There’s still time to swing by the Hanes Looks to Love contest and vote for me! I’d be oh-so-very grateful, my friends. (Details here, if you missed the announcement post.) You can vote every day, so if you’ve already voted for me, you can vote again! And THANK YOU.
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Might be too late for this year, but bookmark it for next year: Halloween costume suggestions for women who don’t want to go as a “sexy nurse,” “sexy cat,” or “sexy miscellaneous inanimate object.” Includes loads of historical and mythic figures, and links to buy the various costume pieces.
Don’t think a 70-year-old bookkeeper can rock a leather sheath dress? Oh, how wrong you are.
“You have to love yourself first. You have to love yourself above everything else. But wanting to lose weight, or the act of weight loss when you’re feeding yourself the foods that make YOU feel good or moving in a way that YOU love, will not make you a body image warrior exile in my book.”
Newly enamored of Gray Skies, and feel like we own approximately 30% of the same wardrobe items. Crazy!
This Bette Davis-inspired outfit took my breath away.
Susan shares some easy ideas for jump-starting your personal style when you’re stuck in a rut.
In this post, Women’s and Gender Studies Professor A-Dubs recounts an exchange she had with the parent of a high school girl who has succumbed to the “stereotype of feminists as man-hating, humourless separationist lesbians,” and is convinced that the WGS program will “recruit” her daughter to this mindset. Upsetting on so many levels, chief among them the preposterous notion that all lesbians are angry and hate men.
Ethical consumption is an extremely complex issue, and this post does a great job of exploring several important aspects of an overwhelming and confusing topic.
Tanesha pairs oversized earrings and a sequin top, creating a magical and luminous look.
Another articulate argument for thinking twice before complimenting anyone on visible weight loss. (Cheers, Tara.) My thoughts on this topic here.
Kasmira does double plaid, and makes it look effortless.
Over at The New Professional, Angeline talks about makeup at the office, how it’s totally optional, but how it can contribute to an overall impression of professionalism in some cases.
Check out this tutorial for creating Coretta-worthy waves. (This is a guest post from the creator of Retro Natural, whose entire blog is dedicated to phenomenal vintage looks and retro hairstyles that work with natural hair.)
Feministe offers “a list, albeit not a universal or comprehensive one, of things to do when you see a woman dressed all sexy-like.”
Blue and black and chic all over. (Yes, I have a massive style crush on Stephanie. So sue me.)
Kjerstin digs up some interesting facts about Rockwell’s “Girl at Mirror” painting.
College Candy has tracked down eight great camel-colored fall staples for $20 or less.
“As women, everything we wear is a statement, and we have no right to remain sartorially silent. We negotiate a field of signifiers every time we open our wardrobes, or, in my case, every time we rummage through the clothes-pile on the bedroom floor.” (Via The Beheld)
A fascinating peek into the trends and politics of bra shapes.