stand-ins. That’s right, INFANT girls.
Moody Girl styles a bold polka dot sweater for work, and looks fabulous doing it.
Speaking on her experience with alopecia areata, Wornette says, “In pop culture women are expected not to have hair on their legs, their armpits, or their pubic areas, but the head is supposed to be full of lustrous locks flowing in the wind. Being a bald woman and embracing it was just another way of flipping a proud middle finger to the rigid constraints of accepted commercial taste.” (Via The Beheld)