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Lovely Links: 12/9/16

Weekly Kitty:

Simon, mid-groom.

Bianca looks cozy and chic in her ruana and turtleneck dress.

Over on Rewire, I rounded up some sustainable style resources – including some great local brands and stores – just in time for holiday shopping season!

“…is a woman who wears a corset today, whether following the trends of fashion or the further down-market effects of the Kardashians’ “waist trainers,” restricted, or freed? Conforming to a masculine ideal of femininity, or experimenting with her own perception of self and sexuality? It’s interesting that the corset, with all its historical baggage, is re-emerging now when women’s roles are more malleable, changeable and challenged than ever. Can a corset be feminist?

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Lovely Links: 12/2/16

If you’ve been waiting for me to say something about the U.S. election, here it is: I don’t know what to say. I also don’t know what to do. In a time when unity and acceptance are more important than ever, I see angry people yelling at each other about doing ally-ship wrong. In a time when many are struggling to listen and help and be supportive, I am reading frustrated backlash over misguided, useless, or hollow actions. In a time when any gesture of solidarity should be welcomed, I’ve seen more vehement privilege call-outs than ever before. And as a deeply privileged person – white, cis, able-bodied, more – I feel completely frozen. Useless. Fully aware that those call-outs have merit and register important views, but also aware that my desire to do what’s most right and most helpful means that I cannot find any statement to make or action to take that someone somewhere hasn’t already deemed inadequate, insulting, or downright counterproductive. Maybe I’m reading the wrong websites or listening to the wrong radio stations, but I feel like much of the current post-election rhetoric is corrective instead of collaborative.

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Lovely Links: 11/18/16

Weekly Kitty:

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We’re getting the bedroom painted, so a bunch of stuff that’s normally in there is scattered around the house. This wadded up sheet on the coffee table has become THE SPOT for sitting. Simon and Harriet trade off napping on top of it.

8 Ways to Embrace Sustainable Fashion Without Going Broke

“Eventually I stopped wanting to be thin. All I wanted was to access healthcare without more strange men telling me what to do with my body.”

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