Lovely Links: 10/14/16

Weekly Kitty:

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Harriet has also shown interest in the new bed/house. But she mostly stands in it looking tense, so I’m thinking it’ll mostly be Simon’s hangout.

Cynthia is ravishing in her vintage-inspired red dress, choker, and chunky leopard-print heels.

Matt Joseph Diaz talks openly about what he learned about body positivity and change from having major surgery.

Strappy heels and a bold red trench coat make this outfit sizzle.

In this month’s Star Tribune column, I offered tips for finding jeans that actually fit.

Grin and Bare It: 11 Facts About Hair Removal

Athleta is incorporating more and more sustainable options, including recycled fibers and garments made in the U.S. I’m thrilled!

Chicago artist Nick Cave (no relation) creates wearable Sound Suits.

It can be overwhelming and exhausting to attempt to make strides in our relationships to our bodies, and succeed in those strides, but still feel as if we’re not doing enough because we are not yet at a destination that is imagined as a concrete arrival but whose journey is much more abstract. This is where this rhetoric can fail us and ignore the successes we have already accomplished.”

I’m piling loads of Layering Inspiration into this Pinterest board.

Team Hourglassy rounds up stylish full bust fashion finds for fall!

Love the abstract print on this made-in-the-U.S. asymmetric tunic. (More asymmetric knit picks here!)

Patti rounds up some cute and creative looks from her fellow bloggers in this post on how to wear a long cardigan at any age.

Fat, Black, Muslim, and Stylish as Hell: An Interview with Fashion Blogger Leah Vernon

It’s finally getting cool enough for leggings and layers, so I’m gravitating toward cozy dresses – like this sustainable one from Chalet – and tall boots!

Imogen offers her tips for building your style from scratch.

Sounds like this darling pair of t-straps from UK brand Hotter are great for fussy feet.

Oh, how I adore Melanie’s vintage velvet coat, floaty red dress, and combat boot ensemble.

Tanasha of Pretty Tall Style offers 12 outfit formulas that include a camo-print jacket. They’d all work just as well with a solid olive cargo jacket, I’d wager!

During a tough and tumultuous time in her life, Deborah writes about how grateful she felt to have a cohesive wardrobe. (Sometimes the LAST thing you want to think about is what to wear.)

If you like the look of sweatshirt but prefer a non-crew neckline, check out this eco-friendly pullover from Alternative Apparel.

Can Diets Ever Be Body-Positive? (From the NEDA blog, so definitely NOT clickbait.)

Jeniese talks about bouncing back from being body shamed at a blogger event.

A fascinating update from Grechen: “I also no longer believe that to choose ‘better’ you MUST have ‘fewer’ (sorry to steal Cuyana’s thunder). In other words, you can buy as you would normally, just choosing better if you have the means to do so. Of course we should not be wasteful, buying things we don’t need, or that are harmful to the environment & the people who create them, but having a large wardrobe full of things you love, wear, and take care of isn’t mutually exclusive with higher quality and ‘better’ in terms of environmental/social responsibility.

Cassie is a sassy badass in her LBD and strappy red shoes.

Renegade Silver has the chicest collection of handmade ear jackets and climbers.

Rethinking Beauty & Visibility: Navigating Society’s Beauty Standards While Raising My Disabled Child

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  • Melanie

    Eternally grateful for your introduction to artist Nick Cave and his Soundsuits. He wears what I feel. Absolutely a dream in life.
    And thanks for the shoutout, Sally.

  • thanks for the mention, Sal! Cutest cat pic. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com