Simon in a sunbeam.
FABULOUS tips that can help you determine if an item that’s labeled as “organic” or “eco-friendly” truly has been created sustainably.
Ranti combines two fall trends in one great outfit: Off-the-shoulder tops and eternally chic tartan.
“But I was yet to face the cold, hard fact that my lack of acceptance for my own body, was really a lack of acceptance for all the bodies I had falsely embraced for so long. Could I really love someone else’s ample stomach, when I could not love my own?”
The neckline on Lu’s dress is unspeakably elegant. Love the jeweled belt, too.
From Tim Gunn: “I profoundly believe that women of every size can look good. But they must be given choices. Separates — tops, bottoms — rather than single items like dresses or jumpsuits always work best for the purpose of fit. Larger women look great in clothes skimming the body, rather than hugging or cascading. There’s an art to doing this. Designers, make it work.”
I’ve been packing my Tutorials Pinterest board with gems from my own archive, helpful cheat sheets, and helpful articles from other blogs.
I LIVED in my Threads 4 Thought tees this summer, and am eyeing up their fall line now. This long-sleeved top has super cool seam details.
Dorrie’s sheer baseball jacket creates some funky layering opportunities and gorgeous lines.
“[Teacher Patrice] Brown’s body isn’t an anomaly. Though not all black women are shaped like her, many black women have those kinds of curves that make it hard to wear anything without people wrongly assuming that you’re trying to be provocative or looking for attention. It’s not their fault. If anyone should be criticized, it’s the people who can’t look at black women and see who they are beyond their bodies.”
Made-in-the-U.S. brand Karen Kane’s got a fall sale going on! Use code AUTUMN20 for 20% off.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading through Angie’s summary of the fall-winter trends she spotted after poring over the runway shows for the season.
Chunky ankle boots and an artful choker … the 90s are back, people.
Anna rounds up a selection of nude bras for women of color from companies that specialize in full-bust fits. (Some have sizes for smaller breasts, too!)
I’ve raved about Glamglow’s Supercleanse in my monthly newsletter, but never gushed about it here. I am consistently amazed by how a product that looks like a grease/mud combo can be so nourishing and clearing, but friends, it IS.
Some say that H&M’s casting of plus size model Ashley Graham for a campaign that wasn’t specific to plus sizes was a huge leap forward. Others point out that H&M doesn’t actually sell plus sizes in their stores … just online.
“Kaur has worn her beard, a symptom of her polycystic ovaries, since she was 16. Today the thick, glossy facial hair is as much a part of her striking personal style as her electric-blue turban and perfectly executed winged eyeliner. It’s a combination that makes her look like a Mughal painting come to life – albeit one with purple lipstick and matching nails.” (Cheers, Emmy)
The Barking Dog Shoes team adores this sassy heeled oxford, and recommends it for folks dealing with arthritis and/or bone spurs.
Beth teams a bold orange skirt with camo and olive separates to great effect.
“If someone has something to say to you about your body or station in life, it is not about you. It is about them and what they have going on around that issue. It is about how interpreting you through their own lens impacts them. Their interpretation of you has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with them and where they are.”
I think it’s safe to say that I’m in love with EVERYTHING in Rustic Moon Leather’s fringe-tastic Etsy shop.
Hurrah! Alison shares her favorite resources for plus-sized maternity work clothes.
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