Posts Categorized: lovely links

Lovely Links: 9/22/17

Weekly Kitty:

Soaking up sun on the porch.

Documentary photographer Yagazie Emezi finds that in Liberia, vibrant hair and makeup are a path to self-expression.

How to Be A Skeptical Shopper: A Primer on Identifying Greenwashing

Suggestions for how to wear and style button-front shirts. Some are more daring than others!

“As I write this, my mother is downstairs counting up her calories for the day, optimistic due to her four pound weight loss this week. She’s met societal standards for beauty and therefore has never felt more beautiful. She will recommend to me for the third time this week that I should join her current weight loss plan, because she truly believes that I would be happier if I lost 50 pounds. She doesn’t know that her idea of encouragement is my idea of discrimination, but I will say nothing. I will politely tell her again that I don’t feel like joining and continue to praise her on her own success. I know how to speak her language, I have been doing it since I was nine.” READ MORE

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Lovely Links: 9/15/17

Weekly Kitty:

Simon in the round.

Sarah Anne’s retro-influenced ensemble is so perfect for early fall. Love the collar on that dress!

Dark florals are another great transitional option for summer-to-fall wear.

This season, fashion ads were more inclusive than the runway shows.

Speaking of laudable campaigns, the new Eileen Fisher fall ads are all about inclusion and power.

I’ve sampled at least six bras that claim to minimize digging into your tender back parts, and this front-close Montelle bra is the only one that really works for me. I learned recently they’ve discontinued the style, so I stocked up! (C-cups and above, so you smaller gals might try the Spanx Bra-llelujah. Not quite as smooth, but close.) READ MORE

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Lovely Links: 9/8/17

Weekly Kitty:

He’s an excellent napper.

Plus-size stalwart Torrid will be presenting at New York Fashion Week in just a few days.

Ethical brand Everlane launched denim this week, and jeans come in several styles at price points slightly below what a pair from Gap will cost you.

“With all the meaning fashion has – both overtly and subtly – wearing the same dress can easily be thought of as a lack of possibilities. For me, it opened up more possibilities than I had ever considered before. It was the perfect way to express myself, my ideals, and my ideas – without getting wrapped up with society’s expectations. Wearing the same dress for a year became my expression, it became my lifestyle, it became my interpretation of fashion. READ MORE

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