Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lovely Links: 2/28/14

Chicagoans! Would love to see you at my scarf styling workshop! I’ve got 30 ties to teach so far, and am adding new ones each week – rectangles, squares, infinities, and more.

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It is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week this week. Among many moving pieces, is this one: “Looking back now I can’t pinpoint where or how it started. I’ve always been average in terms of weight and height. I didn’t have a traumatic childhood that left me wounded. I was a completely normal girl. That’s what makes eating disorders so uniquely terrifying. Anyone can suffer from them. The purpose of this piece is raise awareness on an issue that affects more women you could even begin to understand. To shed a light on something that so many women silently endure and something so many people don’t take seriously.”


Insomniac Sale Picks: Shaped Silk Blouses

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Heather requested a few picks for silk blouses with shaped waists, so here we go:

whbm silk blouse

White House Black Market Silk Dot Blouse – was $94, now $39.99


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How to Donate Your Clothes Like a Champ

How to donate clothes properly

Although we generally focus on the shopping part of the thrift chain, I want to take a moment to talk about donation. If you want to rack up some good thrift karma, learning to be a great clothing donor is a fantastic place to start. Most of these tips are pretty self-explanatory, but since thrift stores can end up as dumping grounds for closet castoffs it’s worth discussing the basics.

Don’t donate ruined stuff

A snag here or small stain there isn’t the end of the world, but clothing that is truly and completely ruined? The thrift store can’t re-sell that any more than you can wear it. Large rips or tears, obvious stains, overwhelming smells, holes, broken and hard to replace closures can be deal-breakers.