First off, happy International Women’s Day!
If you’re still hesitant to try print and pattern mixing, remember that black and white prints are often the easiest to mix.
For a slightly more advanced look, try prints with similar elements and colors. (That first outfit is so marvelous, I’ve gone back to peer at it a dozen times. I exaggerate not.)
“It’s so easy to brush aside the practices that keep me whole, or dismiss them as not that big of a deal. But when I had to look at myself each and every day, I very quickly got a reminder of both how loud my inner critic can be and how incredibly kind and loving I can be to myself when I take a deep breath and allow it.”
Zounds. Take a peek at this chart listing common garment care symbols.
A recent study claims that “chick lit” may harm body image, but researchers weren’t exactly looking at the whole story.
SKM’s dog-walking outfit is fabulously glam. And bonus: Adorable dog!
I’ll admit it. If someone asked me how to style saddle shoes, I’d probably stare at them blankly. And then run away in shame. Allison, however, has some stellar suggestions!
Do you – or would you – display your clothing as artwork?
This has nothing to do with style or body image, but since I can remember with perfect clarity the moment in which my third grade math teacher told me that I was “bad at math,” I must include it: The truth about gender and math. (BTW, I never got anything lower than an A- in math, right through trigonometry. Yet I still feel like I’m bad at math.)
Adore this post that touches upon how to be happy in a romantic relationship when you don’t feel lovable.
I’m drooling over everything in this outfit, from the printed pants to the spiky peep-toes.
I interviewed Denise Alden, owner of St. Paul’s Bombshell -a fabulous plus-size only boutique – for the Star Tribune this week!
Some folks feel like they’re retro in a bad way, but Katherine shows us how versatile denim jackets can be in this roundup post. (I’m a huge fan myself!)
My favorite read of the week: Margarita shares what she’s learned about self-care. So many wonderful insights.
Dark florals are fabulous for spring transitional. They’re floral like spring … but they’re dark like winter. Best of both worlds.
“I have yet to learn of a sexual desire, appetite, aversion or practice that is truly universal or unique. To put it another way, not everyone is into the same sexual stuff as you. But whatever it is you are into sexually, you aren’t the only one. So, no I don’t think you’re normal, I don’t think that I’m normal and when it comes to sex I don’t even know what ‘normal’ means.”
This outfit is basically monochrome slate blue with textural touches. And that just plain rocks.
Mothers of daughters, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this list of 10 ways to nurture positive body image in your daughters..
Hurrah! JCPenney is bringing Joe Fresh to those of us who don’t live in Canada! Or New York!
Photographer Erwin Olaf tracked down some of the pin-up girls from the 40s and 50s and photographed them in 1999 in traditional pin-up poses for an exhibit titled Mature. (Link not safe for work – contains partial nudity)
What a fabulous way to style suspenders.
“I made a conscious decision to stop having conversations about other women’s looks, on the internet and in real life. I stopped participating in negative body-talk with friends—I’ll try to be supportive of their concerns about weight, but I’d rather not engage the topic. I haven’t been perfect, but I do my best, and that effort has made an unimaginable difference in how kind I am to myself.”
How to Cover interviews Jewish women and men about how and why they cover their heads and hair. Such a great tagline: A look at Jewish head-covering from a not-quite-Orthodox perspective. (Via The Beheld)
This outfit combines a bright yellow dress, bejeweled belt, and leopard scarf and STILL looks utterly classic.
And from the Department of Random: Demetri Martin changes hermit crabs for the better. (His stand-up is a joy to behold. Highly recommend.)