Monthly Archives: October 2016

Happy (Feminist) Halloween!

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My mom is a talented sewist, as I’ve mentioned here many times. The Wonder Woman costume she made for me was worn TO NURSERY SCHOOL as often as possible until it quite literally fell apart. During my horse-obsessed phase, she created an ingenious Black Beauty costume for me with a black body suit, hooves, and a cloth flap-mask of her own design. She’s basically a genius.

Then when I was 10 or so, she suggested we do a series of great women costumes. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but also didn’t have any other ideas, so I was game. I think we started with Scarlett O’Hara, who might be fictional and definitely had her character faults and but was also one of the first grown women in literature that I immediately identified as a badass. We did the green and white barbecue party dress from the first few scenes of the film. Then there was Cleopatra, with a fantastic gold lame snake-shaped headband with jeweled eyes, and Elizabeth I, a costume that involved spray painting bow-tie pasta gold and gluing it to the bodice of my dress. READ MORE

Lovely Links: 10/28/16

Weekly Kitty:


I got a new pillow. Harriet immediately claimed the old one.

A former in-store stylist outlines 10 reasons why freelance stylists are better advocates for their clients. Clearly she knows her stuff having seen both sides … but free, in-house stylists can still be helpful if you just can’t afford an independent one and need guidance!

Undoing Childhood Body Shame: On Loving Your Body Enough To Listen To It

Into Mind‘s minimalist guide, The Curated Closet, is out now! READ MORE

Insomniac Sale Picks: Navy or Ink Leather Flats

*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?*

Katie requested a few picks for navy or ink leather flats, so here we go:


Naturalizer Jaye – was $79, now $34.19 – $79 READ MORE