Lovely Links: 5/10/13

Happy early Mother’s Day to all you lovely moms! Including mine, who I will be missing this Sunday but seeing soon …

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Fashion has been as ‘crucial to the emergence of the modern human as music and dance, art and humor, and language,’ says evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico. ‘It’s a legitimate part of human nature.'” (Cheers, Nan!)

Feeling the Morning Wardrobe Panic? Here are four more starting points for outfit creation.

Style icon Janelle Monáe does it again with a fantastic new song and unspeakably stylish video. Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo from Erykah Badu. Insightful commentary here, too.

AbbeyPost is a website where plus-sized women can shop, sell their clothes, and connect with other style-minded women. Anyone tried it? Lots of fun and trendy pieces on sale right now, so definitely worth a peek.

Here’s a fabulous quote about style from the 19th century. Seems pretty darned relevant today, too.

I’ve written about Mode-sty before, but gave the site another shout-out in this week’s Star Tribune. AND the site is currently in pop-up mode if you’re interested in perusing!

Love the look of orange stripes offset by a mint green clutch.

The hard truth: Just because you like it doesn’t make it feminist. I love that the author points out that she likes plenty of things that aren’t feminist herself.

Lisa dissects her recent experiences with catcalls that referenced her age.

Holy cats, I’m completely in love with everything in the Tweak store. Especially this glorious necklace.

The Reluctant Femme puts herself out there as a conscientious objector in the “weight wars,” and offers some tough love for women of all sizes and shapes about smack-talking and judgment.

This monochrome maxi is marvelous. As is this surprisingly on-trend high-slit vintage maxi.

With the approach of Mother’s Day, Darlene wonders how “matronly” became such a dirty word.

Body Image(s) is a truly moving series of photographs of women celebrating their unadorned bodies. From the site: “… we all find ourselves in the same boat of self doubt no matter our size, shape, or shade. This leaves us with a choice. Will we listen to others and their “opinion” of our worth? Or will we decide our own definition of beautiful and know that it means each and every single one of us? I, personally, will choose the latter.” (Not safe for work, contains nudity.)

Here’s a woman who has an incredible wardrobe comprised entirely of white clothing. Whoa.

Marissa Webb left her position as Head of Womenswear and Apparel Design at J.Crew to launch her own eponymous line. The new pieces are considerably edgier, but still have some prep to them.

I’ll always be a sucker for a watercolor print. Gorgeous.

I wrote a post for the ARC’s Value Village blog about why I find working as a guest stylist for their personal shopper program to be so rewarding. (Book your FREE appointment with one of the VV stylists here.)

What a darling, nautical-tinged ensemble for a weekend hike!

Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero’s latest project is a series of photographs of people reacting to her for daring to be a fat woman. In public. (Cheers, Q.)

Although I’ve never had anything quite this alarming happen, I’ve had people manhandle me and touch my tattoos without asking. I know many pregnant women out there are all too aware of the uninvited belly-touch. Boundaries, people.

This list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about lipstick is such fun, and includes some great photos.

Obviously, I’ll be watching Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. (See the hour-long documentary here.) Related: This recap of a recent panel discussion of the film.

Nadia makes this tie-dye peplum dress look unspeakably gorgeous. Oh wait, maybe it’s just that Nadia is unspeakably gorgeous to begin with …

Abercrombie & Fitch would like you to know that if you’re not skinny enough to fit their clothes, you’re not cool. So THAT’S appalling.

Tina Fey shares the most important rule of beauty.

A “cure” for gray hair? Do we really need that? (Via The Beheld)

Allie gets a lot more detailed than I do in her suggestions for what to pack for a comfortable flight. Love her tips!

Remember: Positive body image is about progress, not perfection.

Love this monochrome turquoise outfit, complete with vintage blazer.

If you find the concept of daily affirmations to be cheesy and saccharine – which is really quite understandable – please take a peek at this moving post. I was cynical of them, too, once.

It’s Feline Friday over on Facebook!

And from the Department of Random: HM brought home a bag of Cuties a few weeks ago, and I’ve been eating about 97 of them each day ever since. So I’ve been thinking about this Eddie Izzard bit constantly. They really are a piece of piss to peel. I know I’ve posted it before, but it’s so fantastic I don’t even care. (P.S. If you type Eddie Izzard into the YouTube search bar, it autofills “I fancy you.” That pretty much made my week.) Swears in the video – fair warning.

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  • Miss T

    Actually, I would LOVE a “cure” for gray hair. I don’t want gray hair. If I didn’t have to use chemicals every month to get rid of it, that would be a good thing, I think.

    • pope suburban

      I agree, though I hope no one feels they “have to” use it. I’ve known a few people who started graying in high school or college, and they didn’t love it (Though some people do, and that’s just ducky as well). Something that would resolve the issue more-or-less permanently might be very right for a lot of folks– old, young, and in-between!

  • kb

    The feminist current link doesn’t work and I’m sad.

    • Their site appears to be down for now. I’m sure it’ll be back up shortly.

  • Sally, thank you very much. The comments on my post about catcalls really opened my eyes the full set of issues.

  • Macie

    checking out some of these links!

    macie,
    amen fashion

  • Marsha

    I love your lovely links. But I don’t dare open one unless I have at least a half-hour to explore.

  • poodletail

    I especially love the Eddie Izzard bit today. Thanks, Sal.

  • Thanks for the link-love. And Tina Fey forever! xoxo

  • Sulenka

    I loved the post by Rookie on daily affirmations! Her cynicism reflects my own, but her analysis undermines it.

  • Gotta say, I found the feministcurrent article kind of offputting. I don’t know anything about Game of Thrones and don’t care, so I can’t speak to that, but I really don’t like it when people go around telling other people that they’re delusional for feeling the way they feel about something, and that’s the vibe I was getting off of that article. It was the throwaway line about women who do burlesque (another thing I am not involved in and don’t care about, but still). If those women feel like controlling what their bodies do and who looks at them makes them feel strong and powerful, why is it ok for someone else to tell them their feelings are wrong?

  • Thanks so much for the link love!