I’m THRILLED to announce that I’ll be working as a Guest Stylist for ARC’s Value Village once a month! Just did my first appointment on Monday – with lovely reader M – and had a blast picking out goodies for her to try and styling outfits together. My next appointments are January 14 at 2:15 p.m., and February 11 at 2:15 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center store. For up-to-date information about the program, follow the ARC’s Value Village Personal Shopper Facebook page. If you’d like to book an appointment with me, e-mail Head Stylist Michelle Dustin at email@example.com.
I recently had a client fly out to Minneapolis from the Southwest to work with me, and asked her to write a little about her experience! Read about JW’s consult and style journey here.
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Dalmation-print dress and spiky collar necklace? Yes please.
These 10 fun facts about the gowns of Queen Elizabeth I are simply fascinating.
Check out this interview with body positive advocate and radiant fashionista Franceta of Frantic Dreams.
“Treating my body better has become easier as I think about myself in a less negative manner. I now know that my body is not something I should mistreat just because I am unhappy with its appearance. It is my responsibility to decide the best way to care for myself and to take initiative when I notice that my body is in need of something.”
Sarah shows us two marvelous ways to pair black and red.
Have you seen any items go from wardrobe workhorse to closet orphan in a single year? This post offers some possible explanations for this phenomenon.
Casey Legler is a woman who works as a model. A male model.
Pantone has declared emerald green the color of 2013. Check out these great cheat sheets for pairings with emerald green.
Sometimes, summer clothes transition beautifully into winter wear. Don’t fear bright colors, friends!
Find out what 13 people wore to interview with Anna Wintour. And if they got the jobs.
Patti has a good chuckle at a “study” that says 59 is the age women should stop wearing red lipstick and at 41 the need to get rid of all their miniskirts. Wendy weighs in, too.
Super Kawaii Mama fuses the 1980s and 1940s in one kick-ass outfit. Double vintage goodness.
“I’ve always been ambivalent about our culture’s obsession with makeovers. On the one hand, so often the implication is that there’s something wrong with us…with our style, our hair, our makeup, or even our bodies themselves that need “fixing.” A pervasive Self-Improvement culture can sometimes let us forget that we are already just fine, right now, as we are.”
Orange is such an energetic color. Love this outfit that includes several shades.
Absolutely adore this guide to pairing necklines and scarf ties, with a little tutorial video for each!
Catherine should probably just send me her slouchy black suede boots right now. I mean, really.
Quick reminder: Stretch marks do not constitute a “serious health issue.” (Post not safe for work viewing.)
Amazing. Hourglassy shows us – with helpful photos – how handbag size and shape can impact silhouette, especially on a busty frame.
If you’re wondering which styles of jeans are appropriate for a business casual environment, this post is for you!
“The harshest critics of my childhood and adolescence were other Asian Americans and Asians. When someone white, or other people of color, belittled me, my responses ranged from exasperation to rage, but overall I was able to utilize those emotions to defend myself. When one of your own – however expansively you use that term – looks you up and down and deems you unworthy, though, what you feel is an acute sense of guilt and betrayal.” (Via Thick Dumpling Skin)
Weesha’s looking super stylish in her purple suede platform wedges.
This interview with the author of Airbrushed Nation gives us a peek inside women’s magazines.
Quiz time: Do you know your dress silhouettes?
This piece explores the interplay and conflicts between feminism and faith, and interviews several women who felt it was important to find a way to embrace both.
“When I tried on that beautiful blue plaid dress, the stage was set for a body-hating bonanza. I mean, it really did look horrific on me, and perhaps if I had longer legs, smaller boobs, slimmer shoulders, and a drastically different waistline, it would have looked amazing. But something had shifted in my way of thinking, because instead of berating my body for not fitting the dress, I realized that the dress didn’t fit my body, and I moved on.”
Over at the StarTribune, I offered five ways to spice up your little black dress looks for holiday festivities.
Additionally: Jedi hamster