The Wall Street Journal investigates the glut of sleeveless dresses in the dead of winter, and finds out why designers shy away from sleeved versions.
Joi’s colorful, fun look was thrifted for $15. Including everything.
The Budget Babe shares some chic and affordable storage solutions for your wardrobe and home.
“Like everyone else, lesbians grow up with impossible airbrushed/Photoshopped standards of beauty created by the media, and these images work themselves deep into our minds long before we know we shouldn’t buy into them.”
Two simple steps to prevent wardrobe orphans? Yes, please!
Shainna explains why she believes plus-sized women should shop the Lilly Pulitzer for Target line, even if the pieces are only available online. And it sounds like they’re moving toward more inclusive sizing in stores wit the Ava & Viv line.
A great reminder that it’s more valuable to comment on the things people do as opposed to the things people are. Along with this great advice: “… when you find yourself thinking something negative about your body, just say to yourself, ‘I’m thinking a negative thought about my body.’ After your 14th time of doing that in one day, it begins to get boring, and you realize that you’re just harping on a theme.”
I love the look of moto detailing, especially on comfy pieces like these Sun & Shadow moto leggings. And I finally found the replacements for my dying glitter leggings: These subtly sparkly leggings, also by Hue.
Melanie’s thrifted-and-drawn-upon items always amaze me, and these white platform boots embellished with her amazing drawings are no exception.
What could be more fun than finding a new garment that reminds you of a beloved one from childhood?
Over on About.com, I offered some tips for avoiding buyer’s remorse.
Leopard print, burgundy, and lime green look smashing together, as Megan proves.
Such a fantastic, in-depth post on the tension between wanting to accept your body as it is and feeling a desire to change it. Melanie also highlights some ad campaigns that offer antagonistic, cooperative, and agonistic approaches to body image, including the amazing Sport England campaign This Girl Can.
I adore the phrase Old Lady Revolution. Count me in.
Blazer cape. Pretty cool hybrid, if you ask me.
“We get it. Long, dark, thick lashes look fab. But we gotta talk about the reasons so many women feel so compelled to spend their money and time on those potions and procedures. And why zero men do. And why ads like this target us at every turn. And how much money these companies are making off of our desire to look like these unreal images. (Hint: it’s in the billions.)”
How often should you REALLY wash your bra? Not as often as you might think.
On the Mad Mimi blog, I wrote about the importance of tone in newsletter communications.
Proof that neutrals needn’t be boring: This fabulous outfit of black and white prints and varied textures.
Here’s what happens when a male Buzzfeed writer wears makeup for a week.
Stylebook, an app that lets you easily catalog and view everything in your closet, sounds pretty brilliant. Not Cher’s closet in “Clueless” brilliant, but close.
“We’re told that selfies are narcissistic, frivolous cries for help. But it doesn’t feel frivolous to bear witness to my body on a particular day of a transitory existence. It feels good!”
Apparently, there’s a fast fashion/teen retailer cage match going on.
On the Fox 9 Buzz, I talked about the obi belt resurgence and tricks for styling them.
Since they mystify me, I’m delighted that the Politesse tackled dress code definitions.
Cassandra is taking part in the Unconditional Body Beautiful project, along with 20 other bloggers. Her first post about her body image history is honest and inspiring.
“Clothing is only the book jacket to your life novel. Choosing clothing that fits and flatters not just your figure but your lifestyle and personality help better represent your novel and may attract more interested readers, but they don’t affect the plot or the outcome.”
And from the Department of Random: 10 Words You Might Not Know Are Portmanteaux
Also: Parents Talk to Their Kids About the Birds and the Bees for the First Time. Vangina, vagina, how do you say it? (Via Making Mighteor. Prolly don’t want to watch this one at work, either.)
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