Posts Categorized: recommended reading

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: 5/26/17

Weekly Kitty:


A Punk and Political History of Tartan

Women of size grossly lack representation in our media, and especially in fitness media and advertising. Looking back on my own experiences, I realized that this lack of representation was the reason I felt so much fear and anxiety around joining my run program. I couldn’t see a likeness of my body successfully engaging in fitness, anywhere, and this left me with an element of unknown to overcome.” READ MORE

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