Simon and his human. First seen on Instagram
Anyone else going to the Riveter-sponsored book event on Monday with Rachel Hills and Kate Harding? I’ll be there!
“In many ways, it’s great that women are no longer restricted to nineteenth-century ankle-length skirts, but do we just keep pushing toward a world with no boundary of what’s acceptable to show? Will women always be encouraged to become more and more naked for others’ regular judgment?”
The Washington Post illustrates the absurdity of women’s clothing sizes with a couple of simple charts.
Joi shows us a vibrant print mix with pops of summery turquoise.
I am dreading the end of summer and the onset of cold weather … but at least cooler temps will allow me to wear this fun, flattering, unbearably chic Neon Buddha Zip Car Jacket from Lissa the Shop. Quite possibly the coolest piece of clothing I currently own.
What a fun way to style cropped, summery kick flares.
“Men can pay women compliments. People can appreciate things about others and let them know. This kind of interaction does not come from moving vehicles, isn’t shouted, and doesn’t make anyone feel unsafe.”
Phenomenally talented “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany talks about her experiences with sexism in Hollywood and how she pushes back by leaving her lady moustache in tact.
A great breakdown of what fat shaming is and why it’s harmful and misguided
I own the small version of this handmade waxed canvas messenger bag, and can say for certain that this sale price is a GREAT deal.
“Having an older woman in a fashion campaign is the new having an overweight pop star appear in your fashion show, which was a very popular schtick about five years ago. It doesn’t mean the fashion industry actually thinks older women, or bigger women, are attractive, a point underscored by the fact that all the models on the runway are still themselves notably young and thin.” (Via YLF)
I adore everything about Allison’s outfit, from the hat to the tasseled loafers to the Bambi clutch.
14 outlet stores you can shop online – including Desigual! I had no idea! (The link doesn’t work – access the Desigual outlet through the dropdowns at the top.)
“Studies have shown that around age 10 girls begin to decrease their assertiveness in the classroom. It’s important to note that this behavior does not occur in a vacuum. A lack of role models, gender bias exhibited by adults, media messages and the hypersexualization and pinkification of girlhood greatly impact a girl’s sense of self and agency.”
I tried out the Born Crown Sabrina this week, and it is a dream to wear – soft, comfortable, and a sturdy walkable heel.
On Mad Mimi, I talked about ways to make your online writing voice quirky and fun.
Amber mixes dot prints artfully in this retro summer ensemble.
I totally love Smart Girls at the Party, but will admit to being a little perplexed by the site’s new series Experimenting with Megan Amram. Absurdist satire about STEM … aimed at tween girls? I’m all for critiquing the rampant sexism in the sciences, but wonder if this is the most effective way to do that.
I so wish I could’ve attended the Rosie Rally.
The print on Kellie’s skirt is simultaneously bright and watercolor-y. Love it with that pale blue slouchy top.
“Accepting an unhealthy body means that there is no such thing as an ideal anymore. I don’t bother comparing myself to models and actresses or even that fashionable woman walking down the street. Those people are like aliens, and in a way my decline has removed many of the body image pressures of my youth.”
These gray cropped jeans are a new favorite – comfy, cute, versatile, and made in the U.S.
In my Star Tribune column, I answered questions about print mixing, wedding attire, and bodycon clothing.
If you love black but worry about wearing it in the summer heat, take a page from The Directrice’s book and do black silk. Or try an outfit like this with a column of black and a floaty olive third piece.
And from the Department of Random: I don’t even care if this is staged. A man tortures his sister with endless lip synching on a 7-hour car ride. Including Enya. And Alanis. And Sisqo.
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