Husband Mike‘s shirts have ALL the good smells.
“Terms for larger sizes keep piling up. ‘When I started, they called them ‘mama sizes,’’ Boos said—an expression still used by some Chinese manufacturers. Then came ‘women’s’ sizes, followed by ‘full-figured,’ which was popularized by lingerie sellers. The more assertive ‘plus’ arrived in the past decade. Lately, it has been losing traction to ‘curvy,’ though some people think that favors an hourglass physique. An alternative movement has long pushed to reclaim the word ‘fat.’ ‘It’s a big controversy,’ [Full Figured Fashion Week creator Alexandra] Boos told me. ‘We haven’t landed on the word that pleases everybody, and, frankly, I don’t know if we ever will.'”
Here’s a simple tutorial for a twisted side bun. Looks quick and easy as well as elegant.
I don’t generally like rompers, but holy cats, Sandra looks amazing in hers.
Would never have thought of it myself, but love this palette of toffee, tomato, white, and burgundy.
Linda Fargo, senior vice president at Bergdorf Goodman, is a style icon for many. Probably because she’s absolutely radiant.
Huge thanks to my girl High Plains Thrifter for giving me a shout-out in her recent post about closet clean-outs!
Another great style juxtaposition: A floaty heart-print blouse and distressed boyfriend jeans.
40+ Style gives us a little teaser for the Advanced Style movie.
This post explores four common shopping fallacies – including social proof and sunk costs – and gives some tips on how to avoid them.
“Physical symptoms are typically the most urgent symptoms, and a healthy mind requires a healthy body — a body no longer abused by bingeing, purging, or starvation. Yet the time lapse between restoring weight and coming to peace with that restoration can be incredibly, achingly long.” (Discusses disordered eating)
Love the watercolor-y abstract print on Vale’s darling skater dress.
In her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Waston has launched the #HEFORSHE campaign, which asks all men to join the conversation about modern feminism, and help create real and lasting change.
Also see this counterpoint to the outpouring of support for Watson’s speech and #HEFORSHE.
Allie thoughtfully assembles a capsule wardrobe for a fluctuating figure.
“So if you’re feeling like crap about your body, then you’re feeling like crap about your body. That’s OK. It’s something to acknowledge, accept and feel — instead of beating yourself up for beating yourself up.”
Rochelle is a knockout in her body-con plaid top and skirt.
Whenever someone throws out the “items you’d save from a house fire” question, my Frye Vera Slouch boots end up in my top five. And it’s cool enough now that I’m living in them once more.
Here’s a series of steps for hand-washing sweaters that are labeled “dry clean only.” (My caveat? If it’s super delicate or embellished or you’d cry a river of tears if you ruined it? Consider dry cleaning. It is safest to follow care instructions.)
Gracey’s open-weave sweater and polka dot skirt look like each others’ negatives. Pretty darned cool.
“I don’t like the message of a school telling someone that the clothes they put on their own bodies made them a problem for the whole school they attend, so much so that they need to go home, or cover up. So much so that they need to feel shame. Shame disrupts learning more than skirts. I promise.”
A look at licensing, copying, supply chain, and quality issues in discount and outlet stores. Once upon a time you might’ve been getting off-season Gap clothes at the Gap outlet. No more.
Houndstooth, stripes, and Chuck Taylors. Yes to all.
Few people get excited about basics, but making sure your wardrobe basics are versatile but interesting is a great practice.
Cyn pairs her leather-panel sheath dress with shiny gold pumps. Gorgeous.
College-age readers: Thoughts on this list of tips for seeding a professional wardrobe while still at university?
A dear friend once told me that most of what happens on the high fashion runways is theater, spectacle, performance more than a showcase of recent work. Sounds like that is being taken to extremes in some cases: Why the last thing you may notice at a fashion show these days is the clothes. (via The Fashion Law)
Sounds like Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl touches on identity, self-esteem, the importance of positive reinforcement, and many other universal themes.
Must recreate Sarah’s outfit of mixed plaids, ankle boots, and a sporty pullover.
Seasoned globetrotter that she is, I trust Une Femme to dish out helpful, practical advice on packing smart and traveling in style.
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